This Is the QA Podcast: Episode 03

Episode 03 of This Is the QA Podcast is live! The Nerdery’s quality assurance podcast is written, produced and recorded by our acclaimed quality assurance team each month. Did you miss our first two episodes? Listen here.

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Profiles in Nerdery: Andrew Norbin

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 Andrew Norbin, Sales Communication Specialist at our Minneapolis office.

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Managing By Design

When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I manage user experience (UX) designers. Depending upon said asker’s familiarity with the software design and development universe, their response is anything from, “You what now?” to “Ooh! That must be interesting.” I explain to the former something like, “I help to create an engaging, supportive and compelling place for designers to work.”

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Technological Seasons: Key Releases from Apple and Google

Summer is my favorite season. But I’m not referring to astrological summer when the days are longest and the nights are shortest. Or meteorological summer where the annual temperature cycle is the warmest. Rather, technological summer when Google and Apple release beta versions of their operating systems lasting until new hardware is released in the fall.

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This Is the QA Podcast: Episode 02

Episode 02 of This Is the QA Podcast is here! The Nerdery’s quality assurance podcast is written, produced and recorded by our acclaimed QA team each month. Did you miss Episode 01? Listen here.

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Making Content Strategy Practical

A few weeks ago, I helped lead a workshop at the 2016 Information Architecture Summit called “Practical Content Strategy.” If you’ve never heard of content strategy before, you’ve probably done it without realizing it.

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What You Need to Know from Google I/O 2016

Google’s transition to a subsidiary of Alphabet added focus to this year’s I/O conference. In previous years, I/O keynotes had a tendency to ramble, and the product lineup was at best tangentially related. This year there were clear through lines to product announcements and the keynote moved along briskly, finishing in two hours.

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Profiles in Nerdery: Kelly Lamkins

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 Kelly Lamkins, Principal Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer at our Minneapolis office.
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A Growing Consensus on Accessibility Standards

Often when clients come to us for accessibility, they mention “508” or “ADA” — either because of their specific legal requirements, or because that’s the accessibility term someone at their organization was familiar with. From an accessibility perspective, however, both of these guidelines are outdated and unclear. The good news is that both the ADA (the Americans With Disabilities Act) and 508 are moving towards adoption of a more current, widely-respected standard: the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0.

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Playing Time is Earned in Practice

I’ve played soccer ever since I can remember. I love the camaraderie of a team, the exercise keeps me healthy, the strategy intrigues me and playing a sport gives me purpose and focus.

Wait, you’re not going to talk about how good you are?

No.

Actually…I will. I’m not very good.
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