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DMC Invites You to an Oktoberfest Open House on October 20th
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC Invites You to an Oktoberfest Open House on October 20th

DMC is celebrating Oktoberfest with an open house in our new office, and we hope you are able to join us! DMC's Oktoberfest Open House October 20, 2011 4pm - 10pm 2222 N. Elston Ave, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60614 [Driving Directions] Stop by anytime throughout the evening for food, beer, and a look at our new home. There will be plenty of convenient parking available. Feel free to bring significant or insignificant others along (husbands, wives, girlfriends, old college ro...

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Ziplining and Customer Service
Frank Riordan

Ziplining and Customer Service

A few times each year DMC holds an all-day company meeting. It's a chance for all of our team members to discuss our goals and have some fun together. Past meetings have taken us anywhere from Chicago's waterfront, to an improv session, to the Melrose Park Grand Prix. For our most recent all-day company we chartered a bus and took the entire to the treetop canopies of Wisconsin. On the trip to Wisconsin, I gave a presentation on DMC's Customer Service Fundamentals, with an impr...

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DMC Goes Kayaking on the Chicago River
Jason Mayes

DMC Goes Kayaking on the Chicago River

While we spend a lot of time together here at the office, we also try to organize fairly frequent DMC outings. Since we tend to be fairly active people, our summer events seem to skew in that direction as well. In the past few months we’ve entered a few races here in Chicago (Shamrock Shuffle, Chase Corporate Challenge, and the Terrapin 5k), played in a sand volleyball league at North Beach, had a few boat nights on the lake, and last week, went kayaking on the Chicago River.  &nbs...

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Team Spike DMC Takes to the Beach
Jesse Batsche

Team Spike DMC Takes to the Beach

With the weather in Chicago finally breaking and summer now in full swing, several DMC engineers have recently joined forces to form a beach volleyball team, Spike DMC.  While DMC has had several company teams in soccer and other sports leagues in the past, and participated in an indoor sand volleyball league last fall, this is the first time DMC has made an appearance on a beach volleyball court. Spike DMC is participating in the coed intermediate 6's volleyball league on Tuesday ev...

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Farewell Kingsbury
Tim Jager

Farewell Kingsbury

This past Friday (April 29th), we started and......several hours later....finished our move from 1333 Kingsbury to 2222 Elston. It was pretty crazy as we (and a team of movers) dismantled the place and hauled everything to the new building. I took a video of the aftermath. Even though the place looks totally trashed, It was a really good space for DMC over the past 7 years. Kingsbury was definitely the Millennium Falcon of offices: "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it ...

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DMC is on the Move
Frank Riordan

DMC is on the Move

After seven years, DMC is moving at the end of April.  The primary reason for the move is more space, as we are continuing to grow. Our new address. which will be communicated multiple times in the coming months, is: 2222 N. Elston Avenue 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60614 Benefits of the new space include better parking for our customers, a rooftop deck, a really cool interactive display case and a lot more collaboration space. In a nod to our history, we will be naming me...

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More racing fun with friends at Argonne
Darren Jones

More racing fun with friends at Argonne

DMC teamed up with our friends at Argonne National Labs for a fun-filled night of dinner and go-kart racing. We started out at one of our favorite spots, the Kerry Piper for some great Irish food, then headed to Melrose Park Grand Prix' new location for the real action.  (Note, the smartest of the bunch ate light for every advantage on the track!) This was a great way of celebrating another year of working together.  DMC has been working with the lab on various projects for a...

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DMC to Lead Team Collaboration Workshop at Microsoft’s Midwest Headquarters
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC to Lead Team Collaboration Workshop at Microsoft’s Midwest Headquarters

DMC will be leading an executive breakfast workshop on March 16, 2011 at Microsoft's Midwest Headquarters in Downers Grove, IL. The event will focus on making the switch to a collaborative company culture and applying technology like Microsoft SharePoint to achieve your business goals. As the Heath brothers (authors of Made to Stick and Switch) say, “To make a switch, you need to script the critical moves!” DMC will assist all attendees in creating a personalized playbook with...

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A Whirlyball Welcome
Jessica Mlinaric

A Whirlyball Welcome

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010 DMC decided to welcome our newest member, Jason Mayes, with a Whirlyball outing.  This being my first Whirly experience, I was unsure of what to expect; and varying descriptions of ‘‘basketball meets jai alai’ or ‘bumper cars meet lacrosse’ were not much help. For weeks prior to visiting I heard whispers around the office of strategy, deceit, and past battle wounds.  My research did tell me that the game was founded in Sal...

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DMC Fun on, and off, and in, the Water
Frank Riordan

DMC Fun on, and off, and in, the Water

Like we do about three times a year, we had an all-company all day off-site meeting last Friday. The agenda for the day was pretty fantastic - we all loaded up on my boat at Belmont Harbor (maybe a little crowded), headed south to the Chicago Harbor Lock, & then down the river to Ping Tom Park. Once at Ping Tom Park, we broke up into several small groups and handed video cameras to each group with the mission of recording stories that capture DMC's culture, capabilities, lessons learn...

