Here are some of the highlights from our 2019 in review!
When you have a remote team, it’s important to be intentional about how you celebrate holidays. If there aren’t group events or decorations in your office, it can be hard to share the holiday spirit. This year we did something new – remote gift exchanges!
We’ve realized mindfulness can be a framework for engaging others across the company in rethinking their work habits. Here’s a little more about it.
Not Invented Here syndrome (NIH) is the guilty pleasure that tempts engineering teams into creating bespoke approaches to problems that have already been solved. Even having your eyes opened to the temptation doesn’t immunize you from it. So, how do you know whether a bespoke solution warrants the effort or if it’s just plain hubris?
The Lenfest Institute is a non-profit organization “whose sole mission is to develop and support sustainable business models for great local journalism.” When they decided to overhaul their web presence, they knew where to turn for strong strategy, design, and development.
Start Us Up Now: America’s New Business Plan is an initiative of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City-based philanthropy that works in the fields of education and entrepreneurship. Kauffman and Alley worked together to rapidly design and launch a site to disseminate the particulars of the policy plan, support a targeted communications campaign in several states, and garner support from organizations who can join the Start Us Up Now coalition through the site.
Every year, the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children and Families presents its research on the state of health care coverage for children in the United States. This year, the written report is being released along with the Children’s Health Care Report Card – an interactive data hub that allows users to explore the national top line information on the home page.
Headless architecture has recently risen in popularity, and with good reason. Alley has been building headless sites for several years and, in this article, we will pass along some valuable lessons that can help you when you’re considering going headless for the first time.
“Be careful with the things you only get one of.” While this applies to a lot of things in life, it is especially true when it comes to how I try to execute my work here at Alley. As a scrum master and Agile Process Leader, my role is to serve a Scrum team by
Technology is changing rapidly and penetrating every aspect of our life. Everything is new, and every idea seems possible. “You could change the world,” technology whispers to us, “if only you choose the right idea.” Many of these ideas start in a meeting room. So how do you, as an implementer, stop yourself from going insane in meetings and keep your coworkers from killing you for squashing their ideas?