We have a variety of QA positions available right now in the Denver/Boulder area and would love to talk with you about them if you are a highly motivated individual who promises not to mime during working hours.
If you are a QA person or have a referral for us, contact Andrew at email@example.com with your resume or call directly at 303-309-0249.
Dave and I were lucky enough to attend Something Independent’s Economics of the Soul business forum this morning and hear the stories of four successful entrepreneurs in various industries. The panel was moderated by our friend Annelise Loevlie from Icelandic.
Stefan Ytterborn, Founder/CEO of POC Sports
Chuck Morris, President/CEO of AEGLive
Steve Jones, Co-Founder/Executive Producer of Teton Gravity Research
Jen Brill, Co-Founder/Owner of Silverton Mountain
They recounted their successes, motivations, and experiences finding a niche in the industries of their dreams. Here are some of our favorite points from the discussions:
01. Surround yourself with a good team of people as passionate about what they do as you are. Having a team you can depend on (and have fun with) is great for sharing in your successes and supporting you when times are difficult.
02. Be flexible.
03. If you’re not innovative and wiling to try new things you either shouldn’t be in your business or you will get forced out of it. Your goal isn’t to give people what they want, but to surprise them, to create an experience for them.
04. When you are doing what you love, that love with manifest itself in your work, service, or products because you won’t be able to work any other way.
05. What connects entrepreneurs is that they are romantic: they fall in love with what they do….(and also all that they have their fair share of sleepless nights and overworking).
“If you can be passionate about cement, you can be passionate about anything.” – Annelise (from her mother).
Smashing Magazine published an article today (Resolution Independence with SVG by David Bushell) that should certainly made me excited and I thought I should share for all the web designers out there.
The article basically discusses the benefits—nay, the necessity!—of implementing scalable vector graphics in web design.
“When we look at the breadth of Web-enabled devices, responsive design is sure to provide a better user experience.”
Think about all the devices we navigate the web through, many of them have have the capability to zoom in and when you have created your designs in a pixel-based program, like Photoshop, the designs get…well, pixelated. Bushell points out that SVGs have probably been under-appreciated and underused in the past because of poor browser support, “but things are better now!” If you’re a UI designer who has yet to dip his quill in the ink of SVG coding, you should check out this article where Bushell gives a great discussion about implementation SVG in web design, both pros and cons.
Your admittedly-biased SVG fan,
Hope you all have a truly wonderful New Year’s Eve to lead up to the new year. Great things are in the works for BWBacon and we wish you the same!
Just something I thought you’d like:
Behance is offering their own solution to project management called Action Method, you might have seen it if you’re a newsletter subscriber. I don’t know about you, but I love trying out new technology and I am a chronic list-maker so I had to sign up for this. It’s available online, will sync to your phone/mobile device, and they even have a line of matching notebooks/paper products.
I can’t vouch for it yet, but I’m enticed by their elegant user interface.
> Opening stone crabs is super-fantastical fun!
> Marty cracking open a claw
A little spontaneity is the spice of life.
At the end of the day on Friday, the BWB enjoyed a little bit of stone crab and mustard sauce (thanks, Dave!). Then, some of the team was stayed for First Friday celebrations in the Battery621 where we had an awesome time with with the crews of Icelandic, Something Independent, The Public Works, and especially Spyder (to name a few). It is great to work in the same building with inspiring people and companies!
And as a side note from yours truly: I have to say–after growing up in Nebraska and going to school in Wyoming–there is simply something special about the energy, drive, and ambition of Denver that is unavoidable in the best possible way. And it is my admittedly biased opinion that our Battery crew embodies that amazing spirit of Colorado. You’ll have to catch up with us next First Friday!
BWBacon has been having a tremendous year and in order to keep up with the bustling energy of the work we do, we saw a need to improve our technology internally. We want to create better, easier, more secure services for the people we work with and, quite frankly, alleviate our computer-related frustrations.
Enter Brandon. Dun-dun-DUN-DA!
We’d like to officially welcome Brandon Turner to BWBacon as our new Systems Administrator extraordinaire. Brandon has an extensive background in technical support as well as web design/development. Brandon is a bottomless pit of technical knowledge that he’s only too excited to share with us. He has already been bustling around the office to improve our email system, create back-ups, secure our information, and there are many more projects down the pipeline.
Besides his technical expertise, Brandon is also a fashion photographer and has a passion for creating music: doing all of his own writing, recording, production, and mastering. Way cool.
Last Tuesday Dave and Leah attended one of Blacktie Colorado‘s Biennial Event honoring all of Blacktie’s past “Have You Met…?” local philanthropists, including Dave himself (click here to read his article)! The keynote speaker this year was Beth Klein, a lawyer and major philanthropist native to Colorado. Beth Klein and her husband have founded “Children’s Angels,” an organization to protect abused children who are involved in the court system. More recently she has been working with Transitions Global to rescue trafficked children and bring them to safe havens.
Dave and Leah both had a great time at the event, even if it was very sad to hear some of the stories Klein told about her experiences working with the organizations she supports:
From left to right: David Bacon, honoree Beth Klein, Kenton Kuhn, Nancy Hopper, and Leah Backes
Thanks so much to everyone for coming to our little get-together on Friday and making the event a huge success and so much fun!
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