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June 12, 2017: UI Design is Hard, but Worth it

Director of IT, Mike Gates, talks about the history on web design and how the product and development team worked together to create Water Sage's user-friendly interface.

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June 5, 2017: The 9 Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Data (and How to Deal with Them)

If you’re reading this, you have some interest in data. Welcome to my world! Though long seen as a geeky subject, data is becoming more embedded in all our worlds, and facility with it is a skill more and more people are expected to have. Whether you personally provide data to others or consume it or both, please read on; I hope you pick up a useful tidbit or two.

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May 17, 2017: What I learned at Water Fluency, part 1

Our Marketing Director, Rebecca Callahan, talks about what she's learned at Colorado Foundation for Water Education's Water Fluency professional development course.

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May 12, 2017: To Open Source or Not to Open Source: that is the question.

The decision of whether or not to integrate open source components into your application, or indeed to offer your application as an open source product itself must, at the end of the day, transcend the realm of rhetoric and philosophy.  It must be based on the requirements of the product, the cost of the development and (listen carefully, managers) the sanity and satisfaction of the developers on the front lines. 

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May 6, 2017: Montana: should we look West to learn how to manage exempt wells?

Montana water users are watching the growing water rights dispute in Washington, because Montana has looked at aspects of Washington’s approach to water rights as an example to follow.

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Apr 28, 2017: Racing with Machines

Our Marketing Director, Rebecca Callahan, discusses the benefits of embracing new technology and not shying away from it.

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Mar 24, 2017: Effective Water Data: The First Step in Proactive Management

Without recordkeeping, comprehensive resource management is impossible, making fact-based decision-making equally impossible. California faces a critical impasse where water use regulation is in danger of deadlock from a crippling lack of reliable and accessible information.

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Mar 9, 2017: A few thoughts about “water deals” in Colorado

Spencer Williams, Water Sage's Business Development Manager and Colorado water law expert shares best practices for evaluating water rights investment opportunities.

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Mar 3, 2017: Public Data: A Data Collection Specialist's Perspective

Jamie Stone, one of Water Sage's Software Developers and resident data collection guru, talks about wrangling data, in particular public data and what he's learned while building Water Sage.

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Feb 17, 2017: The Process of Minimal Process

Mike Gates, Director of IT for Water Sage, discusses his software development methodology preferences - and why it works so well when developing stellar products.

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Rebecca will be at Colorado Foundation for Water Education's Water Fluency course in Palisades, CO on June 29th.
    • Jim will be at the Montana Governors Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee Update in Helena, MT on July 18th.
    • Spencer and Kelly will be at the Summer Colorado Water Congress Conference in Vail, CO on August 23-25.
    • Jim will be at the Montana Association of Counties Annual Conference in Bozeman, MT on September 17-21.
    • Jim will be at the Montana League of Cities & Towns Annual Conference in Great Falls, MT on Septrember 27-29.
    • Jim will be at the Montana American Water Resources Association in Helena, MT on October 19-20.
    • Jim will be at the Montana Association of Conservation Districts Annual Conference in Bozeman, MT on November 12-14.

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