Employee Spotlight: Vito DiMercurio

Posted by Aimee Dooling – October 6, 2014

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Vito DiMercurio

Position: Director of Execution

Year at VF: 5

Years in the technology industry: 16 Read more

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VF Culture Series: Games

Posted by Aimee Dooling – September 11, 2014

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Workplace culture is a topic that has always fascinated me. Every organization’s is different. When I have the opportunity to chat about Vectorform’s culture, which is pretty much any time I can squeeze it into a conversation, I feel there is only one way to describe it. It’s like electricity; every day I walk through the door and while I can’t see it, I can feel it! I know it’s there, and it has an effect on everything! Read more

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Employee Spotlight: Pam Mendoza

Posted by Aimee Dooling – September 2, 2014

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Pam Mendoza

Position: UX Specialist

Years at Vectorform: 1.5

Years in the technology industry: 3

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OFFF Cincinnati 2014 – Design Conference Recap

Posted by John Einselen – August 13, 2014

10489816_10152542756561462_9196131863847717514_nWe’re lucky here in Detroit Michigan; the only OFFF conference held in the United States is just a 5 hour drive down to Cincinnati Ohio. After attending the “big brother” OFFF conference in Barcelona this year, I was anxious to see how this shorter single-day affair would turn out.

Well, it was fantastic.

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Employee Spotlight: Andy Case

Posted by Aimee Dooling – August 4, 2014
Andy with his beautiful wife Feionna.

Andy is the one with the beard and it’s a rare occasion to find him in a suit!

Andy Case

Position: Interactive Project Manager

Year at VF: 1 1/2

Years in the technology industry: 4

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Tech Conferences and Corporate Workplaces

Posted by Tim Miko – July 24, 2014

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This past May, I was able to attend self.conference 2014, a tech meetup in Detroit that, “combines killer tech presentations with insightful soft talks.” The keynote by Angela Harms was titled, “Careful with those People Skills: You’ll Poke Somebody’s Eye Out!” The rest of the conference consisted of business and tech professionals alike giving talks on subjects from, “Empathy as a Superpower,” to, “From Napkin to App.” Read more

Framework Design & Development: Everything You Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask

Posted by Vito Dimercurio – July 11, 2014

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From Event Planners to the CEOs of major companies, the reach of applications for smart devices has become a common tool to coordinate information among large groups of users. It’s easy to think that you always need to build an application from the ground up, but this is often not the case – especially when many modern applications have common configuration, connection, and feature similarities. In these instances, a reusable framework can be more appropriate and cost effective.

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Amazon Fire Phone – a Seattle Reaction

Posted by Vito Dimercurio – July 3, 2014

The Tech Industry in general is notoriously harsh on its colleagues, peers, and competitors.  Here in Seattle though – we take it a step further… More like a pack of Cascade Wolves running down an injured fawn.  We are an area of really smart people, who are innately distrustful of really smart people.  Rolling out a new tech service or product is tenuous at best but more often than not – just plain perilous.

Enter the Fire Phone.  Amazon is obviously not new to the tech industry and they very rarely enter a market without being certain they can dominate it.  But as they say, “There is a first time for everything.”, and this could be Amazon’s time.  Some would say the decision not to stream the launch keynote was the first nail in the coffin, but that being said – there are some veins of gold spread throughout this otherwise lackluster product launch.

Technophiles, like a good gearhead – need to first evaluate the specs (cue up the Tim Allen cave man grunts), so let’s take a look: Read more

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OFFF 2014 Conference Recap

Posted by John Einselen – July 1, 2014

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OFFF 2014 – Day 1 Highlights (May 15th)

Starting off with the rather literal bang of the teaser trailer, the student collective Lorem Ipsum (directed by Atelier) reviewed the development and design process used to create the marketing materials and opening titles for the OFFF conference.

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The following are highlights from other speakers on Thursday, May 15th.

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WWDC 2014 Key Takeaways for Developers

Posted by Ben Dodgson – June 9, 2014

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This March, I joined the Vectorform Seattle team to kick off my very first internship that would put my coding skills to the test.  Walking into the tech industry for the first time was a little daunting, as I was nervous about all of the new challenges that were in store for me.  But after 3 months of working with an incredible team, I can easily say that I am grateful to have worked with the best. We work together and look out for each other like one big family who shares a common love and passion for technology.

That passion is reignited on days like Monday.  So much of the work we do here at Vectorform is affected by Apple, and after watching the Keynote at WWDC 2014, I am thrilled to see what the future will bring.   To see Apple put such an emphasis on its developer community like never before, is inspiring.  As a new developer, I feel less and less overwhelmed by the vast amount of information I need to learn, and more inclined to just get out there and start creating.  Vectorform allows me to do just that.

From a developer’s perspective, here are a few of the highlights form WWDC 2014 that I found particularly intriguing.  Enjoy!

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