Team Daugherty Competes In RGA Blockchain Hackathon

It was a busy weekend for a group of Team Daugherty – St. Louis consultants as they participated in a Reinsurance Group of America hackathon event. RGA World Headquarters in Chesterfield, Mo. transformed their cafeteria and conference room areas into the home base for over 60 participants as they competed in the RGA Blockchain Hackathon. […]

The Urgent and Important Work of DevOps

“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” – Dwight Eisenhower There are things in our lives that are urgent and important, urgent and unimportant, not urgent and important, and not urgent and not important. The idea is, you first want to get your urgent and important things out of the […]

When Customers Attack! Engaged To Engraged In The Blink Of An Eye

Looking to make a few updates to your loyalty program? There are a few things you should know… If you’re not careful, there could be a volcano of negative sentiment waiting to erupt in the form of your customers. Just ask Starbucks who recently announced this past month that it was changing its loyalty program […]

Technically Speaking Episode 10 with Alex Cruz

In the tenth episode of the Technically Speaking podcast, Caryn and John sit down with the founder of PenPath Alex Cruz.  They’re talking about content marketing, startups in STL, emails with famous people, and so much more. He’s also the co-founder of the Meetup STL Content Marketers. Let us know what you think of the […]

Technically Speaking Episode 9 – Featuring Dr. Musonda Kapatamoyo

In the ninth episode of the Technically Speaking podcast, Caryn and John sit down with Associate Professor at SIUE Dr. Musonda Kapatamoyo.  They’re talking about higher education, mass communications and technology. He teaches writing and design for the Web, multimedia use in mass media, advanced multimedia, new technology and media, and information technology and society. His research […]

Staying Relevant in IT: How We Foster a Collaborative Learning Environment at Daugherty

While there are many things that I love about my job at Daugherty St. Louis, there’s nothing quite like helping a developer grow in their craft. If we’re honest with ourselves, one of the toughest parts of our job is staying relevant. Technology is moving so fast, and it takes a community of caring individuals […]

GlobalHack V Winners Share Their Experience, Lessons Learned

How does it feel to win $30,000 at a hackathon? “It feels mostly like being really tired,” Will Stampley said, somewhat jokingly. Will along with teammates Alex White and Becca Williams won first place at GlobalHack V in St. Louis. I sat down with Alex and Will on Wednesday after the event, and while they […]

Technically Speaking Podcast Features Larry Hill of Daugherty STL

A new podcast debuted last Friday called Technically Speaking. The show, hosted by Caryn Tomer and John Hartmann, is all about tech and how it’s shaping our lives both personally and in business. Each episode, Caryn and John interview a new guest.  Typically, their guests will include industry experts sharing stories on how people and business are using […]

Organizational Project Management (OPM) Trends Upward

“Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless” – Morris Chang, CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. When you think about a project, it makes sense that all projects should be enablers to reach organizational goals. If not, why would a company work on that project? More and more, companies are making an […]

Code Notes: Refactoring with the Strategy Pattern

Technology changes fast.  With it, new tools and frameworks are continuously becoming available, making it nearly impossible to keep on top of it all.

Yes – You Can Embrace Bi-Modal IT and Be Better for It

As the Digital Business Revolution rages on, we’re continuing to see businesses struggle to keep up. This blurring of the digital and physical world doesn’t show any signs of stopping, either. With the continued creation of new business designs, how does one balance the tried and true method with the exciting opportunities of innovation? The […]

Building a Great Team of Software Architects & Engineers – A Recruiter’s Perspective

Recruiting is a relationship business. And, I don’t just mean networking outside the office. There’s so much more to it than just “recruiting.” Of course, looking outside the office walls to identify talent and form relationships is undoubtedly an important part of building a great team, however; it pales in comparison to the essential relationship […]