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Social_summerCDG Interactive wants to make Friday the 13th your lucky day this July.

As part of our Social Summer, we’re hosting an even bigger follow-up to our June 1 Tiki Bar kickoff with our Lucky 13 Happy Hour—make that happy hours—from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 13.

In addition to an (almost) endless supply of adult beverages and snacks, we’ll be hosting games of chance.

And one lucky attendee will have the opportunity to win at least $12 million. (OK, so you’ll actually win a lottery ticket worth millions, so we can’t guarantee you’ll go home richer—but did we mention the open bar?)

Just join our MeetUp group to RSVP then join us on the 13th. Rabbit’s feet and four-leaf clovers optional.

It’s no chance that CDG Interactive helps our clients convert site visitors and app users to customers. We can help you optimize your conversion, too. Contact Us to change your organization’s luck today.

First they predicted heavy thunderstorms, starting in the late afternoon. Then the tornado warnings came.

It wasn't exactly the best weather for a DCTech Meetup in and around Dupont Circle--dubbed Digital Dupont.

But as one of the host locations, we fired up the Tiki Bar anyway, and were happy to welcome a steady stream of dedicated networkers throughout the evening.

And we look forward to meeting more new faces the rest of our Social Summer as we host additional gatherings.

First they predicted heavy thunderstorms, starting in the late afternoon. Then the tornado warnings came.

It wasn't exactly the best weather for a DCTech Meetup in and around Dupont Circle--dubbed Digital Dupont.

But as one of the host locations, we fired up the Tiki Bar anyway, and were happy to welcome a steady stream of dedicated networkers throughout the evening.

And we look forward to meeting more new faces the rest of our Social Summer as we host additional gatherings.

CDG is growing again and we’re looking for some new talent. Know someone or want to apply? Send your resume and links to jobs@cdginteractive.com.

 

Digital Designer

CDG Interactive is looking for digital designer to join our award-winning creative team. We’re looking for someone with a strong creative perspective, a drive to innovate, and the ability to work collaboratively with clients and co-workers. 5+ years of graphic design experience and formal design training is required. 

You’ll need the flexibility and imagination to develop a range of concepts and designs for projects, and the ability to exercise creativity within constraints (i.e., respect client brand guidelines, technical requirements, etc.) Also required: right-brain/left-brain balance, as you’ll work with creative, marketing and technical types to ensure your design is transformed into an effective interactive execution.

Skills:

  • Mastery of Photoshop, Illustrator & related programs.
  • Basic understanding of Dreamweaver to create presentation postings.
  • Understanding of Flash, After Effects, and Video production is a plus.
  • A sense of humor as big as—or preferably larger than—your ego.
  • An overall understanding of web production and the capabilities within digital channels.
  • The curiosity to learn, discover, and grow as a digital designer.

 

Web Developer

We’re looking for a razor-sharp web developer who can rock front-end/back-end development and roll with the quick pace of our globally recognized agency. Our ideal candidate is a coding wizard with experience developing the whole spectrum of interactive environments, with special expertise in mobile and .Net technologies.

As part of our technical team, you’ll collaborate on a wide variety of projects with our larger team of creative and marketing experts. You’ll have the confidence to speak up, the wisdom to listen, and the commitment to deliver first-rate solutions that exceed our clients’ needs.

Skills:

  • Expertise with .​Net technologies
  • Mastery of HTML5 & Javascript
  • Extensive experience developing for mobile platforms
  • A passion for innovation & desire to continue learning
  • The ability to thrive in a fun, but fast-paced environment

 

About CDG:

CDG is recognized as an industry leader in the creation, implementation, and marketing of interactive environments that enable our clients to grow their business. Our innovation efforts are focused on achieving our clients' goals through user-centered design. In all aspects of its work, CDG seeks to help our clients deliver high value to end-users.

