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Working for Noggin: A quick look at life in Noggin's Product Development Team

Posted by Kara Stevens on Feb 9, 2018 5:34:36 AM

Welcome to Part 1 of our 4 Part blog series on what it's like to work in Noggin's Product Development Team. We're always on the lookout for the best and brightest talent out there, and we know great talent cares about a lot more than just the offer. So, this series will give you a bit of a sneak peek into life as a Noggin. 

At Noggin, we pride ourselves on hiring and retaining the best talent in the industry. We’re constantly on the hunt for movers, shakers, and people who excel in their field. You might be asking yourself, “so, what’s it like to work at Noggin anyway?” For starters, we work on a kick-ass product and make a quantifiable impact in the incident management space.

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Topics: Life @ Noggin

Your Guide to Averting a Ballistic Missile [Notification] Crisis

Posted by James BW on Jan 24, 2018 8:39:36 AM


I remember once seeing a tourism ad for Fiji that stated, "It's like Hawaii, before the war!" although it was clearly written by someone like my brother who lives in Fiji... not that I'm jealous or anything. 

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Topics: Emergency Management, Crisis Management

The Case for Version Control in Enterprise Resilience Software

Posted by The Brain on Jan 9, 2018 6:46:49 AM

Somewhere between “Draft 2” and “Draft 73,” it can be easy to lose control over your all-important report. It can happen as a result of having many hands in the cookie jar: multiple edits, deletions, insertions or course-corrections.

Without a proper version control system in place, and the right tools to help you keep track of changes to a document, you’ll get lost in the Bermuda Triangle of document management, potentially spending more time trying to tell the documents apart than was spent to create the original in the first place.

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Topics: Enterprise Resilience

Noggin OCA used in emergency response to crash landing at Belfast International Airport

Posted by The Brain on Nov 15, 2017 3:46:35 AM

Fifty-six people aboard a flight departing Belfast, Northern Ireland escaped serious injury over the weekend after the nose landing gear on their airplane failed to descend and the pilot was forced to land at Belfast International Airport (BFS) without it.

The pilot of the Flybe airline Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 was hailed a hero after landing the airplane as smoothly as possible on the plane’s nose and skidding for several hundred yards on the tarmac. The ground crew, which included awaiting fire and emergency medical first responders, was also praised by Belfast International Airport Operations Director Alan Whiteside for responding "extremely smoothly."

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Topics: Emergency Management, Airports

Please sir, can I have some more? Requesting assistance in an emergency context.

Posted by James BW on Nov 2, 2017 3:14:28 AM

One of our Business Development Managers seems to live by the mantra – you don’t ask, you don’t get. You know who you are.

I’ve got to tell you. Traveling with him is a pain. It’s like having your own personal Oliver in tow…

Please sir, may I have some more?

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Topics: Emergency Management, Noggin Requestor, Emergency Task Management

Own your emergency task management processes

Posted by James BW on Nov 2, 2017 3:04:05 AM

I always ask interviewees how they like to organize themselves, not because there is a right and wrong answer, but because it reveals a lot about the intention of the person in closing out tasks.

In a work context, we all tend to have good intentions around closing out tasks.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Noggin Requestor, Emergency Task Management

Leave no [emergency] task behind!

Posted by James BW on Nov 2, 2017 3:00:25 AM

I admit it. I quite often leave tasks behind…

Drowning behind enemy lines.

I wish I didn’t. But despite the best intentions, multiple lists, and checking the lists and rechecking across multiple task streams, there seems to be the odd task that gets forgotten.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Noggin Requestor, Emergency Task Management

Hey, what happened? The emergency task management perspective

Posted by The Brain on Nov 2, 2017 2:52:26 AM

If anyone has seen the Fred Willard character in the movie a A Mighty Wind, you’ll recall his great little catchphrase “Hey, wha’ happened?” You can see a clip depicting the iconic phrase, here. Like a lot of Christopher Guest directed gems, there was reputedly a great deal of improvisation – which is amazing given how detailed this scene is.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Noggin Requestor, Emergency Task Management

Noggin software platform featured in hit original UK reality TV show, 'Hunted'

Posted by The Brain on Feb 11, 2016 11:57:26 AM

Touted as the “first ever factual thriller on British television1,” Hunted, a ShineTV reality programme, chronicles the journey of 14 ordinary Brits, given £450 and told to vanish. The goal: evade capture for 28 days.

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Emergency Alerts Trend : Push vs Pull

Posted by The Brain on Aug 2, 2014 10:11:00 AM

Many people suffer from information overload, whether it be too many emails, calls, texts or social media messages. But in an emergency situation, too many alerts can have dire consequences.

There has been widespread adoption of notification systems for emergency notifications at a raft of different levels of government globally. There are sometimes agreed structures in place for who notifies which geographic region – based on incident, first responder status and so on. However, there is a growing sentiment that there are too many alerts, and  the combination of alerts which can occur when a major incident happens are causing people to turn off their messaging altogether.

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