Last week, many parts of the world celebrated Diwali, the Hindu lights festival that spans over a five-day period and coincides with the Hindu New Year. It’s a celebration of light over darkness and good over evil.
Many of our friends and coworkers in our Vadodara office celebrated Diwali and shared their experiences with us. Here’s what they had to say:
“It was my daughter's first Diwali! We celebrated along with my paternal family. My family was very excited especially my grandparents as they were celebrating the first Diwali with their great-granddaughter.
I tried my hands on Rangoli, which came out to be pretty well as a beginner. The days were spent following our family custom of doing "pooja", visiting temple and spending time with family.
In a nutshell, it was a complete blast of fun with family.” -Rahul Upadhyay
“Diwali is one of the most awaited festival in India. It...
Diwali is the five-day festival of lights that is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture. Millions of people celebrate by attending firework displays, prayers, and celebratory events across the world every autumn. The actual day of Diwali is traditionally celebrated on the third day of the festival, which this year will be Wednesday, November 7. The celebration usually falls between the middle of October and the middle of November. This year, the festival will be celebrated November 5th-9th.
What is eaten during Diwali?
The celebration features various rich, savory, and sweet dishes. While eating out is popular, families mostly prepare food at home for...
We are proud of our MaxxContent team for partnering with Vanderbilt University’s Accelerator Project. This program provides college students and recent graduate students with real world application practices combined with their classroom learning experience during this four-week certificate program. MaxxContent, known for their E-Books and Learning Management Software, is aiming to enter the college textbook market. So, the task for the Accelerator teams was to strategize a plan to make the textbook buying process easier and less time-consuming for college students. The teams presented many digital-based solutions ranging from digital book loans to gamification to virtual classroom applications. Also, the teams provided many ideas for marketing strategies ranging from Instagram and Facebook campaigns to having student brand ambassadors at freshman orientation. Overall, this was a great...
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The Nashville Serving Veterans Community Board is a nonprofit organization focused on helping veterans transition back into civilian life after serving our country. The nonprofit operates under the umbrella of Operation Stand Down Tennessee. DevDigital has partnered with Nashville Serving Veterans by building and hosting a virtual welcome center for veterans coming into the...
DevDigital’s clients are innovative and creative in their approaches to streamlining processes. Our client, LifeFilez securely organizes important life documents that users can access anytime and anywhere. This document vault is useful for individuals that want to keep their most important documents organized, secure, and easily available for reference. LifeFilez not only offers an easy-to-use and efficient option for organizing important life documents but also offers a support system.
LifeFilez offers users a rate of $121 for the first year, then $21/year after the initial year. If users upload 10 recommended documents within the first five weeks of using LifeFilez, they will receive a $100 rebate.
LifeFilez saves users time and prevents them from experiencing the stress of having to track down important files. Life often presents unexpected situations that require important...
DevDigital is pleased to announce its role in the purchase of CoreCommerce and its assets, a Nashville-based SaaS (software as a service) eCommerce platform company.
CoreCommerce is an affordable, comprehensive online selling platform for established businesses and entrepreneurs. Founded in 2001, the hosted solutions provide website templates, shopping cart services such as shipping, taxes, payments, and fulfillment. Additional services such as marketing, customer management and inventory control provide its clients the full suite of services to manage their online business. CoreCommerce provides an extraordinary, personal level of service and consulting for its clients, helping them optimize their business processes and maximize their online sales.
DevDigital’s continued growth and strong momentum will be providing resources and developmental expertise as CoreCommerce continues to...
Finally! We can tell you what’s going on behind the scenes around here.
Next week, we’ll be celebrating the opening of the Nashville Internet Exchange.
A quick explanation: An Internet Exchange (IX) is a physical infrastructure that allows member internet service providers (ISPs) to exchange traffic between their individual networks. They reduce the portion of an ISP’s traffic that has to go through an upstream provider, which ultimately reduces cost and increases speeds.
There are only a handful of exchanges in the United States, and with Nashville’s growing reputation as a tech hub, we knew it was time to open one here.
Right now, anything that goes out over the Internet from Nashville has to go through Atlanta, Chicago, or Dallas. The Nashville Internet Exchange localizes our connectivity, making it faster for residents.
Ok, we know. Internet Exchanges aren’t the easiest things to...
After exiting my last company and starting Serious Startups, it has been my goal to leverage experienced gained as a serial entrepreneur in the traditional “interactive agency” space, and spark a revolution in the tech startup community.
So often, tech startup founders have a fantastic idea...but lack the design, development and marketing experience to raise capital or even successfully bootstrap a MVP (minimum viable product).
Simply put, I wanted to enable a solid team of designers, developers and marketing strategists the ability to join forces with startup founders, not as traditional vendors, but true partners with vested interest in the success of great ideas.
So why did I join forces with DevDigital?
When I met Peter Marcum and Mitch Ballard, the founders of DevDigital, it quickly became apparent our goals were the same, but they were much further down the road than I...