Shannon Santorineos – successful in Customer Success

By balki | April 22, 2017 | 0 Comment

When my good friend Raghavan proposed we bring Shannon Santorineous as a special guest for our meetup back in January, I was honestly a little hesitant. I wasn’t sure if our tech-leaning audience would appreciate a Customer Success leader. After I met Shannon and learned more about her background and journey I will admit publicly that I stand […]

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How a team’s chemistry can be indicative of company culture

By balki | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comment

At the last meetup we had a terrific company (Jet Reports) and an engaged audience of many software professionals. We had a leadership team of 4 members from Jet Reports! Thank you Sam McCurdy, Scott Oshiro, Emiley Oster, and Malu Parthasarathy for joining us. It was the first time we showcased a company with a team and it […]

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10 quick lessons from Michael Belding

By balki | February 9, 2017 | 0 Comment

Last night at our meetup, we had Mike Belding as our special guest.  And here’s the top 10 takeaways we learned from his experience leading engineering teams at Shiftwise. Learned about leadership, why you got it into and enabling others to succeed Life-long learning organization – as a new code school graduate, this is heartening to […]

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22 terrific takeaways from Dana Lawson

By balki | January 5, 2017 | 0 Comment

Dan Lawson

NOTE: I originally wrote this article for LinkedIn back in October 2016. Last Wednesday night, we had Dana Lawson as our special guest at the I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ meet up. One attendee described Dana’s awesome personality like this: “I have never smiled and felt so good about […]

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