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COVID: Mental Health Resources

COVID: Mental Health Resources

I put this list of COVID mental health resources together after reading a few articles and speaking with people who are having a pretty hard time dealing emotionally with the pandemic. I truly hope they help. If there is anything Originate can do for you during this...

Put the Second Arrow Down: Making the Best of Uncertainty

Put the Second Arrow Down: Making the Best of Uncertainty

This is not another article about working remotely, productivity hacks for a frazzled mind, or using technology to stop a pandemic. We are a tech company, but we are made up of human beings, locked in our homes with our canned beans and toilet paper, our unsettled...

The New Normal – Our Tips For Working From Home

The New Normal – Our Tips For Working From Home

Our company culture has long taken into consideration remote clients and a distributed workforce of Originators (what we call ourselves). From off-site management to delivery of fully built digital products, we have working remotely covered. Here is a look at some...

Being vulnerable enough to innovate.

Being vulnerable enough to innovate.

During what is now one of the most widely shared TedTalks, world-renowned researcher, Brené Brown said, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” So here’s to being vulnerable… I work for a company called Originate as the Director of...

Keep Your Source Code SIMPLE

Keep Your Source Code SIMPLE

As software developers, we are fortunate to have many useful best practices for productive and fun coding, like the SOLID principles, GRASP patterns, or STUPID anti-patterns. These principles are timeless and apply to many forms of coding...

Testing Bash Scripts with Scriptkeeper

Testing Bash Scripts with Scriptkeeper

Shell scripts start small, but can quickly grow bigger and more complicated. They may implement critical functionality – for example, deployment – but they are, almost always, untested. When you look at a script's Git history, you find that there's no one to blame....

Why Design Thinking Works For Data

Why Design Thinking Works For Data

Introduction In the Harvard Business Review article "Why Design Thinking Works," the author, Jeanne Lietdka, writes about how we often witness the arrival of a new method of working that leads to large improvements. Over a seven-year study, she found...