7 outstanding female CTOs you should follow

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It’s a sad fact that the tech industry is still vastly dominated by men. Currently, women hold only around 25% of all tech jobs. The number is even smaller for management roles. Only 14% of all CTO positions in tech companies belong to women. You’d think with all the innovative products, ideas and technologies launched every day, the tech industry would have figured out gender equality. Well, it hasn’t. As technology keeps advancing into every aspect of our lives, this is something that has to change. It is more important than ever to make women seen and female voices heard.

Today, we want to present you 7 outstanding female CTOs. These women are leading the way for women in tech in 2017 and beyond.

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How to Onboard Your Newly-Hired Developers

There’s nothing worse than feeling you are wasting your time. Imagine putting all your time, energy, and resources into hiring someone and then they quit within a few months. You know those target posters you can put on the wall that say ‘Bang Head Here’? I’ve needed one many times. Hiring and retaining good developers is a cumbersome business. You do it, but sometimes all you can do is shake your head and stare at that poster.

Over the years, I’ve found that hiring developers and bringing them into an agile team requires them being supported by an agile talent management system and excellent onboarding. In fact, new employees who go through a structured onboarding program are 58% more likely to be with the organization after three years. If you want to wrap your head around how important this is just imagine the financial and emotional impact of replacing people in your team every year.

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A guide to building browser notifications

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As more and more of our beloved apps run solely in the browser, we as users are beginning to rely on browser notifications to get updates on new activities.

In this article, I’m going to provide you with the best practices for developing and designing web push notifications.
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6 Tired Web Elements to Stop Using in 2017

Keeping up with new trends and tactics is important as you develop successful web strategies for your clients. Conversely, it’s just as important to realize when it’s time to retire older practices that have been shown to be problematic.

Web design and best practices for user experience continue to evolve, but it’s amazing to see how much old, ineffective work is still hanging around out there. Many websites have been around since before we had a clear understanding of the value of conversions and how to create a clear path to success.

Use this checklist to help identify and understand, eliminate, and replace those web elements that have no place on a website in 2017.
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Hiring developers is hard. Here’s what we learned in the last 3 years.

No matter to whom in tech I talk to. Most people and tech companies seem to struggle with hiring developers.

And since I have the feeling that hiring is a topic that doesn’t get too much talk and attention (maybe because of people struggling with it), I think it’s our obligation to share the biggest lessons we’ve learned at Usersnap.
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User offboarding: How to end relationships with your users!

There’s a ton of great content out there on how to onboard new users, how to treat them well, and how to make sure that they understand your product, its benefits, and become paying customers.

However, there’s less information available on how you should treat your users who want to end the relationship with you.

We at Usersnap looked into the topic of user offboarding and provide you with the following essentials for how to end relationships with your customers and users.
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Customer-Driven Product Development: Taking the Jobs-to-Be-Done Approach

Errors typically happen when things aren’t planned carefully enough, or when entrepreneurs are overwhelmed by the product development process.

With the right mindset and framework at hand, companies can do more than just launch products. They can create solutions to real challenges that users have.
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The JavaScript conference this city needed. Our review of Scriptconf.

Last Friday, we had the great pleasure to visit Scriptconf, a one-day JavaScript conference, in Linz. And it wasn’t just for fun. We learned a lot too. Scriptconf managed to bring some of the best JavaScript advocates to Linz.

All in all, we can’t wait for Scriptconf 2018. But beforehand, let’s take a look back at the first ScriptConf.

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The benefits of asynchronous design feedback.

Just recently I found myself in a situation which required instant design feedback. I like exchanging thoughts and ideas through real-time conversations, however, I wasn’t prepared for the question: “What do you think about this design draft?

And seconds later, I was providing unthoughtful design feedback.

In this article, I’m going to elaborate on the benefits of asynchronous design feedback, and why you should give it a try as well.
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A Guide to PaaS Solutions: 7 Questions You Need to Answer.

In today’s guest post, Rainer Stropek, co-founder of software architects, gives us some insights on how to evaluate PaaS solutions in order to find the best one for your product.

At the moment, we are working on a SaaS project in which IoT (Internet of Things) plays an important part. While reviewing my work from the past weeks I was surprised to see how my work as a software architect has changed since we made the move to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

In this article, I’d like to provide you with a guide on how to evaluate other PaaS services.

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