Archives for April 2014

Organizing for Quality with Agile Teams

I have been writing for the last several months about our adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework at Constant Contact.   However, I was recently challenged to think about a more core Agile question of how to best organize and manage our Quality Engineers.  Working through organizational structure as a leader within an organization is always […]

Service Disruption on April 18th

Last Friday morning at 10:32 a.m. ET, our primary service site experienced a major power disruption that caused our website and product to go down for the balance of the business day and into the evening. This was truly the perfect storm of events — and never should have happened given the level of investment […]

AppConnect Sponsoring HackFit Boston 4/25 -27

AppConnect, Constant Contact’s API partner program, is sponsoring the upcoming  HackFit Boston event on 4/25 – 4/27. What’s a HackFit? From the HackFit website: “HackFit is a fitness-infused startup competition for innovative thinkers passionate about healthy living. Following the traditional three-day hackathon formula, HackFit ups the ante with camaraderie-building fitness challenges, rockstar mentorship, and superfoods – challenging […]

Constant Contact hosts NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge in San Francisco

The NASA 2014 International Space Apps Challenge is perhaps the largest hackathon in the Milky Way, spanning more than 90 cities around the globe, including San Francisco. NASA offers a range of challenges, from designing the next space-suites and tech wearables, to hunting asteroids, controlling satellites, and mapping weather patterns. Constant Contact is hosting this […]