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Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, an evening with Authors Maria Giudice & Christopher Ireland
On Thursday, November 14, we’re pleased to host the authors of Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, Maria Giudice and Christopher Ireland, in a special event discussing the role of the DEO and their place in navigating the business challenges of today.
Space is Limited: RSVP on Eventbrite
Do you have the traits of a DEO?
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Last night I had the opportunity to do a dry run of my talk for the Flowcon conference coming up this November 1st at the Lean UX SF Meetup. The event was hosted at WeWork which has a beautiful office conveniently right around the corner from ours. Thanks to great promotion by Mike Long and Niley Barros, we had a sell-out crowd which at one point resulted in a line out the door. The folks from WeWork and the Flowcon conference, which was sponsoring the Meetup, were incredibly helpful and accommodating and we packed everyone in that we could fit.
Getting in front of a room that crowded had me battling quite a few nervous jitters but the friendly, enthusiastic faces in the crowd brought a ton of great energy. By the end of the night I realized how inspiring it can be just sharing stories with people about the work that we are all doing. I know that personally it always serves to refocus my efforts and ensure I’m on top of my discipline going into work the next day.
The slides for the talk are up on the Carbon Five Slideshare account:
Mixing Lean UX & Agile Development
Thanks to everyone that came and for all of your questions and helpful feedback. Really excited for the FlowCon conference on November 1st followed up by Balanced Team November 2nd and 3rd.
Come check out Courtney Hemphill as she speaks at this week’s Lean UX SF Meetup this Tuesday as she gears up for her talk at this year’s FlowCon. Courtney will be talking about the weekly flow of product development at Carbon Five, including the importance of fostering integrated teams, establishing cadence, and gathering user feedback & validation.
Check out the Lean UX SF Meetup for more details and to put your name on the waiting list for this sold out event. If you can’t make it, or can’t get in, why not pick up a ticket to FlowCon?
At this year’s GoGaRuCo, we ran a coding contest called Kablammo. Contestants submitted robot strategies and their ‘bots fought it out in the arena at Kablammo.io for a chance to win a Printrbot Simple 3D printer. After more than 20 entries and 1,000 battles, we’re ready to announce the winner!
Congratulations to Jeff Moore (AKA jhmoore) for his robot Yashwantrao Holkar. Jeff works at Mavenlink as a software engineer, and his hobbies include riding motorcycles way too fast, podcasting about terrible things on the internet, and baking pies.
There were a lot of great entries, but after checking out Jeff’s code and pitting his strategy against all comers in both one-on-one and one-on-many battles, he emerged as the winner. He’ll be receiving his Printrbot in the mail and we look forward to seeing what he prints up with it.
We’d like to thank all of the participants. We had a ton of fun coding the tournament and hope you had as much fun playing. We’ll be running more Kablammo tournaments in the future, so keep an eye on the blog. In the meantime, feel free to check out the repo, run your own server, or submit a robot into the public arena.
We are thrilled to be one of the sponsors of the Golden Gate Ruby Conference once again. GoGaRuCo is a great event, balancing technical talks with the meta-topics that are important to all of us. We’re very psyched about what Leah, Josh, Jim, and all of the volunteers and speakers have done. Their work helps make the Ruby Community the awesome place that it is today.
We are proud to be one of the sponsors. For our third year as a sponsor we upped our involvement by running a table and hosting one of the official parties with our friends at Sharethrough: the Hacker + Maker Lounge. Rather than throwing a party at a club where it’s too loud to talk or where the primary activity is drinking, we created an event focused on the other things we’re excited about: learning and creating new things (in addition to good food and drink).
The Hacker + Maker Lounge passport.
Please join us at Carbon Five in San Francisco on Thursday, August 29th at 6:30pm for a special evening featuring Brant Cooper & Patrick Vlaskovits as they share their unique perspective on entrepreneurship in the enterprise drawn from their own experience and as authors of New York Times bestseller, The Lean Entrepreneur.
Brant & Patrick will be joined by Bennett Blank, Innovation Leader at Intuit, and the three will share their insights into the particular challenges with bringing Lean to the enterprise. Topics for discussion include:
- Legal & Branding – Existing enterprises incur significant risk by running experiments with their existing customers.
- Human Resources – Behaving like an intrapreneur requires skills that are quite different from those of an enterprise employee.
- Leadership – Your employees are not the only people in the organization that will need to behave differently.
- Sales & Marketing – As your product teams embrace this new way of working they will need to learn how to handle their own sales & marketing.
The evening will include a happy hour, Q&A session, and book signing by the authors. Space is limited for this invite-only event, so please RSVP.
Heroku has become our default hosting platform for most new projects. It’s simple to deploy new rails apps, encourages some good conventions, is able to provide the services most applications need, and can offers a simple scaling solution which can usually handle whatever growth new products are able to produce.
We also like automated and ideally continuous deployments which allow us to push changes live many times per day as we build out a new product. Since we hope any new product is going to have at least a few users it would be nice to avoid or at least minimize taking the site down during those deploys.
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