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Real World Functional Style Programming Patterns in C#

There are a considerable number of people who will gush over functional programming, and I am one of those people. The use of mathematical functions to determine computational output based only on the arguments that are input to the function is a sweet, organized melody of calculated logic to my inner soul.


Lessons for a Positive College Experience (#3: Take Risks)

If you don’t put yourself out there, then you’ll never discover anything new. Learning to take risks is an important lesson that I learned during my years at Adrian College. In the third installment of this five-part series on my advice to college students, I offer my experience on the value of finding the confidence and willingness to take risks.


The Hidden Message in Our Tower Sculpture

When the time came for a makeover of the exterior of our building, we knew we wanted a bold statement that carried with it a sense of sophistication, while also hiding a secret message that only employees and friends (who are in on the secret) could appreciate.


TMBT – Gibson Stars and Guitars Interactive

We recently started an initiative called “Take Me Back Tuesday” to educate our newer employees on Anode’s history of developing interactive museum exhibits. This week we looked back to 1995. The year that Toy Story hit theaters; the DVD format was introduced; and the year Gibson Guitars turned 100.


Lessons for a Positive College Experience (#2: Find the Spark)

Last week, I started sharing personal lessons from my college days. These lessons were originally presented around this time last year during my convocation speech to Adrian College’s class of 2018. This week, I want to share my advice on finding your spark.


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.


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.


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.


Anode Sponsors Nashville Mini Maker Faire

The Nashville Mini Maker Faire is an annual gathering of local and regional makers who showcase their do-it-yourself (DIY) projects and innovations in an expansive exhibition. From costuming to creative knitting, robot-building to car and cycle modding, the Faire assembles a cross-section of interests with the common theme of science and creativity.


Frank Lloyd Wright on Digital Information Design

About nine miles west of downtown Chicago, the Des Plaines River meanders across the prairie through the planned community of Riverside, Illinois. Settled nearly 200 years ago, this “Village in the Forest” was designed by the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmstead. With curved streets, gaslights, park-like lots and greenways, Riverside contains one of the most architecturally important houses in the US.

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