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Seattle Code Camp: A Place for Learners

Scott McAllister on September 18, 2017
Andrea Cremese speaking at Seattle Code Camp

To be a software developer is to be a constant learner. The amount of information that you need to know as a developer is always growing and always changing.

Learning can happen in many places by seemingly endless methods. One of the best ways to learn is through sharing information through personal interaction. A lot of that kind of learning—and teaching—went on at Seattle Code Camp.

"It wasn't what I was expecting," said Andy Lientz, Smartsheet Senior Vice President of Engineering, about attending his first Seattle Code Camp. "I thought it was going to be more of a bootcamp, but the format was much better. There was a great cross-section of technologies and different backgrounds."

Seattle Code Camp is Awesome and You Should Go!

Taylor Krusen on September 7, 2017

You Should go to Seattle Code Camp

Smartsheet is excited to be participating in the 15th annual Seattle Code Camp held on the campus of Seattle University this Saturday, 9/9/17.

Seattle Code Camp is a one-day learning event for programming professionals and students with a focus on coding, databases and related technologies. This is a "grass roots" mini application / platform developer conference, free to attendees and open to presenters of all stripes and experience.

Here is the list of sessions being given.  With such a broad range of topics, new and experienced developers alike are sure to find something interesting.

Meeting in the Middle: Kansas City Developer's Conference

Scott McAllister on September 5, 2017

Smack dab in the middle of America's heartland is a conference that brings developers from all walks of life together.

During the first week of August, the Kansas City Developer's Conference (KCDC) was held on the Missouri side of the city at Kansas City Convention Center downtown. Smartsheet attended as sponsors, with the hope of increasing our brand awareness in the developer community as well as seeking any talented engineers to add to our growing team - did we mention we're hiring?

Event Report: Smartsheet Recruiting Event at Daniel's Broiler

Taylor Krusen on August 28, 2017

Last week (8/22/17), Smartsheet hosted a low-key recruiting event upstairs from our office at Daniel’s Broiler. The event was well-attended by around 52 engineers of varied backgrounds and expertise. Guests had an opportunity to mingle and socialize with Smartsheet employees while enjoying food and drinks from the restaurant.

Attendees heard brief presentations from a wide range of Smartsheet staff, after which, a panel answered questions from the audience. Some of the speakers: 

On Culture

Ted Neward on August 21, 2017

After the events of the past week, Smartsheet’s engineering leaders felt the need to make a statement about the issues of free speech, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As a company that values a safe and welcoming workplace, not addressing these issues could come across as sending a message we don’t believe and didn’t intend. While we believe the Smartsheet culture is a healthy and expressive one, we want to remain careful to keep it so.

In short, our position is this: If we didn’t think each and every one of our employees had smart things to say, they wouldn’t be here. We will fight to ensure that every employee’s voice is heard, so long as it does no harm to anyone else .

This means, practically speaking, three things: