The Grand and Glorious DCD Year in Review – 2016 Edition
The Curse of 2016 is coming to a close. There have been many occurrences this year that have caused people strife, anger, or pain (Princess Leia and R2D2, 2016? Really?!), but that doesn’t mean nothing positive has come from the past 12 months.
The SciTech fields have been doing particularly marvelous things recently. NASA’s Juno project finally reached its destination on Jupiter, and is just one of the many planned outer system observation projects set to launch over the next few years. In March, AlphaGo defeated world Go champion Lee Sedol, proving that the possibilities for neural networking and deep learning go far beyond basic applications.
And, on a more personal note, we’ve been kicking some major 2016 booty here at Deep Core Data. Here are just a few of the highlights of what I consider to be our Foundation Year:
A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky
Alright, it’s more like a mid-sized workspace on the fourth floor, but the most exciting news this year is our brand new office space! We’ve moved into a space in downtown Waltham, which has helped us immensely in terms of collaboration and communication. We even wrote a blog post about the pros and cons of home vs. office working, now that we’ve been able to see both sides of the fence.
Wind in Our Sales
This year, we found ourselves in a position where we could finally afford to build out a reputable and effective sales team. We decided to contract with a company called Diversified Sales Solutions, who are based in Woburn. We’ve so far been very impressed with the level of knowledge and care that the owners/managers provide, as well as the admirable learning capacity of our new sales associate, Prashant Sharma. They are a welcome addition to the group, and we look forward to seeing what they can bring our way in the next year.
In addition to sales, we are reaching a point where we can comfortably begin bolstering our internal ranks. We currently have a posting available for an IT Problem Solver and Implementation specialist, and we will be placing a call for an Administrative Assistant in the next few weeks (if you are interested before then, feel free to send a copy of your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org). We’re hoping that this is the beginning of a fairly explosive growth period for us, and we’re looking forward to meeting more people who want to better the world in the same way we do.
Besides our big booms, we’ve also expanded into various new markets (such as cellular routers, email marketing, and higher education) and have benefited from clients who have called upon us both to practice our tried and true skills, as well as develop new and more valuable services. We’re extremely grateful for the opportunities our customers present us to evolve our own business model and find ways to do the most good for the wide array of companies across the country. We’ll be continuing this evolution over the next 12 months, and are very optimistic regarding our trajectory in the coming year.
Bring it on, 2017!
PS: 2016 is a temporal adjustment year, meaning that 11:59 PM on 12/31 will be 61 seconds long. The jury is out on whether that extra second will rip a hole in space-time.
To see where we’ve come from last year, check out our 2015 Year in Review.