Last week, I was invited to speak to some of the industry’s most creative people about innovation. Specifically, I was asked to choose one of the thirty or so shortlisted entries to Cannes Innovation Lions that didn’t win and openly discuss what I liked or disliked about it. “Why me?” I wondered, but thought it would be fun.
Slack (the communication software) is used by 5 million people on a daily basis (that's roughly the entire population of Norway), signed in for on average 10 hours per day - sending direct messages, sharing files, funny cat GIFS, making calls, you name it...
Scaling a company can be a bumpy ride but there are some key things you must do to ensure you can scale without reducing the quality or value provided to your clients or customers. Alignment is a critical part of your transformation as you scale.
In the build up to React London 2017, we were planning to have questions asked by conference attendees to the speakers and QA panel throughout the day. However, this raised a number of issues.
Earlier this year, our Social Value task force donated a number of laptops to Code Your Future, a non-profit organisation set up to help refugees become developers. After speaking at our most recent company meeting, we invited founder Germán Bencci to share how far Code Your Future has come - and what he still hopes to achieve - in this guest blog.
Thursday the 18th of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. As part of our effort to promote this event, we’ve put together five steps that anyone involved in web development can take to make the internet a more inclusive environment for all. This guide is by no means exhaustive, but can be treated as a starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about the subject.
Small steps should be celebrated when they're in the right direction, towards a more inclusive internet
In the last couple of years OMR has become one of the top events in the digital marketing sector by attracting the industry professionals with top international star speakers and a lot of rock.
The first day consisted of an Expo with 200 exhibitors, masterclasses, guided tours as well as a large stage with lectures on Influencer, Content, SEO marketing and much more. The second day was all about the conference - the heart and soul of OMR. The whole stage setting was inspired by a rock concert. Over 5000 seats and a huge lighted up stage including a bar on the left reserved for influencer of the industry. I’ve took part for the first time and summarised the highlights for you below.
Some talk a lot and do very little, others do a bit out of legal obligation or because they want to pay less tax. And while good PR and a lower tax bill may be an added bonus, neither of these things came up when Red Badger’s staff decided to form a group to enable ourselves to create more social impact.
Similar to the three pigs building progressively sturdier houses, we gradually arrived at solutions providing better maintainability and a more efficient developer experience. From beginning with straw, progressing to wood and now iterating further with stone, here is our story.
Neglecting accessibility in development is not an option if you want your end-product to have mass appeal.
Automation should help us to achieve the speed to market we all aspire to. So why do so many teams insist on overloading their test suites to the point that they become a counter-intuitive burden?
Believe it or not you can get infinite scaling, full security, and high performance for nearly zero operational cost. You should concentrate on building features that add value for your customers. And you can do that much faster when you don’t have to worry about anything else.