Author: Shiva Paranandi

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My 3D approach to building a world class tech team

When I took over as VP of Engineering at Hightail, my goal was to help the company innovate on our existing service. We wanted to create a new and valuable creative collaboration product that would solve genuine problems faced by our users. From an engineering perspective, it was a daunting prospect….

Find what you’re looking for with Hightail’s search bar

Hightail’s move into the world of creative collaboration with Spaces made having a high-performance search feature a major priority. Unlike our traditional file sharing service, Spaces is not focused on simple A to B transfers (though it can be used for this purpose). Instead, it’s all about the less linear back-and-forth…

Flickr tech talk at Hightail

Tim Miller – Sr. Director, Engineering at Yahoo – visited Hightail’s Campbell office recently to share some insights about how his company’s photo sharing site Flickr handles images and videos. As Hightail faces similar challenges with our new creative collaboration platform, Spaces, it was fascinating to learn about Flickr’s process for real-time…

Four questions every tech leader should be asking

This post was originally published on LinkedIn. Today’s technology moves so fast that any tech firm more than a few years old has to contend with aging stacks, outdated code and ever more complexly linked infrastructure. Yet there are also great advantages in having proven stacks, experienced staff and existing users….