Founder stories: Adam Stoffel, Head of Operations
The foundation of modern software delivery process is Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) and all its supporting procedures and systems. They transfer code from a developer's workspace to production. The emergence of the DevOps discipline, together with CI/CD systems and methods, has changed the engineering ecosystem. But with the gaining popularity of CI/CD, it has become an attractive attack surface for cyber-attacks. The number, frequency, and severity of events and attack vectors exploiting weaknesses in the CI/CD ecosystems are significantly increasing in the industry. Here are some of the more popular incidents:
Congratulations to Grominda Sdn. Bhd. for being selected to execute the Tech Immersion Programme 2022 sponsored by the Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry (AITI) of Brunei Darussalam. Caravel Labs is proud to support Grominda in delivering training and coaching based on the same approach that is used in their academic internship program, Project Sunrise, and for onboarding its own consulting engineers. We are looking forward to being in Brunei during the week of January 30, 2023 thru February 3, 2023 to support this program.
Cuento largo corto para los lectores impacientes, las principales características de un backlog saludable son: limpio, estimado y priorizado.
In a speech to the first cohort of Project Sunrise interns back in the summer of 2020, Yang Zheng, laid out his vision for the mid- to senior-level Consulting Engineer at Caravel Labs. A good software engineer is one who can design and implement the most elegant software solution that works as defined, in the most efficient manner. A good consultant on the other hand is one who is willing and able to embrace the customer’s entire environment – their needs, their wants, their desires, their real and perceived constraints, and reflect these in the definition of the solution. A good consulting engineer is one who is able to combine both of these.
By Subham Kundu and Marcos Ocasio Open-source software (OSS) is very important to Caravel Labs. We rely on open-source software for many of the solutions supporting our internal operations but also integrate many community-developed open-source components in solutions we build for our consulting customers. Therefore, it makes sense for Caravel Labs to contribute back to the open-source software community. In this post we will cover our approach to contributing to open-source and introduce some of our latest open-source initiatives.
Back in July we concluded our latest edition of Project Sunrise (read more about it here). The purpose of Project Sunrise is to identify not only the brightest among the community of budding software engineers, but also those who are most inspired to use their future profession for creating a more sustainable world. The next step is to give them a taste of what the satisfaction of applying their skills thoughtfully towards solving a meaningful problem. We do this in the hope that the entire community of software engineers, of which Caravel Labs is only a small part, benefits from engineers driven by intrinsic motivations rather than just the usual material incentives. We believe that through their experience in Project Sunrise they become part of the small but ever-growing pool of elite software engineers that are the pride of any software engineering organization in the world.
By Ashu Chatterji, CEO at Caravel Labs Caravel Labs team members in the United States and Puerto Rico observe the Indigenous Peoples’ Day holiday on the second Monday of October. This holiday celebrates and honors the histories and cultures of the peoples who have lived in the Americas, since before the arrival of the first conquistadors, starting with Christopher Columbus in 1492. Since 2021, this holiday has also been recognized as a federal holiday by presidential proclamation.
By Ashu Chatterji, CEO at Caravel Labs The underrepresentation of women in both the creative and executive jobs in the tech industry is a handicap greater than what meets the eye. Like all kinds of underrepresentation, not only is it unfair to women who represent much closer to 50% of the human population, it denies the other tech community of the wisdom and perspective of close to half of humanity, thereby severely diminishing its impact and reducing its potential.