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At AgilityFeat we are more than just designers and coders. We are also thought leaders. Our team has spoken at numerous conferences around the US, Europe, and Latin America. We are leading the way when it comes to applying agile methodologies to nearshore software development in Latin America. Our blog is where we share those lessons with you, as well as news about what our team is up to.

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beIn The Beat

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We’re passionate about building beautiful, valuable products at AgilityFeat. We’re also passionate about Futbol and Music so when we were approached working on a project that combines all three passions, we jumped at the opportunity. T...

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beIn The Beat

We’re passionate about building beautiful, valuable products at AgilityFeat. We’re also passionate about Futbol and Music so when we were approached working on a project that combines all three passions, we jumped at the opportunity. The project beIN the Beat, is a collaboration between beIN Sports and Berklee College of Music ICE. Born from a hackathon in […]

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Announcing: Pi’s, Node, and Real-Time things

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                We are excited to announce that our resident node.JS guru, Allan Naranjo has been selected to speak at not one but two upcoming conferences in San Francisco. In October, Allan will be present...

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Announcing: Pi’s, Node, and Real-Time things

                We are excited to announce that our resident node.JS guru, Allan Naranjo has been selected to speak at not one but two upcoming conferences in San Francisco. In October, Allan will be presenting at the HTML5 Developers Conference as well as the Internet of Things Conference. Both […]

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AgilityFeat’s Mariana Lopez to Speak at MoDevUX...

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We’re very excited to announce that AgilityFeat’s resident UX rockstar, Mariana Lopez has been selected to speak at the upcoming MoDevUX 2014 Conference. The conference will be held on May 19th and 20th in McLean, Virginia. As you migh...

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AgilityFeat’s Mariana Lopez to Speak at MoDevUX 2014

We’re very excited to announce that AgilityFeat’s resident UX rockstar, Mariana Lopez has been selected to speak at the upcoming MoDevUX 2014 Conference. The conference will be held on May 19th and 20th in McLean, Virginia. As you might guess from the conference name, the conference will focus on user experience design for mobile applications. […]

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Thoughts on Finding a Technical Co-Founder

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What do you do when have an idea for a web-based business but don’t know how to get started? Do you need to learn to go unicorn hunting, I mean, go find a technical co-founder? Finding a technical co-founder has become part of the start-up vernacu...

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Thoughts on Finding a Technical Co-Founder

What do you do when have an idea for a web-based business but don’t know how to get started? Do you need to learn to go unicorn hunting, I mean, go find a technical co-founder? Finding a technical co-founder has become part of the start-up vernacular in recent years as events like co-founder dating have […]

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Changing the Interaction Design Scene in Costa ...

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Interaction Design, User Experience, Usability … these terms are increasingly trendy and important in software development. They are my favorite part of software development and my favorite part of what we do at AgilityFeat. I started my career as...

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Changing the Interaction Design Scene in Costa Rica

Interaction Design, User Experience, Usability … these terms are increasingly trendy and important in software development. They are my favorite part of software development and my favorite part of what we do at AgilityFeat. I started my career as a software developer, but quickly realized that what I really love is understanding the client and […]

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Four Books for Every Entreprenuer’s Holiday List

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Tis the season to deck the halls, drink egg nog and spend some time under the mistletoe. And while Santa is busy making his lists and checking them twice, I thought I’d share some of my favorite books for entrepreneurs that might be good add...

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Four Books for Every Entreprenuer’s Holiday List

Tis the season to deck the halls, drink egg nog and spend some time under the mistletoe. And while Santa is busy making his lists and checking them twice, I thought I’d share some of my favorite books for entrepreneurs that might be good additions to your holiday wish list. Ho ho here goes; 1. […]

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Company Culture Hacks

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At last week’s unConference in Boston, presented by the  Mass Technology Leadership Council, I attended a great discussion about Mindfulness and Authentic Leadership at Work. The topic gathered a large and disparate group of participants fro...

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Company Culture Hacks

At last week’s unConference in Boston, presented by the  Mass Technology Leadership Council, I attended a great discussion about Mindfulness and Authentic Leadership at Work. The topic gathered a large and disparate group of participants from all levels of organizations. Within the first 10 minutes of the discussion, it became apparent that many in the […]

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Agile Innovation: The Art of Ideas

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Last night I had the pleasure of attending Boston’s Lean Startup Circle, titled “Sprinting Towards Innovation”. Lead by C. Todd Lombardo the Principal Innovation Catalyst at Constant Contact, the evening was a very hands-on event...

Arin Sime

Agile Innovation: The Art of Ideas

Last night I had the pleasure of attending Boston’s Lean Startup Circle, titled “Sprinting Towards Innovation”. Lead by C. Todd Lombardo the Principal Innovation Catalyst at Constant Contact, the evening was a very hands-on event that focused on a process for innovation. This particular process, typically held over a 5-7 period was condensed into just […]

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Six Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Before Openi...

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If you are an entrepreneur, you are likely one of the lucky people on this planet who jumps out of bed, passionately inspired to greet the day. After all, you’ve got to love what you do to generate the energy to run a business! However, if y...

