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How to think like a startup

How to think like a startup

FOR ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO INCREASE THEIR ABILITY TO COMPETE AND INNOVATE NOWWe are living in an unprecedented time — a time ... more »

Flutter: Managing Orientation through Navigation changes

Flutter: Managing Orientation through Navigation changes

There are lots of different tools you can use when you need a mobile app.  You can, of course, write a different version of the app for more »

Inventive | Get Shit Done

Inventive | Get Shit Done

If you’ve seen our tagline recently, you may have wondered “what on earth are they thinking?” It’s a good question - there’s a lot ... more »

What is the Inventive Cares Fund?

What is the Inventive Cares Fund?

Inventive uniquely takes a portion of all sales and uses those funds to assist nonprofits. Read more about this segment of our business here! more »

Flutter for mobile app development

Flutter for mobile app development

Building Mobile Apps with/in Flutter What’s so awesome about Google’s Flutter? Flutter combines the quality of native apps with the ... more »

Universities Innovate Because of COVID-19

Universities Innovate Because of COVID-19

Colleges & Universities Accelerate Innovation Because of Coronavirus While universal trends were certainly already leaning towards ... more »

8 Ways to Improve Your Website’s Performance

8 Ways to Improve Your Website’s Performance

While five years ago we could say getting your business online is all you needed to do to see the customers start to roll in, it’s ... more »

Coworking in Austin Post Covid-19

Coworking in Austin Post Covid-19

We’re Here For You When You’re Ready. Once we get further out in these unexpected times, we anticipate a desire for startups and ... more »

How to Make Your Website Faster [2020 Guide]

How to Make Your Website Faster [2020 Guide]

Page speed continues to be a buzz topic in both marketing and business circles, but it’s often left as the last initiative that is ... more »

How to optimize your website in 2020

How to optimize your website in 2020

It’s no longer enough to have a basic online presence; it’s 2020 and your website needs to be optimized for what the modern visitor ... more »

The Paycheck Protection Program under CARES Act

The Paycheck Protection Program under CARES Act

Along with our custom software business, Inventive Works, we also have Inventive Ventures, an incubator for small businesses - and ... more »

How to Improve Work From Home Productivity

How to Improve Work From Home Productivity

COVID-19 has forced many businesses to operate 100% remotely, and for many companies, this is uncharted territory. On top of navigating more »

Adapting Our Way of Life in Response to COVID-19

Adapting Our Way of Life in Response to COVID-19

It’s time to adapt our way of life in response to the COVID-19 virus. In the Military we are taught to improvise, adapt, and overcome. ... more »

Inventive Cares Teams up With Mary Lee Foundation

Inventive Cares Teams up With Mary Lee Foundation

Inventive Group’s overall mission is to improve people’s lives with technology. One of the many ways we have accomplished this is ... more »

How Can a Business Improve Efficiency in 2020

How Can a Business Improve Efficiency in 2020

How Can a Business Improve Efficiency in 2020A new decade is the perfect time to analyze the efficiency of your business to determine ... more »

Exceptional Service is Inventive’s Passion

Exceptional Service is Inventive’s Passion

In a dynamic environment where technologies are constantly evolving, investing in software development is a necessary step for ... more »

A day in the life of a coding bootcamp

A day in the life of a coding bootcamp

Attending Inventive Academy or any coding Bootcamp can be an intense experience. You’ll quickly find yourself fully immersed in code. ... more »

Christina Harder Joins Inventive!

Christina Harder Joins Inventive!

We are so excited to announce that Christina Harder has joined inventive as a Senior Web Developer! Christina graduated from The ... more »

What Can You Expect From a Coding Bootcamp

What Can You Expect From a Coding Bootcamp

What you can expect from a coding bootcamp as told by a bootcamp graduateLet’s face it: google searches are a part of life. A weird ... more »

10 Steps for Creating a Technology Roadmap

10 Steps for Creating a Technology Roadmap

What is a technology roadmap? Your technology roadmap could be purely infrastructure-related, it could be organizational related, it ... more »

Welcome Bethany and Patrick to Inventive!

Welcome Bethany and Patrick to Inventive!

Welcome Bethany and Patrick to Inventive! Inventive is excited to announce that Bethany Thompson and Patrick Robinson have joined our ... more »

Co-working Amenities You Didn’t Know You Needed

Co-working Amenities You Didn’t Know You Needed

We all know that good coworking spaces need to have comfy chairs, good snacks, and even better wifi. But what about other perks outside more »

How to Choose a Coding Bootcamp

How to Choose a Coding Bootcamp

Now that you’ve read, “Should you learn to code on your own?” and decided it's best that you join an in person coding bootcamp, your ... more »

Flutter Testing Made Easy

Flutter Testing Made Easy

Flutter Widget TestingI’m sure I don’t have to tell you how important automated tests are to the software development process. Even if ... more »

Christian Koehlinger New Hire!

Christian Koehlinger New Hire!

Inventive Group is excited to announce our new Operations Project Manager, Christian Koehlinger. The Austin native received her BA in ... more »

4 Steps to Start a Successful Software Project

4 Steps to Start a Successful Software Project

In my previous post Swipe Left. 5 flags to watch for when choosing your software team we discussed how to select a good software team ... more »

5 ways to build community in your coworking space

5 ways to build community in your coworking space

Whether you are a freelancer, remote worker, or digital nomad, coworking is on track to becoming the future of work spaces. But the ... more »

New Year’s Resolutions for New Programmers

New Year’s Resolutions for New Programmers

Whether you’re just starting to learn to code, currently attending a coding Bootcamp, or working as a software developer, it is crucial more »

Mac Chambers New Hire!

Mac Chambers New Hire!

Inventive is excited to announce that Mac Chambers has joined our team as a Senior Software Engineer! We met Mac through our co-working more »

Should you learn to code on your own?

Should you learn to code on your own?

We are firm believers that anyone CAN code, but the path to getting there can be challenging. With an overwhelming amount of learning ... more »

What To Expect When Your Significant Other Is In A Coding Bootcamp

What To Expect When Your Significant Other Is In A Coding Bootcamp

Before Last year, my boyfriend came to me with the wild idea of wanting to join a coding bootcamp so that he could make a change in his more »

Swipe Left. 5 flags to watch for when choosing your software team

Swipe Left. 5 flags to watch for when choosing your software team

After contracts are signed and your new software team is kicked off there are many things to watch out for, but by then your money is ... more »

Come on – how much to build a website?

Come on – how much to build a website?

Just tell me.  Don't make me fill in forms, schedule an appointment.. or talk to someone. Ok. TL;DR: $1,000. That will get you a true ... more »

Taking notes in your one-on-ones – it’s tricky

Taking notes in your one-on-ones – it’s tricky

You should always take notes in your one-on-ones with the team, but how you do that is a tricky question to answer. Do your brain a ... more »

Klarissa Garcia Joins Inventive as Social Media Coordinator

Klarissa Garcia Joins Inventive as Social Media Coordinator

Originally from California, Klarissa has relocated to Austin to attend St. Edward’s University to play collegiate softball. She ... more »

Greg Bryant Joins Inventive as Engineering Manager

Greg Bryant Joins Inventive as Engineering Manager

Today I am super excited to welcome Greg Bryant to the team at Inventive.  Greg and I have worked together at a little startup ... more »

Just how much Project Management do you need?

Just how much Project Management do you need?

A software engineering project for a consulting company vs a product company can be very different animals.  Timelines can be longer in more »

Managing Technical Debt

Managing Technical Debt

Do your clients report bugs about your product to you? Does your team fix an issue or push a new feature only to create 10 new issues? ... more »

Five Tips For Turning Your Job Interview Into An Offer Letter

Five Tips For Turning Your Job Interview Into An Offer Letter

I’ve interviewed countless people from executives, sales professionals, project managers and account executives. I typically know ... more »

What happens if your IT Manager wins the lottery? AKA The Bus Factor

What happens if your IT Manager wins the lottery? AKA The Bus Factor

This is a running joke in IT, but think about it… Do you have only ONE person in your organization that knows your systems, runs your ... more »

Why Your Project Needs A “Technical Discovery Phase”

Why Your Project Needs A “Technical Discovery Phase”

You have funding, you have selected your software development partner and you’re ready to begin development on your product. But ... more »

Project Management: How to screw up your software projects

Project Management: How to screw up your software projects

You know the saying "Opinions are like assholes - everyone has one"? Well, project management processes and tools are similar - ... more »

Programming interview questions – it’s not about the answers

Programming interview questions – it’s not about the answers

As Director of Engineering you'll be interviewing a lot of Engineers - my average is more than 2 interviews per week for the last few ... more »

The Golden Rule of “Managing Up”

The Golden Rule of “Managing Up”

I admit to saying "I can easily fix problems below me, but the hardest problems are above me". I still believe this, but I think many ... more »

It’s Okay To Admit You’re Wrong

It’s Okay To Admit You’re Wrong

As I was writing a post on my personal blog, I found myself thinking about a story that I had been confidently telling for years as an ... more »

Inventive Academy’s Newest Partner – Meritize!

Inventive Academy’s Newest Partner – Meritize!

We're excited to announce Inventive Academy's newest partner - Meritize! Our students will be able to apply for a loan that will reward more »

Should Happiness Be A Goal At Work?

Should Happiness Be A Goal At Work?

Go into work with a bad attitude, and that will be reflected back to you. Be positive, help others and solve problems together and ... more »

Who Should Interview Your Technical Leadership Candidates?

Who Should Interview Your Technical Leadership Candidates?

Interviewing technical people is hard...and it gets harder the more senior the position is. When you are hiring a Senior Engineer, you ... more »

Moms + Coding, a Perfect Match?

Moms + Coding, a Perfect Match?

