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A round-up of networking questions for every level of social energy

Published: July 13, 2021
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Bringing introvert, extrovert and ambivert strangers together? Check out these tailored questions to help folks mingle according to their particular capacity. (Read more)

New Crew Member: Isabel Gutierrez-Pils

Published: May 11, 2021
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Check out our newest junior developer and learn about what languages she's fluent in, what she studied in grad school and her favorite emoji! (Read more)

Ten Forward co-owner shared her journey to tech at Connectaha 2021

Published: May 3, 2021
By Staff

Ten Forward co-owner Hilary Stohs-Krause was invited to "tell a story" at Connectaha 2021. She chose to share how she went from preteen coder to journalist to tech company co-owner, and the process of overcoming self-imposed stumbling blocks along the way. (Read more)

"Green flags" when searching for a job

Published: April 23, 2021
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

We hear a lot of talk about "red flags" when searching for a job, but a bootcamp student I had virtual coffee with emailed me the other day to ask if I had suggestions for any "green flags", or indicators that an organization or business would be a good place to work.

What a great question!

(Read more)

2020: Ten Forward's Year in Review

Published: February 11, 2021
By Staff

What a year.
The struggle has been real, but we're all here and all healthy, and that's saying a lot. We welcomed some new crew members, experimented with remote team bonding, and guested on multiple podcasts, among other wins.
Read on for some of Ten Forward's highlights from the challenging year that was 2020. (Read more)

Ten Forward featured on Ruby Rogues podcast

Published: January 5, 2021
By Staff

Ten Forward co-owner and senior developer Hilary Stohs-Krause was a guest recently on the Ruby Rogues Podcast, a panel-driven podcast about Ruby and related technologies. (Read more)

New Crew Member: Terry Oostdyk

Published: December 28, 2020
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Did you know our new project facilitator has a studio art degree? Neither did we! (Read more)

Rails & Regex: Validate for length of a number with or without a hyphen

Published: November 12, 2020
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

What follows is our quest to craft a regex validation that ensured a certain amount of numbers, with or without a hyphen, and our breakdown of how it all works. (Read more)

"Adapt and Persist": Education and tech during COVID-19

Published: October 29, 2020
By Staff

Ten Forward has been privileged to work with a wide variety of clients in the education sector, many with an emphasis on increasing equity in the American school system. Given the upheaval education has faced in our country during the current pandemic, we reached out to some of those clients to learn more about how they've adapted their programs and structure over the last 9 months. (Read more)

Ten Forward interviewed about how we're adapting during the pandemic

Published: October 26, 2020
By Staff

Ten Forward co-owner and senior developer Hilary Stohs-Krause was recently interviewed by local company Action Coach for their newsletter series on how small businesses are adapting and changing during COVID-19. (Read more)

New Crew Member: Elaheh Jabbarifard

Published: October 9, 2020
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Learn about our new apprentice's favorite dessert, how a career in Iranian public media led to studying tech in Wisconsin, and, of course, if she prefers Star Trek or Star Wars. (Read more)

3 ways tech companies can support Black Lives Matter in their communities

Published: October 2, 2020
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

If you work in tech and are looking for ideas for how your company can advance racial equity in your community, this post is for you. (Read more)

New Crew Member: Alex Petitjean

Published: October 2, 2020
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Read on for more about Alex, including his staggering board game collection, favorite band, and COVID-19 quarantine hobby. (Read more)


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