Field Notes from Carbon Five

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

Carbon Five

Carbon Five

Celebrating Black History Month 2021

Throughout the month of February, we were excited to celebrate Black History Month (BHM) by honoring Black leaders, spotlighting Black community achievements, and sharing Black stories with our team at Carbon Five. Each week, we hosted company-wide activities to encourage learning and open discussion on how Black history has contributed to and helped shape the

Roll Call - Rico R Collins, Software Developer Carbon Five
Carbon Five

Carbon Five

Carbon Five Roll Call: Rico Rodriquez Collins, Software Engineer

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 Rico!  Name: Rico Rodriquez Collins Title: Software Engineer Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida Carbon Five office: Santa Monica

Max Pohl

Max Pohl

Think Your Agile Team Might Be Doing Waterfall In Disguise?

Given the rise in popularity around agile development, I thought it would be interesting to explore the most common software development characteristics across the wider tech industry. How are most companies developing and releasing products? How does this compare to what industry leaders are teaching? What can be learned for this exploration?

Carbon Five

Carbon Five

Carbon Five Roll Call: Dimas Guardado, Principal Developer

Carbon Five Roll Call is a blog series introducing you to your next team of product managers, designers and software engineers. Learn more about us and how we can help support your next project. First up in 2021, meet Dimas! Name: Dimas Guardado Title: Principal Developer Hometown: La Puente, CA Carbon Five Office: Santa Monica

Carbon Five

Carbon Five

Carbon Five Hires Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader

We’re excited to announce that Ruth C. White, PhD, MPH, MSW has joined the Carbon Five team as Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).  In her new role, Dr. White will lead the development and implementation of DEI strategy and programming at Carbon Five. She will work closely with leadership and the greater team

Client Interview - Carbon Five and Drucker Institute
Nancy Samahito

Nancy Samahito

Lessons from Developing a Community Learning Platform – Bendable.com

An interview with Rick Wartzman and Sarah Zaner. In the midst of a global pandemic, Carbon Five client, Drucker Institute, launched Bendable, a community-based learning platform, in June 2020. We sat down with Rick Wartzman, Executive Director, and Sarah Zaner, Senior Director at KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society at Drucker Institute, to learn

Carbon Five

Carbon Five

Carbon Five Sponsors Tech Inclusion 2020: The Next Wave of Leadership

We’re excited to announce our sponsorship of Tech Inclusion: The Next Wave of Leadership, an all-virtual conference in 2020, hosted by Change Catalyst on October 13-15.

Brandy Davis-Balsamo

Brandy Davis-Balsamo

Finding Meaning in Mentorship at Scale

Last month, Carbon Five New York participated in Tech: NYC’s Summer Bridge 2020 program in coordination with local nonprofit, El Barrio’s Operation Fightback. Summer Bridge is the nation’s largest youth employment program, giving some 35,000 disadvantaged NYC teens and young adults paid experience along with an opportunity to build important life skills and get exposure to new

Carbon Five

Carbon Five

Carbon Five Roll Call: Mandy Valladares, Senior Product Designer

Carbon Five Roll Call is a new blog series introducing you to your next team of product managers, designers and software engineers. Learn more about us and how we can help support your next project. Meet Mandy!  Name: Mandy Valladares Title: Senior Product Designer Hometown: San Francisco, CA Carbon Five Office: New York

Prakash Venkatraman

Prakash Venkatraman

Greenfield Projects: Seven Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success

Greenfield projects have a hidden set of needs — and each one can be an opportunity for growth if handled well! But if handled poorly or if not handled at all, these pitfalls can perpetuate and multiply across the lifetime of the project, taking you further and further away from your treasure and further into the endless cave of despair.

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