Working at CDG, you’ll find we’re serious about what we do, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Perks and benefits include: generous vacation leave, health insurance (with flexible spending account), Metro-accessible office, casual dress code, free soda and snacks, and the best-looking co-workers in the DC-Metro area. Interested? Send your resume, links, and your online portfolio to jobs@cdginteractive.com.

CDG is growing again and we’re looking for some new talent. Know someone or want to apply? Send your resume and links to jobs@cdginteractive.com.

 

Digital Designer

CDG Interactive is looking for digital designer to join our award-winning creative team. We’re looking for someone with a strong creative perspective, a drive to innovate, and the ability to work collaboratively with clients and co-workers. 5+ years of graphic design experience and formal design training is required. 

You’ll need the flexibility and imagination to develop a range of concepts and designs for projects, and the ability to exercise creativity within constraints (i.e., respect client brand guidelines, technical requirements, etc.) Also required: right-brain/left-brain balance, as you’ll work with creative, marketing and technical types to ensure your design is transformed into an effective interactive execution.

Skills:

  • Mastery of Photoshop, Illustrator & related programs.
  • Basic understanding of Dreamweaver to create presentation postings.
  • Understanding of Flash, After Effects, and Video production is a plus.
  • A sense of humor as big as—or preferably larger than—your ego.
  • An overall understanding of web production and the capabilities within digital channels.
  • The curiosity to learn, discover, and grow as a digital designer.

 

Web Developer

We’re looking for a razor-sharp web developer who can rock front-end/back-end development and roll with the quick pace of our globally recognized agency. Our ideal candidate is a coding wizard with experience developing the whole spectrum of interactive environments, with special expertise in mobile and .Net technologies.

As part of our technical team, you’ll collaborate on a wide variety of projects with our larger team of creative and marketing experts. You’ll have the confidence to speak up, the wisdom to listen, and the commitment to deliver first-rate solutions that exceed our clients’ needs.

Skills:

  • Expertise with .​Net technologies
  • Mastery of HTML5 & Javascript
  • Extensive experience developing for mobile platforms
  • A passion for innovation & desire to continue learning
  • The ability to thrive in a fun, but fast-paced environment

 

About CDG:

CDG is recognized as an industry leader in the creation, implementation, and marketing of interactive environments that enable our clients to grow their business. Our innovation efforts are focused on achieving our clients' goals through user-centered design. In all aspects of its work, CDG seeks to help our clients deliver high value to end-users.

Working at CDG, you’ll find we’re serious about what we do, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Perks and benefits include: generous vacation leave, health insurance (with flexible spending account), Metro-accessible office, casual dress code, free soda and snacks, and the best-looking co-workers in the DC-Metro area. Interested? Send your resume, links, and your online portfolio to jobs@cdginteractive.com.

Tiki_drinkCDG is breaking out the grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts this Friday, and you're invited! As part of the Explore Digital Dupont event, CDG will be throwing open its doors, pouring tropical drinks, and serving up some tasty snacks.

Who needs the beach when you can saunter over to our office and kick off the weekend in laid-back, faux-island style. RSVP at the DC Tech Meetup page, and we'll look forward to bidding you Aloha.

When & Where:

Friday, June 1

5:00 - 9:00

CDG Interactive, 1320 19th St, NW, 8th Floor

 

Tiki_drinkCDG is breaking out the grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts this Friday, and you're invited! As part of the Explore Digital Dupont event, CDG will be throwing open its doors, pouring tropical drinks, and serving up some tasty snacks.

Who needs the beach when you can saunter over to our office and kick off the weekend in laid-back, faux-island style. RSVP at the DC Tech Meetup page, and we'll look forward to bidding you Aloha.

When & Where:

Friday, June 1

5:00 - 9:00

CDG Interactive, 1320 19th St, NW, 8th Floor

 

Apparently there's a newish and troubling trend of employers asking job candidates to share their Facebook passwords. Savvy job hunters (and smart online citizens) are diligent about setting their privacy settings and controlling what information is public, and which stays private.  Some employers want to see what they are missing. Here's why it's an incredibly bad idea to open this particular can of digital worms.

