Sam Taggart SAS Workshops
Short description of what you business does or what you specialize in: Every manufactured product needs to be tested at some point. On the front end, there is R&D testing and on the back end there is QA testing as stuff comes off the assembly line. This testing is often automated. Often these machines are built by scientists and engineers. While well-intentioned, they aren't software engineers and so they tend to make a mess. There is much more to writing good software than simply making it work. We believe these scientists and engineers are perfectly capable, they just need some direction. That is where we come in. We help them to use software engineering best practices to write software to collect the data from various sensors, and then analyze it and create reports. We also help them write that software in a way such that it is maintainable and easy to change as the business needs change. We do this through a variety of workshops, online courses and mentoring. How did you get into this line of work? Out of college I got a job building testing solutions for a company that built nuclear power plants. When I moved out to Colorado, I just started out on my own. Originally I was just building systems, but then I realized that there really was a need to educate scientists and engineers so they can take advantage of the software engineering tools already out there. Who inspires you? Entrepreneurs inspire me with their willingness to take risks. I am also inspired by all the scientists and engineers out there solving the really difficult problems society faces. Do you have a request or ask of the Connects community? If you know anyone who does product testing, R&D, or QA or just anyone who is working on a project where they have to collect data from a bunch of sensors and then analyze it, then I would love to talk to them.
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Goldens in Golden! - Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, there will not be a full-on “Goldens in Golden” gathering in 2021. Instead, Golden owners are encouraged to visit Golden with their Golden throughout February. A mini “Welcome to Golden” Arch selfie station will be set up at the Golden Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave., Feb. 1-7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.