Papers & Presentations

Atoms frequently share what they know in journals, at conferences, and in classrooms.

Open Source

Open Source

Fair is fair. We use others’ good stuff and contribute our own software tools in return.

Active Projects

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

CMock

An automated mock object generator for C. Generate mock object code useful for interaction-based unit testing in C.

greatest

A C unit testing library in 1 file. No dependencies, no dynamic allocation. ISC licensed.

heatshrink

A data compression library for C embedded/hard real-time systems.

HexString

Ruby String binary data conversion to/from hex strings. Provides two String extension methods: String#to_hex_string explodes a string of binary data into human-readable hex tuples, and String#to_byte_string converts a string of human-readable hex digits into the corresponding bytes.

Moxy

An automated mock object generator for C++. Generate mock object code that lets you write interaction-based unit tests for your C++ classes. Note: Moxy uses Python version 2.4, GCCXML, and pygccxml (a Python class that reads in the XML from the GCCXML tool and presents the data in a nice structure).

socket99

A wrapper library for the BSD sockets API with a nicer C99 interface.

theft

Property-based testing for C.

Unity

A unit test framework for C. A lightweight xUnit-style framework that possesses special features for embedded development.

JAVASCRIPT

Flexure

Flexure is a library for helping you manage data and communicate with servers in Ember.js. It's designed to fill the niche between when Ember Data is too heavy or opinionated for your needs, but raw ajax and javascript objects are not enough. Its primary goal is to help you get your data into Ember objects that you can do useful things with, like define computed properties or manage simple relationships.

jquery_expand

A structural template engine for jQuery.

jquery_expand_assets

A Sprockets processor that wraps html in a jquery.expand function. It is specifically meant to work within the Rails asset pipeline. The processor outputs CoffeeScript, so you'll need to have the result be processed by the CoffeeScript processor.

Node Decoder Ring

Allows you to use a JSON specification to decode Node.js Buffers into a Javascript object.

Save SVG as PNG

A small JavaScript library to convert browser-based SVGs into rasterized PNG files.

IOS & OSX

motion-objection

Wrapping Objection in RubyMotion

Objection

A lightweight dependency injection framework for Objective-C for MacOS X and iOS. For those of you that have used Guice objection will feel familiar. Objection was built to stay out of your way and alleviate the need to maintain a large XML container or manually construct objects.

RUBY & RAILS

autopsy

A Ruby gem for gathering helpful artifacts when Capybara tests fail.

Fire Poll

Simple polling in Ruby. When your block yields true, execution continues. When your block yields false, poll keeps trying until it gives up and raises an error.

PCAN-USB

A Ruby language wrapper for PEAK System Technik’s PCAN-USB, a USB CAN bus adapter. Download the Ruby gem and type: gem install pcan at the command prompt in the same directory you downloaded the gem to install.

PiecePipe

Helps you break your code into small interesting pieces and provides the glue for pipelining them together to provide elegant, readable code.

MISCELLANEOUS

MethodToDelegate

A C# library for partial application of methods into specified delegates.

odo

odo is an atomic odometer for the command line. It atomically updates a count in a file, which will be created if not present. The count is text-formatted (e.g. "00012345\n"), and will be accurately incremented or reset even when multiple processes attempt to change the counter at the same time.

Retired Projects

These projects are no longer being updated.

DeepSet

A small library that eases the processes of filling in deeply-nested data structures in .NET. We use it mostly in testing code for building complicated input and output data in a way that is easy to read and minimizes screen real estate in our editors. See this blog post for a description of its use.

Hardmock

Mock objects for testing Ruby code. We released this tool to give ourselves more control and expressiveness in our mocking code than we were finding with then-current tools. Though we are no longer advancing Hardmock, it has been updated to work in Ruby 1.9 and is still available for download on Github and Rubygems.org.

HASTE

High-level Automated System Test Environment Our automated system testing framework, Haste, is available under the LGPL.

KioskBrowser

A full-screen, kiosk-oriented browser that features an on-screen keyboard. It was developed using the KDE Libraries and is meant for use in touch screen kiosks where the main presentation layer is via HTML pages.

LaszloMock

Provides Mock Objects for laszlo objects in LzUnit tests by generating them on the fly using JavaScript’s prototype. Laszlo Mock is a great fit for Test Driven Development. Written for use with OpenLaszlo 3.3.3. Available under the terms of the Common Public License.

Matchure

A pattern-matching library for clojure. It offers if, cond, and function constructs and allows destructuring and matching for most built-in types.

