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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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Announcing: Web Application Overview for the No...

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In my role at AgilityFeat, I have the pleasure to work with entrepreneurs everyday. I love to spend time talking about project ideas and learning about what makes each entrepreneur passionate about their particular idea. Most importantly though, I...

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Announcing: Web Application Overview for the Non-Technical (it’s free)

In my role at AgilityFeat, I have the pleasure to work with entrepreneurs everyday. I love to spend time talking about project ideas and learning about what makes each entrepreneur passionate about their particular idea. Most importantly though, I love discussion and strategizing around how to make each idea a reality. Doing so requires the right balance between […]

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3 IoT Takeaways from SXSW for Entrepreneurs

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Last week, thousands of techies descended on Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive. As one might expect, the Internet of Things or IoT was a hotter topic than where to get the best barbeque (here’s my recommendation by the way). The interest in...

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3 IoT Takeaways from SXSW for Entrepreneurs

Last week, thousands of techies descended on Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive. As one might expect, the Internet of Things or IoT was a hotter topic than where to get the best barbeque (here’s my recommendation by the way). The interest in the space was palpable as many sessions required sweet-talking and position jockeying just to get into and there […]

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How to build a Walking Skeleton in Clojure

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This blog post was co-authored with Germán Goldenstein. At AgilityFeat we strongly believe that our technical success in building products is based on the combination of meticulous software engineering practices and a simple, yet powerful, softwar...

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How to build a Walking Skeleton in Clojure

This blog post was co-authored with Germán Goldenstein. At AgilityFeat we strongly believe that our technical success in building products is based on the combination of meticulous software engineering practices and a simple, yet powerful, software design. We are always looking for ways to motivate our developers to write code that follows a simple design. […]

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4 things you have to know about your IoT MVP

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Building an Internet of Things prototype or Minimum Viable Product is no small matter. This is definitely a hot space to consider for your business, but it’s not as simple as moving to a different programming framework. There are some things...

Arin Sime

4 things you have to know about your IoT MVP

Building an Internet of Things prototype or Minimum Viable Product is no small matter. This is definitely a hot space to consider for your business, but it’s not as simple as moving to a different programming framework. There are some things you need to carefully consider first. I was recently at the 2015 Startup Grind […]

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PubNub publishes case study on AgilityFeat client

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PubNub, a leading provider of real time messaging infrastructure for internet applications, published a case study this week on Decisiv, one of our clients here at AgilityFeat. Decisiv provides Software as a Service (SaaS) to the trucking and logi...

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PubNub publishes case study on AgilityFeat client

PubNub, a leading provider of real time messaging infrastructure for internet applications, published a case study this week on Decisiv, one of our clients here at AgilityFeat. Decisiv provides Software as a Service (SaaS) to the trucking and logistics industry, helping them to track the status of their vehicle fleets and maintenance work. Decisiv contracted […]

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Building your Lean MVP with AgilityFeat

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One of our most fun projects in 2014 was working with lean startup entrepreneur Steph Hay. Steph came to us with a number of project ideas, and through brainstorming sessions we all agreed to tackle a “baseball cards for CrossFitters” ...

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Building your Lean MVP with AgilityFeat

One of our most fun projects in 2014 was working with lean startup entrepreneur Steph Hay. Steph came to us with a number of project ideas, and through brainstorming sessions we all agreed to tackle a “baseball cards for CrossFitters” site called Tougher.me. Not only was the project fun, but if you ever have the […]

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Pickasound turning heads

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A few months back we shared the inside scoop on building Pickasound, the social music collaboration platform founded by Toju Ometoruwa and Adam Koehler. Now, the world is taking notice. Recently, the application was featured in a piece titled R...

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Pickasound turning heads

A few months back we shared the inside scoop on building Pickasound, the social music collaboration platform founded by Toju Ometoruwa and Adam Koehler. Now, the world is taking notice. Recently, the application was featured in a piece titled “Pickasound Adorns the Rockstar in You” on the Technology and Startup Blog, Startup Dope. We’re proud to share the […]

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How we blended teams with a US client

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How do you blend a distributed offshore team with your in-house development team? Our teams are based around Latin America and our clients are often in the United States. When you want to hire a team from another part of the world and have them bl...

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How we blended teams with a US client

How do you blend a distributed offshore team with your in-house development team? Our teams are based around Latin America and our clients are often in the United States. When you want to hire a team from another part of the world and have them blend in seamlessly with your own development team, there are […]

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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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