Field Notes from Carbon Five

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

Sesh Carbon Five Communicator Awards
Nancy Samahito

Nancy Samahito

Sesh Mobile App Wins Two Communicator Awards

We’re excited to be celebrating two additional award wins with Sesh, a mental healthcare service and Carbon Five client. The 27th annual Communicator Awards has recognized the Sesh and Carbon Five team for excellence in “Mobile Apps – Health and Fitness” and “Best User Interface” categories.  The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the

Carbon Five moms
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

Meet the Moms of Carbon Five

Being a working parent is no easy task, especially during a pandemic. At Carbon Five, we’re constantly striving to build an inclusive environment where everyone feels supported and valued — parents included. We spoke to three Carbon Five moms about how the past year has changed their views on work/life balance, how they’ve juggled work

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

Carbon Five Senior Product Designer - Gintel Gee
Carbon Five

Carbon Five

Carbon Five Roll Call: Gintel Gee, Senior Product Designer

Roll Call is a new 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 Gintel!  Name: Gintel Gee Title: Senior Product Designer Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Carbon Five Office: Santa Monica  Emoji of

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Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

Women’s History Month: Celebrating the Achievements of Women Around the World

We’re excited to announce that Carbon Five has been amplifying and celebrating women’s voices throughout the month of March. Each week, we brought our team together through a series of events designed to facilitate discussion and promote learning around the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, with a focus on how they have

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

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

Carbon Five Software Engineer - Rico Rodriquez Collins
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?

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