OpenStep/VMWare Display Driver

An OpenStep display driver written to support the virtual display hardware in VMWare.

Systir

System testing in Ruby. Write and run automated system tests in a domain specific language (DSL) you design, as you need it.

Marketing's Marketing Problem

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July 2022
July 2022

Generous Acts of Attention

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Small Giants Summit
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May 2022
May 2022

OO Testing: From Academia to the Real World

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Uppsala University
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April 2022
April 2022

Routines and Flourishing at Work

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University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
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February 2022
February 2022

Tech Talk for Women in Computing

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Michigan State University
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November 2021
November 2021

Job Crafting as an End to the Endless Work-from-Home Debate

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A2 Tech Talk, SPARK's A2 Tech 360
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October 2021
October 2021

Culture of Learning

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Small Giants Leadership Academy
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March 2021
March 2021

The Challenge of Ethical Design

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UXOK
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February 2021
February 2021

The Atomic Accelerator: Staffing a 100-Year Company

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GLSEC@home
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November 2020
November 2020

How to Render Twenty Thousand Rows without Crashing Chrome

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Code PaLOUsa
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August 2020
August 2020

Defining Your Culture

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Atomic Object — Ann Arbor
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January 2020
January 2020

Tidying Up Design

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MWUX 2019
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October 2019
October 2019

Scaling Your Impact with Shared Ownership

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Good for Michigan
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July 2019
July 2019

Thinking in SQL: Going beyond “find record 5”

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Kansas City Developer's Conference
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July 2019
July 2019

AIGA Case Studies

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AIGA Detroit
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May 2019
May 2019

Amplify Your Culture of Ownership Through Employee Ownership

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Small Giants Summit 2019
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May 2019
May 2019

Think Long Term

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Positive Business Conference 2019
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May 2019
May 2019

How to Grow as a Leader

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Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing
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March 2019
March 2019

Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing: Panel Discussion

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Grand Valley State University, Eberhard Center
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March 2019
March 2019

"Tidying Up" Information Architecture

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2019 World IA Day Ann Arbor
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February 2019
February 2019

Seeking System Zen with Universal TypeScript

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Full Stack Toronto
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November 2018
November 2018

Making Work Matter

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REBar GR
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September 2018
September 2018

Understanding TypeScript's Structural Type System

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Strange Loop
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September 2018
September 2018

Electron in the Real World

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Beer City Code
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June 2018
June 2018

Buckets of Testing – working in a multi-project environment

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Kitchener Waterloo Software Quality Assn
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March 2018
March 2018

Introduction to Test-Driven Development

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Grand Valley CIS Computing Club
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October 2017
October 2017

Compassion

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Creative Mornings Grand Rapids
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September 2017
September 2017

Intro to GraphQL

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BarCamp Grand Rapids
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August 2017
August 2017

Using Higher Order Functions to Build SQL

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BarCamp Grand Rapids
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August 2017
August 2017

"Ladies First" Women in Tech Conference

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June 2017
June 2017

How to Make Data Make Sense: Choosing the Right Visualization

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Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference
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May 2017
May 2017

Design for the Design Illiterate

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MHacks 9
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March 2017
March 2017

Why Developers Should Care About Design

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MHacks 9
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March 2017
March 2017

The Importance of Diversity in the Technology Industry

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Midwest Tech Project's G Code Gala
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February 2017
February 2017

Testing your Swift Code

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CodeMash
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January 2017
January 2017

Using iBeacons in iOS with Swift

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CodeMash
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January 2017
January 2017

When Things Go Wrong: A Toolkit for Handling Harassment

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Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing
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January 2017
January 2017

IoT Made Easy with Particle

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Embedded GR Meetup
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September 2016
September 2016

SLICING UP FUN - Testing Out Your Mobile Apps

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Targeting Quality 2016
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September 2016
September 2016

A Tool for Reigning in Self-Doubt

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AndConf 2016
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August 2016
August 2016

Panelist, PowerUp Tech Fair

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August 2016
August 2016

Episode 37: Hybrid Xamarin Apps

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Gone Mobile Podcast
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July 2016
July 2016

Bringing Functional Concepts to OO Languages

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Grand Rapids Functional Programming Meetup
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June 2016
June 2016

Diversity Is In Our DNA

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West Michigan Design Week
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April 2016
April 2016

Welcome to the Dark Side: Anticipating Threats with Dark Personas

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Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference
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April 2016
April 2016

