Category Archives: BS Event

Scavenging for the Holidays

The arch at Washington Square, NYC.Last week, Boyle Software’s New York City staff and friends celebrated the holiday season with a chilly-but-raucous scavenger hunt through the narrow streets and avenues of Greenwich Village.

Following a course laid out in the “Secrets of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt” by Watson Adventures, three intrepid teams of clue-hunters spread out over the West Village to discover new spots and encounter little-known tidbits of Village history. Did you know that Mark Twain wrote most of THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER within a couple of blocks of Washington Square? Have you seen the Cafe Wha? where Jimi Hendrix was discovered? Do you know the place where Bob Dylan wrote “Blowin’ In The Wind”?* All this and much, much more was learned over the course of the 90-minute hunt. Continue reading

A great night of agile talk

Sam Prasad discusses agile methodologiesThis past Wednesday evening, our New York City HQ played host to an informative TechTalk comparing the Kanban and Scrum agile development methodologies. Dr. Samuel Prasad shared his extensive knowledge, giving the assembled audience – Boyle Software staff members, friends, and client guests – insights from his years  of coaching organizations adopting “new,” unfamiliar agile modes of doing business. Continue reading

TechTalk: Scrum vs. Kanban

Scrum vs. KanbanOur next TechTalk will be a popular one for those of you interested in agile software development methodologies. On November 12th, agile expert Dr. Samuel Prasad will be on hand in our New York City HQ to lead a discussion comparing two of the most common agile methodologies in use today: Scrum and Kanban. This TechTalk is sure to have some lively back-and-forth – we all have war stories from our own agile experiences – so get your RSVP in soon (instructions below). Continue reading

TechTalk: hybris + CoreMedia Integration

SAP's Hybris and CoreMedia logosThe next in our series of TechTalks will feature Lane Liles, our VP of Back-end Development, talking about his recent integration of SAP’s ecommerce platform hybris with CoreMedia’s fantastic content management system. This event will take place at 6pm on Thursday, October 2nd, and be held – as usual – at our HQ offices in Manhattan. All BSI family, friends, and clients are welcome! Please follow the RSVP instructions below…

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TechTalk: SuperSolver & iBeacon Technology

350x237_supersolver_teamBig thanks to Rungson Samroengraja of SuperSolver who delivered a great TechTalk last week! Rungson – pictured at center here, alongside his SuperSolver colleagues and their Basic6 partners – covered the whirlwind development of SuperSolver over the last year as well as giving attendees an interesting peek into features the much-buzzed-about start-up is looking to add in the coming months.

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UP NEXT: TechTalk – SuperSolver

SuperSolverThe next in Boyle Software’s series of TechTalks will be a look at the technology behind SuperSolver, a recently developed and released free app that allows for unprecedented and anonymous communication between consumers and businesses. “SuperSolver is part of the new category of shopper apps [that] may be the retailers’ best tool yet,” wrote Forbes magazine in a piece from this past January, “Customers can use shopper apps to discover what’s in the store. SuperSolver  acts like a butler; it is unobtrusive yet helpful.”

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