NG of NG: SoCreate Gets a Lesson on What’s New with Angular v8

NG of NG: SoCreate Gets a Lesson on What’s New with Angular v8
SoCreate super-intern Tim Stoddard made his second appearance at our monthly Lunch Meet team-led learning series, to give us a look at new features in the next generation of Angular, version 8. Tim’s an expert on Angular, having presented on behalf of SoCreate at the #NG Conference in April, the world’s original conference on Angular in Salt Lake City, Utah. So, we were eager to learn from him while we chowed down on catered Chipotle lunch! Tim covered several of the main features of version… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

SoCreate Founder Justin Couto Featured on Script2Screen Podcast

SoCreate Founder Justin Couto Featured on Script2Screen Podcast
Our Founder and CEO Justin Couto recently took to the airwaves to tell SoCreate’s story and explain our vision to Script2Screen host Alan Mehanna. You’ll typically hear upbeat and positive film and TV reviews on the show, but Alan features other interesting characters in the film industry every now and then, so we were honored to be interviewed about SoCreate!   Below, you’ll find the podcast transcript.  Listen to the podcast and subscribe to SCRIPT2SCREEN here. Alan has a master’s in scree… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

Microsoft Adds SoCreate’s Open Source Projects to Service Fabric Best Practices

Microsoft Adds SoCreate’s Open Source Projects to Service Fabric Best Practices
We may be considered a small software company, but our team is doing BIG things in the industry. Microsoft just added two of SoCreate’s open source projects to its Service Fabric guide for best practices.   Mark Fussell, Group Program Manager for Microsoft Azure, recently invited SoCreate’s Chief Engineer Jami Lurock to give Microsoft staff a demo on SoCreate Service Fabric Distributed Cache and SoCreate Service Fabric Pub/Sub over a web conference. SoCreate built these open source projects a… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

Bright and Early: Darryl Yeo Joins SoCreate's Software Engineering Team

Bright and Early: Darryl Yeo Joins SoCreate's Software Engineering Team
To say Darryl Yeo is a high-achiever is an understatement. As a Cal Poly University freshman, Darryl is the youngest member of our software engineering team. However, what our newest intern lacks in years on earth, he makes up for through his dedicated, industrious approach to learn-by-doing.   “I was hooked into computer programming when I was introduced to Scratch in 5th grade,” Darryl said. Scratch, a project of the MIT Media Lab, allows users to program their own interactive stories, game… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

The Color System: SoCreate Sets Standards with CSS Custom Properties

The Color System: SoCreate Sets Standards with CSS Custom Properties
Our most recent Lunch Meet – a SoCreate team-led learning series – may have been the most colorful yet! UX Developer Lauren Spence took the floor to teach the team about cutting edge practices being used on the UX side of SoCreate projects. While the rest of us satisfied our appetites with catered lunch, Lauren satisfied our visual senses with her presentation on the SoCreate Color System.   The Color System is an innovative approach that controls and themes the colors in all of the apps we b… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

$100k Investment Shows Support for Startups in SLO

$100k Investment Shows Support for Startups in SLO
“Why is SoCreate in SLO?” “There’s not much tech in that area.” “Wouldn’t it be easier if you were located in the Bay? Or LA?” “Where is the heck San Luis Obispo?” “S-L-O. Like slow, like a snail?” And the questions go on and on. Between media interviews, out-of-area conferences, and friends and family, I’ve been asked any number of questions about my experience working for a screenwriting software startup in little ol’ San Luis Obispo. But after attending the Central California Angel Con… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

SoCreate Launches 2 New Open Source Projects - ‘Service Fabric’ Reliable Services

SoCreate Launches 2 New Open Source Projects - ‘Service Fabric’ Reliable Services
When it came time to build out SoCreate’s screenwriting platform infrastructure, we evaluated several options for managing our application cache and data protection. Our SoCreate engineers are big fans of Microsoft Service Fabric, a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, launch, and manage scalable microservices and containers. Service Fabric also addresses challenges related to developing and managing cloud native applications.   So, rather than using Redis or SQL Server a… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