Atomic's Process and 5 Design Techniques You Can Try Without "Design" Experience

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Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence
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November 2015
November 2015

Careers in Software Development

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Hudsonville High School Java Class
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November 2015
November 2015

Implementing the Elm Architecture in ClojureScript

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Clojure/conj
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November 2015
November 2015

Monads for Real People

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GR Functional Programming Meetup
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November 2015
November 2015

Startup Grind Interview with Carl Erickson

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Startup Grind Lansing
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October 2015
October 2015

The Craftsperson's Toolbelt

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GVSU Computing Club
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October 2015
October 2015

Understanding DevOps

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GVSU Computing Club
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October 2015
October 2015

Communicating Sequential Processes

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SoftwareGR
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September 2015
September 2015

Configuring Laptops with Ansible

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DevOps West Michigan
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September 2015
September 2015

Drawing the Performance of your Web App

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SE Michigan JavaScript
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September 2015
September 2015

From Code to Production

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GRWebDev
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September 2015
September 2015

Ember Data Roller Coaster

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SE Michigan JavaScript
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June 2015
June 2015

Team Health Checks

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Agile Leadership Network West Michigan
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June 2015
June 2015

Intro To Python

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Girl Develop It Ann Arbor
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May 2015
May 2015

The Burrows-Wheeler Transform: Better Compression with a Reversible Sort

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!!Con
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May 2015
May 2015

Craftsmanship as Competitive Advantage

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HighEdWeb Michigan
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April 2015
April 2015

Meet Atomic Object

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Western Michigan University
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April 2015
April 2015

The Right Kind of Startups

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Techweek Detroit
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April 2015
April 2015

5 Lessons from My First 5 Years in the Industry

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Kendall College of Art & Design IxDA Student Chapter
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March 2015
March 2015

"What Is Good Design" A Research-Driven Investigation

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Speaking of Design Meetup
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February 2015
February 2015

Deconstructing Single Page Applications

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CodeMash
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January 2015
January 2015

Companies for Craftspeople

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1DEVDAY Detroi
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November 2014
November 2014

Lean IT – Software Development & Deployment (Panel Discussion)

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Information Technology Management Association
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November 2014
November 2014

Sketchnotes: Harnessing the Messy Mind

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AtomicCon
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November 2014
November 2014

The Intersection of Clients and Design

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WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014
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October 2014
October 2014

make and redo for Building and Automation

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DevOps West Michigan
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October 2014
October 2014

Configuration Management Testing with Chef

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DevOps West Michigan
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September 2014
September 2014

Stage Fright: Don't Be Phased By Compilers

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Detroit Lambda Lounge
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September 2014
September 2014

Content Marketing at Atomic Object

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Ann Arbor SPARK - Michigan Marketing Minds
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August 2014
August 2014

Talent in the Tech Industry

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The Right Place Investor’s Breakfast
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June 2014
June 2014

The Path to "Software Developer"

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Samsung Mobile App Academy
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June 2014
June 2014

Extinguishing the Flame War on Quality and Automated Testing

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Google IO Extended Grand Rapids
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May 2014
May 2014

Introduction to Emmet (Lightning Talk)

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South East Michigan Javascript Users
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April 2014
April 2014

Introduction to Machine Learning

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Ann Arbor Craftsman Guild
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April 2014
April 2014

Why execution matters for innovation – Integrating software development and Human-Centered Design

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Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference
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April 2014
April 2014

Going Mobile: From Idea, to Development, to Final Outcome

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Mobile Technology Assn. of Michigan
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March 2014
March 2014

Hey, Girl. You know you want to be a software developer.

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Oakland University Women in Computing Lecture Series
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March 2014
March 2014

Practical Abstraction

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Detroit Lambda Lounge
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March 2014
March 2014

14 Years of TDD: What We’ve Learned at Atomic Object

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Agile Groupies
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January 2014
January 2014

Whirlwind Tour of Writing Games in Ruby

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Scale 12x
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January 2014
January 2014

Communicating with a Fist Full of Wires

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CodeMash
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December 2013
December 2013

Cocoa Auto Layout – Part Deux

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Ann Arbor CocoaHeads
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November 2013
November 2013

The Role of UX and Usability Testing at Atomic Object

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Grand Valley State University, CIS 368
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October 2013
October 2013

Kicking and Screaming: Bringing Agile Practices to the Reluctant

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Agile Groupies
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September 2013
September 2013