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How to: Interview Developers to Find the Best Talent

Finding great developers isn’t easy. It’s difficult to determine whether or not they really know what they’re doing just from a few interviews, not to mention assess their interpersonal skills. The key is to first decide on the specific personal qualities you’re looking for, then how to properly evaluate them in a candidate. While the…

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5 Must-Have Qualities for Potential Leaders on your IT Team

Good developers code well. Great developers code well and lead well. Being a “cowboy coder” — a lone ranger executing tasks on his or her own, unaffected by the rest of a team — might work temporarily, but it won’t mean long-term success for the developer or the team. The truth is, no one works…

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What Separates Average Coders from Outstanding Developers

Great developers are more of a commodity than ever before. The problem is the workforce is swimming with average, run-of-the-mill coders, but outstanding developers are few and far between. To be a valuable long-term member of a team, developers must have more than just coding skills. There are several additional qualities crucial to making up…

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Cook Systems Gains Momentum with FastTrack’D in Chattanooga

A group of Chattanooga’s most enthusiastic champions of the tech industry gathered with representatives from Cook Systems July 11, 2018 to learn more about FastTrack’D and the possibility of establishing the program there. Upon connecting with Chattanooga local Sammy Lowdermilk, a member of the Digital Equity Team at the Enterprise Center and co-founder of the…

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Cook Systems Hosts 2nd Microservices Discussion

Cook Systems had the privilege of facilitating the second user group discussion in the Memphis area surrounding microservices June 25, 2018, which brought together architects, directors and even CIOs to discuss the benefits and challenges, potential pitfalls and helpful tips on the journey to making use of microservices. This unique initiative is filling a gap…

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Cook Systems Hosts Microservices Discussion

Recently, the first-ever user group discussion surrounding microservices in the Memphis area was held, and Cook Systems had the privilege of facilitating it. Seeing a need in the community for architects, directors and even CIOs to discuss the benefits and challenges, potential pitfalls and helpful tips on the journey to making use of microservices, Cook…

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Helping young coders in Memphis

Cook Systems is proud to be a part of two unique opportunities to provide more opportunities for young engineers and coders to grow and learn this spring. First, Cook had the honor of sponsoring a team of students competing in the First Lego League, Jr. competition at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 44th…

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