I am a proud mother of three amazing kids. It is my greatest calling and I am honored to invest in three little lives and watch them ... more »

How To Prepare For A Coding Bootcamp

How To Prepare For A Coding Bootcamp

You did it! You took a leap of faith and are now enrolled in a coding boot camp. The easy part is over, you’ve been accepted into the ... more »

How to Pay for Coding Bootcamp

How to Pay for Coding Bootcamp

Find a Loan Many coding bootcamps are run by for-profit organizations, making loans difficult to find. One of the loans to look into is more »

How to Manage Your Development Budget

How to Manage Your Development Budget

We build custom software, incubate product ideas, and teach technology. This means we are spending a fair amount of time with companies more »

How to Succeed as a Programmer – Part 5

How to Succeed as a Programmer – Part 5

Every year it gets harder to compete with developers that are coming out of college because this new generation has grown up with ... more »

How to Succeed as a Programmer – Part 4

How to Succeed as a Programmer – Part 4

You’ve got a job! Celebrate! Now, you must keep working towards your goals. Continue iterating over your goals and where you are. Keep ... more »

How to Succeed as a Programmer – Part 3

How to Succeed as a Programmer – Part 3

Welcome back to our DREAM series. DISCOVER - who you are, your values, goals, personality traits and tendencies. REFINE - your focus, ... more »

What is Industry 4.0?

What is Industry 4.0?

Before we can talk about what Industry 4.0 is, we need to understand what exactly the name refers to. As its name implies, it has ... more »

How to Succeed as a Programmer – Part 2

How to Succeed as a Programmer – Part 2

Welcome back to our DREAM series. DISCOVER - who you are, your values, goals, personality traits and tendencies. REFINE - your focus, ... more »

How to Succeed as a Programmer – Part 1

How to Succeed as a Programmer – Part 1

Over the next few weeks, we are going to take you on a journey. This blog series, in tandem with an e-book, is for programmers who are ... more »

How to Achieve an Empty Inbox

How to Achieve an Empty Inbox

“You’ve Got Mail” used to be the coolest thing when email was brand new. It was so rare to get an email that when you did, it was a big more »

Thank You to Your Veterans and Ours – Veteran Spotlight

Thank You to Your Veterans and Ours – Veteran Spotlight

Inventive thanks all of the Veterans who have served our country. Thank you for putting your life on the line to keep our country safe. more »

What Jobs Are Available in Tech?

What Jobs Are Available in Tech?

Tech, the tech world, coding, etc are words that get thrown around a lot. Often people who are looking to change careers and come over ... more »

How Much Do Coding Bootcamp Graduates Make

How Much Do Coding Bootcamp Graduates Make

I like to think of myself as unique. So average just doesn’t sit well with me. While doing research on coding camps and who attends ... more »

Tips for Making a Career Change

Tips for Making a Career Change

Have you ever contemplated that making a major career shift would be awesome but the sheer thought of it is so overwhelming that ... more »

Trusting Your Employees & Their Expertise

Trusting Your Employees & Their Expertise

Anyone that knows me knows that I “get around”…at least when it comes to work. A quick glance at my LinkedIn profile will give you an ... more »

5 Reasons to Join a Coding Bootcamp

5 Reasons to Join a Coding Bootcamp

Boot camps seem like the quick fix to changing careers but are they really all that great? YES! If you are considering changing careers more »

How to Create Cloud Apps With Polly & Lightning Bug

How to Create Cloud Apps With Polly & Lightning Bug

In recent years, all of my development has shifted to the cloud. The “let us manage and maintain that for you” aspect of cloud services more »

Coders Come in Many Forms

Coders Come in Many Forms

Not only are they Victoria Secret models they can also be a blue haired 16 year old. Meet Trinity. Trinity lives on a farm, is trained ... more »

Mind the Gap Between Your Title & Your Skillset

Mind the Gap Between Your Title & Your Skillset

Throughout our careers, we're told that we're awesome. Everyone we interact with tells us that we're magicians making software appear ... more »

Understanding Your Core Values – Both Personal & Professional

Understanding Your Core Values – Both Personal & Professional

Your core values are foundational. They are the concepts that you live by on a daily basis. They generally drive your everyday ... more »

How to Build Long Lasting Business Relationships

How to Build Long Lasting Business Relationships

Most of us interact with dozens of people on a daily basis. In many cases, we make several new contacts every month. Our network ... more »

SKILLSfund Partners with Inventive Academy

SKILLSfund Partners with Inventive Academy

We are super excited to let you know that we just received our approval to partner with SKILLSfund! This means that future students can more »

How to Build a To-Do List with React

How to Build a To-Do List with React

This will be a quick down and dirty tutorial on making a to-do list using React. If you're anything like me and todo lists just really ... more »

Using Elastic Beanstalk to Launch Docker

Using Elastic Beanstalk to Launch Docker

I am a big fan of AWS, but I have to admit that I have never been overly fond of their documentation. Over the past week, I had the ... more »

How to Effectively Set Goals

How to Effectively Set Goals

Its the new year. I find that everyone I know comes up with a list of “goals” for the new year. And thats as far as it usually gets. ... more »

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