Interns Spotlight: Mickey Yau, Software Engineering Intern S20

Being passionate about start-up and various new technologies, Mickey is a penultimate year student studying dual degree in Computer Science and Business in HKUST.

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Automatic Deployment of React Native iOS Apps with Fastlane and Github Actions

Using tools like Fastlane can help developers automate their deployment for React Native apps and save precious time

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Alumni Spotlight Series: Prameet

In this candid interview, one of GitStart's most outstanding developers Prameet Chakraborty talks about the company work culture, his remote working experience and future plans as he sadly leaves us to pursue a full time Masters in Computer Science program at University at Buffalo, New York

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Interns Spotlight: Sri, Software Engineering Intern S20

Hailing from her hometown of Orlando, Florida, Sri is a sophomore pursuing a dual degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley.

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How to build remote teams?

A hybrid team is one that has a combination of onsite and offsite talent that works together to achieve a desired result.

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Hire Less and Build Lean

Companies nowadays are able to create massive valuations with very little investment and labor.

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How to hire leaders

Great leaders do not feel threatened by others who give them critical or negative feedback.

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Evolving your organizational culture

The bedrock of superlative teamwork is a culture of trust, self belief and active experimentation, followed by concrete reflection. Building an org wide process of reflection and strong feedback loops improve the team’s confidence in what they are delivering.

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The unprecedented value of a shared purpose

Perhaps, the core distinguishing characteristic that will separate super successful organizations from the ordinary ones will be — “the capability for rapid cycles of innovation.”

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SaaS vs Outsourced Services

Software as a service means that you can now get up and running in a matter of hours. Almost every practical arena of professional work has accompaining SAAS products which are standardized, work out of the box and can be customised to fit your exact needs.

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Demystifying Docker and Orchestration using Kubernetes

Docker essentially popularized containerization. It creates containers on the host operating system by using Linux Kernel features like namespaces which are quite useful for process isolation, control groups, networking, and volumes.

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Building a remote first future of work

GitStart has always been a remote first company since its inception. As many forward thinking companies have realised having a remote and distributed setup has several key advantages.

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Announcing online internships in partnership with HKUST CSE

GitStart is pleased to announce that it’s launching an online internship program for computer science students at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Accelerating Digital Transformation for Hong Kong Companies

The Hong Kong Government has officially launched the “Distance Business” Programme which is being implemented by the Innovation and Technology Commission. GitStart is providing special discounts on top to help local businesses accelerate their engineering and build new IT solutions and capabilities quickly.

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How to handle multiple webhooks at scale

There has been a trend moving from using APIs where you have to constantly request data from a third party service towards Webhooks where the third party service you are using instead will send a POST request to your url of choice

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Syncing Git Repos in Real-Time: Part 1

Gitstart Fork: Fork is an internal tool we use which leverages the power of web hooks in order to do almost real-time syncing of code across a pair of repositories, seamlessly.

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