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4 of the Most Compelling Sessions at CodeMash 2019

CodeMash is an annual developer conference hosted at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. CQL sends a group of developers every year, and since this was my first time attending, I couldn’t wait to share some highlights from the sessions that stood out to me.

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3 Web Development Trends to Watch in 2018: Insights from CodeMash

We spent two days attending CodeMash workshops and getting up to speed on the latest web development trends and tools.

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Helping to Close the Gap for Women in STEM Careers: 2017 JA Girls Dream Fair Inspires the next Generation.

Helping to Close the Gap for Woman in STEM careers: 2017 JA Girls Dream Fair Inspires the Next Generation.

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Why Millennials Inspire Us to Be Better

Millenials inspire us to create a better work environment that supports professional growth and involvement in the community.

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Girls Dream Fair Brings 300 7th & 8th Grade Girls to the STEM Party

The Girl’s Dream Fair event was focused on engaging girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

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CodeMash 2016: Top Picks from Our Favorite Sessions

CQL recently attended CodeMash. As always, there were plenty of amazing sessions and it's hard to narrow it down, but here are a few of our top picks.

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How Technology Enables West Michigan’s Economic Development

We sat down with our own Megan Sall to get her unique perspective on the roll of technology in our region.

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Codemash: A Designer's Perspective on CSS

This year at Codemash I attended Julie Cameron's talk, "Decoupling the Front-End Through Modular CSS." The talk was excellent and Julie shared a lot of insightful points, which I'd like to share with you.

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9 Awesome (Last Minute) STEM-Inspired Gifts for Kids

Looking for some educational gifts this year that your kids will actually enjoy? Fear not. We’ve collected 11 gifts for kids to inspire an interest (or further the interest they already have) in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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7 Gifts For The Hard-To-Shop-For Designer On Your List

This year, our UX and Design Strategy team wanted to give you some gift ideas that we thought your design-loving friends and family would enjoy.

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11 Incredible Tech Gifts for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List

Still searching for the perfect gift for everyone on your list? The search ends here. CQL's annual holiday gift guide has arrived. Check out the coolest tech-related gifts we could find, including smart jewelry, smart home devices, 3D printers, and more.

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Girls Who Code Visit CQL for Inspiration, End Up Inspiring Us

Last week, a local Girls Who Code chapter visited CQL to learn what it's really like to work at a software company.

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CQL Spotlight: Get to Know Paul Martin

Five minutes into a conversation with Paul Martin, you’ll get the sense that he’s a genuine, passionate person who, as the son of two missionaries who spent his childhood in Ukraine, probably has a few good stories to tell.

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Family, Friends, and Cheesecake: A Few of the Things We're Thankful for at CQL

With Thanksgiving this week, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge what our team is most thankful for this year.

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Reflections of a UX Design Intern After Six Months at CQL

When I found the internship opportunity at CQL, I couldn't wait to get started, but even then I had no idea I'd learn so much.

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Strange Loop 2015: What Happens When You Mix Kids, Technology, and Farming?

Jessica Ellis and Jesse Phelps' Strange Loop presentation provided great insights into how to make coding and the Internet of Things relevant and engaging for kids.

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CQL Spotlight: Top 4 Things You Didn't Know About Aubrey Baker

Outside of work, Aubrey's interests paint a much different, and more complete, picture in addition to the dedicated developer, passionately educating young women about the industry. Here are four things besides her enthusiasm for development that you might not already know.

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CQL and BitCamp Help Change How Girls View Software Programming

This past Saturday, CQL had the opportunity to host BitCamp, a day-long coding camp for middle school girls.

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CQL, The Right Place, and Shelley Irwin Discuss Opportunities for Michigan Women in Technology

This morning on The WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin, CQL and The Right Place teamed up to talk about Michigan women in technology and the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign.

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Viral #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign Reaches Grand Rapids Tech Community

Four women from the CQL team were featured in an Mlive article about the viral #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign, created to combat stereotypes in the technology industry.

