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4 foundations for a winning team (infographic)

I recently went to Forge Conference in Philadelphia, where I was inspired by a number of great speakers who all spoke to the amazing power and value of collaboration. Though each person provided a different perspective on power of teamwork, combining their individual lessons creates an overall foundation for creating a winning team…

It all kicked off at Hightail’s FIFA 17 tournament

In what has now become an annual tradition, Hightail celebrated the launch of the latest release in EA’s FIFA series by hosting a video game tournament. This time, we ventured out to the fantastic AFKgg Gamer Lounge in San Jose and invited friends and local gamers to take on Hightail’s finest…

Coding and creating at CAMP EDMO

Hightail recently visited CAMP EDMO in San Jose, the summer learning camp dedicated to helping kids build coding and other creative 21st century skills. To support their efforts, we sponsored 10 places for underprivileged kids, who might otherwise not have had the opportunity to attend. The morning opened with a…

Tool tips with Jennifer Mark

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is our new Director of Customer Support, Jennifer Mark. Working tool I use Evernote to maintain organization with notes, lists, reminders, documents, as well as clipping and saving online…

Friday’s favorite things: July 1st

Every Friday we round up some of our favorite finds on the web, from illustrations and videos to fonts and photography. This week, we checked out cool t-shirt designs. Jay is for Jungle UK-based illustrator Jay Barnham loves colorful and adventurous creations like this bold all-over t-shirt design that he…

Tool tips with Michael Van Camp

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Director of Operations, Michael Van Camp. Working tool I spend a lot of time working at the Unix command prompt and iTerm 2 on Mac just makes it…

Tool tips with Suneetha Lakkaraju

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Staff Engineer, Suneetha Lakkaraju. Working tool Being a backend developer I use Postman to test all my APIs. It is a super cool lightweight app that allows me…

Photos from last night’s CODE screening

Last night, Hightail hosted a free screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco. CODE is a remarkable documentary about the lack of female and minority engineers in the tech world and how that gap can be closed. The film was introduced by its director, Robin Hauser Reynolds, who…

Debugging tech’s gender gap for a sustainable future

Later today, Hightail is hosting a free screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco. This remarkable documentary takes a deep dive into the tech world’s lack of female and minority engineers and shows how this gap can be closed. Throughout most of my…

Tool tips with Victor Becerra

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Enterprise Technical Support Engineer, Victor Becerra. Working tool Working in Hightail’s Enterprise Support requires me to use a handful of tools and resources to troubleshoot and resolve issues…

Volunteer Day 2016

Last week, we left our desks and went to help out a couple of very worthy non-profit organizations in our local community. Here are some highlights of what Hightail got up to on Volunteer Day. Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT) RAFT is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming teaching and…

Tool tips with Yana Gektin

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Senior Software Engineer, Yana Gektin. Working tool As an engineer working in a fast paced development environment, optimizing productivity in performing my daily tasks is key. I find…

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