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7 designers reimagine ‘Westworld’

If you still think Sweetwater is a futuristic park where visitors can play out their darkest desires, then stop reading—there are major spoilers ahead. (Get yourself in front of a screen to catch up on Westworld ASAP!) For everyone else, the season two finale left us with some major questions (no surprise there): When are we? Are you a host? Is everyone a host? Did…

Must-Read Articles About Mobile Growth, SEO, Ruby on Rails, and Business Success

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Learn about the latest mobile growth metrics, SEO and the “Big 5” personality factors in the monthly selection of must-read articles. The post Must-Read Articles About Mobile Growth, SEO, Ruby on Rails, and Business Success appeared first on Upwork Blog. Source: Upwork’s Blog Must-Read Articles About Mobile Growth, SEO, Ruby on Rails, and Business Success

Three Strategies to Streamline Your Data Migration Process

Data is the foundation of a company’s success. It provides the basis for customer insights, corporate strategy, and operational efficiency. As more companies embark on digital transformation, migrating this critical information — particularly sensitive customer data — to a new platform(s) can be a burden. Moving data can unearth inaccuracies, unknowns, and/or duplicate entries, making it insufficient to use and requiring significant changes. The tips…

Momentum Building for a More Streamlined Customer Login Experience, According to Auth0

BELLEVUE, Wash. — July 9, 2018 — Auth0, a global leader in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), today announced key findings on how companies are approaching the Customer Login Experience as new technologies like Passwordless, Multifactor Authentication, and social login options become more prevalent. According to anonymized data collected in May from a large sampling of Auth0 customers across all verticals, including financial services, media, retail, transportation, SaaS,…

Release Radar · June 2018

From code style to Minecraft, we’ve got another round of releases that caught our attention. Here’s a small sample of all the great open source releases that were published on GitHub in June. PocketMine-MP 3.0 PocketMine-MP is a server for Minecraft Pocket Edition written in PHP. It lets you rule your own Minecraft universe by running multiple worlds, plugins, and gameplay customizations. The latest release…

Dribbble’s Sarah Kuehnle: Community is everything

In case you haven’t noticed, we at InVision are huge Dribbble fans. The invite-only social platform for designers launched in 2009 and has since become the best place to share illustrations, animations, wireframes, photography, and other creative work. So when we got a chance to sit down with Dribbble’s Head of Product, Sarah Kuehnle, and find out more about how her fully remote team gets…

Strong Emphasis on ‘Customer Identity’ at Identiverse 2018

We had a blast at Identiverse 2018 (formerly Cloud Identity Summit) in Boston last week and we had an amazing new booth specially designed for this event. The energy at the world’s largest gathering of identity professionals was inspiring. [embedded content] There was a definite trend towards ‘Customer Identity’ (identity solutions for application developers), says Auth0 Head of Content and Guidance Mike Fitzbaxter. “This was…

June 2018 product updates

[unable to retrieve full-text content] This is June’s GitHub Changelog digest. Subscribe to the changelog or follow the official GitHub Changelog Twitter account to read about updates as they happen. Here’s a complete list of last month’s releases: GitHub Enterprise 2.13.4, 2.12.12, 2.11.18, 2.10.24 now available Project automation and template changes Project board issue and pull request detail view New endpoints to find app installations…

7 Items for Your Summer Business Checklist

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A quick mid-year check-in can be helpful—a simple way to organize your efforts and make adjustments based on what is and isn’t already working. Here’s a look at how you can take time to assess how you’re doing and head into summer with fresh ideas. The post 7 Items for Your Summer Business Checklist appeared first on Upwork Blog. Source: Upwork’s…

Keep API Backward Compatibility with Express Gateway

TL;DR: In this article, you will learn how an API gateway can help you retaining API compatibility with old clients while evolving the product according to the new needs of your business. If needed, you can find the code shown here in this GitHub repository. “Learn how to keep your APIs backward compatible while being able to implement new features, fix bugs, and so on.”…

The Art of Negotiation

It’s common to feel like you’re “bad at negotiating” — the idea of negotiating makes many of us feel uncomfortable, awkward or anxious. I believe those feelings come from a misconception around what it takes to be a good negotiator. In our lives, we’re negotiating all the time — at our jobs, with our friends, in our families (as a mother of four, half of…