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CQL and Byron Center Meats Talk HarvestBox on The Morning Show with Shelley Irwin

Recently, Bob Karel from CQL and Laura Sytsma of Byron Center Meats sat down with Shelley Irwin to discuss the partnership between the two companies that resulted in HarvestBox.

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5 Key Software Testing Lessons from GR Dev Night

After finally attending my first GR Dev Night, here are the top 5 things I learned from this incredible event.

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7 Cool Father's Day Gifts for Techie Dads

As Father’s Day approaches, it might be easy to fall into the old habit of getting a good “standby” gift for Dad. If you’re out of ideas and are looking for something a little more hip for dear old dad, take a look at our tech-inspired gift guide.

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Michigan Council of Women in Technology: Team Dynamics & Mentorship

There are many organizations and initiatives working to increase the number of women in Computer Science and other STEM fields. One local group, right here in Grand Rapids, is the Michigan Council of Women in Technology foundation (MCWT).

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TEDx: How to Make the Most of Your First Event

Here are some key things you can do to prepare for your next TEDx event. Learn from my mistakes to make the most of your experience.

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Women in Technology: A Roundup

While we’ve been trying to participate in the conversation, there are plenty of other voices that are well worth hearing. We’ve rounded up a handful of articles that speak to the diversity problem in our industry to provide some new insights.

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17 Revealing Stats About Women Working in Technology [Infographic]

Here are 17 statistics that show what it’s like to be a woman working in the technology industry, and what work we still need to do to make a difference.

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4 Reasons Women Choose to Pursue Computer Science

Google studied 91 factors that could potentially influence the decision to pursue Computer Science and found four that were most influential: social encouragement, self perception, academic exposure, and career perception.

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Diversity in Tech: Admitting We Have A Problem

Unfortunately, the industry we work in has developed a reputation for a lack of both ethnic and gender diversity. It's a reputation that’s justified and one that everyone in the industry needs to participate in changing.

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8 Things About CQL I'll Miss While I'm Abroad

While I'm very excited about my adventure overseas, there are a lot of things I'll miss about being in the CQL office.

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CQL's Last Minute Tech Gift Guide for Procrastinators

If you’re a gift buying procrastinator and need some last minute ideas, here are 11 tech gift ideas to finish off your list.

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Gender Equality and Socialization: An Introduction

Where are all the women in technology? We're taking a look at this problem starting at the beginning, with gender equality and socialization.

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CQL Labs: A Commitment to Expanding Our Knowledge

Providing a work environment people want, and the type of work that people want to do will ultimately determine if a business can attract quality individuals even when the supply is tight.

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Google I/O Comes to Grand Rapids

Google I/O is coming to Grand Rapids June 25th and 26th. Here's what to expect from the event.

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One Man’s Reflection on Four Years of TEDxGrandRapids

Every year the TEDxGrandRapids brings awe-inspiring speakers to the stage to share, engage and inspire our community.

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4 Reasons We're Counting Down to TEDxGrandRapids

For 4 years we've been involved with TEDxGrandRapids and we can't wait for the event. Here are four reasons you should be looking forward to it too.

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TEDxGrandRapids 2014 Asks "What's Connected?"

TEDxGrandRapids launch party announces the theme for 2014, "What's Connected?"

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Software Developers or Lumberjacks? Either Way, Kids' Food Basket Wins

Check out our No Shave November progress to support Kids' Food Basket in West Michigan.

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No Shave November Charitable Challenge

This Movember, our team is taking on a challenge to support Kids' Food Basket.

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TEDxGrandRapids 2012 Theme – Why ‘What Now?'

TEDxGrandRapids launches 2012 theme: What Now?

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Expanding Our Social Network

Computer Science students from Calvin College stopped by CQL for some networking experience.

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Soup's On For All

The CQL team looks forward to Catholic Charities West Michigan's annual Soup's On event.

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What You Need to Know About Mobile Monday Grand Rapids

An update on Mobile Monday Grand Rapids.

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Excited to Learn at Codemash

We're getting geeked about Codemash.

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CQL Debuts New Networking Application

A new app developed will help make introductions easier at professional events.

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