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Six Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Before Opening Their E-mail in the Morning

If you are an entrepreneur, you are likely one of the lucky people on this planet who jumps out of bed, passionately inspired to greet the day. After all, you’ve got to love what you do to generate the energy to run a business! However, if you are opening your e-mail first thing in the […]

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3 Lean games for your next company retreat

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Has your company adopted lean or agile, but it still hasn’t quite sunk into your culture? You may want to incorporate some lean games into your next company retreat or all-hands meeting. Games can be a great way to have fun, do some team bui...

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3 Lean games for your next company retreat

Has your company adopted lean or agile, but it still hasn’t quite sunk into your culture? You may want to incorporate some lean games into your next company retreat or all-hands meeting. Games can be a great way to have fun, do some team building (without cheesy “trust falls”), and learn something along the way. […]

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Announcing Product Consultations

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One of the most fun things that I get to do is to speak with entrepreneurs about their business ideas. Most of the time, they are contacting me to find out how much it will cost to build their idea (or re-build their product). As one might expect,...

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Announcing Product Consultations

One of the most fun things that I get to do is to speak with entrepreneurs about their business ideas. Most of the time, they are contacting me to find out how much it will cost to build their idea (or re-build their product). As one might expect, entrepreneurs (especially non-technical ones) want this budget […]

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Why Entreprenuers Should Learn to Code

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It may seem odd initially that someone who sells software development to businesses would encourage other entrepreneurs to learn one of the skills that AgilityFeat offers. Why would I want more people to learn to do what we can do for them for a f...

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Why Entreprenuers Should Learn to Code

It may seem odd initially that someone who sells software development to businesses would encourage other entrepreneurs to learn one of the skills that AgilityFeat offers. Why would I want more people to learn to do what we can do for them for a fee? For starters, we’re not really in the software development business, […]

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Announcing Dare To Be Lean!

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I hinted at it previously, but now the fancy landing page is ready and I am proud to invite you to join us in Costa Rica in early 2013 for an awesome 3 day hands on workshop for entrepreneurs! The workshop is called Dare To Be Lean, and you can le...

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Announcing Dare To Be Lean!

I hinted at it previously, but now the fancy landing page is ready and I am proud to invite you to join us in Costa Rica in early 2013 for an awesome 3 day hands on workshop for entrepreneurs! The workshop is called Dare To Be Lean, and you can learn more here: DareToBeLean.AgilityFeat.com We [...]

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ATDD Kickstart coming to Washington DC in June!

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June 4-5, 2012 Washington, DC   DETAILS/REGISTRATION For information on other dates blog.agilityfeat.com/atdd-kickstart/ AgilityFeat is proud to be partnering with Lithespeed on our ATDD Kickstart classes, and so we’re pleased to announce an upcom...

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ATDD Kickstart coming to Washington DC in June!

June 4-5, 2012 Washington, DC   DETAILS/REGISTRATION For information on other dates blog.agilityfeat.com/atdd-kickstart/ AgilityFeat is proud to be partnering with Lithespeed on our ATDD Kickstart classes, and so we’re pleased to announce an upcoming course near Washington DC! This class is designed to take your team from zero to test automation using Cucumber in a [...]

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ATDD Kickstart coming to Richmond!

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ATDD with Cucumber! May 14-15, 2012Richmond, VA Length: 2 days Cost: $1495 US / person Early bird registration $1395 3 or more people – $1295 each AgilityFeat is proud to be bringing our Acceptance Test Driven Development training to Richmond this...

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ATDD Kickstart coming to Richmond!

ATDD with Cucumber! May 14-15, 2012Richmond, VA Length: 2 days Cost: $1495 US / person Early bird registration $1395 3 or more people – $1295 each AgilityFeat is proud to be bringing our Acceptance Test Driven Development training to Richmond this May! More details are below, or use the link on the right to sign [...]

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AgilityCast: Introduction to Cucumber

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Today we held the first of many future “AgilityCasts”, where we record a short presentation by one of our team members on a topic related to agile software development, nearshore agile development in Costa Rica, or anything that suits our fancy. T...

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AgilityCast: Introduction to Cucumber

Today we held the first of many future “AgilityCasts”, where we record a short presentation by one of our team members on a topic related to agile software development, nearshore agile development in Costa Rica, or anything that suits our fancy. These sessions are meant to be pretty informal, and while we are using powerpoint, [...]

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Scrum in Schools

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Tonight at the AgileCville user group meeting, we discussed Scrum in Schools.  This was a roundtable discussion of group members, and it was very interesting.  Paul Erb kicked off the discussion for us.  Paul is an Agile Cville regular, as well as...

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Scrum in Schools

Tonight at the AgileCville user group meeting, we discussed Scrum in Schools.  This was a roundtable discussion of group members, and it was very interesting.  Paul Erb kicked off the discussion for us.  Paul is an Agile Cville regular, as well as the business manager at Tandem Friends School in Charlottesville.  Paul considers agile more [...]

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