Honing the Craft

This past Saturday Rhiza hosted a Coderetreat for members of the Pittsburgh development community. Coderetreat is a global organization dedicated to helping programmers become better programmers. It does this by helping local groups organize workshops – the code retreats – that let developers focus on key elements of the craft of programming without the day-to-day distractions of deadlines and bottom…

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A Socially Responsible Software Company Part One: The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living

Actually, Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.” But I think we should apply the same logic to companies — and not just because they are legal “persons” 😉 At Rhiza, we’ve always tried to be a responsible company. But what does that really mean? My background is in computer science and philosophy. It’s…

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