Earlier this month, we had our “fly-in” sprint, when we have our entire distributed team fly in and work out of our Palo Alto office for a few days doing planning, design and pairing on implementation. We have many of our engineering team members at distributed locations, working out of their homes. In addition to
Background Earlier this year, we completed the roll-out of our HTML player as we continued on our expansion to support tablets and mobile devices for our training application in addition to the Web. In parallel with this, our business expansion also resulted in a higher percentage of our 1000+ customers being the larger Pro and
By Shobana Radhakrishnan and Josh Iverson Background Mindflash offers a cloud-hosted learning management solution serving 1000+ medium and large enterprise customers across 35 countries. These customers use our system to train their employees, sales and support workforce, third parties and even their customers. Our initial focus was for US-based customers, later expanding to customers from
Earlier this month, we had our “fly-in” sprint, when we have our entire distributed team fly in and work out of our Palo Alto office for 3 days doing planning, design and pairing on implementation. We have a majority of our engineering team in distributed locations, working out of their homes. In addition to leveraging
One of my first projects at Mindflash was to create a feature that gave trainers the ability to record narration over their slides within the Mindflash app. The impetus for this was that content like Word documents and PDFs don’t give you the ability to record audio as you’re creating them. Thus if you wanted
In a live training environment, generally a real life trainer works with one or more trainees to educate them on the training material. One benefit of this is that the trainer has a good sense of a trainee’s level of engagement. For instance, if a trainee were to fall asleep or be playing with their
When AWS has an outage people really notice. Obviously the tech community explodes. Every company starts tweeting out their downtime status while swarms of developers / ops folks at all of these companies gang tackle the problem to try to get their site back up. Increasingly though, even the non-tech folks notice and are frustrated.