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Lessons & insights from our journey for positive impact.

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What are Social Impact Companies and Why Do They Matter?

If you pay any attention to business news and trends, then you have probably noticed an increase in the number of companies embracing “social impact” as a core value. Consumers are taking notice, as a 2018 study found that 78% of Americans expect companies to go beyond making profits; they must also positively impact society. …

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Balancing Act Demo Puts Fort Worth Budget into the Hands of Neighborhood Leaders

60 attendees participated in the workshop demo where they were tasked with balancing a hypothetical deficit of $4.2 million with a few challenging fiscal options thrown in.

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Doing Good Business

When the success of a business relies on more than just passion, how do we hold true to our values and why we started our business?

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The Power of Clickable Prototypes

A clickable prototype links multiple screens together via hotspots that are interacted with via click or tap. The result is a testable, easy-to-update solution to a design problem that users can experience.

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Advanced REST API Design

In our previous post, we covered the basics of designing a REST API: defining endpoints, using HTTP verbs and performing common read-write operations on data. In this chapter, we’re going to introduce some advanced use and edge cases you may want to consider in order to give your REST API a sound and long-lasting design.

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What you need to know about REST.

If you are a developer and you’ve worked in any modern web application, I’m sure this term rings a bell for you. REST stands for Representational State Transfer. If you’re already familiar with the basics, hop over to our look at Advanced REST API design. If you’re in need of an intro, lets dive in and you’ll see why this architectural style has become a de-facto industry standard for back-end APIs.

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5 Considerations for Designing a Learning Management System

If you’re the leader of an organization that offers a curriculum-based program to build young minds, you may be looking to take your impact further by leveraging some type of learning management system. As you may have already discovered, it’s no easy feat.

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Analogous Learning and the Path to Staying Curious

When I was 6 years old, I started taking swim lessons. It was at the swimming complex at the University of Tennessee, where I remember watching the diving team practice from the 10 meter platform in complete, terrified awe. Lucky for me, I started with blowing bubbles in the shallow end. Slowly, we progressed to a swimming stroke: the doggy paddle. Did you hear that right? The doggy paddle. The instructor was teaching us how to swim like a dog.

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