Our thoughts, perspectives, and musings on Technology


We share knowledge, ideas and ambitions openly, contantly improving and critiquing our ideas in the larger community.

Our Blog

Blog - culture

Management and Accountability

Being a manager at a company where autonomy is highly valued and exercised is a lot less stressful than a traditional management position. By sticking to process and keeping lines of communication open, we are able to hold each other, and ourselves, accountable for getting our work completed on time. But sometimes things get a little exciting around here, work piles up, and tasks that may not seem too urgent to anyone but me, can begin to slip through the cracks. Sometimes… I have to step up my manager game and be insistent.

Being a manager at a company where autonomy is highly valued and exercised is a lot less stressful than a traditional management position. By sticking...

Comments
Video - digital-marketing

Hesperia Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic

The 32nd Annual Golf Classic, hosted by the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce, was an incredibly fun event! It was a great opportunity to not only meet some great leaders and owners of businesses in Hesperia, but also help support our local Camber of Commerce!

The 32nd Annual Golf Classic, hosted by the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce, was an incredibly fun event! It was a great opportunity to not only meet som...

1:01
Blog - development

Why and how to use SVGs on your site

We recently improved and added several new sections to our site. Throughout the design process, I had in mind the large variety of different browser types, image types and screen resolutions that would be available to view the site. I decided to design multiple graphics in Illustrator and save them as SVG.

We recently improved and added several new sections to our site. Throughout the design process, I had in mind the large variety of different browser t...

Comments
Video - digital-marketing

High Desert Economic Summit

The 2015 High Desert Economic Summit helped teach about the trends that are shaping communities, how to identify new advantages for your business, and equipping yourself to plan for the coming year. The High Desert Economic Summit helped bring together knowledgeable speakers and panelists to explore our new local economy and give insights needed to create a roadmap for success.

The 2015 High Desert Economic Summit helped teach about the trends that are shaping communities, how to identify new advantages for your business, and...

4:10
Blog - digital-marketing

What's the deal with your elevator pitch?

How many times in a day do you explain what exactly it is that you do for a living? I am in sales, so I do this quite often. I describe our services and products, as simply as possible, and try to keep it interesting. I have a few dusty old elevator pitches that I pull from my memory from time to time, repurposing as necessary.

How many times in a day do you explain what exactly it is that you do for a living? I am in sales, so I do this quite often. I describe our services a...

Comments
Blog - devops

Hashing out a Docker Workflow - Part 1

Several months ago I was having a conversation with a friend about our Chef workflow for managing and provisioning servers, as well as provision our local machines using Vagrant. That conversation led to us talking about Docker, and how Docker is going to change everything in the devops space.

Several months ago I was having a conversation with a friend about our Chef workflow for managing and provisioning servers, as well as provision our l...

Comments
Blog - video production

Why your Business Needs to be Focusing on Video Production

Ten years ago, three former Paypal employees set out to create a website where users could upload and share their own videos. This site, as you probably already guessed, was YouTube. A year later, YouTube was purchased by Google for $1.65 billion, and since then has grown into the second largest search-engine on the web. As of last year, YouTube even dethroned Facebook, becoming the largest social media site, bringing in more visitors than Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram combined! These statistics are not only an impressive show of YouTube's history, but also gives companies invaluable insight on how to best reach their audience.

Ten years ago, three former Paypal employees set out to create a website where users could upload and share their own videos. This site, as you probab...

Comments
Blog - culture

ActiveLAMP on L.A. DrupalCon 2015

On May 11, the entire ActiveLAMP team headed to the Los Angeles Convention Center for DrupalCon 2015. Not only did we gain an immeasurable amount of knowledge, but also an immeasurable amount of free T-Shirts and swag. It was a first-time experience for most of the team, and there was something for everyone. Each one of us learned a great deal, here are some of our memories -

On May 11, the entire ActiveLAMP team headed to the Los Angeles Convention Center for DrupalCon 2015. Not only did we gain an immeasurable amount of k...

Comments
Video - drupal

DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015 Highlight

We were super excited when we found out that DrupalCon was going to be in our own backyard this year! The entire ActiveLAMP team had a great time at the three day event and we were able to capture lots of footage to put together this highlight reel!

We were super excited when we found out that DrupalCon was going to be in our own backyard this year! The entire ActiveLAMP team had a great time at t...

1:17
Blog - culture

Company Culture - Are The Hot Pockets Really That Important?

In today’s job market, company culture is not usually something considered when searching for employment. Salary and benefits are always at the top of the list, with our ideal career criteria (wish list) after that. Company culture probably doesn’t even cross the minds of most job seekers. Hopefully it is important to employers, and if it’s not, it should be. So what exactly is company culture and why is it important?

In today’s job market, company culture is not usually something considered when searching for employment. Salary and benefits are always at the top of...

Comments
Video - digital-marketing

Advantages of Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing has given companies the ability to track real time data that can help generate leads, drive sales, and improve brand awareness, and all of this at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional marketing. Here at ActiveLAMP we not only create custom strategies, but also know how to calculate and execute tactics that allow businesses to succeed.

Digital Marketing has given companies the ability to track real time data that can help generate leads, drive sales, and improve brand awareness, and ...

1:11
Blog - development

Divide & Conquer: Drupal 7, Symfony, Elasticsearch, and AngularJS - Part 2

In the previous blog post we shared how we implemented the first part of our problem in Drupal and how we decided that splitting our project into discrete parts was a good idea. I'll pick up where we left off and discuss why and how we used Symfony to build our web service instead of implementing it in Drupal.

In the previous blog post we shared how we implemented the first part of our problem in Drupal and how we decided that splitting our project into disc...

Comments

Subscribe on YouTube

We update the channel regularly with the latest client work and special event videos.