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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

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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

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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

Zoe Madden-Wood

Zoe Madden-Wood

Starting Up With Diversity

Why care about diversity early? You’re not even sure if you’ll be around in a year. You need to figure out your market, your financing, your OKRs, etc; why should you even care about diversity and equity in hiring? It is not in your MVP and those issues can be solved later, amiright? When companies

Courtney Hemphill

Courtney Hemphill

How to Promote Psychological Safety on Your Team

Psychological Safety is the shared belief that everyone within an organization can take risks without feeling insecure or embarrassed. Almost as simple as it sounds – it’s the idea that employees feel safe to do their best work. When an organization prioritizes psychological safety it creates an environment that also promotes inclusivity. It ensures that

Zoe Madden-Wood

Zoe Madden-Wood

How to Structure a Learning Group at Work

With any field, and especially programming, learning is integral. Technology changes. The field of programming is vast. To be a good programmer, you need to continue to learn and develop. In addition to learning outside of work, co-workers are often excited to learn together at work or through work. I know personally, I’m a social

Andrew Hao

Andrew Hao

The 10 Practices of Healthy Engineering Teams – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we introduced the engineering team at SuperStartupCorp. They had built a reputation for delivering quality software, fostering a culture of trust, and developing healthy learning practices. Read up on the first two parts, then join us to discover the final secrets to their success.

Bhavna Devani

Bhavna Devani

C5 Labs: Vrogger

  For the last two weeks a few of us here at Carbon Five Santa Monica explored our latest love, Virtual Reality, by creating a game from scratch. We had a hard time limit of two weeks and our team was small. Just Bhavna, Sidney, Nicole, and Rudy working on a full game experience, with

Andrew Hao

Andrew Hao

The 10 Practices of Healthy Engineering Teams – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we introduced a high-performing engineering team at SuperStartupCorp that had automated repetitive tasks, codified its engineering practices, and adopted a learning mindset, resulting in happy engineers and happy stakeholders. Read on to learn more traits and practices that make this team so successful, and how they keep their bus

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