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  • Websites, Mobile Apps, and More! The latest from the Platypi Team!

    Did ya miss out on our recent email newsletter? No worries. Check out the recap out below of some of our latest projects!  Marble Ring   Producing a video for The Marble Ring was a challenge that Platypi really enjoyed undertaking. The Marble Ring is a 1920’s style prohibition era speakeasy that is heavily inspired by the history of Zelda Fitzgerald. Capturing the shadow and ...

  • 5 Reasons Your Business Should NOT Use WordPress

    WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System (CMS) for websites. Some statistics suggest that it powers +50% of the websites on the internet, but does that mean WordPress is right for you and your business? WordPress was created as a blogging platform. It was a simple way for individuals to create their own personal space on the internet where they can share their passions, ...

  • Architecting Your Company's Website

    Having a great website can really make or break the perception of a company to both its current and potential clients. However, many businesses initially focus solely on the aesthetic design, and can end up falling into an endless cycle of redevelopment, using up valuable time and resources that could otherwise be dedicated elsewhere. The following key points target a few high level, generally ...

  • Digital Marketing is a Lie.

    Six steps. That’s the distance between you and everything else. Or at least it is according to the Theory of Six Degrees of Separation, a concept that inspired social media networking as we know it today. In 1997, social media pioneer Andrew Weinreich brought this idea of universal connectivity to life and launched sixdegrees.com, a website credited as the first modern social media ...

  • 5 Reasons Your Business Needs an App

    No matter the size of your business, you should consider building a mobile app. The days are gone where mobile apps are only necessary for tech companies and global brands. To truly create an effective mobile strategy for your company you need to move beyond a mobile-friendly website. ​ Think for a moment what you do on a typical day. Do you go to the gym? Coffee shop? Grocery store? Chances are ...

  • Moves Like Jagger

    It’s done. You’ve spent the better part of a year tweaking, fine tuning, and buttoning up the perfect business plan. It can’t fail, right? You’ve covered all your bases. The  Executive Summary alone is compelling enough for someone to invest. You’ve done your research, and your  Competitive Analysis has determined that there are no competitors (convenient). If that wasn’t enough, your ...

  • Platypi and Innovation Depot Announce Advisory Board for Depot/U

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Platypi, in partnership with Innovation Depot, announces the advisory board for its software development bootcamp, Depot/U. The Board’s mission is to evolve  http://depotu.io from a single classroom setting to a multi-location, multi-course, educational platform. The advisory board plans to hold quarterly meetings that will take place at Innovation Depot and is ...

  • The Value of Internship Opportunities for College Students

    By: Louis Fagelson “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” Before my time with Platypi, I felt a strong desire to refine my professional abilities.  http://www.bsc.edu/ has done an incomparable job at presenting me with opportunities to help further my career. I have been afforded the opportunity to participate in several internships during my time at BSC, and thus far ...

  • From Sales Career to Software Engineer: A Developer's Story

    San Francisco 2014 - I was an ambitious outside sales rep tasked with navigating the city, avoiding parking tickets and persuading clients I had the perfect product for their customers. It was a heavy consumer-facing role involving a lot of talking, wooing and minimal computer savviness. Then I disappeared later in the year, reemerging in 2015 armed with the skills to craft web ...

  • Platypi and Innovation Depot Launch Depot/U

    About the Course Innovation Depot, in partnership with Platypi, announces the launch of Depot/U, Birmingham’s first developer bootcamp for aspiring web developers. Depot/U is a full-time 10-week program and trains beginner developers to be Front-End Engineers. No prior experience in software development is required for the course. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is a presenting sponsor of ...

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