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A Culture of Learning

I’m pretty new here at Centresource; I’m pretty new to development in general and Centresource took a chance by hiring a Junior Developer. I’m glad they did–I like it here. I like it for a number of reasons: the people are great, the space is comfortable, ROWE is sweet, and the work is challenging. More…

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Avoid the Infinite Feedback Loop

“Make it pop.” “Add wow factor.” “I’ll know it when I see it.” That’s the type of feedback that makes designers cringe. It’s vague, overly simple, and provides very little direction for what to do next. Now, if you think I’m only accusing clients of delivering poor feedback you’d be wrong. Sometimes the worst offenders…

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Evan Owens announced as finalist in the NELAs

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YPNashville have announced the finalists for the 2013 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards. Centresource would like to extend a huge congratulations to CEO, Evan Owens, for being nominated and making it to the final round of the NELAs. The NELAs recognize Nashville’s young professionals for significant accomplishments in their…

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Are We Still Dancing With The Dinosaur?

I’ve been working with non-profits since 2003. Coincidentally the same year Centresource opened its doors. For years, I have continued to learn the importance of analytics and I continue to teach non-profits the benefit of knowing how to measure things like: Who comes to their site? What do they want? What did they do?, or…

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What is Reboot Recovery?

Recently, our CEO Evan Owens asked a few of the video production guys here at centresource to shoot a video for his non-profit, Reboot Recovery. I didn’t really know much about Reboot other than what Evan had told me about it. A small group of us packed up our gear and headed to a cabin…

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Using ember-auth with Rails 3 and Authlogic

ember-auth is an authentication library for Ember.js that allows you to keep track of logged-in users. If you have a Rails 3 api backend powering your Ember front-end, you can use ember-auth with authlogic to authorize each request quite easily. If you would rather use devise with your Rails app, there is already a demo…

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We Won!

We feel so honored to have won four Horizon Interactive Awards for the following site design and development: Silver for our Interactive for Good Website A bronze for Musea Site Design and Development A Silver for Jackalope Brewing Co. Website Bronze for Artisan Bistro Website The Horizon Interactive Awards is a prestigious international competition recognizing…

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Using Codekit

Here in the Front-End Department at Centresource, we’ve started using Codekit for organizing assets and precompiling the Sass and Coffeescript files we’re writing. Codekit works a little like Rail’s Asset Pipeline for sites that don’t have that functionality built in. We were initially attracted to the app mainly because it will watch *.coffee and *.sass files (and…

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Centresource Hits It Off With the Nashville Software School

“Nashville Software School (NSS) is a place where a person with aptitude, motivation, passion, and commitment can learn the craft of software development.” Do you have a passion for technology and want to start a career in software development? NSS may be the right place for you! For six months, students from all backgrounds come together to broaden…

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The New Centresource Site – An Executive’s Perspective

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of five videos from various members of our team about our recent redesign of centresource.com. In this video, our CEO, Evan, talks about the future of Centresource and how we plan to expand and grow as a company. Hear what he says about our company and…