Collective Idea

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Hello. We solve real problems with beautiful code & teaching. We are Collective Idea.

We are a small, agile software-development team driven to find solutions beyond code. Our code is great, and we’ll never denigrate it, but we understand code is a tactic toward a solution rather than a solution in itself. End result: we make our clients more productive and their processes more efficient.

Recent Blog Posts

HIPAA Means Turning Off External Services

Healthcare.gov leaks patient data to 3rd parties. Does your Healthcare startup do the same?

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1 Comment – By Daniel Morrison on January 21, 2015

Encrypting Secrets with Chef Vault

Tools like Chef and Puppet make configuring servers repeatable and reliable. However, handling the private data, like server passwords and API access keys is still a difficult problem. Today we take a look at one solution available to the Chef community: Chef Vault.

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0 Comments – By Jason Roelofs on January 11, 2015

Recent Work

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Station Creator

Run your own TV station on the web with Station Creator.

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Collective Idea
44 East 8th Street, Suite 410
Holland, Michigan 49423 USA 42.790334-86.105251

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We are currently available for medium and long term projects. Please get in touch if we can be of service.