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Lo Wheelwright

Lo Wheelwright

Approaching Gender in Software Products

It is a delight to use software that seems to really ‘get’ you as a person! To achieve this, it requires that the software has been built by people who sought out to understand their users. When software isn’t built with its users in mind, it has the potential to leave its users feeling alienated.

Lo Wheelwright

Lo Wheelwright

Sketched, not Stirred: Attempts to Host a Drink + Draw

This is the journal of two LA designers attempting to host a drink and draw series. But to start – why a drink and draw? As designers in an office of 20-ish developers, we felt lonely (or insane) cooing over our own grid paper. Some days felt like far too much screen time and an

Aaron Harpole

Aaron Harpole

Channeled Procrastination

I procrastinate. In high school it was a huge issue for me, because as a high schooler I was still inexperienced at it. I frequently found myself in last-minute mode, moving swiftly from one self-induced crisis to another. College wasn’t any better. The assignments were more spread out, but the due dates tended to be

David Hendee

David Hendee

Carbon Five Turns 18: What We’ve Learned So Far

2000: what a year! Steve Ballmer became CEO of Microsoft, the PS2 had just come out, the first crew boarded the International Space Station, and Carbon Five was founded.

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

Zoe Madden-Wood

Zoe Madden-Wood

Finding the Right Company Fit

One month ago I was on a panel at Grace Hopper, “Startups, Big Companies, Silicon Valley, Government Contractor — What’s the right career path for you?”. I was speaking mostly to software engineers who were just entering their career post-college or transitioning from their first job. I was on the panel with four other talented

Ken Shimizu

Ken Shimizu

Setting up React Native build environments using NativeModules

React Native is an emerging platform in the mobile space that allows developers to write native apps in Javascript without having to learn Java or Swift. It’s great conceptually, but developers end up having to write NativeModules (for iOS and Android) anyway because it lacks the tools that other frameworks generally provide. In this blog

Anna Neyzberg

Anna Neyzberg

My Apprenticeship at Carbon Five

When the opportunity came up to participate in the Carbon Five apprenticeship program in April, I was first in line. With two other apprentices, I spent the next three months at Carbon Five, working alongside a mentor across client and internal projects. I had been working as a junior developer for about a year and

Rudy Jahchan

Rudy Jahchan

DIY Pokemon Go: Our Experience Building an Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt

  Thanks to PokemonGO, the streets are filled with people racing around cities, stopping to interact with virtual characters they could see through their phone camera. The experience is familiar to us at Carbon Five; 6 months ago we were doing the same thing on the streets of San Francisco playing our own augmented reality

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