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Why Aravind Bala left a lead engineer role at Microsoft to launch Nextio – GeekWire

Why Aravind Bala left a lead engineer role at Microsoft to launch Nextio – GeekWire

Why Aravind Bala left a lead engineer role at Microsoft to launch Nextio – GeekWire Nextio CEO Aravind Bala brings 16 years of engineering experience from Microsoft to his new venture. (Nextio Photo) Aravind Bala had been at Microsoft for nearly 15 years when he met Anoop Gupta, his manager on the Office Mix team. …

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iDatalabs CEO Lokesh Dave says startup life actually supports a work-family balance – GeekWire

iDatalabs CEO Lokesh Dave says startup life actually supports a work-family balance – GeekWire

iDatalabs CEO Lokesh Dave says startup life actually supports a work-family balance – GeekWire Lokesh Dave takes a cycling break from his startup, iDatalabs. (Photo courtesy of Lokesh Dave) Since college, Lokesh Dave had an itch to start his own tech company. But a Microsoft internship led to a software engineering job, and that cozy …

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From rap fans to immigrant families, Remitly's Kevin Nakao taps customers for answers – GeekWire

From rap fans to immigrant families, Remitly’s Kevin Nakao taps customers for answers – GeekWire

From rap fans to immigrant families, Remitly’s Kevin Nakao taps customers for answers – GeekWire Kevin Nakao (on the right in blue sunglasses) with a team from Remitly at the Milk Carton Derby at Green Lake. (Remitly Photo) One of Kevin Nakao’s earliest marketing gigs sent him on tour almost 30 years ago with Puff Daddy, …

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After decades at Microsoft, Tammy Savage applies big-picture thinking to startup that connects volunteers – GeekWire

After decades at Microsoft, Tammy Savage applies big-picture thinking to startup that connects volunteers – GeekWire

After decades at Microsoft, Tammy Savage applies big-picture thinking to startup that connects volunteers – GeekWire Tammy Savage, CEO of Groopit, stops to smell the flowers. (Photo courtesy of Tammy Savage) When it came to volunteering, Tammy Savage wondered what prevented people from jumping in to help. Was it a failure of leadership? A lack …

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Unearth co-founder Amy Hutchins on hiring women engineers and the rush of startup life – GeekWire

Unearth co-founder Amy Hutchins on hiring women engineers and the rush of startup life – GeekWire

Unearth co-founder Amy Hutchins on hiring women engineers and the rush of startup life – GeekWire Amy Hutchins (far right) indulging in her passion outside of technology: Roman history. This trip took her to the city of Jerash in Jordan with traveling buddies Grant Hurd and Meg Morrow. (Photo courtesy of Amy Hutchins) As chief …

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Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin taps insights from Amazon to help run her startup – GeekWire

Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin taps insights from Amazon to help run her startup – GeekWire

Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin taps insights from Amazon to help run her startup – GeekWire Sandi Lin of Skilljar at the GeekWire Summit. Sandi Lin left Amazon five years ago to launch her own startup, but her experience at the retail and cloud behemoth made a lasting impact. Lin is CEO and co-founder of Skilljar, …

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As PitchBook soared, so did career of employee No. 5 Adley Bowden – GeekWire

As PitchBook soared, so did career of employee No. 5 Adley Bowden – GeekWire

As PitchBook soared, so did career of employee No. 5 Adley Bowden – GeekWire PitchBook’s Adley Bowden in the North Cascades with his family. (Photo Courtesy of Adley Bowden) Sure Adley Bowden has been with the same company for a decade. But the PitchBook that hired him practically straight out of the University of Washington …

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How Karat's engineering chief gets things done and runs effective meetings by talking less – GeekWire

How Karat’s engineering chief gets things done and runs effective meetings by talking less – GeekWire

How Karat’s engineering chief gets things done and runs effective meetings by talking less – GeekWire Zach van Schouwen, vice president of engineering at Karat. (Karat Photo) Zach van Schouwen, vice president of engineering for Karat, landed his job through a Craigslist ad. It was 2016 and he was on sabbatical, living in Brooklyn in …

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How an all-girls high school prepped this exec for the male-dominated field of software engineering – GeekWire

How an all-girls high school prepped this exec for the male-dominated field of software engineering – GeekWire

How an all-girls high school prepped this exec for the male-dominated field of software engineering – GeekWire Qumulo’s Molly Brown and family vacationing in Montana. (Photo courtesy of Brown) For Qumulo’s Molly Brown, graduating from an all-girls high school turned out to be a great preparation for studying and working in the male-dominated field of …

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2nd Watch CEO Doug Schneider on the art of building company culture while working apart – GeekWire

2nd Watch CEO Doug Schneider on the art of building company culture while working apart – GeekWire

2nd Watch CEO Doug Schneider on the art of building company culture while working apart – GeekWire Doug Schneider, right, with his cycling buddy on an outing near his home in San Diego. (Photo courtesy of Doug Schneider) Over his career, Doug Schneider has held leadership roles for companies in telecommunications, web hosting and cloud …

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