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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.

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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The Cost of Poor Quality

In this day and age, we’re often asked to get more done with less and to get products to market on time -- no matter the cost. After all, if the product hasn’t shipped you can’t sell it, right? But in the squeeze between the three pillars of project management -- Time, Cost (resources to develop and produce the product), and Scope (features), there is a fourth element critical to every...
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WebGL and Three.js: Creating a Real Scene

What is WebGL WebGL is a Javascript API used to render 3D graphics to the screen in a browser. The WebGL API can be complicated and messy, but there are libraries that simplify this. One such library is Three.js. Three.js is a lightweight 3D library that hides a lot of the WebGL complexities and makes it very simple to do 3D programming on the web. Three.js can be downloaded from ...
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Adopt an Information Super Highway

In the 1970’s we had a bit of a littering problem in this country. I can remember many an ashtray being dumped out the window, often at 60mph, creating a swirling vortex of ash in my Grandfather’s Puke Green Oldsmobuick. To make matters worse, the ‘70s saw a surge in fast food as well - creating the family drive and dine experience - often ending in tossing a sack of wrappers out the window,...
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