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Women in Tech: Vonda Page

By SPN Newsroom / December 10, 2021

“‘They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself,’” said Radical Change founder and CEO Vonda Page, quoting one of her favorite artists, Andy Warhol, during her recent keynote presentation at the Infotec 2021 virtual conference. “What types of changes happen over time with no effort?” she asked rhetorically, setting…

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“Fail fast” or, the principles of Agile – The “A” Word – 07

By Emily Truax / November 22, 2021

This is the seventh and final installment of the “A” Word, Emily Truax’s series of articles on Agile. The rest can be found here, here, here, here, here and here. Since we started our Agile rebranding adventure, our main focus has been on updating the terminology within the Agile Manifesto. We’ve updated the values with a fresh new…

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The “A” Word – 02 – Agile Values

By Emily Truax / September 1, 2021

When I was studying graphic design, one of the mantras of my program was “Think outside the box.” It’s a well-known metaphor meant to spur a shift in perspective, a drive to find a new solution to an existing problem. This logo doesn’t pop? Think outside the box. This website doesn’t wow? Think outside the…

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Beyond slacktivism: Samaritan and the rise of app-tivism

By Tom McCauley / August 16, 2021

“Walk with, not by.” So goes motto for Samaritan, a mobile app that helps users fight homelessness through direct, case-managed giving. It’s a slogan that rejects slacktivism for what could be called “app-tivism”—the use of consumer apps to generate meaningful social action. More than just sharing news of a cause or signaling one’s ethos with…

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