I come from a family of mostly educators and school administrators. So I guess teaching is in my blood. But when I was choosing my school and career path, education wasn’t on my short list. The big decision was between Berklee College of Music for Guitar Performance or Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Computer Science. I began playing piano by ear at two years old and guitar at 10, so music was a lucky gift that I’d been given as a child.…

As an Engineering Mentor at MojoTech, my primary concern is the growth of our software engineers. I want folks to be thinking about how their career can grow and how MojoTech can grow with them. Helping our engineers navigate the demands of staying current, excelling at their job, and growing in a trajectory that they find rewarding is vital to their, mine, and MojoTech’s success. What Is Your Superpower? A few years back, I read a chapter in a book by Zed Shaw.…

Software engineering is a craft like any other, one that requires maintaining a sharp set of tools at all times. While software engineers may not work with saws and chisels, they do work consistently with their minds and thought patterns. In an effort to aid our engineers in maintaining a sharp toolset, here at MojoTech we have routine “code challenge” exercises that are given to the team. These challenges are given as a fun change-of-pace exercise and each challenge offers a varying degree of difficulty.…

On paper, MojoTech’s resume looks pretty impressive. Since its inception in 2008, MojoTech has launched more than 100 products by partnering with clients to deliver software that solves their most complex business problems. MojoTech was ranked the 42nd fastest growing software company in America by Inc. Magazine, and was listed as one of 2016’s Best Places to Work for the third year running, by Providence Business News, who also awarded co-founder Chris Shoemaker “CTO of the Year”.…

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