5 Reasons Co-Working Spaces Are The Best Places

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5 Reasons Co-Working Spaces Are The Best Places

When we started We Write Code in 2015, there was no question in my mind on where we would setup shop. Des Moines is home to a number of great neighborhoods to work. Each with their own pros and cons. However, with the core of our business being very networking focused, it was clear that Gravitate, a co-working space located in downtown Des Moines, was going to be our home.

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Productivity: Focus on Focus

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Productivity: Focus on Focus

Getting started on something new can feel like climbing a butter mountain in rollerblades. You begin to make headway, only to get distracted and start sliding down, past all the progress you made. No one likes that.

Here are a few ways to tackle productivity.

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5 Signs Your Website is Hurting Your Rep

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5 Signs Your Website is Hurting Your Rep

We’ve all seen the signs of an outdated website — remember hit counters? Before Google Analytics, they were on every website! But aside from that one and some of the other more obvious ones, what are some less obvious signs your website might be outdated?

We'll count down the top 5 signs your website needs a redesign.

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3 Ways to Prototype Your Idea

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3 Ways to Prototype Your Idea

Whether you work for a large company and have some thoughts on how to improve an existing process, or you’ve been working on something brand new, testing it out is important to make sure your target audience is buying what you're selling. These 3 types of design can speed up that process and help you move towards your vision even faster.

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What is an “application” anyway?

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What is an “application” anyway?

When you hear the word “application” or “app”, it probably conjures up images of the programs and games we have on our smartphones. Apps are for more than just phones though, and today we’re going to break down just what the heck apps are and take a closer look at the different types of apps we use every day.

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4 Things To Do Before Starting a Company

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4 Things To Do Before Starting a Company

After experiencing the same frustration over and over, inspiration strikes and you’re convinced you’ve come up with the next Uber or SpaceX. You think this idea could be big and you can’t wait to get started.

But of course the question remains - is your idea actually viable and do customers want what you’re selling?

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What is an "MVP"?

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What is an "MVP"?

In product development, MVP refers to Minimum Viable Product and was popularized by the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. More than a literal definition though, MVP is a way of thinking. It’s a mindset of minimizing risk to chase a more probable reward – a methodology to ensure your resources are spent on the right priorities.

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