This past Monday, MindTouch hosted the fourth "AWS MagicNight Meetup." MagicNight is a hackathon-like, hands-on experience, where a challenge related to a particular topic is presented, and attendees team up to solve the challenge. This week's challenge consisted of creating an HTTP server with a single GET endpoint that would return a JSON response. The system had to be created using Docker and deployed on AWS ECS as the cluster management solution. This MagicNight was an excellent and fun … [Read more...] about AWS MagicNight Meetup 7/19/16: Introductory Challenge to AWS EC2 Container Service
Augmented Reality is the next major innovation cycle and no product is more at the forefront of this revolution then Microsoft’s HoloLens. Come experience it yourself at our first .NET Magic Night meetup in downtown San Diego! The evening begins with an introduction of the HoloLens and the challenge. The objective will be to build a Unity-based HoloLens application using C#. A fully configured Unity project will be provided to get things going. Attendants are split into small teams to … [Read more...] about .NET Magic Night San Diego – HoloLens First Encounter
From Software Engineer to CTO From Commodore 64 to the Cloud, programming has been my passion. I started as an engineer, climbed my way to the top, and have now expanded my team and product dramatically. This was accomplished not only through hard work, but a systematic approach to growth. I have used this model to excel not only my career, but those working with me through a collaborative, innovative, and culture driven climate at MindTouch. This talk will share how I found my footing as … [Read more...] about #SDSW Panel Discussion: MindTouch CTO & Technical Co-Founder talks about getting from engineer to CTO
Diagnosing the Opportunity/Pain is the first step!Diagnosing the Opportunity/Pain is the first step!Diagnosing the Opportunity/Pain is the first step!Diagnosing the Opportunity/Pain is the first step!Diagnosing the Opportunity/Pain is the first step!Diagnosing the Opportunity/Pain is the first step!Diagnosing the Opportunity/Pain is the first step! If I had a blackboard in front of me right now, this would be scrawled out x 100 with the dust of 15 chalks powdering up my sleeves as if I had … [Read more...] about Diagnosing the Opportunity/Pain is the first step!
Earlier this year, we revamped how we run the semiannual performance reviews for engineers at MindTouch. The first change was getting rid of the name! Let's face it: if you employ smart, passionate engineers, it's not a matter of performance, but aligning interests! The other bothersome term is review. It puts focus on the past instead of the future. So, we settled on the term career sprint. I don't know if this term will stick, but it's certainly better than its predecessor. A career sprint is … [Read more...] about Career Sprints – The Agile Performance Review