Taming the Beast

Pragmatic, Proactive Debt Management at Procore R&D Tim Doherty is Staff Software Engineer at Procore Technologies, where he’s tirelessly championing TDD and sustainable development. He also runs the Santa Barbara JavaScript Meetup and speaks at technical conferences. Background I’ve been building and shipping software professionally, in one capacity or another, for a little over two decades. In that time, I have had the good fortune to work with some very capable, passionate teams across a variety of business domains. One challenge all of those teams met, with varying degrees of success, is what’s commonly referred... Read More

Navigating the Tech World

I recently had the opportunity to be a part of a panel with six other inspiring women at the Women in Computer Science “Navigating the Tech World” meet-up at the University of California, Santa Barbara. As an alumni of the school, this was a great opportunity to give back as I wanted to offer some insight and encouragement to the students preparing to enter the workforce. After working in the software industry for five years, I’ve experienced the difference in the number of women and men who exist in engineering departments. Not only are we often outnumbered in these... Read More

Hackathon by the Sea - Girls Edition

Procore recently helped host and run Hackathon by the Sea for girls in the Santa Barbara community--an event hosted for young women who are interested in exploring computer engineering and learning more about the technology industry. Below are a few of the key takeaways from the mentors who attended. This weekend, November 30th & December 1st, another hackathon event will take place. Are you interested in mentoring at this next event? Sign-up here Kerry Diehl - Procore Software Engineer This was my first opportunity to participate in a hackathon as a mentor and it was one of the coolest experiences... Read More

Procore Code Corps is Inspiring Girls to Code

What do you get when you teach others what you love to do, and have the support and encouragement of your company to do it? Fulfillment. That’s what several of us experienced this summer while teaching girls the basics of coding at the Girls, Inc. of Carpinteria’s Eureka! summer program. It feels good to make a difference in our local community by giving back and inspiring others. When we asked the Teen Programs Manager at Girls Inc., Kenya Rodriguez, why she decided to partner with Procore, we were delighted by her answer, “Our mission at Girls Inc is... Read More

Operational Excellence - One Way Optimism is Constructed at Procore

Heidi Helfand is Director of Engineering Excellence at Procore Technologies. She is also the author of the book Dynamic Reteaming, the Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams and is an international keynote speaker in the software industry. Heidi recently lead the Operational Excellence event for Procore's R&D organization and offers up a deep dive here into the event, how it was produced and why. Event Blueprint In Procore R&D, we not only “build the software that builds the world,” but we also actively build our growing R&D organization. One example is our recent Operational... Read More