DevUp Conference – 10/16/2017

My employer, DeckCommerce participated in the DevUp conference (formerly Days of .NET) this year. This meant that the company had a booth for recruiting. It was a fun place to gather and talk about the company to others in the community.

Christa Range and Jenny Fritz were the primary people at the booth.

And no booth is complete without some sort of giveaway. We had a plastic thing that nobody could figure out. Once explained, it made sense, so I suggested that they have a contest for a creative use of it.

It was an interesting talking point, but a disappointing give away. But we live and learn as a company. Here are a few photos from the event itself.

The keynote address to kick off the event was around javascript development.

Looking to my left

Hogan, Gretcen Grote, Maggie Ma

Dave Bubenik, Jeff Hug

It isn’t something our company does, so most of us left early to check out vendor booths.

Chad LaCroix trying to pay attention

 

Gretchen Grote wondering when I’ll stop taking photos!

Overall it was a good conference with lots learned. If you’re still wondering what the give away does, its a cell phone holder. Plug in your brick through the hole and place your phone on the ledge.

Hogan Haake

 

Office Video – 3/17/2015

My current employer wanted to make a promotion video. We took two days out of work to film around the office. The project had started as a hand help iPhone video and moved to a full production. It turns out that iPhones are great, but not the quality that we were looking for. Lucky for us, we had Mike to help out. Mike is into photography and had some seriously fancy equipment and more importantly, knowledge how to use the equipment.

Mike Cook, the photo genius!

Mike Cook, the photo genius!

Daniel hanging out

Daniel hanging out

Josh making the video into something meaningful

Josh making the video into something meaningful

Eric Ent

Eric Ent

Christa and Anna moving furniture

Christa and Anna moving furniture

Getting for the pre-lunch shoot

Getting for the pre-lunch shoot

Reviewing our current progress

Reviewing our current progress

Jeff trying to ignore the mess and get is work done.

Jeff trying to ignore the mess and get is work done.

The video was an amazing change of pace for the office. We were not very productive for those two days, but it bonded us well. Below are two youtube videos. The first is the final product of all the work. The second will be a stop motion of the action around the filming.

Hogan Haake