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Jan 20

ChallengeStar Case Study

By on January 20, 2017 12:04 pm

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To quote professional zoologist Jim Fowler, “The biggest challenge is how to affect public attitudes and make people care.” When a small startup has a big idea, they run into an even bigger challenge. They want to change the public attitude towards charities and engage people on multiple levels, but it won’t happen unless they come up with a solution. SitePen understood the challenge, and better yet, had the expertise to help the startup be successful.

Sep 15

SitePen Podcast Episode 018

By on September 15, 2016 2:33 pm

This is virtually the best show we have ever done, we talk all about VR! Did you know you can create and view VR content in the browser with WebVR? You can, and it’s amazing!

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Show Notes

This wraps up another fun episode! If you’d like to be a guest on the SitePen Podcast or just think we’d be fun to hang out with for an hour, let us know!

SitePen Unplugged 2016: Less Rugged, More Plugg-ed!

By on September 15, 2016 11:17 am

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It had been two years since our last adventure so it was time to round everyone up the last week of July for another exciting experience! Just like last time, our management team kept the whole trip a secret until the last possible moment, shortly before our flights had to be scheduled. Around the same time, they began to tease of the luxurious accommodations we would be sharing for four days this year such as a roof, bed, flushing toilet, and ELECTRICITY! We all knew right off the start that this Unplugged was going to be wildly different than the last!

Aug 30

SitePen Podcast Episode 017 – Live from NEJS Conf

By on August 30, 2016 11:31 am

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Last week, (most of) the gang took the show on the road to NEJS Conf 2016! In this episode, there’s the usual banter and a game of Truthy/Falsy but the highlights are the incredible guests we corralled onto the show.

We may have told some of the speakers that we were there to escort them to the green room after their talk, but once we told them they had to do our show in order to be let out of the locked train car they were all to happy to join us!

First up, we talked to Jennifer Wong about her talk: I think I know what you’re talking about, but I’m not sure.

We were then joined by John K. Paul where we discussed his presentation: JS Debuggers: Our Flashlights in the Dark Woods.

We capped off our interviews with Andrea Goulet where she tried her best to teach Bryan and Neil empathy while fielding questions about her talk: Communication is just as Important as Code.

This wraps up another fun episode! If you’d like to be a guest on the SitePen Podcast or just think we’d be fun to hang out with for an hour, let us know!

May 19

Getting Classy with Compose

By on May 19, 2016 8:34 am

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If you’re familiar with Dojo 1, you’re probably familiar with declare. Declare provides a flexible but controlled way to handle inheritance in JavaScript. It builds on JavaScript’s prototypal inheritance with OO (Object Oriented) principles and provides single and multiple inheritance. This enables developers to create flexible components and powerful mixins.

As we started working on Dojo 2, we knew that a class system was going to be an important foundational technology.

Mar 22

SitePen Podcast Episode 012

By on March 22, 2016 9:46 am

The Gang worries when Torrey upsets the Dear Leader! Will our heroes prevail? Will they be able to talk about Measuring Performance, Prototyping Tools and the Bug of the Week? Listen to find out!

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Feb 1

Meet the Team: Nita Tune

By on February 1, 2016 1:50 pm

We’d like to introduce you to a gal who’s always bringing wit and interesting conversation to the table. She’s a rocking project manager and an expert at keeping our clients and team happy. Aside from her work at SitePen, she has an ongoing list of amazing talents. Everyone, get ready to meet Nita!

Jan 7

Meet the Team: Nick Nisi

By on January 7, 2016 1:55 pm

Do you know anyone that has the ability to make everyone smile? Can throw hilarious animated gifs into a chat conversation in less than a second? Who’s just plain fun to hang out with? We do! It’s Nick!

The first time we met, he was ready to bob for apples… in a horse mask. That same week he won a contest for funniest halloween costume (and trust me, it was pretty hilarious). Though we appreciate the many fun qualities that add to his amazing personality, there’s much more to Nick than witty puns and comical surprises. C’mon and see for yourself!

Dec 3

SitePen Podcast Episode 005

By on December 3, 2015 12:30 pm

In this Episode, Nick tells us all about (I’m calling them big-boned not..) Fat Arrows, Mangala talks about being a Windows user and his problems with various package managers and Neil finds more bugs of the week!
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