General Channel

Women in Tech Coaching Circle Series: Shut up or Shout Out?

General | | No Comments  

Someone in your workplace says something that throws you off guard. Could be an offhand remark. Could be a blatant use of language against you. Could be they didn’t even know it would offend you, it’s just that it brought up memories of other things. The result is you didn’t know what to say and you froze from shock or disbelief. Or possibly you dug your heels in and defended your position. ... continue reading >

Women in Tech Coaching Circle Series: How to Give Feedback in a Crucial Conversation

General | | No Comments  

One thing we know EVERYONE does not do well is giving (and receiving) feedback – it’s the first place we start our training at every organization we work at! Many of us think we are giving feedback to others in a constructive, non-hurtful way, and the reality is we often use judgmental, accusatory language that frames the other person as the one to blame, instead of focusing on the facts and b... continue reading >

How does the shift of Java 8 towards functional programming impact Scala?

General | | No Comments  

This post was made possible with the expertise of two local developers: Kenneth Rose, Principal Software Engineer at PagerDuty (who just returned from ScalaDays in Amsterdam) and Jason Goodwin, and experienced developer who has worked on complex technical products at companies like Rogers, mDialog and BlastRadius. Developers are solving problems at a bigger scale today than ever before. Functiona... continue reading >

5 growing pains your company will face when transitioning from chaotic startup to accelerating midsize

General | | No Comments  

Watching your software startup mature into a more sustainable midsize company can be a very exciting time. But this growth comes with a whole new set of challenges. How can a startup anticipate and take action on what lies ahead? To answer this, we asked Sean Doran, Director of Technology at Wave, about pain points they experienced while growing from a small 7-person startup in 2010 into the 70... continue reading >