From the workbench.

September 21, 2016

Press Release: Evereve and A&D to Demo Styling Application ‘Trendsend’ at MinneDemo24

Evereve and Ackmann & Dickenson (A&D) will present the recently released application Trendsend at MinneDemo24, Minnesota’s foremost technology showcase event. The event will be held at The Riverview Theatre in Minneapolis on Wednesday, September 21st. Evereve, a fashion-forward retailer for moms, had a unique business need to grow their monthly subscription box business. With the evolution of direct-to-consumer […]

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September 8, 2016 / Joe Sonka

A Review: The Global Leadership Summit

Last month I was offered a free ticket by a friend to the 2016 Global Leadership Summit (GLS). The GLS is a conference gathering over 305,000 attendees in 675+ sites, 125 countries, and in 59 different languages for a two-day event. It has been on my radar for a couple years but for various reasons […]

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August 18, 2016

Our New Website: Goals, User Experience, and Data

As a technology thought-leader, part of our commitment to our clients is ensuring we are always well versed with the latest software development, user experience design, and digital marketing best practices. And what better way to showcase the talent of our team than to create a site reflecting our expertise? Without further ado, we are very excited […]

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July 15, 2016

React-Redux Blog Series: Manage State with Redux

In our last video, we introduced state management to our React components. Today we’ll introduce redux, a utility for managing the state of our entire application. We’ll be moving all of our application state into the redux store, and then we’ll see how to dispatch an action that causes the state to be updated. If […]

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June 28, 2016

Ackmann & Dickenson Recognized as Premiere Minnesota Workplace

Ackmann & Dickenson (A&D), a web, application development and digital marketing firm, is honored to have been nominated for multiple awards throughout the past few months. The majority of these awards are based upon A&D’s place as a top workplace in Minnesota. “Receiving this type of feedback from our team validates our passion for creating […]

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June 23, 2016

A&D Announces Partnership with Modern Climate

As modern business evolves and brands’ marketing challenges become more complex, Ackmann & Dickenson (A&D) partner Clear Night Group continues to diversify its rich platform of solutions. Clear Night Group’s fourth acquisition in the past 18 months, Minneapolis-based brand + technology company Modern Climate, generates customer experiences that sharpen, strengthen, activate and ultimately maintain a […]

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June 14, 2016

Permissions in Android Marshmallow

It’s been nearly eight months since Android Marshmallow was released, and several months before its successor (Android N) is scheduled to be released, but the technology world is still just starting to adopt it: as of May 2016 only 7.5% of Android devices were running Marshmallow. Despite Marshmallow’s current rarity, this number will increase as […]

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June 8, 2016

A Marshmallow World: The 8th Annual Champions for Children Golf Classic

This past week the 8th Annual Champions for Children Celebrity Golf Classic was in full swing. The tournament, held at the beautiful grounds of Windsong Farm Golf Club, has raised over $750,000 for the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital (UMMCH) since its inception. This was Ackmann & Dickenson’s second year sponsoring Hole 14 and the subsequent game […]

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June 3, 2016

Gradual Typing with TypeScript and React

As the JavaScript ecosystem has proliferated over the last few years many tools have been created to help manage complexity and increase developer productivity while making these applications. These tools range from bundlers and task runners like grunt, gulp and webpack, to MVC frameworks like Angular, Ember, and Vue. Another two tools that have become […]

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May 26, 2016

Abundance of Data Sparks Revolutionary Software Application

In 2008, Ackmann & Dickenson was at the very beginning of its rise as one of the top web development firms in Minneapolis. Priscilla Koeckeritz and Jerry Larson had an idea that would change the way commercial buildings interpreted their utility data. With the help of engineers, software developers, and energy experts the custom software application […]

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