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The New Normal - Our Tips For Working From Home

Our company culture has long taken into consideration remote clients and a distributed workforce of Originators (what we call ourselves). From off-site management to delivery of fully built digital products, we have working remotely covered. Here is a look at some tips for working from home while keep ourselves moving ...

by Danielle Yadegar

Integrating Customer Experience Design Into Your Product Process

The relationship between your CX and your customer is linked, one informs the other, and feedback is an absolute necessity. When working through your CX, the end result should be to leave your customer feeling that the interaction was nothing short of Effortless. Easy undemanding customer experience should be aspiratio...

by Jace Grebski

5 Signs Your Business Strategy for 2020 is Good

Through the course of my career as an operating executive and advisor, I’ve had the opportunity to lead, participate in and witness the design and implementation of myriad strategies, in a variety of industries. And whether it’s the founder of a high-growth challenger brand, or a c-level exec responsible for an innovat...

by devonferreira

Being vulnerable enough to innovate.

During what is now one of the most widely shared TedTalks, world-renowned researcher, Brené Brown said, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” So here’s to being vulnerable… I work for a company called Originate as the Director of Product and we are in the business of innovation. We ar...

by Ryan Sandberg

Understanding Machine Learning — 101 Executive MBA

Understanding machine learning today can seem daunting, and technology seems to be advancing at ever-increasing speeds. So what is machine learning? Well, it used to be that you had to program a computer to do certain things. However, due to the advances in digitization and cheap computing power, data scientists can fe...

by Jace Grebski

Keep Your Source Code SIMPLE

As software developers, we are fortunate to have many useful best practices for productive and fun coding, like the SOLID principles, GRASP patterns, or STUPID anti-patterns. These principles are timeless and apply to many forms of coding no matter which particular programming paradigm or language you use. Here are a f...

by kevingoslar

Testing Bash Scripts with Scriptkeeper

Shell scripts start small, but can quickly grow bigger and more complicated. They may implement critical functionality – for example, deployment – but they are, almost always, untested. When you look at a script's Git history, you find that there's no one to blame. The script started out very small, just a few lines of...

by sonkehahn

Why Design Thinking Works For Data

Introduction In the Harvard Business Review article "Why Design Thinking Works," the author, Jeanne Lietdka, writes about how we often witness the arrival of a new method of working that leads to large improvements. Over a seven-year study, she found compelling evidence that design-thinking was one such method and coul...

by reyfarhan

Go Is On A Trajectory To Become The New Enterprise Language

Read this story in Chinese on InfoQ.com or join the discussion on Hacker News. summary Go - a programming language designed for large-scale software development - provides a robust development experience and avoids many issues that existing programming languages have. These factors make it one of the most likely candid...

by kevingoslar

Originate's Collaborative GitHub-based Intranet

Summary: Originate collaboratively develops its best practices and policies using GitHub as an intranet platform. This enables an unprecedented level of collaboration, but more importantly empowerment and transparency for the entire company. At Originate, we leverage innovative modern technologies to help us and our cl...

by kevingoslar