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Atomic Grand Rapids Welcomes its 2017 Accelerator Cohort


~2 months ago by Lisa Tjapkes on Atomic Spin.
Five new makers have joined Atomic’s Grand Rapids office as part of the Atomic Accelerator—a professional development program for newly-graduated...

Hacking “Time Out” and Forcing Myself to Take a Break


~2 months ago by Will Pleasant-Ryan on Atomic Spin.
I have a bad habit of banging my head against a problem instead of taking a step back to clear my thoughts. I’m a D on the DISC profile, and I blame...

Hacking “Time Out” and Forcing Myself to Take a Break


~2 months ago by Will Pleasant-Ryan on Atomic Spin.
I have a bad habit of banging my head against a problem instead of taking a step back to clear my thoughts. I’m a D on the DISC profile, and I blame...

Simple Way to Start (and Stop!) Background Processes in Bash


~2 months ago by Job Vranish on Atomic Spin.
I’ve often wanted a way to easily start and stop a group of processes from the command line. My most common use case is wanting to run multiple servers...

Design Thinking Toolkit, Activity 2 – Story Mapping


~2 months ago by Kimberly Wolting on Atomic Spin.
Welcome to our series on Design Thinking methods and activities. You’ll find a full list of posts in this series at the end of the page. Story Mapping...

Centralize Callback Handling by Creating a Reactive Signal


~2 months ago by Brian Vanderwal on Atomic Spin.
When I first started using ReactiveCocoa (now ReactiveObjC), I mainly stuck to the basic operators: map, flatten, merge, etc. I saw a few examples of createSignal...

How to Estimate an Agile/Scrum Story Backlog with Points


~2 months ago by Micah Alles on Atomic Spin.
When you’re trying to get started on your first agile/scrum project, it’s easy to find arguments about why it’s a good approach. But...

Building a Siri/iOS HomeKit-Enabled Garage Door Control with Raspberry Pi – Part 1: Hardware


~2 months ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
This summer, I decided to explore home automation using a Raspberry Pi. I thought that it would be fun to control my garage door with Siri/iOS HomeKit and...

Atomic Welcomes Kelly & Mary to Operations Team


2 months ago by Lisa Tjapkes on Atomic Spin.
In addition to the 50-or-so designers, developers, and delivery leads who make software products for our clients, Atomic has another 10 employees who keep...

Peripherals? I’d Forgotten about Those…


2 months ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
I have a variety of machines for running tests: my trusty MacBook Air, a Win10 laptop, a Chromebook, several models of iPhones, and various flavors of...