The art of working remotely (in 8 rules)

The art of working remotely (in 8 rules) As an IT professional on a small startup I have the chance to work remotely from home very often. As others see remote work as a kind of day-off, I see it as productivity booster. There are some rules one must follow not to transform the perk of stay at home working into an extra day of vacations…

Proper Task Management: Dealing with Lack of Tasks for Developers

Proper Task Management: Dealing with Lack of Tasks for Developers At some point, if the team is not properly organized, we can face a problem of tasks absence or lack for some developers. This applies mainly to remote employees and freelancers. As a project manager, you can decide that this’s not your problem. However, such an approach will not only harm the team, but your…

4 cosas que debes saber sobre Big Data

4 cosas que debes saber sobre Big Data 1. ¿Con qué se come? Empezando con lo esencial, Big Data es el término con el que nos referimos a toda la información que se genera diariamente y que, debido al gran volumen, no puede ser capturada y analizada de maneras convencionales como bases de datos. Para que te des una idea de la magnitud de la información: Gigabyte…

It’s 2018 and some companies are still tight on remote work.

It’s 2018 and some companies are still tight on remote work. Accelerating your digital transformation isn’t an option anymore, it’s a must. Those who haven’t considered it will get left behind. Remember, your network is moving more data than ever. Did you know that by 2020, 54% of your workforce will be millennials? It’s time to connect your global workforce so they can change the…

Working Remotely is Hard, but So Worth it!

Working Remotely is Hard, but So Worth it! What is your first thought when asked about remote collaboration?Anticipation of endless free time? Fear of not managing your workload? Dread of being cut off from your colleagues in both social and collaborative ways? Or does it make no difference to you where you work from?Very often, the people we ask about “remote working skills” automatically go for…

The Working from Home Survival Guide

The Working from Home Survival Guide Photo by Dillon Shook on Unsplash Like many other people in the digital economy, I work remotely. I’m based in the UK and work for organizations around the globe. My work life is divided between my home office in the north of England, a hot desk in London, and wherever my travels take me when I’m out on the road speaking…

Benefits of remote staffing for your accounting practice

Benefits of remote staffing for your accounting practice Originally posted on qxas.us.com on 03 July, 2018 A 2017 Gallup survey revealed a significant number of American employees have embraced remote working and they are doing so for more extended periods. This isn’t surprising at all in an age where technology has blurred the lines between the physical workplace and the place where work happens. Fortune 500…

Like A Rolling Stone

Like A Rolling Stone Imagine being on a big cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. You are sitting on the deck. It is night and you look up, where you can see the stars. Hundreds of them. The air is filled with a beautiful melody. You are surrounded by people. Some are from Mexico, a few are from Spain, others are from Germany,…

How To Become a “Digital Nomad”

How To Become a “Digital Nomad” First of all, it’s important to understand that “digital nomad” is a buzz word — a trendy simplification of a lifestyle where your source of income is online and is independent of your location, and you frequently change your location. If you think this is how digital nomads look, you have been misled, deceived, and hoodwinked! They look more like this: There…

The 4 questions you should stop asking during your one-on-one meetings

You’re probably already asking at least one of them – but it’s never too late to stop. Looking at the clock. Staring into the distance. Short, nondescript answers. A CEO recently told me how he’d frequently see this body language from an employee during their one-on-one meetings. Flat. Disinterested. Preoccupied. It felt lousy to witness, but it’d always been this way. He’d silently concluded that he…

Your customer support team is a critical part of your beta feature program

Your customer support team is a critical part of your beta feature program Building features like magic stuff. For a long time we did feature releases like this: We took an idea, or a customer suggestion We got really excited about it We went heads down for days, weeks, months building the perfect setup We wrote perfect help articles We created education and sent out update emails…

Meta Networks | Access applications anywhere

Users who previously needed to access company systems used to primarily work on-site. If they needed to work off-site, they would use virtual private networks (VPNs), but that is now an archaic method for remote access. To fill this hole in security, Meta Networks was launched to enable organizations’ employees, partners, users and customers to securely access applications from any location. Meta Networks Chief Marketing…

4 Tips for Maintaining Happy Clients as a Remote Auditor

4 Tips for Maintaining Happy Clients as a Remote Auditor Happy client, happy auditor…. Hey, it doesn’t rhyme, but it’s true! At Summit CPA Group, we perform audits in over 30 states, with our audit team scattered from Indiana to Arizona. How do we do it? We conduct all of our audits remotely. That’s right — we never meet our clients face to face, and only communicate virtually….

