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BWBacon hits LeanUX Denver

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

BWBacon's booth at LeanUX Denver

We had such a great time at LeanUX Denver last week meeting a ton of great new people and catching up with old friends. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table to chat with us and find out about some of our UX/UI positions—Even if you were just swinging by to pick up some of our gourmet chocolate covered bacon.

It was a superb event! We loved the excitement and energy of everyone involved. There were fantastic companies, phenomenal workshop leaders & speakers, and plenty of talented folks interested in learning more about LeanUX. Attendees included people from all over the globe: everyone from Boston to New Zealand, and yet, it was still an intimate enough event for everyone to be able to get to know each other….

Dave presents Floyd with chocolate covered bacon.

I was even lucky enough to attend two of the half-day workshops on Wednesday and can personally attest to how informative and fun they were.

We look forward to attending this event again. Great job to all the people who worked on making this event a success! We are glad we could help through sponsorship. See you all next year!

BWBacon Young Recruiter Program

Today we piloted our cutting-edge, industry-leading Young Recruiter program.  Shown here, our young recruiter-in-training (my very lovely 15 month-old niece, Nehema), read up on technology trends while under the watchful tutelage of Dave.

Our cold-calling module was a little bit bumpy, but by the end of the day Nehema had an expert command of the terms “Ruby on Rails” and “Regression Testing.”  Plus, who needs real skills when you’ve got a face like that?

Some call it babysitting; we call it anticipatory competency-development.

Click here to apply for the BWBacon Young Recruiter program.  Or for a real job.

Introducing the Bacon Food Truck

 

Maybe the west coast is the best coast?  The food truck craze that has quite literally been swiffering the nation may have reached its greasy pinnacle.  The Bacon Bacon Truck opened up truck this week in San Francisco (SOMA), offering passersby bacon-infused goodness in many a delicious form.  They’re also offering badass t-shirts that assert what we’ve long held as gospel truth:  you had me at Bacon.

We’re holding out hope that the bacon truck will eventually take cues from the rest of the nation by moving to Denver, driving poorly, congesting traffic and never leaving. In the meantime, we continue to hold down the proverbial bacon fort here in Denver, representing bacon interests of all types, the most clear and present being our interest in finding the best and brightest web, software, mobile and interactive development and design talent in Colorado.  Contact us if we had you at bacon.

That song is ill!

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1

We recently moved out of our double-wide digs, and into our sweet new offices at Battery621, but that song sure does make me nostalgic for the days of “bacon, bacon in my double-wide.”

Quality AND Quantity – Hooray for QA

We are looking for six (6) highly amazing junior QA Analysts for an upcoming web project, beginning in June, with our Denver-area partner. 

Testing will involve ‘ad hoc’ use/usability of the site (i.e. purchasing product(s), creating account profiles, etc.), to ensure the sites are functioning as expected.

Scope of testing is as follows:

  • All web pages of five different company sites
  • Browsers: IE (6, 7, 8), FF (3.6, 4), Safari, Chrome
  • Systems: PC, Mac
  • Testing: Transactional, Functional, Regression

BWBacon is proud to support clients who invest in true product quality:  “Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money… this is incompetence. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality.”  -Peter Drucker

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Only Closers Get Bacon

May 16, 2011 2 comments

Sure, there is more to this life than getting the proverbial “them to sign on the line which is dotted.”  But in this economic climate it has become abundantly clear that, as Abraham Lincoln put it, “things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.”  The Art of Manliness published an article recently entitled, “The World Belongs to Those Who Hustle,” in which they debunk the common excuses of those whose failure or mediocrity is attributable to their lack of hustle, and champion an idea we live every day here at BWBacon:  “the work-your-ass-off-while-your-competition-plays-Rock Band (or Starcraft) kind of hustling.”  A worthy and compelling read.

“We need (people) to step up and be leaders in our communities and families. We need more entrepreneurs to start small businesses and employees who bust butt to help get our economy going again. We need people who hustle.”

Here at BWBacon, we pride ourselves on working and surrounding ourselves with those who hustle.  And we do.

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What A Boy Wants, What A Boy Needs

Like us, Ron Swanson wants all the bacon (go ahead and throw in all the eggs while you’re at it) …

#puresitcomgold

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