Lee Farabaugh

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Partnerships in Hereshore® Communities

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Jul 15, 2019 3:35:47 PM

Hereshore® is Core10’s way to describe our unique model of developing software exclusively in the US, utilizing technology talent based in America's heartland. It allows us to maintain high-quality standards, yet keeps costs low for our clients based on the cost of living in the cities and towns where we locate our hereshore development centers.

These non-traditional markets bring their challenges; if it were easy to establish a development presence there, everyone would be doing it. But we feel strongly about the 

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Topics: Core10 Way, GenerationWV, ImpactWV Fellowship, featured, hereshore, Mountwest, NewForce, Tennessee, Learn and Earn, UT Martin, West Virginia, hiring

Fear Not, FIs: the FiServ/FirstData merger doesn't have to stifle innovation

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Jan 30, 2019 8:13:08 AM

Fiserv is spending $22 billion to acquire First Data in a deal to build Fintech scale. What does this mean for Fiserv’s core banking clients? While they’re likely to benefit from the combination of financial technology and payment processing giants in the long run, in the short term many banks and credit unions are worried that disruption is likely to result from the massive integration and cost-cutting effort the two firms will be embarking on.

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Topics: core banking, fintech, banking, Development, featured, integrations, Services

Why don't veterans have greater access to capital?

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Nov 13, 2018 4:33:16 PM

On Friday, the US Small Business Administration and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported that military veterans have more difficulty getting access to capital than non-veterans. According to the report, veterans are more likely to receive less than the amount of credit sought, have lower approval rates, and get access to capital more slowly than their civilian counterparts. Our veterans acquire and hone skills through their military service such as teamwork, leadership, self-discipline, perseverance, and crisis management. We're intrigued to learn more about the root causes behind veterans' reported lack of capital access.

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Topics: featured, Talent

Core10 in talks with Mountwest about partnering to provide coding education

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on May 25, 2018 9:31:32 PM

Mountwest President Keith Cotroneo also told the board that Core 10, a technology development company in Huntington, reached out to him with the hopes of working together to create a fast-track coding program. Officials with the Nashville-based company said they work with a similar program in Nashville, and because they are so impressed with coding students coming out of Mountwest, they would like to create a program to produce even more qualified coders in Huntington.

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Topics: Press

US fintechs: why GDPR matters to you

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Apr 24, 2018 9:09:55 AM

We're just over a month away from the commencement of the EU's GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation.

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Topics: fintech, featured, Regulation

Agile mindset in a Waterfall world: Self-organizing teams

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Apr 17, 2018 10:25:08 AM

I managed a project to implement a new network design in an active data center. We needed to physically and logically move everything related to the network in one weekend; Core switches, firewalls, guest Wi-Fi, web and application controllers, routers, and some ancillary items all needed to move. A change of this significance needed detailed planning, communication, and coordination. Despite all of those being waterfall methodologies, we applied an Agile mindset. We started by aligning responsibility and authority. A Senior Network Engineer was asked to be responsible for making this effort a success and we gave him the authority to organize the team.

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Topics: Agile, agile mindset, featured

Open Invitation to India Amos published as an Op Ed in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Apr 9, 2018 11:23:10 AM

We wrote an open invitation as a response to the Washington Post opinion piece, "I want to return to my home state, but West Virginia doesn't want me." Our piece was published as an opinion editorial in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch today.

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Topics: Herald-Dispatch, Press

Agile mindset in a Waterfall world: Construction project

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Apr 3, 2018 10:44:50 AM

I managed a project to renovate a data center that had been built in the 1960s when mainframes, which require little power and produce very little heat, were the primary occupants. The building simply couldn’t handle the power and cooling needs of modern servers. This data center was an active data center with production equipment running; Care needed to be taken in every step, including demolition, to ensure business as usual continued.

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Topics: Agile, agile mindset

An Open Invitation to India Amos

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Mar 29, 2018 2:28:00 PM

On March 7, India Amos published an opinion piece in the Washington Post entitled "I want to return to my home state. But West Virginia doesn’t want me." She explained that, with a liberal arts degree, there was no place for her skills or passions in West Virginia, so she moved away. We wanted to respond to Ms. Amos's piece by providing insight into our initiatives to create well-paying professional jobs in the Mountain State. Below is our invitation to her to join our efforts.

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Topics: featured, Talent, West Virginia

Agile mindset in a Waterfall world: Customer collaboration

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Mar 20, 2018 10:40:12 AM

When things still don’t go as planned, how do you respond? Do you fall back on the documentation and blame the customer? Do you blame the developer for incorrectly estimating how long the task will take? Both traditional and agile methodologies allow you to take these approaches. Rather, simply state the facts and involve the customer in these discussions. You’ll find that almost everyone understands some things are out of your control; The true test is how you deal with these events. You can hide behind your “contract” or you can have an agile mindset and put the issue out in the open to be worked on collaboratively.

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Topics: Agile, agile mindset, featured

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