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Sector Overview: Education

Vog believes in building businesses in every sector. From mHealth to Fintech, Vog has played in nearly every sector. Education is a growing sector, so let’s look at it in greater detail! Read more

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Entrepreneurial thinking is an asset to any startup. With the creativity and ‘ge-getter’ attitude, individuals with entrepreneurial thinking have a less risk aversion and are able to generate ideas for businesses with ease.

The biggest question is how you embrace the entrepreneurial side. What does one need to do to be confident and successful?

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Staying Agile

Staying agile in software development practices transforms the conventional, linear development timeline into a circular loop to constantly evaluate, design, construct and monitor. Many large tech companies are beginning to implement agile methodologies to save time and money in their software development. By taking small pieces of a project, and developing each one in a feedback loop cycle, developers are able to catch bugs and other issues earlier, which means that less time is spent identifying bugs and deployment with errors is avoided. 

Developers that are graduating from any computer science program or coding bootcamp should be aware of Agile methodologies and how they are implemented into software development, however many programs miss this critical piece of knowledge. Launchpad by Vog fixes that. 

Launchpad by Vog takes developers from a junior developer level to an intermediate level, getting any student ready to work at any company. We guide students to build upon their coding knowledge with business and project management acumen that is missed in most bootcamps and post secondary programs, which allow them to grow as developers. Our program is designed to place students with real world projects, to allow them implement the agile concepts we have taught them in the classroom. This combination of theory and practice allows for students to fully embrace the concepts, and learn faster in Launchpad.

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CI/CD: The New Pipeline

Although oil pipelines are still extremely important within Alberta’s economy, there is a new type of pipeline that is of utmost significance in rebuilding the economy–the CI/CD pipeline. CI/CD is short for continuous integration and continuous delivery which provides all developers, across industries, with a set of principles and guidelines for development. While the minute details of a company’s development processes vary, having a set of standardized philosophies and processes allow for developers to move from company to company much more easily than others. 

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Meet A Designer: Sarah Alonso

Designers are integral to the app development process. Sarah Alonso is on of the designers for Vog. Here at Vog, our designers ensure that the app is what our clients envisioned.

Sarah Alonso started her job as a UX/UI Designer with Vog in October of 2020. We wanted to take today to introduce you to her.

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Design a Successful App

We get asked all the time,”What makes a successful app?” While this question can be hard to address, we wanted to give some tips on how your mobile application can be successful. We appreciate all our clients, and want them all to be able to succeed. From a design standpoint, there is ample that you can do to be successful. Let’s get started! Read more

Vog Supporting Students

At Vog, mentorship and learning are a key part of our company culture. Offering internships to local post secondary students is an important part of facilitating mentorship in the broader community and provides university students with a variety of backgrounds to gain real life experience. One of the students that Vog onboarded this semester was Jeffrey Liu, a 4th year student at the University of Calgary studying Business and Technology Management. When Vog offered Jeffrey a chance to join the team for an internship, he knew immediately that Vog was the place for him.

We spoke with Jeffrey about his experience with Vog to share with all of you.

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Challenges of App Development

Developing an application is difficult, and has its challenges. While some of the difficulty falls on the developer, there are challenges faced by the business wanting to develop an application as well.

What are these challenges you ask? Outlined here are 5 key challenges associated with app development.

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