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Meet Jason Collins, VP of Engineering and Nerd Shenanigans

Jason Collins is the Vice President of Engineering and Nerd Shenanigans at ReadyTalk. He's been doing this long enough that he remembers the days of punch cards (or at least the...

ReadyTalk's Feature Frag (Part I)

So what exactly is a Feature Frag? It's an event focused on feature development; it's quick, it's competitive and we want the best ideas and prototypes to be left standing when the...

Shaping The World's Next Geeks

I'm a geek. I'm also a dad to 4 wonderful, geeky boys.  I like to think that I'm raising my boys to be complete geeks, the kind that randomly quote Star Wars and Bladerunner and...

Delivery, one small deployment at a time...

In the ReadyTalk nerd book club, we just wrapped up reading and discussing Continuous Delivery by Dave Farley and Jez Humble. You know, there are those tech books you read that you...

New Year, New You

It’s 2012.  Everyone typically has great intentions this time of the year in putting foot to pavement and nailing down some concrete resolutions; things they really want to get...

Global Day of Coderetreat

Recently one of our software engineers approached me and asked about the possibility of ReadyTalk helping sponsor the local Global Day of Coderetreat being held at Uncubed, a local...

The Vision Melting Pot

The employees of ReadyTalk were recently challenged by Dan King, the CEO, to come up with a corporate vision. The format of this vision is supposed to be an article, written...

Interviewing for Passion

We're growing within engineering at a steady pace here at ReadyTalk, so I've been experiencing the joy that comes with lots of interviewing. I know, you're probably thinking I'm...

From SCRUM to Kanban

As many of you regular readers may know, we're an agile development shop. We have been running a process known as SCRUM for quite some time now. We've had a lot of success with it,...

Summer of Scrum

Every year at ReadyTalk, we bring on a few interns for the summer to be a part of engineering. This is typically a couple software engineering interns and a QA engineer intern, and...

The Engineering Lifestyle, Part II

Continuing in our Engineering Lifestyle series, we are going to touch this week on the topic of "giving back." Here on the engineering team and within ReadyTalk in general, we...

The Engineering Lifestyle, Part I

Work. It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye, right? That saying may be well suited for some industries, such as professional sports and knitting, but in the technically...

ReadyTalk's Nerd Book Club

Several months ago, one of our engineers had the great idea of starting a technology book club within the engineering team. We put some effort into getting this off the ground and...

Who Are We?

Hey there! Let me introduce myself. I am Jason Collins (aka. "JC" around the office), and I am a member of the Engineering Team here at ReadyTalk. We've recently been recruited by...