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Frank Sinatra was renowned, among other things, for his ability to nail a recording in one take. The problem with making something look easy is that people start to believe it’s easy. The team at Shockoe spends a lot of time singing in the shower (and reading, training, and talking) to make it look easy in our own way.

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Women, Stop Reading Self-Help Books!

A female leader’s diatribe against gender-biased leadership trendsLast year a group of Project and Engagement Managers at Shockoe participated in a two-day training session to earn our SAFe Scrum Master certifications. I really enjoyed the training, except for one part -- when...
How to Apply Minimalism to Complex Apps

How to Apply Minimalism to Complex Apps

  Minimalism is not only a rising trend because it's great to look at, it is also a very effective tool for improving user experience. We've all seen the stunning clean and minimalistic portfolio page or weather app, but it's not so clear how this...

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Improve Productivity with Atom and Oh My Zsh

Improve Productivity with Atom and Oh My Zsh

  With every new technology, comes new challenges along with it. These challenges can entail learning a whole new language, a completely different environment, or an entirely different way of thinking. New development platforms are emerging every day....

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Key for Success: Begin With the End in Mind

Key for Success: Begin With the End in Mind

  "Begin with the end in mind" is the 2nd habit of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The driving rationale behind this habit is that if you envision what you want in the future, you can work and plan towards it. Utilizing this...

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From Hardhats to Enterprise Apps: Designing at Shockoe

From Hardhats to Enterprise Apps: Designing at Shockoe

If you would have asked me this time last year if I was going to be working for a growing application design and development firm serving fortune 500 companies - I would have said, 'In my dreams!' Now, I can proudly say that is a reality, and I’m still pinching...

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