Duncan Gichimu Joins a Team of Lifelong Learners at SoCreate

Duncan Gichimu Joins a Team of Lifelong Learners at SoCreate
SoCreate continues to grow our team of software engineering talent with the recent addition of Duncan Gichimu. Duncan was a standout graduate of the Fullstack Academy coding boot camp, where he honed skills he’s been building since high school. And SoCreate couldn’t help but take notice! The Fullstack program is competitive and intense, but Duncan is no stranger to these two adjectives. He’s been coding since he was a teenager and won 3 national championships with his BDPA (Black Data Process… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

Lunch Meet: Jami Lurock's Journey to Home Automation

Lunch Meet: Jami Lurock's Journey to Home Automation
When you combine an engineer and his home security system, the result is something far more advanced than your typical alarm. Ever wish you could just tell your garage door to open, monitor the salinity of your saltwater pool from afar, or catch your kid or roommate who leaves the window open while the heater is on, all from a mobile device? It can be done, and our chief engineer Jami Lurock set out to prove it! At our second installment of “Lunch Meet,” a monthly team-led learning series on… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

It's Music to Our Ears: Grant Whiting Joins SoCreate

It's Music to Our Ears: Grant Whiting Joins SoCreate
Dad. Musician. Longboarder. Husband. And now Grant Whiting can add SoCreate UX Developer to his list of titles! We’re thrilled to welcome Grant to the team. And we hear he’s pretty thrilled to be here, too. “There is a lot of industry knowledge on this team,” Grant said. “While I’m excited to contribute to it, I think I’m going to learn a ton.” Grant started on the path to software engineering about five years ago, as part of the web development program at Laurus College. Early on, he skinne… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

SoCreate Launches ‘Lunch Meet’ Team-Led Learning Series

SoCreate Launches ‘Lunch Meet’ Team-Led Learning Series
Remember, there’s always another way. It’s the last bullet on our list of SoCreate company values, but certainly not least. The SoCreate team is made up of lifelong learners, and we constantly strive to find new, better ways of doing things. We’re baking that value into our newest office initiative: Lunch Meet. Lunch Meet is a monthly series where we meet for lunch (but not necessarily lunch meat 😊) to show and tell what we’ve recently learned in hopes that it provides value to the rest of th… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

SoCreate Levels Up at Startup Grind Global Conference

SoCreate Levels Up at Startup Grind Global Conference
Stripe, Airbnb, Box, SoulCycle, and the list goes on! SoCreate was in good company at the 2019 Startup Grind Global Conference. In partnership with Google for Startups, the event attracts thousands of hungry entrepreneurs looking to learn from and be inspired by startups doing big things. We returned to SLO with heads and hearts full of ideas to continue building our own great company. Having never been part of a startup before SoCreate, I’m inspired by the successful businesses that started… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

SoCreate Announces Launch of Angular Playground V5.2

SoCreate Announces Launch of Angular Playground V5.2
SoCreate is thrilled to announce Angular Playground, V5.2, revamped and better than ever! Since launching the original open-source Angular Playground application in May 2017, we have improved the sandbox tool to feature an improved user interface, updated documentation, and better performance. And now, Angular Playground works with Angular 6 and Angular CLI 6. More new features include: The ability to install Angular Playground with ng (easy installation of the Angular Playground) Enable… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

SoCreate Celebrates 2018 and Preps for Year Ahead

SoCreate Celebrates 2018 and Preps for Year Ahead
2018 was a big, busy year at the SoCreate office. Our engineers constructed new features and worked out cloud-based bugs that will put the SoCreate Screenwriting Platform on a fast track for build out in 2019. And, we hired two new positions outside of our engineering team, including our new Vice President of Business Development Amy Pruett, and our new Director of Community Outreach Courtney Meznarich. We’re really ramping up! As a startup, we’re proud of how far we’ve come, and success is so… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

Movie-Themed White Elephant Gifts for the Holidays

Movie-Themed White Elephant Gifts for the Holidays
Need a gift for the movie-lover in your life? The women on our SoCreate team have just the thing! We rang in the holiday season with a Ladies Lunch at Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, which was decorated from floor to ceiling in kitschy yuletide cheer. And we came bearing gifts: movie-themed presents for a White Elephant gift exchange.   Every month, all of the SoCreate women get together for a ladies lunch to reconnect on work and life. Women are underrepresented in our software creating indu… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich