Field Notes from Carbon Five

A blog to help you navigate the world of product management, engineering, and design.

Product Management-Team Exercises-Carbon Five
Emily Mi Cai

Emily Mi Cai

Three Team Exercises to Start Your Next Project Right

At Carbon Five, we are always kicking off new projects with different teams, and we have a set of activities that we’ve found to be pretty critical in helping ensure our teams are aligned from the beginning. Here are three activities we’ve found to be particularly meaningful (and check out their templates here). Visions, Challenges,

Carbon Five Roll Call Banner featuring Louise Laub, Senior Product Designer
Carbon Five

Carbon Five

Carbon Five Roll Call: Louise Laub, Senior Product Designer

Carbon Five Roll Call is a blog series introducing you to the team of product managers, designers, and software engineers at Carbon Five. Learn more about us and how we can help support your next project. Now introducing, Louise!  Name:  Louise Laub Title: Senior Product Designer Hometown: Palo Alto, CA Carbon Five Office: San Francisco,

Carbon Five-Emojis-Pull Request
Eric Fung

Eric Fung

How to Use Actionable Emojis in Your Pull Request Reviews

Carbon Five has embraced emoji in daily written communication. They carry a lot of meaning in a small package, they inject personality and culture into our writing, and they visually stand out on the page as you scan a document. Pull requests are no exception. Love them or hate them, emojis ensure our pull request

Carbon Five Intersectionality and Design Panel
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

Experts Offer Insights on How to Build Accessible Products During Carbon Five Panel Discussion on Intersectionality

Four product development experts gathered in June to discuss how teams can create accessible products that are inclusive for users whose backgrounds may be very different from their own. The panel discussion, titled “Design and Intersectionality,” was part of San Francisco Design Week and was sponsored by Carbon Five. Panelists included designers and a product

Carbon Five Summit 2021
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

Carbon Five Virtual ‘Summit In Place’ Conference Emphasizes Allyship, Career Development, and Camaraderie

From May 25 to 27, Carbon Five team members gathered virtually for the first ever remote Summit, the company’s annual internal conference. Named “Summit In Place,” the three-day event saw employees log in from New York, California, Tennessee, Washington, and other locations around the U.S. to participate in workshops focused on diversity, inclusion, equity, and

illustration by Erin Murphy
Nicole Thayer

Nicole Thayer

Building for Intersectionality in Tech: Intersectionality and Product Management

By Nicole Thayer & Tiffany Wong Note: This is the fourth post in this blog series on intersectionality in tech. Check out the first, second, and third posts. Welcome back to our ongoing series about how employees at Carbon Five approach intersectionality in tech. For more information on why we’re doing this and what we’re hoping

Contemporary Jewish Museum Levi Strauss
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month with the Contemporary Jewish Museum

In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, Carbon Five has been amplifying and celebrating voices from the Jewish community throughout May. We caught up with our friends at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) — a past Carbon Five client — to learn more about how Jewish Americans have influenced Bay Area culture, how the pandemic

Roll Call Banner - Grace Song at Carbon Five
Carbon Five

Carbon Five

Carbon Five Roll Call: Grace Song, Senior Product Manager

Carbon Five Roll Call is a blog series introducing you to our team of product managers, designers, and software engineers at Carbon Five. Learn more about us and how we can help support your next project. Meet Grace!  Name: Grace Song Title: Senior Product Manager Hometown: Long Island, NY (aka Strong Island), NY 🗽 Carbon

Nicole Thayer

Nicole Thayer

Building for Intersectionality in Tech: Intersectionality and Software Engineering

By Nicole Thayer & Tiffany Wong Note: This is the third post in this blog series on intersectionality in tech. Check out the first, second, and fourth posts. Welcome back to our ongoing series about how employees at Carbon Five are approaching conversations about intersectionality in tech. For more information on why we’re doing this and what we’re

Nicole Thayer

Nicole Thayer

Building for Intersectionality in Tech: Intersectionality and Design

By Nicole Thayer & Tiffany Wong Note: This is the second post in this blog series on intersectionality in tech. Check out the first, third, and fourth posts. Welcome back to our ongoing series about how employees at Carbon Five are approaching conversations about intersectionality in tech. For more information on why we’re doing this and what

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