Trending News: What We’re Reading

Posted by Zak Sarakun – May 15, 2015

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In this new weekly blog series, we will be highlighting some of the trending design and tech stories that have been creating some buzz throughout our offices here at Vectorform.

Here are some of the articles that had our team talking this week…

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HoloLens – A developer’s perspective

Posted by Jennifer Tonio – May 7, 2015

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“It’s really hard.”

Now that our friends in Redmond have been more open with peeks into the HoloLens program and those involved are free to speak (a little) more openly, I’ve been reading a ton of tech blogs regarding the experience. Unfortunately, it seems many of these writers have only a small idea of what software engineers or platform architects do. I say that, because I have read a lot of “It can map your environment, and that is really hard to do.” Well folks – letting your buddy have the last pizza roll is “really hard.” Read more

Project 34 Hackathon: Event Recap

Posted by Zak Sarakun – May 6, 2015

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Vectorform and the Dali Museum joined forces this past weekend in St. Petersburg, FL to co-host the Project 34 hackathon. This 34 hour experiential hackathon attracted developers and designers from across the state in the quest to create a ground breaking technical solution inspired by the makings of Salvador Dali and the Fibonacci sequence. Read more

Techweek Detroit 2015 – Conference & Expo Experience

Posted by Zak Sarakun – April 28, 2015

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Techweek Detroit was back for it’s second year in a row, bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs and the greater tech community to talk about the future of technology and the impact in Metro Detroit. This week long event, throughout downtown Detroit, included the conference, expo, Launch competition, Wearables Fashion Show and more. Read more

Vectorform Brings Hackathon to St. Petersburg

Posted by Jennifer Tonio – April 15, 2015

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Vectorform and the Dali Museum team up for sold out Project 34 Hackathon!

This 34-hour event will take place May 2-3, 2015 at the Dali museum in St. Petersburg, Florida and will challenge participants to build an innovative digital experience that is an extension of the out-of-box thinking that was Salvador Dali and Leonardo DiVinci. Read more

Employee Spotlight: Neil Rhoades

Posted by Aimee Dooling – April 13, 2015

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Neil Rhoades

Current position at VF: Interactive Designer

Years at VF: 3

Years in the technology industry: 3

What did you want to be when you grew up?

In high school I used to animate cartoons with Flash – I even considered going to animation-focused school for college. Ultimately I went to the University of Washington and got an Interaction Design degree from the design program. Luckily for me, my flash skills ended up being a huge plus Read more

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Employee Spotlight: Adrianne Gistinger

Posted by Aimee Dooling – February 27, 2015

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Adrianne Gistinger

Current position at VF: Quality Assurance Lead

Years at VF: 3.5

Years in the technology industry: 8

What did you want to be when you grew up? 

I wanted to be a game artist/concept artist.

How do you spend your time outside work? Read more

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Celebrating 15 years of Innovation: Part 6 – Munich Office

Posted by Jennifer Tonio – February 19, 2015

MunichMunich is known for its beers, wursts, superior cars, that one invincible soccer team, and – as some believe – for being the northernmost city of Italy, which says a lot about the Bavarian mentality, but that is a completely different story. Because this, this is the story of Vectorform Germany. Read more

Celebrating 15 Years of Innovation: Part 5 – New York

Posted by Tony Lucci – February 4, 2015

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Vectorform New York started in a small office at 425 Keap Street in the up and coming neighborhood of Williamsburg in north Brooklyn.  At the time, barriers to entry in the neighborhood were much lower than they were today.  It was a very desirable location as it was a growing trend for startups and tech companies to place an office in Williamsburg.  There’s something about this location that allows an escape from the fast life of the city, but still maintains the competitive vibe.  It’s a haven for creative minds and is now a world famous neighborhood.  Most employees would agree the location is an amazing asset to VF.  Since then the office has been relocated slightly northwest of the previous location to 190 North 10th St, now a much more convenient location for clients to visit, but still in the same neighborhood. Read more

Celebrating 15 Year of Innovation: Part 4 – Seattle

Posted by Alison Atwell – January 30, 2015
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The Vectorform Seattle crew unwinds the day with a game of 6-4-24.

The Vectorform Seattle office as we know it opened in 2011 with just the voices of Ken Disbennett, Suzy Larson, Woody Floyd, and Zach Norton to echo in its “vault“ – the sweet spot in the office where designers and developers collaborate. Today, a lot more voices –  and all their ideas – bounce off its walls.

But there wasn’t always the ping-pong room to refresh our brains, the full kegerator to lubricate the flow of ideas, the homemade lighted sign to warm our walls with its festive glow of colors, or the vistas of Pike Place Market and Elliott Bay to welcome us in the morning and see us off in the evening. There was a job to be done and the determination to make something more of it.

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