Ryan Casey was recently featured in the McIntire School of Commerce's Management of Information Technology (MIT) career newsletter.

Ryan Casey and Harrison Thrift attended an American Water Works Association conference at Utah State University...
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Growing Technologies is pleased to announce that we will be working on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in support of David Feldon, Ph.D. at Utah State University and Joshua Castleburry at Central Carolina Community College.  Growing Technologies will develop an application that will model wastewater treatment plants and provide an interactive simulation and training system for wastewater plant operators.

Growing Technologies will be launching a new web site for University of Virginia (UVA) Health System’s department of Neuro-Oncology. The application will be used by Neuro-Oncology staff to manage patient data including treatment plans, visits and diagnosis data. The application allows for streamlined data entry, improved reporting and improved access to critical patient data. As a part of the project, GT will migrate Neuro-Oncology’s data from their previous system, a Microsoft Access® based database.

Growing Technologies is happy to announce that we have been selected as Piedmont Virginia Community College's (PVCC) technology partner for their upcoming website redesign.  We will be implementing Drupal 7 as their Content Management System (CMS) which will provide them with the ability to manage all their site content effortlessly while distributing the content editing responsibility throughout the organization while maintaining the overall management of the content with workflow management.

Web site design and development has been a part of our day to day lives for about 2 decades.  Why is that just within the last 2-3 years has information architecture been a "task" in all of our project plans?  Did we not do it before?  Were we doing it wrong?  Not necessarily...most of us always approached analysis of usability and then worked on how we can structure a site to be easy to use.  Because that truly is the most important thing. Look at fancy layout, no fancy banners, just easy.

Is Responsive Design the new buzz word or is it really an important aspect of web design?  In my opinion, it is one of the most important techniques introduced in web design and development in the most recent years.  The "web" is constantly changing due to the behaviors of the people using it.  It makes sense that web design and development has to change to compliment the behavior of the users going to our sites.

Growing Technologies is looking for a software developer to join our team. Ideal candidates have at least 2 years experience with Microsoft Technologies (ASP.NET, C#, MVC, MS SQL), Drupal, mySQL, CSS, HTML5, Jquery and/or Javascript and want to work in a collaborative environment. Familiarization with Git, Trac, CruiseControl, and Harvest is a plus.

We feel fortunate to have been the technology partner of choice for CNE and CACF.  GT implemented a new and improved nonprofit directory for the CNE and CACF.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to be a part of SWaMFest 2011 as a speaker.  My topic was Marketing and Social Media.  I partnered with Dan Herbert from Vectec, Inc. where he spoke about social media statistics and provided a high level overview of Social Media as a whole.