IntelliGenesis hosts its first Coding Challenge

On March 15th, six IntelliGenesis coders and friends competed in the first IntelliGenesis Code Challenge.  They were assigned a difficult problem on the spot and given only two hours to code the best solution they could.  The problem was a variation on the board game Mastermind.  But instead of guessing 4 pegs with 6 possible colors, the coders had to find the correct 10 letter English word from a dictionary of over 18,000.
The winner was Paul Stone, followed closely by Katie Prystaloski.  Both came up with similar algorithms which removed candidates based on the responses given.  They also added clever tweaks for deciding which of the candidates to guess at each step.  Both averaged less than 5 guesses per game to find the correct word!

Cyber Protection Brigade Inaugural Ball

Team IG was well represented at the Cyber Protection Brigade Inaugural Ball held in Augusta. "Team IG GA enjoyed a fun evening at the Cyber Protection Brigade Inaugural Ball! This event celebrated the uncasing of the Cyber Protection Brigade's Colors which mark Fort Gordon as its new home.

Said Commanding General of N.E.T.C.O.M. Major General John Morrison, "It's really an important day for our Army. This is the Army's first and only Cyber Protection Brigade. Fort Gordon is going to be focal point and center piece for cyber space operations. It's important for the Brigade to be located at Fort Gordon and to begin a long history in cyber space operations."

Co-Owner & Co-Founder, Dan Lienert, receives Certificate of Appreciation at The 28th Annual Language Conference in Utah

Our Co-Owner & Co-Founder, Dan Lienert, along with our Staffing Manager, Alicia Belanger, attended the 28th Annual Language Conference in Utah last week. IntelliGenesis was there to work with the soldiers on transitioning to life after the military providing resume training, interview techniques, and identifying job openings within the Intelligence Community. We are thrilled to have received a Certificate of Appreciation for our efforts and look forward to partnering with the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade again in the near future! @IntelliGenesis #helpingourmilitary #veterans

/T3ch_L3ad$

            Happy New Years from your Tech Leaders. Hopefully everything went well and everyone received a ton of goodies. This is our inaugural /T3ch_L#ad$ article, in which each month we will bring you such things as tech tips, trends in data analysis, software development news and even a little cyber. For this month, we will lead off with news on a few top analysis trends that will carry over in to the new year.

            First up, data visualization. Customers have a ton of data pouring in constantly and for them to completely understand the data to make better business decisions it is becoming more and more common to structure the data in a visual representation other than just pie charts and graphs. There are several tools and techniques to do this infographics (consumer side information display) such as the one below, give individuals a more accessible view of the amount of data flowing across the internet rather than just giving them a handful of numbers.

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           For big data analytics performed by data scientists, Visual data discovery is utilized to rapidly pattern or structure data sets  in to meaningful representations even when at first glance the raw data might seem to be incomprehensible. There are numerous visualization software and frameworks that are being used today across the globe, D3.js is a great library to start your journey into data visualizations. Another example is Tableau, which the below graphic for the visualization of global earthquakes timelines was designed with:

        Data visualization will continue to grow in demand and popularity in the coming years. For more information check out this link for some of the best tools for data visualization. And if you have any questions or would like assistance in learning or implementing data visualization techniques with in you current line of work, please feel free to reach out to your tech leaders at techleads@intelligenesisllc.com.