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Live…From San Francisco… It’s Appian World 2017

The Zombie Escape Room…it’s one of the featured attractions here at Appian World 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in the Embarcadero area of San Francisco. Yesterday, I volunteered to host one of the three Escape Rooms at the hotel. I helped several teams of fearless clients and customers set out on a mission to solve an array of mind-bending puzzles ... Read More

Low-Code Speed + BPM Power = The Transformation Fast Track

“In the new world, it is not the big fish which eats the small fish, it’s the fast fish which eats the slow fish.” — Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum This famous quote feels more insightful than ever here at the start of 2017. We are smack in the ... Read More

San Francisco (I’ll Meet You There With Powerful Software)

Ah, San Francisco. The City by the Bay. Just under 50 square miles, this hilly, urban city is widely recognized as the most technologically innovative place in the country…if not the world! Since the founding of Hewlett Packard spurred the Silicon Valley tech boom in the 1960s, to the flourishing entrepreneurial startup culture that thrives ... Read More

Student Hackathon: 10 Apps in 5 Days

Picture this. You’re a young college student studying one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It’s exciting to study it, and you cannot wait til you get the chance to live it. Then, one day…almost out of the blue…there it is. The opportunity to live it! You get your hands on a leading ... Read More

Inaugural Women’s Leadership Program Coding Challenge

Are you a college student who loves tech? How does $1,000 cash sound? What about an exclusive internship? A chance to work on developing real product features for a cutting-edge technology? What more could a college student want?! That dream can become reality, thanks to the Inaugural Appian Women’s Leadership Program Coding Challenge! What is it? ... Read More

Ascend is Doing Great Things. Here’s Why It Matters.

Recently, Appian had the pleasure of hosting Marina LeGree, Founder & Executive Director of Ascend Athletics, for an hour long informational session filled with eye-opening and passionate stories of the non-profit’s accomplishments. Marina grew up in Washington State, and was one of three girls in the family. One key factor that has stuck with Marina ... Read More

Why Short Release Cycles Matter

It’s great that Agile delivers some “done” – potentially shippable – functionality at the end of each Sprint, but it’s important to remember that the true impact and best feedback will come when end users actually start interacting with the application you’ve developed.   For this reason, it’s essential to keep your release cycles short ... Read More

Appian World 2016: Day 2 Highlights

Yes, you’re correct that there was no Day 1 blog, because all you would have read was my review of the endless apps, many drinks and plentiful conversation about television and fish and chips (shout out to Neal Ward-Dutton!) from yesterday. Today, we got down to business. Literally. Being new to the BPM space, I ... Read More