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.
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.
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.
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.
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.