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CTO to Go: Moving to the Cloud

by Royce Hall on July 13, 2020 | Azure,software development,technology,Tools

Benefits of the Cloud I thhink the reason the cloud has become an important thing is because managing your own infrastructure (your hardware, your network, your data center) are all very complex and difficult. It used to be that if you were a company that was big enough to need that type of stuff, you had no choice but to...

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Azure Through the Eyes of a Drone

by Royce Hall on June 5, 2020 | Azure,data management,software development,technology,Tools

One of the coolest projects Level 12 has worked on has been utilizing autonomous drones to inspect wind turbines for damage and analyzing the pictures the drones take with machine learning. I did a brief write-up of this project here. There are all sorts of things to nerd out on: drones, Machine Learning, cloud computing, Internet of Things, and automation....

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Prioritizing Our Tech Stack

by Elliot Cameron on April 13, 2016 | Python,software development,Tools

The technological landscape is vast and varied. Hundreds of programming languages each with thousands of tools, libraries, and services all compete for recognition. Most tech tools offer at least some legitimate benefit, so gazing at the metropolis of possibilities is often bewildering. As a tech company, how do we sort through the maelstrom and land on a good technology stack? The answer can...

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Four Reasons to Move your Database out of Excel

by Biz Dev on April 6, 2016 | software development,Tools

Excel is an easy program to love.  The software is excellent when it comes to displaying data, charts, and clearly organizing information on a worksheet.  However, Excel is not a good database option. Many Excel users make a habit of pushing Excel beyond its helpful boundaries.  This may have the unintended consequences of putting business-critical information at risk or adding time-sucking...

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