February 18th through 22nd marked the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration conference, which was held in Denver, Colorado. Ascent had a booth where we displayed our services, deliverables, and the tools we use. It was a big hit, and we had some great conversations with individuals within the mining industry. It was fascinating learning about the different needs and market gaps that entrepreneurs are seeking to fill. Technology is moving forward at an impressive rate, being driven by the innovative minds that recognize a need and seek out answers relentlessly.