Now Hiring – Python/Django Lead Developer

We have an opening to work on our new government Django/Python project.

Details on the career opportunity are here:  http://www.evogov.com/django/

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Finally! A breakthrough moment for my company.

Its been a terrific year so far, and I got some great news today.

We are accomplishing quite a bit:

  • We have won some exciting new bids for projects across the country.
  • We have been able to learn new ways to get our mobile-first projects to market MUCH faster on our current CMS.
  • I’ve found new ways to manage projects and employee responsibilities. I can now see my “dream team” and what it will take to get there.
  • We have new talent coming on board to help launch our next- generation website platform.
  • We are updating our brand image with new logos and new websites very soon.
  • We are collaborating with other government web development firms across the country in new ways, including bill-pay solutions.
  • We are collaborating with other development shops to improve our software, including some neat open-source projects.
  • We are close to having a second office location in Parker, Colorado (where my wife and I are building a new home).

Its just a really exciting time. I think one of the things I am looking to the most is to get into our new office space, bring on new team members, and to create an environment that fosters a culture of tech innovation and teamwork at a level that we haven’t had in the past. Telecommuting has been great for us, but nothing beats a huge marker board wall where you can work out ideas and designs as a team.

We are looking for talented team members for the following positions:

  • Django Developer – Python software engineer with a deep knowledge of the Django framework, Postgresql, Nginx.
  • Mobile/Responsive Web Developer – Experience  slicing designs into Bootstrap templates.
  • Internet Server Administrator
  • Graphic Designer

Call me at 302-736-5515 x100 for more information on these positions.

Thanks for reading!

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Loving 2015. New Blog coming too.

Why no posts in a while?

Part of the reason why I have not posted anything to this blog in a while is just really due to my absolute loathing of WordPress. I really hate it for so many reasons. It isn’t secure, plugins are hacks, and logging into it kind of makes me angry. Two weeks ago I had a customer whose WordPress blog was hacked, and it had Viagra ads in it. Just because software is free and there are a shitload of themes and plugins out there for it – doesn’t mean its the end all for web design. Far from it. Did I say I hate WordPress? I do.

New Platform, New Blog Coming

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The EU is forcing search engines to offer a “nuke” option on user data

The European Union’s top court yesterday ruled citizens have a “right to be forgotten” online, meaning people may ask search-engine owners to remove personal information and request that a court or data-protection authority step in if a company doesn’t comply. The EU decision doesn’t spell out what types of information must be removed and doesn’t provide exemptions for data that are true or from a reputable source.

Source:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-14/google-to-microsoft-face-user-request-overload-in-europe.html

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I can tell you what is wrong with your website

“Your website has some serious problems”

Recently I was in Denver, meeting with a local business owner. The meeting wasn’t about her website, it was about partnering with her business for a project I am working on. Before the meeting, I did some research on her company online. What I found was a pitiful WordPress blog-powered website that couldn’t possibly be performing for her business. I only called her because of a recommendation. If all I had to look at was her website, I would never have called her.

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The City of Santa Fe paid over $233,000 to leave CivicPlus

A recent newspaper article from the Albuquerque Journal in New Mexico exposed the true cost of using CivicPlus to build and host a large municipal website, and also the enormous cost of trying to replace a CivicPlus website with a “roll-your-own” solution using open-source software and custom programming from scratch. The result was one whopper of a bill ($233,800) for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Beware of “The Moat” at Work – Long Article

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The Moat is something that every manager and team member should be aware of. It can hurt a company’s morale and productivity, and it is something that can be avoided. But at some point, nearly every company will experience moats within their organizations. This article is about The Moat, what it is, how to deal with it, and how to make your work team run more smoothly.

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