Mike Simpson is the Principal Engineer for search at IgnitionOne, a web based system which specializes in ad campaign managing across multiple search engines.
During this episode Mike gets in to the nitty-gritty details of what it means to be a digital media suite, the daily stresses of technical debt, and how a background in architecture has helped him to be good at what he does.
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Dive deep in to mergers, what a merger is, and the politics of a merger with Robert Stewart of Castlight.
He shares the tensions and resolutions of what it means to collaborate and transform two companies in to one.
Mike Jackson shares his insight on what it takes to transform textbooks in to technology.
As the world of education continues to evolve alongside technology, Pearson, the world’s largest textbook company, is looking above and beyond readable versions of textbooks posted online. What Mike strives for as the VP of Engineering is creating an integrated learning experience, which allows students to get the most out of their education.
Listen in to find out more about what Mike has in store for Pearson.
Claire Hough came in to the tech world right out of college, and is now the Head of Software Engineering for Udemy, a learning platform that brings teachers and students together.
In the work place she has witnessed a huge decline of women engineers, but shares it was not always this way.
Listen further to discover Claire’s advice on how implementing diversity in the work place is an essential part of her success, and the success of the future.
Jon Marston, with EnglishCentral shares his experience of how contradictory backgrounds have lead him along an untraditional career path.
As a college student, he began studying physics. During college he hosted a radio show because he loved music. And after college, he ventured in to radio news. Today Jon Marston is the VP of Engineering at EnglishCentral, an English teaching software program designed to teach English as a foreign language.
At first glance Jon’s career choices appear as opposites, but as you listen further, he reveals how his creative background has in fact supported his journey.
Jeremiah Ivan shows us what it looks like to use the startup mentality to run a larger corporation.
Merrill Corp is a financial data manipulation site used by other companies to help make financially sound decisions. To run successfully, he discusses what it takes to create a desirable team mentality.