Thanks to the team spirit and organizational skills of software engineer, Andy Yeung, IQ held an after-work ping-pong tournament with plenty of healthy competition and fun! And who came out on top? Sam Cheng, software engineer, won the coveted trophy, while Jean Pucek, Director of Operations, took home the Southwest division championship. Congratulations!
IQ Inc. hosted its first employee development conference showcasing presentations given by our employees! On October 20 at our Monroeville office, after a warm welcome and opening remarks from CEO and Founder Barbara VanKirk, employees spent the morning participating in self-selected workshop sessions. Wow, look at these topics and expert presenters: The Reactive Manifesto and […]
The value of experimentation There are two well-known failures that led to a life-changing breakthrough and a ridiculously simple product that has been ridiculously successful. Failures aren’t always failures. ‘I know 99 ways to not make a lightbulb.’ How many sticky notes would you guess have been used? That data isn’t readily available. But since […]
On August 30th, IQ Inc. continued its Serving Leader training for 15 of its employees, including software architects, engineers, testers, management, and our newly promoted engagement leaders. From the Five Powerful Actions to Transform your Team, Business, and Community, this training was focused on: Upend the Pyramid — Serving Others First and Supporting Learning and […]
IQ Inc. is honored to be the sixth of twelve companies in the Technology division for Pittsburgh’s Fastest Growing Companies, a ranking of 100 for-profit companies based in our region based on growth between 2014 and 2016. Winners were honored at an event presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times, and will be included in a […]
The QA Function ‘Inspector 12, ‘Say what you do and do what you say.’ Binders and binders of documents. ‘Process, process, process.’ These are concepts that will resonate, sometimes (most times?) negatively with anyone who has ever plowed through the process of achieving an ISO9001 certification. These outward signs of a commitment to quality look […]
Testing new recruits QUESTION: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? This riddle is one of the more famous […]
EY announced that Barbara VanKirk, President and Founder of IQ. Inc. as a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year ® 2017 Award in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment […]
We are all moved in to our new office space! The dust has settled and the boxes have been unpacked – take a look at some pictures of our new collaboration-friendly space! Featuring 3 conference rooms, an open-air working space, and plenty of room to grow!
…and being knocked down by dodgeballs. Here at IQ we are always looking for new and fun ways for our employees to practice teambuilding. So when Ryan suggested we jump around like kids at a trampoline park – some of us were all for it. A handful of IQ employees traveled to the Sky […]