Why Employers Shouldn’t Ask

First of all, it’s a violation of Facebook’s terms of service to collect other users’ information without Facebook’s permission (which they have already explicitly stated that you don’t have). 

More important, if a job seeker has done his or her due diligence about keeping certain information private, they've probably done it for a reason—if only because they don't want to share their wedding photos or weekend plans with the masses.

If you, as a prospective employer pry into that secured space, then you might inadvertently discover that a candidate is a member of a protected class (based on religion, sexual orientation, race, disability, etc.). Any hiring decision you make based on that information can make you liable to legal action. And even if you know that information had no bearing in your decision, the job candidate might not believe you and take action anyway.

Why Candidates Shouldn’t Tell

Technically, it’s a violation of Facebook’s terms of service to share your password, but we all know that's not the real issue.

If employers ask for your social media login once, they're implicity telling you that they don't trust your "public" self and feel that they should have intimate knowledge of your private affairs. In very specialized cases, say, if you are seeking security clearance from the government, then that level of scrutiny is appropriate and necessary. But in most cases, you should be awfully troubled by an employer who needs that level of access to your private life.

If you think about it, a company that expects you to share your Facebook password is likely not the kind of company you'd want to work with. Do yourself a favor and politely end the interview after the question has been asked.

Why CDG Will Never Ask (and will be really disappointed if you did tell)

At CDG, we will never ask for your private passwords. And sharing them shows an appalling lack of understanding of password security. (Frankly, we’d wonder what other information you’d be comfortable sharing with others.)  Are we going to check your public social media profiles? You bet we are. Because we would much rather see you demonstrate a good understanding of privacy settings—and good judgement about what kind of information to share publically—than ask for your personal information. 

 

Apparently there's a newish and troubling trend of employers asking job candidates to share their Facebook passwords. Savvy job hunters (and smart online citizens) are diligent about setting their privacy settings and controlling what information is public, and which stays private.  Some employers want to see what they are missing. Here's why it's an incredibly bad idea to open this particular can of digital worms.

Why Employers Shouldn’t Ask

First of all, it’s a violation of Facebook’s terms of service to collect other users’ information without Facebook’s permission (which they have already explicitly stated that you don’t have). 

More important, if a job seeker has done his or her due diligence about keeping certain information private, they've probably done it for a reason—if only because they don't want to share their wedding photos or weekend plans with the masses.

If you, as a prospective employer pry into that secured space, then you might inadvertently discover that a candidate is a member of a protected class (based on religion, sexual orientation, race, disability, etc.). Any hiring decision you make based on that information can make you liable to legal action. And even if you know that information had no bearing in your decision, the job candidate might not believe you and take action anyway.

Why Candidates Shouldn’t Tell

Technically, it’s a violation of Facebook’s terms of service to share your password, but we all know that's not the real issue.

If employers ask for your social media login once, they're implicity telling you that they don't trust your "public" self and feel that they should have intimate knowledge of your private affairs. In very specialized cases, say, if you are seeking security clearance from the government, then that level of scrutiny is appropriate and necessary. But in most cases, you should be awfully troubled by an employer who needs that level of access to your private life.

If you think about it, a company that expects you to share your Facebook password is likely not the kind of company you'd want to work with. Do yourself a favor and politely end the interview after the question has been asked.

Why CDG Will Never Ask (and will be really disappointed if you did tell)

At CDG, we will never ask for your private passwords. And sharing them shows an appalling lack of understanding of password security. (Frankly, we’d wonder what other information you’d be comfortable sharing with others.)  Are we going to check your public social media profiles? You bet we are. Because we would much rather see you demonstrate a good understanding of privacy settings—and good judgement about what kind of information to share publically—than ask for your personal information. 

 

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