Building Client Trust as a Freelancer

Freelancers would not exist without their clients. While, as a beginning freelancer, you may struggle to get your name circulating through your chosen industry, it’s the work that occurs after your initial marketing that has the power to influence the kind of clients you appeal to. In order to be a freelancer, and regardless of your field, you have to maintain certain expectations in order…

You could one day attend meetings with someone else's body via 'human Uber'

You could one day attend meetings with someone else’s body via ‘human Uber’ By Monica Torres Instead of video conferencing into the meeting, we could one day be using other human bodies to physically represent us in the office while we work from home — A world of human stand-ins. That’s the future a new product envisions. At MIT Tech Review’s EmTech conference in Singapore this week, Sony-affiliated…

7 patriotic designs to celebrate the Fourth

Nothing says Fourth of July like fireworks, BBQ, red, white, and blue… and staring into your laptop screen for several hours as you try to create something amazing. Okay, so that last one might not make it into everyone’s Independence Day celebration, but for these seven designers, America’s birthday was their primary inspiration. Take a break from grilling, crack open an ice-cold LaCroix, and check…

Following My Wife’s Dreams, a Move to Brooklyn, NY

Following My Wife’s Dreams, a Move to Brooklyn, NY A new chapter for me and family’s lives This is a bit more of a personal post than anything. So for those that care this is for you. 🙂 For those that don’t, I still love you. An amazingly supportive partner For a little context into my life…I’ve been married for almost 15 years now to my…

Be a Lazy Designer…

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Make something… that can be used… again and again… because being a lazy designer… is pretty smart. Be a Lazy Designer… was originally published in Signal v. Noise on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Source: Basecamp’s Blog Be a Lazy Designer…

Decreasing friction in the design-to-development handoff

Designers and developers are often separated, both physically and functionally, in today’s work culture. Designers sit in their part of the building, conceptualizing and sketching and doing things with pixels, while developers sit on the other side of the building (or the world in some remote companies), solving problems and writing code. But what about when they need to cross paths? What about the design-to-development…

What Household Overheads Can You Claim For When Working From Home in the UK?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Working from home on a freelance or self-employed basis means you can claim a number of household overheads against tax. Here’s a look at how UK-based freelancers might be able to deduct these costs from profits and reduce overall tax liability for the year. The post What Household Overheads Can You Claim For When Working From Home in the UK?…

How to Work Remotely from Home

How to Work Remotely from Home Working remotely is the dream. You can wake up whenever you like, you can work from wherever you want and ultimately it’s you making the decisions about how you want your life to be. However, with great flexibility comes great responsibility 😉 It’s important to remember that to maintain this level of flexibility you have to ensure you are working…

How to consistently produce great creative work

We’ve all been there—staring at a blank screen, out of ideas, hoping for a flicker of inspiration. The creatives you follow on Instagram and Twitter seem to be putting out an endless stream of amazing work. Meanwhile, you can’t even get started on something. The process of creation is hardly instantaneous—it’s nothing like switching on a light bulb. Instead, it’s the gradual synthesis of your…

Creating Team Identity and Wholeness in a Remote Company

When working remotely, it’s important to maintain a sense of team identity and for people not to feel isolated from the rest of the company. For an organisation like mondora, which has both an office and people working remotely, this becomes even more important as we sometimes run the risk of having two separate levels of interaction, in which remote workers may feel excluded from…

10 THINGS TO CHECK BEFORE YOU HIRE REMOTELY

10 THINGS TO CHECK BEFORE YOU HIRE REMOTELY Webinar Overview Hiring someone remote has its own challenges and of course its own gains. How about having a quick checklist in your hand to go through whenever you are in the process of vetting a remote team.In this webinar, we are going to share with you the tips of the trade that will help you make the…

HOW TO MAKE WORKING WITH REMOTE TEAM SUCCESSFUL

HOW TO MAKE WORKING WITH REMOTE TEAM SUCCESSFUL Webinar Overview The world around us is evolving continuously due to various trends were seen in the modern society. One such trend in the functional workspace is Remote Work. According to a study, nearly 82% of startups work with remote workers in some capacity. The reason why remote work is being so favored is the flexibility it…

