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The Cheesecake Labs approach to leadership development

As we’ve all adjusted to the “new normal” of work over the last few years, one thing has become abundantly clear — good leadership makes all the difference. Here at Cheesecake Labs, we’ve always been passionate about leadership development, but the challenges of remote work have made that mission even more critical.

So how do we cook up the best Cheesecake leaders? Here’s our secret recipe for success. 

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Why work in a top 10 mobile app company?

Cheesecake Labs was built around people who work together. We wanted to make sure our team was creating value for our clients and the world. We have always kept in mind connecting Brazil with the larger tech community in Silicon Valley and around the world. So how do we do that? Let’s take a peek inside the kitchen and see what ingredients come together to make Cheesecake Labs such an awesome working environment and the top 10 mobile app company worldwide

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What it’s like to start a career as a Mobile Engineer at CKL

Have you ever walked into a party and felt like the most popular person in the room — where everyone’s like, “Hey man, great to see you!” or “I’m so glad you could make it”?

Now imagine having that feeling every morning when you switch on your computer to log in to work. That’s what my first few months in the Cheesecake Labs team have been like. And, for my first full-time job in mobile development, I couldn’t be more psyched to be part of this culture.
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My life (and learnings!) as a Tech Lead in training

The opportunity to work at Cheesecake Labs appeared on my LinkedIn feed in the middle of a detailed job hunt. I was looking to work in an environment that felt collaborative and professional — I also wanted to be somewhere that my potential career trajectory was made clear.

At the time, my job description was Software Engineer. But I knew that in the not-so-distant future I wanted to climb to Senior Engineer and, eventually, to Tech Lead.
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Diversity as a strategic value: why Pride Week is part of Cheesecake Labs’ culture

On June 28th, 1969, the Stonewall Riots took place in NY. The local LGBTQIA+ community started putting an end to police oppression and violence. They fought back, possibly creating the greatest milestone in the community’s rights history. This was just the beginning of a series of demonstrations and movements that took over the world, which reached more visibility to diversity.

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Technology Gold Winners – Cheesecake Labs Top #10 Worldwide by Clutch

Clutch is one of the most respected authorities for assessment of software design and engineering companies. It’s a name you’ll surely have heard of more than once — perhaps you’ve even left a review for a supplier or collaborator on the Clutch website?

If so, you may also know that, each year, Clutch assesses and analyzes tens of thousands of mobile and web app development companies across the world. The result is a definite ranking of the best design and development partners based on unbiased, real-life client reviews, as well as other quantitative and qualitative measures.

This year, close to 22,000 companies were in the running, but only a handful of them could be named the best of the best. And Cheesecake Labs is right up there in the top 10.
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From Cupcaker to Senior Android Engineer in 3 years — here’s one Caker’s career story…

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.
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Mental health strategies for remote work during a pandemic

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.

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