Commerce Kitchen Blog

I’m Literally the Face of Agile

By Alex Kirsch

If you happen to visit the consultancy home page, Agile For All (as of 07-08-2016), to learn more about Agile and Scrum, you’ll be welcomed by a hairy face that belongs to me. I’m a Scrum Master who was taught by a few of their incredibly smart and talented coaches. I contribute much of my understanding of Agile and Scrum to them and […]

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Elm: First Impressions

By Jared Koumentis

I’m a developer who has been primarily focused on the back-end side of development (think algorithms, data structures, etc.), as well as DevOps. As such, my front-end work is often limited to simple HTML pages that I manipulate to show the data from my back-end work. Occasional sprinkles of jQuery were the most I really did as […]

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Hello, World: Thoughts on Company Goals, Infrastructure, and Leadership

By Tynan Szvetecz
March 23, 2016

The phrase “Hello World” has been in widespread use throughout computer programming circles since 1973. Eventually, it would become the phrase that all beginning programmers would first learn to output when they were learning a new programming language. In the modern age, its successful output acts as a sanity test for proving that a programming language’s […]

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Our Unique Place in Healthcare

By Jackson Stevens

Over our thirteen-year history, Commerce Kitchen has designed, built, and supported business intelligence and clinical/EHR analytics engines for medical groups such as the Emergency Physicians of Porter Hospital, built public-facing technology platforms for DaVita’s EHR division and Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, and engineered cutting-edge expert systems for fast-growth claims management companies.

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What Happened When We Implemented Open 360s

By Jen Martinez
March 16, 2016

To me, Commerce Kitchen has always been a unique place. We keep ourselves honest as a team and as individuals. We have retrospectives every Friday to review the happenings of each week. Tynan has an open-door policy, made possible by Fireside Chats with each team member on a monthly basis. Overall, things were steady but imperfect. And then […]

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Commerce Kitchen Lands Amongst DBJ’s Top 10 Healthiest Employers

By Jen Martinez
February 23, 2016

Last week, a few of us from Commerce Kitchen attended the Denver Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers Luncheon. As nominees for Denver’s Healthiest Employers, we had the opportunity to be amongst a great group of organizations who invest in their employees’ health and wellness. These nominated organizations vary in industry and size, but all have one […]

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How to Spot Fake Tech Professionals on LinkedIn and Why You Should Care

By Jackson Stevens

You know what really grinds my gears? Invitations to connect from fake LinkedIn profiles. Over the last three months, I’ve received a dozen invitations to connect from tech professionals in Silicon Valley. I only have one acquaintance in Silicon Valley, so the odds of someone from Google or Facebook inviting me to connect are relatively […]

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Now Hiring: Front End Creative Developer

By Jen Martinez
January 7, 2016

Update (March 8, 2016): We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Please check back later for more hiring opportunities! Who We Are Commerce Kitchen is passionate about the future of work. Traditional business practices place profits over prosperity, middle management over autonomy, and assembly-line thinking over holistic thinking. At Commerce Kitchen, we believe in […]

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To App or Not To App?

By Jackson Stevens
January 6, 2016

*For the purpose of this blog post, “app” may be substituted with any tech investment, including a custom web application, custom website, custom ERP solution, etc. There is an ever-growing pressure on business leaders to spark radical organizational transformations by hopping on the app bandwagon. This is something that we in the tech consulting world […]

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