Reviewing 2018 and plans for 2019

Reviewing 2018 and plans for 2019

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already gone! Inspired by so many who are sharing “year in review” or “2019 goal” posts, I decided it would be great to look back on 2018 and think ahead for 2019.

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Setting up Raspberry Pi for use in kiosk mode with Chromium

Setting up Raspberry Pi for use in kiosk mode with Chromium

Recently one of our clients approached us to develop an application that would run on a Raspberry Pi to use in kiosk’s throughout their facilities. We ended up writing a web app in Angular that they would run via Chromium.

One of their requirements was the Pi shouldn’t go to sleep and appear always-on to their users. While we’ve already successfully launched the system, I have a feeling others will want to use this same functionality in the future. So, without further ado, here are the steps we used in setting up each device to run in kiosk mode:

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Automating release notes with GitHub, AppVeyor and Octopus Deploy

Automating release notes with GitHub, AppVeyor and Octopus Deploy

With multiple clients, projects, deadlines, release schedules running at once, it’s hard to keep up with what features are being released in a build. To help manage building release notes our team built a PowerShell script that accesses the GitHub & Octopus Deploy API’s to determine what commits have occurred between the latest deployed release and the current build.

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

These days, the topic of women in technology is hot. There have been numerous articles lamenting the shortage of women in our field and the lack of girls interested or pursuing education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

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