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7. Technology and Design in Oregon

In this week's episode, Chris talks to the President and CEO of the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), Skip Newberry. While Skip may not work in the DS community day-to-day, he has a unique view on design and development from working with so many Oregon tech companies. The two talk about: - Focusing on the use of design when helping to reach communities outside of the standard spectrum. - The idea of how ubiquity matters, to reach the most people. - Leveraging technology as much as possible to augment in-person connectivity. - How Oregon tech companies are going through digital transformations and possibly utilizing design systems. - Portland's Smart Cities Initiative - Customer success in government rather than just customer service. - And more. Download [episode transcript](http://files.basalt.io.s3.amazonaws.com/podcast_transcripts/007-Design-Systems-Podcast-Transcript.pdf).

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We helped Pega create the Bolt design system.

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About PegaSystems

Pega is the leader in cloud software for customer engagement and operational excellence. The world’s most recognized and successful brands rely on Pega’s AI-powered software to optimize every customer interaction on any channel while ensuring their brand promises are kept.

Business Challenge

Pega’s team began with a fledgling design system that was struggling to gain a foothold within the organization. The team looked to Basalt for help stabilizing the current system while also architecting enhancements for the future.

Basalt Solution

Basalt helped Pegasystems architect and develop their primary design system, Bolt. This system powers the majority of Pega’s marketing and event sites (e.g. pega.com, Pega World), and soon their core product experience. Basalt worked with Pega’s team to provide documentation and new capabilities that allow their web teams to get value from the existing system while also rolling that work in to a new architecture with substantial improvements.

Result

The transition was made in Q1 of 2018 and we continue to work with Pega to add additional capabilities to their system.

Pega’s Design System

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The Bolt Design System provides robust Twig and Web Component-powered UI components, reusable visual styles, and powerful tooling to help developers, designers, and content authors build, maintain, and scale best of class digital experiences.

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We are developers, designers, and entrepreneurs that know there’s a better, more efficient way to develop the web.

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The team at Basalt helped take our Bolt Atomic design system to the next level and made it the production class, enterprise ready, design system that it is today. Many thanks to Evan Lovely and his close collaboration with Salem Ghoweri for making this a reality.

Derek Gilmore Senior Director of Web Architecture, Pegasystems

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Check out Knapsack! A new, open source, scalable platform for multi-brand design systems. Created by Basalt.

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