2015 Nerd Holiday Gift Guide

Are you stumped over what to give that special nerd who already has all the things? Enter our annual holiday gift guide, in which our Nerds share the gifts they’re giving — or hoping to get — this holiday season. Continue reading 2015 Nerd Holiday Gift Guide

What is Drupal 8?

You may have heard of Drupal, one of the top content management systems (CMSs) powering websites on the Internet today. The recent buzz about Drupal is a result of the long anticipated and game-changing release of its latest version. The labor of love to create this ultimate version of Drupal started years ago, but reached its culmination on November 19, 2015, with the release of Drupal 8 (D8). The occasion was marked with many parties around the world. There was cake (see Twitter hashtag #celebr8d8).
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Wearables, Hearables and Nearables: What to Expect in 2016

Should we call 2015 the year of the smartwatch, the year of the fitness wearable, or both? Fitbit is projected to hit $1.7 billion in revenue in 2015, and more than 7 million Apple Watches have been shipped so far this year. But what should we expect to see in 2016?
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Extra Life Nerds: $65,000 in Donations and Still Going Strong

At 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 130 gamers in four different Nerdery locations joined forces as Extra Life Nerds and play games in a 24-hour marathon to support the Children’s Miracle Network.
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Video: An Open Discussion on Closing the Gender Gap

Here’s a video recap of last week’s event, Why we all need more women who can code, a forum featuring leaders from women in tech orgs and a keynote from Nerdery Senior Software Engineer Sarah Olson.
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Profiles in Nerdery: Sarah Olson, Advocate for Diversity in Tech

Every month we feature one of our Nerds and have them share a little bit about themselves and what they love to do both inside and outside of The Nerdery. Today we’re highlighting Sarah Olson, Senior Software Engineer at our Bloomington office. Continue reading Profiles in Nerdery: Sarah Olson, Advocate for Diversity in Tech

Technical Architecture: Building a brighter future

As a business grows, its technology ecosystem often becomes a mix of out-of-the-box and custom solutions that add layer upon layer of complexity to their main operation systems. Businesses expect and need their digital assets, operating systems, add-ons, customer relationship management systems (CRMs) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to work together by collecting data, communicating and reporting as one fully functioning technology system.
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Databases For Humans

When I first got into programming, I avoided databases like the plague. I took my first big SQL class and just didn’t “get it,” staring at row-after-row of data and trying to figure out how to make any sense of it. I’ve gotten better about SQL since then, but it wasn’t until I met graph databases that I really fell in love.
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Core Values Week: Integrity in All Circumstances

This week we’re celebrating our fourth annual Core Values Week. Our core values are the guiding principles that have helped us build this company and will take us into the future. Each day at The Nerdery this week, our Nerds will hear from their colleagues and members of the executive committee as they give their take on our core values. We’ll also be celebrating with daily activities around each core value.
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Core Values Week: Constantly Push Boundaries

This week we’re celebrating our fourth annual Core Values Week. Our core values are the guiding principles that have helped us build this company and will take us into the future. Each day at The Nerdery this week, our Nerds will hear from their colleagues and members of the executive committee as they give their take on our core values. We’ll also be celebrating with daily activities around each core value. Continue reading Core Values Week: Constantly Push Boundaries