A man holding many car keys

Clean Cars, Clean Plates, and Clean Slates.

You might have heard that we like to take care of our employees by offering them things that most employers wouldn’t ever consider providing, and most employees wouldn’t dream of receiving. Well, we did it again. This young man, Beau, washed and detailed all of…

Read more
A rubber duck saying the word hack

At Rustici Software, We Like to Quack

Quell [kwel] verb (used with object) 1. to suppress; put an end to; extinguish. We base our work year around quarters, like a lot of companies do. At the end of each quarter, we have a "quell" week. It's the end of the quarter, and…

Read more
rustici default blog image

A conferencing we’ll go …

We believe in being up front. Honesty. Transparency. Frankness. So we’re a bit disappointed that we won’t be joining you guys for some conferences this year. We could, but … well, we’d have to pay to be there. I’m not talking about the registration fee.…

Read more

How to Top Kanye and T&A?

I spent last night the Music City Future 50 Awards dinner for the 4th year in a row (we were also just selected for the BusinessTN Hot100 for the second year in a row). If you make the Future 50 five times, you get inducted…

Read more
rustici default blog image

Holiday Gifts

This is a festive time of year. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the New Year, or if you're just excited that it might snow soon, we wish you and your loved ones all the best.The other day, I was talking with a few other…

Read more
rustici default blog image

Music City Future 50 x3

For the third year in a row, we've managed to secure a spot on the Nashville Chamber of Commerce's list of the fastest growing companies in town, the Music City Future 50. It's hard to believe we've been able to maintain such consistent growth over…

Read more
rustici default blog image

DevLearn2007::Paul Saffo

Paul Saffo has some interesting things to say, but nothing that jumped out at me until he started talking about Facebook. According to his Stanford students, "Facebook is so over. It's for 30 year olds." Has sentiment on Facebook turned? Next great thought from Paul...…

Read more
rustici default blog image

DevLearn2007::What the heck is Facebook?

Everybody is talking about Facebook... I mean, the blogosphere is just obsessed with it... Me? I'm not totally sold on Facebook as the killer app, but I am fascinated with how cultural/internet phenomena intersect with SCORM and eLearning.Shon Bayer from Enspire Learning in Austin led…

Read more
rustici default blog image

DevLearn2007::Session 110

I spent part of the morning with a topic near to my professional heart... Session 110 was titled "A Web Service Architecture for Integrating SCORM and Experiential Learning". Yes, it's a mouthful.More or less, Ginny Travers was presenting BBN's solution from an ADL prototype that…

Read more
rustici default blog image

DevLearn2007::Sir Ken Robinson

I'm often impressed by the visionary keynote speakers at these conferences. The themes are relatively similar, but they often express them in insightful ways. Sir Ken Robinson spoke today on the importance of creativity among other things. First, I'll share a couple of pearls he…

Read more
rustici default blog image

DevLearn2007::Underway

Another week, another conference. This time I'm in San Jose, CA at DevLearn2007. My expressed purpose in being here is simply this: I want to understand the innovative technologies available in eLearning. What better place than a conference in Silicon Valley, right? So, three days…

Read more
rustici default blog image

Learning 2007::Tuesday Afternoon General Session

Back at it this afternoon... (quotes are loose)John Howley, legal expertise"Tell your lawyer what you need from them." This is the great incentive to get your lawyer up to speed on the things you require.We have developed in the common law tradition, in which judges…

Read more