We spent two days attending CodeMash workshops and getting up to speed on the latest web development trends and tools.
Helping to Close the Gap for Woman in STEM careers: 2017 JA Girls Dream Fair Inspires the Next Generation.
Millenials inspire us to create a better work environment that supports professional growth and involvement in the community.
The Girl’s Dream Fair event was focused on engaging girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
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.
We sat down with our own Megan Sall to get her unique perspective on the roll of technology in our region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, a local Girls Who Code chapter visited CQL to learn what it's really like to work at a software company.
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.
With Thanksgiving this week, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge what our team is most thankful for this year.
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.
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.
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.
This past Saturday, CQL had the opportunity to host BitCamp, a day-long coding camp for middle school girls.
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.
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.
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.
After finally attending my first GR Dev Night, here are the top 5 things I learned from this incredible event.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While I'm very excited about my adventure overseas, there are a lot of things I'll miss about being in the CQL office.
If you’re a gift buying procrastinator and need some last minute ideas, here are 11 tech gift ideas to finish off your list.
Where are all the women in technology? We're taking a look at this problem starting at the beginning, with gender equality and socialization.
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.
Google I/O is coming to Grand Rapids June 25th and 26th. Here's what to expect from the event.
Every year the TEDxGrandRapids brings awe-inspiring speakers to the stage to share, engage and inspire our community.
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.
TEDxGrandRapids launch party announces the theme for 2014, "What's Connected?"
Check out our No Shave November progress to support Kids' Food Basket in West Michigan.
This Movember, our team is taking on a challenge to support Kids' Food Basket.
Computer Science students from Calvin College stopped by CQL for some networking experience.
The CQL team looks forward to Catholic Charities West Michigan's annual Soup's On event.