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.
October 2019 Several UDig team members attended RVATech’s annual Women in Technology conference. Speakers 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 a high energy conference with insightful content shared.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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!
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!
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.Learn More
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.
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.
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.Learn More
March 2019 UDig’s Advanced Insights team attended RVATech’s inaugural Data Science Summit at the Dewey Gottwald Center.
March 2019 Steve MacLauchlan, Director of Advanced Insights, presented “Machine Learning 101” to a class in VCU’s Executive MBA program.
March 2019 Joe Fehrman, Software Engineering Consultant, presented “Storybook.JS: Component Based Happily Ever After” at the RVA.js user group.Learn More
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.
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.
December 2018 Rich Young, Business Development Manager, and Steve MacLauchlan, Director of Advanced Insights, attended ASAE’s Technology Conference.
December 2018 Andy Frank, Founder and CEO, was featured on Richard Coughlan’s “Dialogue on Decision-Making” podcast. They discuss pivotal decisions made in Andy’s career that led to the start of UDig and how values, accountability, leadership and culture played large roles in UDig’s success.Learn More