Inspections are the front-line defense against disasters like the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
After seeing that crisis, the team at ARInspect began working on an augmented robotic process automation (RPA) platform for Environmental Health and Safety programs.
Their platform includes smart scheduling and dispatch, dynamic inspection checklists, automated workflows, and more. The team is using next-generation technologies (like wearables) and data insights from the platform to make inspections more frequent and insightful.
We spoke with CTO Sonia Sanghavi to learn how they’re building their platform.
In this article, Sonia shares why she joined the company, how she is implementing…
If you are not sure exactly what recruitment process outsourcing is, before you keep reading check out our previous article on how RPO has revolutionized hiring for startups.
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The future of work policies run from a full return to in-office, to a hybrid approach of work from home and in-office, to a fully remote, fully distributed team in perpetuity. But the ongoing discussion on what the future will look like held in socially distant board-rooms and on Zoom meetings all across America has complicated the dynamics of an already white-hot talent market.
Companies are now forced…
Code Like a Girl was a Medium publication that was started in 2016 to amplify the voices of women in tech.
On October 1, 2020, Code Like a Girl became Empowered By Code.
Standardizing a tech stack for a startup team is a critical and complex decision.
Engineers come with unique backgrounds and preferences on how to build a product.
You can’t try them all and see which one works best.
Or can you?
Ian Lotinksy, VP of Product Engineering and Design at Weld North Education, believes that experimentation and research should be expected from engineers. When his team was faced with a forced migration, they decided to test various frameworks until they found something that met their needs.
In this article, Ian explains the process his team used to choose a framework…
Our interview with Geoff Harcourt, CTO of CommonLit, about creating a culture where coding bootcamp grads don’t have to fear mistakes.
When I first heard Geoff’s voice over Zoom, I wasn’t expecting the wealth of coding knowledge he was about to share. He’d started his career as a product manager, and only learned to code later on. But, we quickly learned that Geoff’s late introduction to coding is part of what makes him a great CTO.
Geoff knows what it’s like to jump into a new software product as a new developer. During our call, he called it “parachuting.” Consumer-facing…
The role of Product Manager has been quite fluid ever since its inception.
Unlike career tracks like computer science or marketing, there hasn’t been a formal education path for the role. There’s no list of all the things that a product manager should do.
Ian Lotinsky, VP of Product Engineering and Design at Weld North Education, believes that’s because the role is shifting. Over the course of his career as an engineer and CTO, he has seen the evolution of various roles in the software field.
In this article, Ian shares his beliefs that there are distinct roles that product…
Have you ever approached a set of recycling and trash bins, stood in confusion for a few moments, then just guessed where to throw your item away?
You’re not alone.
Only 9% of global plastic is recycled. And less than 20% of recyclable material in the United States actually gets recycled.
But knowing what to recycle and what to toss is not intuitive.
That’s what CleanRobotics is trying to change.
Based in Pittsburgh and Colorado, this startup is developing a smart trashcan that decides whether the item you placed in their receptacle should be recycled, go to the landfill, or…
What does it actually mean to be a Full Stack Developer?
Is it even possible to know all the components of the modern web stack?
These are questions that Johnny Ray Austin, local technologist and thought leader, addressed at CascadiaJS 2019. We asked him to explain this topic more fully, especially in terms of working in the startup space.
In this interview, Johnny Ray Austin provides a fresh perspective on how far web development has come during the last 15 years, and lays the groundwork for realistic expectations of developers.
The conversation below has been edited for length and…
Geoff Harcourt’s team currently has zero C.S. majors. Only one of his developers is a lifelong software engineer, and she didn’t major in Computer Science — she majored in Math.
Instead, engineers at CommonLit hail from the following backgrounds:
Something else that makes Geoff’s engineering team unique: it’s half women engineers. CommonLit is a woman-lead 501C3 nonprofit where a majority of both the marketing and product teams are women as well.
According to Geoff, software developer bootcamps like Flatiron School and General Assembly are a…
Choosing a data center and network design is one of the biggest factors in a startup’s ability to grow in the future. Yet networking is one of the most overlooked areas of a company.
Until something goes wrong of course. Then suddenly everyone’s aware of it.
So how do you build a data center that allows for future growth, while also keeping security in mind?
Should you build it yourself, or is it better to go with AWS or Google?
Or perhaps you want to opt for a hybrid option?
We went to Michael Starr, the Director and Product Owner…
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