Author Archives: Evan Habeeb

Some Recent Launches

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It’s easy to be head-down for a long period of time here so we don’t always get a chance to talk about the great work we accomplish weekly. This past month was a particularly busy one where was saw four projects launch and I’d like to take a moment to talk about each one of…

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Family Dinner

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Late last year, Client Relationship Manager Monique Bouchard coined the term “Family Dinner” to describe the kind of days when all of our remote staff comes together in our Orono office. This kind of meetup day is new for RainStorm which up until a couple years ago operated in a relatively traditional way — with all employees coming…

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Collaboration: Chewonki and the Maine Coast Semester

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In the fall of 2015, RainStorm began planning for the three phase multisite project with our longtime friends at Chewonki. The first project we were to tackle was to reimagine and rebrand the Maine Coast Semester online experience. Collaboration A typical RainStorm partnership on a project is between us and the client. The Maine Coast…

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What to Watch For: Internet Explorer Deadlines

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Another internet deadline is looming. This time it’s from Microsoft. January 12, 2016 Starting January 12, Microsoft will only maintain the latest available version of Internet Explorer on a supported operating system. This is an effort to move as many people as possible to more recent versions of Internet Explorer like IE 11 and Edge (available on Windows 10). After the 12th, Microsoft will…

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Streamlining Education with SchoolFlex

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It’s no secret that RainStorm’s 15+ years have been a mission primarily focused on helping educational institutions advance their technology — whether it be getting a program online, creating software tools, or building online registration systems. Today RainStorm is doubling down on that mission with SchoolFlex. We’re launching an all-new version of SchoolFlex aimed at being…

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Halloween at RainStorm: A Brief History

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Over the last few years we’ve been running a costume contest on our Facebook page. Here’s a brief visual history of the costumes we’ve been sporting. Click the photos to see who won. For added effect, press play on this playlist and then scroll on. 2015 Tech Support Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. Golfer vs. Barbarian 2014 Male…

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RainStorm Goes Rafting

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We have a program here at RainStorm where each quarter we step back from the computers and head out to do something recreational as a team. PAIR (the Planned Activities Initiative at RainStorm), coming up on its second year of operation, has taken us all over with activities spanning from dinner and drinks after work to canoe trips — and…

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Get Outside

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For the last three years, we’ve taken a break every day at 3pm to break up the afternoon. It seems like common sense to say “step away from the computer” but it doesn’t help as much when you step away, stay in the office, and look at your phone. We try to get out when we…

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Celebrating Our 15th at the Chamber

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This year we at RainStorm mark our 15th birthday. With a more official celebration to come, we kicked off the anniversary year last night at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at UCU Orono by treating everyone to a drink on us! We were thrilled to see the chamber bring the event to our…

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Mobile-Friendly Now More Important Than Ever

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April 21 is an important date for your website. This is the day when Google will be implementing its new rules that will prioritize mobile-friendly websites in search results. As mobile users have become a larger and larger chunk of web traffic, Google is making proper adjustments to recognize this shift. So what does that…

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Preparing for Your New Website

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So, you’re getting a new website? What are some things that you, as a client, can do to make the process as smooth as possible for everyone involved? We’ll outline a few simple things that can benefit the working relationship between you and your website developer. Upfront With Assets Be prepared to provide your development team…

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Client Spotlight: Rafael Grossmann

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This past month saw a handful of website launches, but today we’re taking a look at just one of them. Rafael Grossmann is a surgeon most widely known for his work with Google Glass. Rafael sought RainStorm to craft a platform for his commentaries on the medical and tech industries. Goals Rafael’s goals for his…

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