August 2015

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28Aug

Lessons for a Positive College Experience (#1: Have Fun)

Over the past few weeks, countless college freshmen have confidently embarked on their college careers with their mini-fridges and laptops in tow. Around this time last year, I was honored to present the convocation speech at my alma mater, Adrian College. As the class of 2019 settles in, I want to share a few highlights from my speech.

18Aug

Real World C# 6 Impact

We are constantly upgrading our programming tools and languages to take advantage of the latest technologies. The connected, interactive touchscreen applications that we are building today are vastly different than the standalone programs we developed 12 years ago. C# is one of the programming languages that we are currently using to create much richer (and much more reliable) visitor experiences for museums, libraries and corporate visitor spaces.

11Aug

Front-End Developer Job Opening

Front-End Developer Job Opening

Posted: July 30, 2015                           

Department: Programming and Technology

The Front-End Developer is responsible for implementing all functional aspects of interactive projects to create intuitive user operability, as well as optimization for size and performance.

Requirements

  • Extensive experience in authoring for web, mobile and interactive installations with a focus on object-oriented, client-side and server-side scripting
  • Versatile technical skills such as preparing and editing images, audio and video; constructing presentations and animations; navigation architecture; interface functionality; and database interactivity
  • Organization and written skills for workflow management and technical documentation

Skills

Thorough understanding of current MAC OS X, Windows, and Linux operating systems, and proficiency in the following tools/environments:

Required

  • C#
  • HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • Git/Bitbucket

Helpful

  • TPL (Task Parallel Library)
  • Strong knowledge of LINQ (C#)
  • WordPress/Expression Engine
  • iOS/Android Dev (Xcode/Xamarin)
  • Photoshop
  • PHP v5, Laravel
  • Adobe Flex/AS3 (Legacy only)
  • Device control protocols
  • (MIDI/DMX/RFID/BLE)
  • Windows 2D
  • C++, Functional programming

Duties

  • Work with development team to build dynamic, content-driven applications that run on customer delivery platforms
  • Meet with project managers and product manager to determine scope, requirements, features and proper technology platforms for projects
  • Integrate media and interactivity elements into production environment (This may include assisting with editing graphics for use in navigational and interface)
  • Conduct guided research and development on new hardware/software/languages and new innovations in relevant technology
  • Communicate technical issues to project manager
  • Communicate technical considerations in project meetings and discussions
  • Keep daily log of project hours using in-house time-tracking system
  • Proper debugging, versioning, and code documentation to aid in quality assurance

Working Relationships

The Front-End Developer reports to the Vice President of Technology

So, what do you think?

Do you have what it takes to be an Anodian?

Submit a cover letter and résumé to Anode’s Director of Operations via email at cdennis@anode.com.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is full-time and requires relocation to Nashville, TN. We will not consider contractors, placement agencies/headhunters, or remote workers.

10Aug

PHP/Back-End Developer Job Opening

PHP/Back-End Developer Job Opening

Posted: July 30, 2015                           

Department: Programming and Technology

The PHP/Back-End Developer is responsible for creating, coding and maintaining web applications, dashboards, and custom content management systems as well as leading a growing development team.

Requirements:

  • Natural leader with passion for mentoring
  • Extensive experience in developing web and database-driven applications with a focus on object-orientated, client-side/server-side scripting, and third-party APIs
  • Experience with rapid application development frameworks
  • Experience with Laravel
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills for workflow management and technical documentation
  • Demonstrable experience in planning and deploying systems with complex database architectures
  • An eye for good design and intuitive UI

Skills

  • Thorough understanding or current Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux operating systems, and proficiency in the following tools/environments:

Required

  • PHP v5, Laravel framework
  • Bootstrap and/or Foundation
  • HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
  • CLI/SSH
  • Node.js
  • MySQL, SQLite
  • LAMP/WAMP server configuration
  • Git/Bitbucket

Helpful

  • WordPress
  • Expression Engine
  • iOS Dev (Xcode/Xamarin)
  • Android Dev
  • Laravel Forge
  • AWS (S3, EC2, Route 53)

 Duties

  • Work with development team to build dynamic, content-driven applications
  • Meet with project managers and product manager to determine scope, requirements, features and proper technology for a specified project
  • Integrate media and interactivity elements into production environments (may include assisting with editing graphics for use in navigational and interface)
  • Conduct guided research and development on new hardware/software/languages and new innovations in relevant technology
  • Communicate technical issues to project manager
  • Communicate technical considerations in project meetings and discussions
  • Keep daily log of project hours using in-house time-tracking system
  • Proper debugging, versioning, and code documentation to aid in quality assurance

Working Relationships

The PHP/Back-End Developer reports to the Vice President of Technology.

So, what do you think?

Do you have what it takes to be an Anodian?

Submit a cover letter and résumé to Anode’s Director of Operations via email at cdennis@anode.com.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is full-time and requires relocation to Nashville, TN. We will not consider contractors, placement agencies/headhunters, or remote workers.

07Aug

Planar Features Anode’s Digital Artwork at NPL’s Southeast Branch

We have a long history of purchasing touchscreen monitors from Planar Systems, Inc. and collaborating with their team on various digital media installations. However, it wasn’t until this past March that we had our first chance to meet the Planar team face-to-face.

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