UDig Opens Nashville Office

January 2020 We’ve landed in Music City! We are excited to announce that Meg Chamblee and Matt Dean have joined our Executive team and will be leading the charge in building out our Nashville, Tennessee branch. Both boast extensive experience in IT and most recently, grew a technology consulting operation from the ground up while at a multi-billion dollar international company.   

UDig Presents at RVA Data Science Meetup

November 2019 Consultants Matt Taylert and Jacob Ferraiolo from our Advanced Insights practice presented at November’s RVA Data Science Meetup. The two shared our recent engagement with the Virginia Public Access Project and how text analytics reduced a previously manual effort to deduplicate data.  

Women in Tech Conference

October 2019 Several UDig team members attended RVATech’s annual Women in Technology conferenceSpeakers presented on topics including quiet leadership, Robotic Process Automation, authenticity in management, and more. As has been the case for the last several years, it was high energy conference with insightful content shared. 

Solution Evolution

October 2019 UDig hosted its first internal hackathon, dubbed “Solution Evolution”, at its headquarters office. The team was divided into smaller groups and asked to develop a solution that measures employee sentiment in a non-taxing way. David Gallagher, Richard Wintsch and Ed Cook volunteered their time to judge final presentations and select a winning project. This was a great opportunity for the group to collaborate, flex their innovative muscles and fine tune their presentation skills 

RamHacks

September 2019 ‘Best Use of Natural Language Processing’ was our challenge this year at VCU’s RamHacks, a 24-hour programming marathon. Our team enjoyed working with students from many different universities and reviewing their impressive final projects.

Walmart BizBowl

September 2019 Our Richmond team participated in the SportsBackers Walmart Biz Bowl, a corporate field day. UDig took home first place in the dodgeball tournament and second place overall within the Small Business category.

Ben Wunder Presents at RJUG

September 2019 UDig Lead Consultant, Ben Wunder, presented “Hyperledger Fabric Utilizing the Java SDK’ at the Richmond Java User Group.  Ben first provided a high-level overview of blockchain and then introduced Hyperledger Fabric and how its consensus models can be leveraged within the confines of a federated group in a private setting.  

Sportable Basketball Tournament

September 2019 UDig was the proud presenting sponsor of Sportable’s National Wheelchair Basketball Association Tournament, the River City Classic, in Richmond. Sportable is a nonprofit in RVA dedicated to transforming the lives of those with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport. We have valued our partnership with the organization and were excited to support such a great event! 

UDig Celebrates 18 Years

August 2019  18 years is really something! We got our team together to celebrate the occasion internally. Our CEO and Founder, Andy Frank, shared his thoughts on UDig’s birthday: “Thank you to all of our clients and employees for making this possible. After 18 years, we realize that we don’t have all the answers but we are always working hard to deliver results for our customers and create an engaging, fun culture for our people.”

Special Olympics Virginia

June 2019   Our team volunteered with Special Olympics Virginia at this year’s Summer Games. We had an awesome time watching athletes from all over the State of Virginia compete for track and field titles. After each event came to a close we awarded the athletes with their medals. This was such an awesome event and we are excited to be involved again next year!

Anthem Corporate Run

June 2019   This year we had a record high participation from employees for the Anthem Corporate Run. We love to see our employees spending time with coworkers outside of the office. Our team may not have been the fastest, but we had a blast running in our orange and representing UDig!

Joe Fehrman Presents at NOVA.js

June 2019   Joe Fehrman, Software Engineering Consultant, presented “Storybook UI Testing you Will Love” at the NOVA.js user group. The presentation looked at the ins and outs of Storybook, a user interface development environment.

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Advanced Insights Presents on Machine Learning

May 2019   Steve MacLauchlan, Director of Advanced Insights, and Matt Taylert, Advanced Insights Consultant, presented “Achieving your Business Objectives through Machine Learning” at our headquarters. Their presentation focused on how machine learning can be applied to many industries to help discover insights in a company’s data.

Splatter that Matters

May 2019   This year is the fourth year UDig has participated in Splatter that Matters, a corporate paintball tournament benefiting The Doorways. Our team always has a great time competing with all the organizations involved in this event.

UDig Ranks #22 on Richmond BizSense’s Generosity Inc. List

March 2019   Richmond BizSense’s Generosity Inc. List charts the charitable giving of local companies in the previous calendar year. UDig is dedicated to the community and is proud to support the incredible charities Richmond is lucky to have.

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RVATech Data Science Summit

March 2019   UDig’s Advanced Insights team attended RVATech’s inaugural Data Science Summit at the Dewey Gottwald Center.

VCU Executive MBA Machine Learning Presentation

March 2019   Steve MacLauchlan, Director of Advanced Insights, presented “Machine Learning 101” to a class in VCU’s Executive MBA program.

Joe Fehrman Presents at RVA.js

March 2019   Joe Fehrman, Software Engineering Consultant, presented “Storybook.JS: Component Based Happily Ever After” at the RVA.js user group.

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JMU, UVA & VCU Career Fairs

February 2019   UDig’s Talent Acquisition team headed to James Madison University, the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University for their Spring career fairs.

Startup Virginia Machine Learning Presentation

January 2019   Steve MacLauchlan, Director of Advanced Insights, and Andy Frank, Founder and CEO, presented “Machine Learning 101” at the 1717 Innovation Center to Startup Virginia’s businesses.