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The sdg Blog is designed to show you who we are and what we're all about. Whether you're looking to read up on the latest technologies, trying to improve your soft skills, or wondering what we've been up to, our blog offers something for everybody.

sdg Named Back-to-Back #1 Best Place to Work in Twin Cities

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recently held their 17th annual Best Places to Work awards reception, recognizing 65 Minnesota employers for creating and maintaining an engaging workforce. We could not be more excited to share that sdg was named the #1 place to work for medium-sized companies in the Twin Cities for the second year in a row! sdg employees completed an...
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Consulting as a Career

When I entered the workforce, I wasn’t interested in working on contract. I thought that consulting was an insecure and volatile business that was subject to the whims of the market. I wanted stability. I hoped that I’d find that one company that I could be part of for my entire career. The idea of having job security like that was very attractive to me. I had responsibilities, after all. I...
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21st Annual sdg Saints Game

This year marked our 21st Annual sdg Saints Baseball Game, but it was our first year at the new CHS Field in St. Paul. We had over 350 people in attendance, including sdg employees and their friends and family. Although the “tailgating” took place inside of the stadium this year, we were able to continue some of our favorite traditions. The night was complete with burgers and brats,...
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Upgrade Your Scrum Retrospectives

How do you get a team full of developers, who are generally comprised of introverts, to respond to a session where the key underlining topic is discussing their feelings? That, to me, has always been the ultimate challenge of the Scrum retro. Developers, by nature, are fairly critical. So talking about things that didn’t work and need improvement can often be easier...
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Scratch to Learn Programming

I recently started volunteering with a group called CoderDojoTC . The group aims to introduce technology to kids in a way that is engaging and fun without it being intimidating. The area I specifically work with helps kids with the programming language Scratch. The language is very fun, very accessible and kids are able to jump in and get started with no previous experience. It has been a...
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