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Bastille Day 2010
Frank Riordan

Bastille Day 2010

Ok, we really knew about this from the the Shamrock Shuffle earlier this year, but Johnathan Sullivan is now, without any ambiguity, proclaimed: "World's Fastest Engineer who works at DMC" I enjoyed being in that esteemed position for a short period (although my standing had one more modifier - see here). Team DMC had a fantastic showing in the Chicago Bastille Day 5K, held in Lincoln Park on July 7th. Our team came in third place out of 26 registered teams (and a total...

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Northwestern Design Competition 2010
Jody Koplo

Northwestern Design Competition 2010

 DMC has once again sponsored the Northwestern Design Competition. Design Competition is a contest that occurs every year at Northwestern and pits fully autonomous robots against each other to accomplish a specific task. This year that task was following a line maze and retrieving wooden and metal tokens to score points. The robots competed head to head which made collisions a very real possibility. Those of you who keep up on the DMC blog may have read the employee spotlight that detail...

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Shamrock Shuffle 2010 & Commitment Contracts
Frank Riordan

Shamrock Shuffle 2010 & Commitment Contracts

Team DMC competed for the fifth straight year in the Shamrock Shuffle, an 8K (4.97 mile) race in downtown Chicago. This year the weather was a little wet and chilly but nowhere near as bad as last year. There was a lot of internal and external competition for this race, which I am certain helped all of us improve our health, get in a little better shape, and give some pretty impressive results in the race. DMC 2010 Shamrock Shuffle Race Results   Racer Time I...

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Winter Fun At DMC
Jon Carson

Winter Fun At DMC

A lot of us here at DMC like to get outdoors and stay active, even during these brutal Midwestern winters. This Saturday 5 DMC employees including myself braved the cold to spend a great day out at Alpine Valley ski resort. Jody Koplo, Jesse Batsche, Jessica Mlinaric, Eric Nielsen and I all had a blast learning how to snowboard, even though some were more succesful than others! Here is our own Jesse Batsche, tearing up the terrain park: Eric Nielsen wisely opted to avoid the physical pain...

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Go Go Green - Another DMC Competitive Event
Frank Riordan

Go Go Green - Another DMC Competitive Event

A small contingency of DMC runners competed in the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Go Go Green 5K on October 24th. Below are Nick & Kristie right before the race: The results are in and I can now say that I, Frank B. Riordan, am The Fastest Engineer in the World Who Works at DMC Who Ran in the Go Go Green Challenge on October 24, 2009 Race Results can be found here. 2009 Go Go Green 5K Race Results Frank B. Riordan 24:03 Nick Shea 24:45 ...

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DMC Gets Great Turnout at University of Illinois Job Fair
Tim Jager

DMC Gets Great Turnout at University of Illinois Job Fair

DMC received a record number of visitors to our booth at yesterday's job fair at the University of Illinois. In our quest to hire the best of the best, Jon Carson and I met and spoke with some really promising candidates and managed to collect almost 100 resumes. After a few minor adjustments, our ping-pong ball demo performed flawlessly throughout the day. As intended, it drew a lot of attention to our booth and hopefully helped us find our next stellar DMC engineer. In the spirit of coo...

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Frank Riordan

Engineers + Improv = Creative Messaging

Every three of four months (or so - depending on everyone's schedule) DMC has an all-day off site company meeting to review progress, plan ahead and to try to discuss topics that will improve things both for us and for our customers. Last week we met and the learning focus was on engaging with clients and delivering the DMC "message." Because we work with such a variety of technologies, processes and industries, it becomes quite challenging to deliver a message that is meaningfu...

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DMC Remodeling
Danny Budzinski

DMC Remodeling

Anyone who has ever visited the DMC office probably has made a trip into the friendly 'DMC Annex'. The 'Annex' (which is not really an annex at all, but rather a sub-office in need of a name due to its friendly welcoming attitude) is home to 3 of our top engineers, Nick Shea, Kristie Simon, and, of course, myself. The 'Annex' is a tight knit group, together now for 2+ years, comprising 3/4 of the DMC soccer team, and representing a good portion of the non-computer engi...

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"Team DMC" competes in 2009 Chicago Bastille Day 5K
Frank Riordan

"Team DMC" competes in 2009 Chicago Bastille Day 5K

For at least 9 years (maybe even 10) DMC has been entering a contingency of runners in the annual Bastille Day Race in Chicago's West Loop. This year we get to crown the newest member of our team as the fastest member of our team. Jesse Batsche, who joined us in January, unseated Jody Koplo as the "World's Fastest Engineer who works at DMC" The race times and per mile pace are as follows: DMC 2009 Chicago Bastille Day 5K Results   Runner ...

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DMC-Sponsored Northwestern Design Competition a Success!
Jody Koplo

DMC-Sponsored Northwestern Design Competition a Success!

DMC sponsored Northwestern University's Design Competition once again this year and the turnout and competition were once again amazing. What Went Down? The competition included 12 fully autonomous robots competing head-to-head in a challenge that involved scooping up balls and tossing them into another robot's playing field to score points. Aspects of this competition required finding balls, detecting their color, and all of the logic and sensors required to maneuver a robot ar...

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