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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 MVP. 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 »

Jeff Carpenter Hired As Chief Product Officer

Jeff Carpenter Hired As Chief Product Officer

Jeff has 20 years’ experience creating and launching innovative software products for desktop, web, tablet, mobile, and cloud, defining 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 »

Meet Inventive’s Amazing Interns!

Meet Inventive’s Amazing Interns!

It's almost spring, and it's time for new interns at Inventive! We wanted to showcase our last group of interns and what they learned ... 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 Interviews Your Technical Leadership Candidates?

Who Interviews 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 »

Inventive Studios Has Launched!

Inventive Studios Has Launched!

Our 2019 growth goals don’t fit with the space constraints we had at our original office location.  Our team was split across two ... more »

Being A Mom Who Codes

Being A Mom Who Codes

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 Academy

How To Prepare For A Coding Academy

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 »

Paying For Your Bootcamp

Paying For Your Bootcamp

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

Spent all my money on development and only have half a product to show for it! Now what?

Spent all my money on development and only have half a product to show for it! Now what?

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

Part 5: Master the Skill of Learning and Staying Relevant

Part 5: Master the Skill of Learning and Staying Relevant

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

Part 4: Advance Your Career to the Next Level

Part 4: Advance Your Career to the Next Level

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 »

Happy New Year from Inventive!

Happy New Year from Inventive!

Happy New Years!!! Welcome to 2019! New Years resolutions are often a part of ringing in the New Year! At Inventive we are all about ... more »

Happy Holidays from Inventive!

Happy Holidays from Inventive!

Happy Holidays to everyone, no matter what you are celebrating! We hope you are enjoying time off from the normal day to day and are ... more »

Part 3: Establish Your Personal Brand

Part 3: Establish Your Personal Brand

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 »

Part 2: Refine Your Focus

Part 2: Refine Your Focus

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

DREAM Series – Discover the 5 Secrets to Succeed as a Programmer. Part 1: Discover Yourself.

DREAM Series – Discover the 5 Secrets to Succeed as a Programmer. Part 1: Discover Yourself.

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 »

Welcome to the Inventive team, Eugene!

Welcome to the Inventive team, Eugene!

  Eugene is the newest addition to our engineering team. Eugene (his real name is Yevhen) is a full-stack software engineer from ... more »

Inbox Zero Technique

Inbox Zero Technique

“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 »

Huge news from Inventive Academy!

Huge news from Inventive Academy!

Our company's mission is to change people's lives with technology. In that spirit, we are discounting enrollment for our January ... 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 »

Sectors of Tech – what is the tech world really made up of?

Sectors of Tech – what is the tech world really made up of?

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 »

Freakishly Average – Who attends coding boot camps and how much do they really make after?

Freakishly Average – Who attends coding boot camps and how much do they really make after?

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 »

Make the Leap to a New Career – Scared? Do it Anyway!

Make the Leap to a New Career – Scared? Do it Anyway!

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

I hired you because you’re awesome…just don’t be awesome here.

I hired you because you’re awesome…just don’t be awesome here.

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 »

Get Your Free MacBook – the key to your new career

Get Your Free MacBook – the key to your new career

We understand there are a lot of boot camps to choose from. We hope you check us out to see if we are the right fit for you! Not only ... more »

5 Reasons Why YOU Should Join a Coding Bootcamp

5 Reasons Why YOU Should 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 »

Resilient Cloud Applications with Polly and Lightning Bug

Resilient Cloud Applications with Polly and 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 »

Don’t believe your own hype – mind the gap between your title and your skill set

Don’t believe your own hype – mind the gap between your title and your skill set

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 – Personal and Professional

Understanding your core values – Personal and Professional

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

Building long-lasting relationships – don’t burn bridges!

Building long-lasting relationships – don’t burn bridges!

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 »

We’re looking for Board Members

We’re looking for Board Members

Inventive's overall mission is to change people's lives with technology. One of the ways we are looking to accomplish this is through ... 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 »

We’re Hiring – Senior Software Engineer (Production Support)

We’re Hiring – Senior Software Engineer (Production Support)

One of our clients in Austin is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to support their existing application platform and provide ... more »

James Shaw hired as Chief Operating Officer

James Shaw hired as Chief Operating Officer

James Shaw and I first met back in 2009 at a little e-commerce company called Lamps Plus. We hit it off immediately! We chatted a bit ... more »

Create a Simple Todo List with React

Create a Simple Todo 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 »

Elastic Beanstalk with Docker Containers and ECR Images

Elastic Beanstalk with Docker Containers and ECR Images

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 »

I Can Put Your Burger In The Bag In 42 Seconds

I Can Put Your Burger In The Bag In 42 Seconds

You have probably heard about “net neutrality”. Summed up, your internet provider has the ability to make access to some resources ... more »

Goals vs Systems vs Habits

Goals vs Systems vs Habits

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 »

Linting Your SublimeText Development Experience

Linting Your SublimeText Development Experience

SublimeText is awesome!  However, the most awesome part of it is that you can always make it better through it's extensive plugin ... more »

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