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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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Internet of Things Design doesn’t have to be ov...

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The Internet of Things, Big Data, real time communications and messaging. It conjures up images of complicated data dashboards with lots of running charts, streaming data, blinking lights, machines that go “ping”, and just for fun maybe a live str...

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Internet of Things Design doesn’t have to be overwhelming

The Internet of Things, Big Data, real time communications and messaging. It conjures up images of complicated data dashboards with lots of running charts, streaming data, blinking lights, machines that go “ping”, and just for fun maybe a live stream of trending Twitter topics. These words conjure up information overload and visually complex applications. But […]

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3 tips for Onboarding Remote Hires

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Building a great remote team has enormous benefits. By expanding one’s talent pool beyond your local area you can dramatically increase your chances for finding people who possess the unique set of skills and talents for your team. As a product de...

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3 tips for Onboarding Remote Hires

Building a great remote team has enormous benefits. By expanding one’s talent pool beyond your local area you can dramatically increase your chances for finding people who possess the unique set of skills and talents for your team. As a product development team based throughout the Americas (that’s North, Central and South by the way), […]

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Adding WebRTC video to a 2nd screen application

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Earlier this year, as an excuse to combine work with my obsessive viewing of the World Cup, I built a simple 2nd screen application for sharing goal predictions and comments with friends during a game. I did this as an exercise in working with Pub...

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Adding WebRTC video to a 2nd screen application

Earlier this year, as an excuse to combine work with my obsessive viewing of the World Cup, I built a simple 2nd screen application for sharing goal predictions and comments with friends during a game. I did this as an exercise in working with PubNub, a real-time service for publish/subscribe messaging. The resulting app was […]

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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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7 Keys to ensure harmony between UX and Develop...

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Software development is by its nature a very creative process. Obviously graphic design is an art form, but there is also an art to the technical architecture of a project, the coding style, the way you test, and the interaction design. Those role...

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7 Keys to ensure harmony between UX and Development

Software development is by its nature a very creative process. Obviously graphic design is an art form, but there is also an art to the technical architecture of a project, the coding style, the way you test, and the interaction design. Those roles are filled by multiple people on a single project, each one bringing […]

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Hiring a Remote Team

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Last week Entrepreneur.com featured a great article on hiring remote teams. The article, written by David and Carrie McKeegan has a wonderful list of tips for remote hiring that are relevant for in-house hires as well. Since AgilityFeat is a compa...

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Hiring a Remote Team

Last week Entrepreneur.com featured a great article on hiring remote teams. The article, written by David and Carrie McKeegan has a wonderful list of tips for remote hiring that are relevant for in-house hires as well. Since AgilityFeat is a company made up of people working remotely, the article got me thinking about our learnings as […]

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Awesome team building for distributed teams

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At AgilityFeat, we are a very distributed and very agile team. Culture is important for any team, but it’s even more important for distributed teams because you need a strong culture to overcome the possible inefficiencies of doing work remo...

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Awesome team building for distributed teams

At AgilityFeat, we are a very distributed and very agile team. Culture is important for any team, but it’s even more important for distributed teams because you need a strong culture to overcome the possible inefficiencies of doing work remotely. There are many ways we have learned to cultivate the culture of our team, but […]

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Teachstone looking for an Applications Lead Arc...

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If you’re interested in working in one of the nicest small cities in the US (Charlottesville, Virginia), with a very interesting education business (Teachstone), and you want the side benefit of working with our team at AgilityFeat, then you...

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Teachstone looking for an Applications Lead Architect

If you’re interested in working in one of the nicest small cities in the US (Charlottesville, Virginia), with a very interesting education business (Teachstone), and you want the side benefit of working with our team at AgilityFeat, then you’re in luck! One of our clients is looking for an Applications Lead Architect. Details are below, […]

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4 ways Perfection is killing you

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Whether you are a bleeding edge startup or a large corporation running agile teams, here are four ways that you may be abusing agile concepts and letting perfection kill your chances of success. Product Owner Perfection In an agile team, the Produ...

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4 ways Perfection is killing you

Whether you are a bleeding edge startup or a large corporation running agile teams, here are four ways that you may be abusing agile concepts and letting perfection kill your chances of success. Product Owner Perfection In an agile team, the Product Owner (PO) is the “voice of the customer” to the development team.  They [...]

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