Entries by Jenna Whelan

A Day in the Life of a Truck

The rise of low-code software gets a lot of attention, and deservedly, for opening accessibility to familiar tools to create friendly and connected apps.  But often overlooked are the platforms that have empowered user customization for a long time. One of my decade-old favorites is Google Earth. It is a platform that you can customize […]

I am depressed about Planet 9.

Years ago, Pluto was downgraded from planet to a dwarf planet, which reduced the number of planets in our solar system to 8. However, scientists think there is another planet, several times larger than earth, hiding out there. They call it Planet 9. How, you wonder, could a whole honkin’ planet be “hiding” in our […]

Post-Pandemic Return to Work

The pandemic has rocked our world. I try to look at the glass half full and find the positive things that have happened as a result. The pandemic caused people to work in ways they would have never thought of. Pre-COVID, many companies would never bat an eye at the thought of their staff working […]

Why your LinkedIn profile is more valuable than your Resume

Confession Time! I’ve only read the Resume of one @Ideba employee ever! And if you can guess who it is first time, I’ll send you a @Starbucks card. As is widely recognized, the majority of people get a job through peer referrals, networking and other personal introductions. Soft skills are often key, along with first […]

A More Normal Social Life

Like many (probably most) other people, COVID-19 drastically changed my social interactions in 2020 and continues to impact them in 2021. I stopped going to the gym, recreational soccer was cancelled, stopped going to church and restaurants, and stayed away from nearly all friends and family. As an outgoing and sociable person, these changes took […]

The Importance of Real (Not Virtual) Connection

Like a lot of people, I’ve been working from home during the pandemic. Since I worked remotely for Ideba before (and will continue to work from home once the world completely opens up), I count myself lucky that the switch to virtual meetings and interactions was a seamless one. That is not to say that […]

Increased Importance and Awareness of Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of focus on people’s physical health. However, with new data and research coming out we are learning about the collective toll COVID-19 had on people’s mental health as well. In a poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KKF) in the spring of 2020, 45% of adults in the […]

Push to Innovate

Expanding on the ongoing Ideba blog theme: what are you most excited to see in 2021? I have to say I look forward to outcomes and experiences related to technological industries and use of that technology being put into overdrive. We just saw two major leaps in space exploration take place when Amazon and Virgin […]