5 Communication Tips For Introvert Engineers in facing their Clients
As an engineer in a startup, or in a company providing ‘professional services’ to a client, it is very likely that you will need to engage with clients on a regular basis. As engineers, we are often an introverted type of person, meaning we prefer a quiet environment and tend to leave the ‘chit chat’ to marketing and sales. Nevertheless, we have the technical knowledge that is needed to fix and investigate technical software issues, and often have to work with the client to solve a problem, or to define…
At the end of each year I usually reflect on the places I’ve been, and the people I’ve met. Last year, one of my memorable trips was a visit to Seoul, Korea, in February of 2015. In this article, I’d like to discuss some of the key differences I noticed between California and Korea. Because of my professional interests, it turns out many of these observances are related to mobile technology.
Google is NOT #1 search engine
If you are around Salt Lake City on January 29th, come by the Phonegap developer day. There’s a line up with many impressive speakers and interesting topics. I’m excited being part of it and talking about mobile app testing.
Talk: Automated App Testing: A pain or cure?
You want to ship an app you can be proud of, without bugs or defects. You want it delivered quickly. However, the testing process is looked at as simply a ‘necessary evil’ and there is never enough time in the day to test everything manually. Automated testing claims to be the…
I’m Martin, the founder of a startup company in the Silicon Valley. Our company, testmunk, helps other companies automate their mobile app testing. To elaborate a bit, we help companies developing mobile apps quickly test their applications on a large set of devices through automation. The point is to help ensure there won’t be any crashes or issues when using their apps on any phone or tablet. Our vision is that end users like you and me have access to better mobile apps.
We are still in an early stage, but already have some great customers in the U.S., and…
It’s been a month since I returned to the States, yet Romania is still on my mind.
Being invited to speak at the Romanian Testing Conference was exciting, but I wasn’t sure I could go. Cluj is very far from Cupertino, and missing the better part of a week to go there was a huge commitment, especially as the CEO of a startup. In the end, my curiosity regarding the burgeoning IT community in Eastern Europe — especially the fast-growing software development and QA hub of Cluj — outweighed my reservations, and I resolved to go.
I found myself in…
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“Nothing is impossible” has become one of my mantras in life, one that I always go back to when I hear from someone that “it’s not technically feasible”, “we can’t achieve this” or “this can’t be done”. I know this is simply not true from personal experience. Sometimes all you need is a little faith in yourself, and a fighting spirit.
Over a year ago, one of my best friends told me that his mom had cancer. I was shocked.
My friend and I grew up together on the same street in…