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Highlights from our FIFA 16 tournament

Last night, Hightail celebrated the launch earlier that day of the latest release of EA Sport’s FIFA video game series with a FIFA 16 tournament at our office in Campbell. 32 players from across the Bay Area (and Fresno) took part in a contest of skill, agility and thumb dexterity in…

Tool tips with Roger Mendoza

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Customer Support Rep, Roger Mendoza. Working tools We use a variety of tools on our team to assist our customers, but I would say one of the main…

Come play (virtual) soccer

Soccer: not only is it the world’s favorite game, it’s also our CEO, Ranjith’s. Aside from launching new products (go Spaces) and watching his favorite EPL team (go Palace), nothing gets Ranjith more excited than a new release of FIFA – the addictive soccer video game. This September, FIFA 16…

Tool tips with Kiersten Lammerding

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Principal UX Designer, Kiersten Lammerding. Working tools For me, integrations and shortcuts are where it’s at. I love anything that makes my workflow quicker, easier and involving fewer…

Tool tips with Scott Moe

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 Digital Marketing, Scott Moe. Working tools The tool I rely on most at work is probably Evernote. I’m a list guy. Always have been, always will…

Tool tips with Tracy Wang

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Sr. Business/Data Analyst, Tracy Wang. Working tool Communication in the workplace is fundamental to almost everyone’s job and I love any tool that makes communicating with my co-workers…

Tool tips with John Heyer

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Network Engineer, John Heyer. Working tool I’m always a fan of visual tools, and one of my favorites is Cacti. Many people may be familiar with using MRTG…

Tool tips with David Louie

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is UX Designer, David Louie. Working tool Prototyping is an important part of the UX toolkit. It helps in designing the ‘feel’ part of a product’s ‘look and feel’. After…

Tool tips with Pia Ramos

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Customer Support Lead, Pia Ramos. Working tool I manage our Philippines-based support team and use HipChat every day to communicate with them by instant message. I downloaded the…

Tool tips with Kirstin Veltman

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Site Operations Manager, Kirstin Veltman. Working tool As manager of the Site Operations team, notification and escalation of alerts from our monitoring systems is critical. PagerDuty allows me to…

Tool tips with Andy Villarreal

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Sales Engineer, Andy Villarreal. Working tool A tool that I can’t live without in my day-to-day is Join.Me. As Hightail’s Sales Engineer, I’m constantly needing to connect with…

Volunteer week

Last week, everyone at Hightail got out of the office and spent a day volunteering for some local non-profit organizations. Here are some of the highlights of some fun and worthwhile days. RAFT activity kits assembly RAFT is a non-profit organization that aims to transform teaching and inspire the joy and…

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