It’s not easy building and nurturing a hybrid-remote team; you need to put equal time and effort into the personal and professional development of every employee. Because when you do, talent may just flourish from the most unexpected — and untrained! — places.
That’s exactly what happened when Diego Almeida de Oliveira first came to Cheesecake Labs in 2017. Over 3 and a half years, Diego grew from an intern — or “Cupcaker”, as we like to say — to one of CKL’s most highly-skilled and well-respected Senior Android Engineers, delivering delightful mobile apps to clients as Tapcart and Singularity University.
This pandemic has forced us to experience a period of many changes in our life dynamics. Social distance has impacted almost all areas of our lives, especially how we relate to work. The famous Home office, or telework, which was once considered a privilege or an innovative work model, has now become a reality for many companies, especially in the IT sector.
However, there is a big difference between adopting this work model as a conscious and planned choice – when one is able to exercise social activities in other environments -, and the model forced by the pandemic, one which implies social distance and ends up limiting most of our social interactions to interactions that can only be mediated by technology.
An Inside Look At The Cheesecake Labs Client Experience
Have you ever anticipated going to a new restaurant? After weeks of hearing amazing reviews and waiting for the reservation, you show up excited but hesitant. Will it live up to expectations?
Fast forward and guess what: you not only get exactly what you wanted, but it’s even better than expected. The staff is friendly, having checked in to see how you’re doing. You receive the total white glove service where the tiny details surprise you with delight. From start to finish, every single expectation was exceeded.
Developing a tech solution for your business should feel no different.
We’re incredibly proud to share that Cheesecake Labs has been awarded the sixth spot on Clutch’s 2020 list of top android app development company in the world. The complete research can be found at the Clutch Leaders Matrix.
Innovation matters. It is determinant for organizational growth and consequently to the products that we are building.
Having said that, when it comes down to exploring new opportunities that could lead us to innovation, the way we build and tell these stories can lead us to success (or not). But why isn’t that so easy? Because we are programmed with many behavioral mechanisms that prevent us from acting. To briefly illustrate, one of these behavioral mechanisms is the so-called “negativity bias.” Continue Reading
How to live healthily in a diverse environment? How to deal with many backgrounds, lifestyles, and opinions? Cheesecake Labs is a company that fosters diversity and works to create a comfortable and respectful atmosphere. However, sometimes it is not that easy to keep it harmonious.
How companies mistakenly try to use diversity
What comes to your mind when companies talk about diversity? Or even better, what did you think about when you saw all their Twitter accounts changing into rainbow logos this June?
I, personally, felt really happy when I saw diversity initiatives not only in companies in Brazil, but also in companies from the town where I live, Florianopolis. But when you stop to really think about it, don’t you have this annoying little thought in the back of your head saying that this is just a new trend and maybe one day it will pass?
We’re glad to share that we’ve returned from SingularityU Brazil Summit 2019, where we’ve presented the newest version of the SU app for Singularity University. Featuring a chat functionality, the app now expands its experience regarding information exchange, research and data in areas like artificial intelligence, robotics and digital biology.
One of my favorite parts of the PM job is to search and try new and fun ways of conducting Sprint Retrospectives. =]
Sprint Retrospective is an opportunity for the team to inspect itself and create a plan for improvements to be enacted during the next Sprint.
Living in a heteronormative society is really complicated. Sometimes you can’t just stand up for yourself because you need that money, that job, that place to live. According to The Guardian, most companies in Europe and US are relatively open to LGBTQ+ people at their workspaces. However, 34% of the LGBTQ+ in UK are still in the closet. Continue Reading