Posts by 'Chris Hamm'


Kentico 101: The Dashboard

By Chris Hamm on February 12, 2020

Listen, we’re all busy people. I mean, right now I’m writing a blog post while in a meeting and chatting on Slack with one of my colleagues (ok… not really, I don’t multitask well). Anything I can do, though, to make my day a little easier, get rid of a few things to think about and save myself a little time helps me...
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Kentico 101: Page Types

By Chris Hamm on February 12, 2019

Kentico is an extremely robust tool for building and maintaining your website. Like any tool, however, if you don’t know how to use it well, its potential is wasted. Kentico is strong enough to handle the demands of large sites with some of the most rigorous requirements, (read about some of our most complex projects such as, BDO USA, LLP,...
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Top 5 Things I Learned Developing My First Game

By Chris Hamm on March 20, 2018

Ask any middle schooler with a vague interest in coding what they would like to do with those skills once they develop them, and 9/10 times you’ll hear some variation of “I want to build games”. As part of one of the first generations to grow up with video games from a very young age, it isn’t hard for me to understand...
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Help BizStream Academy Inspire More of West Michigan

By Chris Hamm on October 17, 2017

It’s no secret that the tech industry is growing rapidly. Companies are having a hard time finding qualified talent. Add to that an increased demand, specifically for Web Developers (job growth is expected to increase by 27% by 20241), and it’s easy to see why employers are concerned about how they are going to keep their development...
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Kentico 101: Kentico's Pages Application

By Chris Hamm on September 26, 2017

Kentico is an extremely robust tool for building and maintaining your website. Like any tool, however, if you don’t know how to use it well, its potential is wasted. Kentico is strong enough to handle the demands of some of the largest sites with some of the most rigorous requirements (see some of our past large projects at or...
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BizStream Academy Registration Opens for Summer 2017!

By Chris Hamm on April 04, 2017

We have exciting news: registration for BizStream Academy 2017 is now open!   Our BizStream Academy team have been busy looking at what worked well last year and identifying what needed improvement based on student and mentor feedback from previous sessions. Keep reading to discover what’s new for 2017! 
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BizStream Academy Attends GR DevNight

By Chris Hamm on February 14, 2017

Even though BizStream Academy is a summer program, the Academy team continues to plan and network throughout the whole year. Last Wednesday three of our team members headed over to GRDevNight’s special event. This “meetup of meetups” event was geared toward connecting Meetup groups, nonprofits, and user groups that are working...
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Dynamic Site Options in Kentico

By Chris Hamm on November 17, 2016

If you’ve been following our BlogStream you’ve probably saw a previous post about some modularization work we did for a client so they could easily update color themes on their regional mini-sites. All of these regional sites live within the same content tree, utilize the same templates and page types, and point to the same physical...
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Modularizing Site Themes Using Sass

By Chris Hamm on August 04, 2016

Working on an international site presents unique challenges: often, sites have completely different content from one country or region to another. Sometimes that even goes beyond content to site appearance. In once instance we needed to brand a specific regional site (Columbia) with a different color theme than the others (red instead of green)....
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​5 Tips For A Successful Career Change To Web Development

By Chris Hamm on January 06, 2016

Six years ago it became clear that a career in teaching music wasn’t going to pan out like I thought it would. After staying home with my daughters for a year, I took a job in sales as a band-aid until I could figure out what I wanted to be “when I grew up.” Fast forward five years and that band-aid was still stuck and I was...
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