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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

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

Nancy Samahito

Nancy Samahito

Webby Awards Honors Sesh Mobile App

We’re thrilled to share that Sesh, mental healthcare service and Carbon Five client, has been announced as a 2021 Webby Awards honoree. The Sesh mobile app was recognized for excellence in the Apps and Software – Health and Fitness category.  The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet. The Webbys

Agile on the Edge Colors
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

How To Build Products with Cutting-Edge Technology Using Agile Methodology

During her three years as a software engineer at Carbon Five, Rose Karr has had the opportunity to work on several projects that involve cutting-edge technology. She has found that while working with this kind of tech can be exciting, it also presents a unique set of challenges. In a recent talk, Karr discussed some

Sarah Port

Sarah Port

Redux Minus Redux With React Contexts

When it comes to state management in the front end, Redux has long reigned supreme. With the development of Contexts, we’re now seeing the beginning of an alternative which is brand new, but also capable of being completely familiar for long-time Redux fans. Using React Contexts with Redux-like paradigms is a good way to embrace

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?

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

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.

Mitch Saltykov

Mitch Saltykov

Story Nanoslicing

It’s the start of a new project for our team, and we’re all excited to get development rolling. The Product Owner’s grand vision sounds great, but how do we get from that vision to the day-to-day detailed stories we’ll need to work on? We’re not about to go off into a cave to build in

Nancy Samahito

Nancy Samahito

Creating Successful Online Banking Products – Agile Growth Workshop Recap

Banking and financial institutions are rapidly working on digitizing products to stay relevant and better serve customers, but, the truth is, modernizing banking experiences is incredibly difficult. A digital project in the banking world is nothing short of an order of magnitude. The requirements behind developing successful banking products are staggering compared to the average

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