Let’s Talk Tech (and more!)

Our people are passionate about their work, and they have a lot to say about it! Check out our weekly insights for our thoughts on technology, data, Agile, and program management.

Best IT Events for May 2015

Here are the IT events we are looking forward to attending this month around the DC metro area. Hope to see you there! Agile Leadership Network (DC Chapter) What Does It Mean To Be Lean? Thursday, May 7 6:30 – 8:30 PM Vienna, VA Modev Transitioning to a Mobile-Centric Organization Thursday, May 7 6:30 PM

What Does an IT Project Manager Do?


Most of us are not fans of bureaucracy; it means extra paper work, extra signatures, and extra hurdles for accomplishing our tasks. In the IT world, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce excess or unnecessary work. Within this lean mindset, what exactly is the role of the project manager? Project managers play a

Best IT Events for April

Spring is here and the DC events scene is blossoming!  There are lots of great events in the DC tech community this month – check out our round up of the top ones!  Hope to see you there! Washington DC OWASP Chapter Cyber Vulnerabilities of Biometrics Wednesday, April 1 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Washington.

An Intro to AutoMapper


We are constantly on the lookout for resources to help us learn new techniques and technologies.  For those looking to learn more about object-object mapping, our friends at Tech Talk DC put together a .NET technical guide for AutoMapper, a tool that allows you to map from one object to another automatically, without having to

What is Business Intelligence?


As with many things in information technology, the phrase “business intelligence,” or BI, means different things to different people. The most succinct definition is “obtaining meaningful information – value – out of data.” The supporting mechanics of developing BI are concepts such as data analysis; data warehousing; extract, transform, and load (ETL); and data architecture.

Top Tips to Improve Your Business Intelligence User Adoption

Are you running into roadblocks with business intelligence (BI) user adoption in your organization? Does your company have BI tools, but your employees don’t know how to make the most of them? Last week, mrc’s Cup of Joe Blog published “7 Practical Ways to Improve BI User Adoption,” highlighting top tips from BI experts around

Rise of the Machines? Four Considerations for the Machine Learning Hopeful


The machine learning sub-discipline of study in Artificial Intelligence has benefited from burgeoning attention in the past few decades. Machine learning has been applied in recent years to a gamut of conceivable problem spaces. Some applications have pervaded cultural awareness in obvious ways, such as self-driving cars, facial recognition, targeted advertising, and product recommendations. For

Mocking Strategies and Frameworks for Python


  On February 10th, Excella’s Dan Davis presented “Mocking Strategies and Frameworks for Python” at Django-District meetup. Check out this post on the Tech Talk DC blog to view a video of the presentation and the slides. Interested in mocking strategies and frameworks for Python?  Tell us more here!