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Marketing Intern to Marketing Specialist: Why I Chose Tasktop


My journey with Tasktop started in May 2014 when I accepted a position as Tasktop’s first marketing and events intern. While I had experience with marketing and event management from college, I lacked any knowledge of the software industry. The truth is, I initially never wanted to work in software. Music was my first love and I had always envisioned myself working in the music industry.  What I didn’t expect is that despite not wanting to work in software, I wanted to work at Tasktop.

Art and the Remote Engineer

Tasktop's ability to make it work with the right people rather than the right place stands out against the backdrop of some companies discouraging or banning remote work (e.g. Marissa Mayer Bans Working from Home, Tim Bray on Leaving Google). At Tasktop remote team members is the norm. Almost every meeting involves some form of video conferencing, be it appear.in, Skype, GoToMeeting, or something else. With the challenges involved in distributed teams causing some companies to react so severely, how do we make it work?

Why We Built Tasktop Data

We have a detailed web page that explains what Tasktop Data is and some great videos that explains what Tasktop Data does.  I thought it would be interesting for our readers to get some visibility into what were some of the drivers behind why we created Tasktop Data.

Summertime and the Integration is Easy

There is a saying that the only things you can be certain of in life are death and taxes. At Tasktop there is another certainty, every three months we release software. Our regular delivery cadence has become a heartbeat for Tasktop, delivering innovation in regular, consumable chunks.  And today, July 28th 2015 we announced the next release of our software.
 
The July release includes new versions of Tasktop Sync and Tasktop Data with a lot of new features and new systems to connect to.

Tasktop Sim-Shipping with Visual Studio 2015

We’re proud to announce that we will be sim-shipping a new release of Tasktop Sync with support for the upcoming release of Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015!

Tasktop Certified Services Program

We are very excited to announce the launch of the new Tasktop Certified Services Program! The Tasktop Certified Services Program enables Partners to provide Tasktop Sync professional services. Certified Services Partners learn Tasktop’s tried-and-true deployment methodologies through the Tasktop University training courses.

HP Discover 2015: What Happened In Vegas

This was the last HP Discover with a combined agenda; moving forward the conference will be split between hardware and software products and services.

ALM Forum Industry Panel

Meet the Interns: Nicholas Folk, Junior Software Engineer

When I first applied to Tasktop, I admittedly had not heard much about the company. What drew me to the company was when I personally visited for my onsite interview. Almost everyone in the Vancouver office works in one wide open room with floor to ceiling windows giving off a bright and amicable atmosphere where everyone is approachable.

Why Integration requires a combination of linking and syncing

Since its inception, Tasktop has been involved with Open Service for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC).  We co-authored the original specification with IBM and continue to work on the OSLC core technical committee. OSLC provides a set of open standards for connecting lifecycle tools to enable cross team traceability and collaboration. Based on the W3C linked data specification, OSLC enables links to be established across tools, repositories and projects.

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