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A Developer’s Take on Agile Development

By Eric Hainer

2:22 AM Ramblings on Agile Development I am currently unable to sleep, nerdily enough because my pre-dream thoughts tonight (and 99.9% of every other night ever) are largely composed of thoughts on development. Tonight, however, my thoughts have centered their focus on Agile development, specifically how it relates to current/past on-goings, and how I’ve come…

Are Millennials Loyal to their Jobs?

By Jen Martinez
July 31, 2015

Millennials, millennials, millennials. We’re all anyone can talk about theses days. As our generation starts to flood the workforce (because *gasp!* that’s what happens when a group of people reach the standard working age), Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers are trying to figure out what we want, how to relate to us, and why we buy the…

Now Hiring: Front End Developer

By Tynan Szvetecz
July 30, 2015

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 prosperity, employee autonomy, creative thinking, risk-taking, and the power of open communication. Commerce Kitchen is a self-contained, expert team that builds and…

An Agile Approach to Learning: Part 3

By Corey Davis
July 16, 2015

Part 1 of this blog series can be found here. And Part 2 can be found here. Putting Bricks in the Wall In the last episode of An Agile Approach to Learning, I discussed the inception of a new school model, the idea of agile education, and the importance of the duality that exists between the…

Is the Résumé Still Relevant?

By Jackson Stevens
June 29, 2015

My résumé did not lead me to my current position at Commerce Kitchen. In reality, my résumé has done nothing for me. Two years ago, I envisioned a game plan to transition from arts nonprofit fundraising to tech for-profit business development. My hunch at the time was that in order for me to successfully land…

An Agile Approach to Learning: Part 2

By Corey Davis
May 18, 2015

A New School Model: Architecture for the future of now Last time, I spoke to the shortcomings of current education as I see them. I briefly discussed a landscape of ideas for a new system, one that changes the paradigms. Adding dimension to the learning experience through a culture of mentorship, professional practice, and agility….

Circadian Rhythms

By Russ Schissler
May 8, 2015

What is improvisation? The question likely provokes several answers with varying degrees of detail. Most initial responses will likely center around some version of music, be it jazz, JS Bach, Mozart, or many current professionals. Actors and comedians will probably have a strong showing also. Note, they’re all performers. But is improvisation really a talent…

An Agile Approach to Learning: Part 1

By Corey Davis
April 13, 2015

My intention here is to develop a description of my perspectives; one based on a marriage of my knowledge and experience in education, the other rooted in my passion for (and ideas on) technology. Over time, I have developed a unique understanding of our current position as a race and culture in America and how it…