Fernando Cejas from SoundCloud

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Name: Fernando Cejas. Location: Berlín. Job: Software Engineer at SoundCloud. What is the best part of being a developer? From my perspective, the best part of being a software engineer is the smart people you are surrounded by, the amount of knowledge and continuous learning you get out of it, and the big satisfaction of being able to create new things every day that can change the world. There is also nothing more grateful than struggling with difficult problems and facing complicated challenges, specially when you accomplish them. What did you do yesterday? I had a strong deadline, so for instance, I spent most of the day doing pair programming and sending pull … Continued

The Mythical Carrier-Startup Deal: Real or not?

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by Derek Kerton, Managing Partner, Kerton Group @derekkerton It used to be that changes in the services of telecom carriers needed to be followed closely by developers and entrepreneurs…with a check in about once-a-decade! Telecoms earned a reputation as the classic dinosaurs – slow to change, and resistant to any innovation that didn’t come out of their own labs. But things are quite different in the new century. Fiber, wireless, IP packetization, digital core networks, and virtualization have radically changed the structure of telco networks, and pressure from Over-The-Top (OTT) competitors has lit a fire under the telecom industry, and standing still is no longer an option.   That’s good … Continued

WIP at OSCON 2015

Caroline attended OSCON last week in Portland. The largest open source conference for developers, innovators, businesspeople, and investors. Since 1999, OSCON has been the best place on the planet to experience the open source ecosystem. Here are some of her comments about the show: Q – One thing you’ve learned attending this event? Caroline – There was a lot of enthusiasm about using open source tools, but I only met one developer that actually contributed to any open source projects. Q – One amazing person you’ve met there? Caroline – Can’t think of anyone amazing person.  We were giving demos for the Samsung Gear VR headset and it was really interesting to watch … Continued