Vue.js and AWS Lambda: Developing Production-Ready Apps (Part 2)

TL;DR: In this series, you will use modern technologies like Vue.js, AWS Lambda, Express, MongoDB, and Auth0 to create a production-ready application that acts like a micro-blog engine. The first part of the series focused on the setup of the Vue.js client and on the definition of the Express backend API. The second part (this one) will show you how to prepare your app for…

Meet Janice Chaka

Meet Janice Chaka We asked our mentors a few questions on location independence, inspired by the famous ‘Proust Questionnaire’. Their answers have been compiled in this series of blog posts. Through these windows into their lifestyle, we hope to discover more about them and what drives them to be untethered. Janice Chaka goes by the name ‘The Career Introvert’ and coaches other introverts at any stage…

Dear Remote Workers.

Dear Remote Workers. I’m taking my digital pen to write you this letter. There’s a lot to say, even more from a french perspective. But these past few weeks, I had some revelations and I wanted to share them with you. Remote what ? There are several definitions for us and it’s pretty fun to write “Remote Worker” in Google. (How many of you just did it…

Experiment: Wall of Gratitude

How Might We Share Our Appreciation for Fellow Highlanders? Hypothesis Creating a physical space to share our gratitude for one another will help sustain a culture where people feel recognized and appreciated for their contributions at work. Experiment We found a blank wall, grabbed some stickies, and got to work. Since a lot of our Customer Experience workshops rely heavily on stickies, it felt like…

5 best practices for effectively pairing fonts

Common design exercises like choosing a color palette or pairing fonts can go from simple to complex in the blink of an eye. While design is often a field full of rules and best practices, these are rarely hard and fast restrictions. More often than not, knowing the rules is just a stone’s throw away from breaking them. In the case of pairing fonts, there…

How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust When You Can’t Travel

How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust When You Can’t Travel Sometimes travel isn’t as reasonable as it seems. A lot of things can get in the way, preventing us from being able to just pack up and go — work, school, sporting events and so on — the list is never-ending. But that doesn’t mean you have to completely let go of your thirst for adventure. Read travel blogs While we might…

5 Ways to Stay Focused When Working From Home

My adorable colleague always tries (and often succeeds) to distract me. 5 Ways to Stay Focused When Working From Home Working from home is awesome. The commute is easy and the dress code is as lax as it gets. In theory, every day at work should be a mountain of productivity since you’re able to literally do anything you want. However, too much freedom can actually be…

6 Business Events to Get You Out of Your Comfort Zone

[unable to retrieve full-text content] If you feel you’ve become a bit complacent or want to push your boundaries further, this is time to break out of your comfort zone. One great way to do that is by attending business events. Here are six business events to put on your shortlist. The post 6 Business Events to Get You Out of Your Comfort Zone appeared…

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Love our blog? – InVision Blog Join over 3 million designers Who get our content first. Over 3 million designersget our newsletterevery week Find out why [embedded content] Get awesome design content in your inbox every week Just like over 3 million of your fellow designers do. Plus get 3 free downloads, just for signing up. Thanks for signing up! You should have a thank…

The 9-to-5 Myth: Why a ‘Regular’ Schedule Works Against Employees

[unable to retrieve full-text content] There’s no science to suggest people are most productive if they work eight hours, or that they’re more productive during any certain time period. In fact, more recent evidence — both study-based and anecdotal — suggests the opposite. In this guest post, Isaac Kohen of Teramind looks at why the typical 9-to-5 work schedule is a thing of the past….

Birth Of RemotePanda

Birth Of RemotePanda by- Ayush Jain Originally published at RemotePanda Blogs Once upon a time, a newbie called Jon decided to start his own company. He had an innovative idea, some hard earned cash and blind faith in hiring market. He was so naive, when someone told him, platforms like Upwork, Freelancers is the easiest and the best way to find people who can help…

Managing Virtual Team — Tools And Tips

Managing Virtual Team — Tools And Tips by- Gauri Sathe Originally published at RemotePanda Blogs In today’s global economy there are skilled people all around the world that can help you build your company. It becomes enticing to hire these people to join your team due to competitiveness in tech epicenters. Adding remote teams comes with its own set of challenges. So, how do you address these challenges?…