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Carbon Five-mentorship-outreach-anniversary
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

#C5Mentors: Anna Neyzberg on Making the Tech Industry Accessible for All

Anna Neyzberg’s first job in the tech industry was not great: women employees weren’t encouraged to speak up, and when they did, management didn’t pay attention. Now a software engineer at Carbon Five, Anna co-founded ElixirBridge in 2016 to teach people from underrepresented groups how to code. In our final post in a series celebrating

Carbon Five-mentorship-outreach-anniversary
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

#C5Mentors: Emily Mi Cai on Leveling the Playing Field in College Admissions

Carbon Five Product Manager Emily Mi Cai has spent the past three years working with Minds Matter to help a high school student in her community navigate the college admissions process. In our fourth post in a series celebrating 21 years of mentorship in honor of Carbon Five’s 21st anniversary, Emily discusses why she’s passionate

Carbon Five-mentorship-outreach-anniversary
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

#C5Mentors: Gintel Gee on Diversifying the Design Field

As a teenager growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Carbon Five Senior Product Designer Gintel Gee taught herself the basics of design by creating graphics on her computer and connecting with a community of peers on online message boards. Looking back, Gintel wishes she had had a mentor to answer her questions and direct

Courtney Hemphill-Carbon Five-Mentorship
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

#C5Mentors: Courtney Hemphill on Empowering Women in Tech

In addition to her roles as a partner and VP of product management at Carbon Five, Courtney Hemphill was also the company’s first female employee. In our first post in a series celebrating 21 years of mentorship in honor of Carbon Five’s 21st anniversary, Courtney discusses her passion for empowering women in tech by volunteering

Carbon Five-Emojis-Pull Request
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

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

Bobby Matson

Bobby Matson

Building a LeapMotion DrumSet in Ruby

I love playing around with the LeapMotion. It is a wonderful little piece of technology, has great documentation, and is way ahead of its time. More specifically, I’m interested in its potential to communicate with MIDI, the protocol which allows software to translate musical data. A quick aside: My background is in music, having played

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Come Geek Out with us (again)!

The last Geek Out was both fun and informative. It’s time to do it again! So, next Thursday — 11/11 — we’re opening the doors to the San Francisco office and hosting another casual gathering. Want to see what other developers are working on or who’s using the latest and greatest gem/practice/database/etc? Do you have

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

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