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How Catalyte uses AI to unlock hidden software development superpowers.
Helping people create better ways to work in a flexible, frequently changing digital economy.
In 2019, will AI benefit society or head down a darker path?
Being data-informed helps organization take responsibility for their data and curate decisions that stay focused on results.
Here are four areas to consider before modernizing your applications.
Vivian Giang highlights Catalyte’s ability to provide “skills and opportunity to unlikely engineers” as part of the solution to transforming America’s Rust Belt cities.
Why a cup of coffee made him realize that Catalyte was different from any other company he’d worked with before.
Tom Iler discusses Catalyte’s use of AI to identify top tech talent, how AI can kill the resume and how emotional quotient (EQ) can be used in screening models.
Businesses need more support to close the widening skills gap.
Vivian Giang tells the story of Catalyte’s 18-year history using artificial intelligence to find better-performing software engineers from unexpected places.
Steve Case highlights Catalyte as a company capable of closing the tech talent gap.
Enterprises can save time and money while improving agility through organizational assessments.
CEO Jacob Hsu shares his thoughts on how AI can create, rather than eliminate, jobs
CEO Jacob Hsu visited Yahoo Finance to discuss how Catalyte finds a better and more diverse tech workforce, even in a hot job market.
Together, prioritization and business value help ensure the right work is done at the right time for the benefit of the company.
How AI, machine learning and skills-based hiring can replace the resume and create a more productive/diverse workforce.
Catalyte can open a personalized door, just for you, to find your way into the tech industry and a better, more rewarding career.
We create a more diverse & productive workforce.
Meet Todd Horst, our new chief revenue officer, and Tom Iler, our new chief product officer.
The characteristics of a great team leader are the same, whether you’re talking about software development or football.
Help us get back to Austin for a panel on AI and the Democratization of Work.
Go beyond standard QA testing to ensure that your software product accomplishes your business goals
This move strengthens our connections to local clients, government and non-profit partners and puts the company at the center of a thriving tech economy.
Developer Mike Mountain created an app for the ultimate baseball road trip: visit all 30 MLB parks in just 35 days.
What could cause a successful entrepreneur to forgo early retirement in Sweden and move to Baltimore to advance human potential?
Discover how it can benefit your organization.
Catalyte closes the skills gap while empowering all Americans to better the economic fortunes for themselves, their families and communities.
How to strike a balance in software testing between time, money, outcomes, manual and automated testing.
In this year’s Cool Vendor report, Gartner listed Catalyte as one of two companies in the “Where Are They Now?” section of the report.
With better use of IT, healthcare payers and providers can reduce administrative and clinical costs, improve innovation and create better patient outcomes.
George Mauer, director of development at Surge, discusses the creation of the modern web, how it was structured, designed and made usable and what the future holds.
In order to grow, companies must be prepared for all aspects of their business model (customer, value proposition, profit model, capabilities) to change.
We reduce bias in hiring through the use of artificial intelligence.
We’ll expand the local talent pool and better serve regional companies.
A short documentary about Catalyte and our inspiration to revolutionize how companies hire.
We asked people for their ideas at TechFestNW. Here’s what they proposed.
Erin Flynn from Portland State University discusses Portland IQ and higher education’s changing role in relation to the private tech industry.
Donald Tang hails Catalyte’s AI efforts at the World Economic Forum.
Speakers at TechFestNW shared ideas on how technology can be used to create a safer, smarter, more ecologically friendly, more equitable and overall better transportation infrastructure and systems.
Listen to our CEO Jacob Hsu make the case for skills-based hiring as a way to create more economic opportunities in the city.
As rising healthcare costs push our economy to a breaking point, organizations are turning to technology as a way to ensure better, more cost-effective outcomes.
Cucumber is a tool that utilizes a syntax called Gherkin, which makes acceptance criteria and test cases accessible to all interested stakeholders, technical and not so technical alike.
How do you decide what language you should use to write your software?
Here are some reflections on this years hottest SXSW topics.
Recap of CEO Jacob Hsu’s SXSW talk “Kill the Resume to Bring Back the Middle Class.”
Outside of the sessions, here’s what we saw at the spectacle that is #SXSW.
Finding talent for new collar jobs comes down to awareness and creating the belief among workers that they can be a part of this.
Technical debt is inescapable, but there are things you can do to lessen its effects.
Primary and secondary diversity are tied directly to an increased bottom line.
Since 2002, America has lost 28 million low tech jobs. These are workers who can benefit from retraining and many of whom will have the ability to launch successful careers in technology, if given the opportunity.
The technology side of a job can be taught. It’s the passion and drive that are most important. These are what vets bring to tech positions.
Read the recap in this Wired article.
Every story at Catalyte is a transformation story.
Here are some thoughts that should help you get the most out of your QA practice or what to look for in a QA partner.
CEO Jacob Hsu will deliver the “CEO Confidential” keynote address at the MO Summit, Mar. 23 in Asheville, N.C.
Jacob Hsu delivers “Kill the Resume to Bring Back the Middle Class” talk at SXSW, March 10 from 3:30-4:30pm on the Job Market Stage at the Palmer Events Center.
Manual testing and user experience consulting should still play a huge part in any QA team.
Catalyte CEO Jacob Hsu and Surge CEO and Founder Matt MacKay answer questions about the acquisition in these four videos.
CEO Jacob Hsu discusses what Catalyte’s recent acquisition of Surge and $27M fundraising mean for the market, clients and the company’s future.
CEO Jacob Hsu discusses how Catalyte’s acquisition and fundraising allows the company to take full advantage of the benefits on onshoring, address the US tech talent shortage and help clients scale digital innovation.
Investment shows the impact Catalyte has on advancing human potential for the digital economy and creating better software engineering outcomes for our clients.
Board and video games our Catalytes recommend to play or gift this holiday season.
We’ve joined the BLocal initiative to help strengthen the city and create opportunities for Baltimoreans.
How does an American institution digitally transform without interrupting its ability to keep drivers safe?
Who will control the flow of information, technology and innovation in the enterprise — business or IT?
Technology teams need to say “Yes” to business partners more often than they do today.
Next week, Dec. 4-6, we’ll be in Vegas at the Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit 2017.
CEO Jacob Hsu spoke with Malaysia’s Astro AWANI about the path to success in Silicon Valley.
Catalyte gave Dan an opportunity to prove himself, even without a resume. Hear Dan explain his journey, mid-life career change and why Catalyte doesn’t care where you came from as long as you can do the work.
Catalyte was recently included in Gartner’s first Market Guide for Agile and DevOps Services. The guide was compiled to provide insight for sourcing and vendor management leaders.
Nicole was looking for a challenge, better career opportunities and the ability to do something that makes a difference.
Founder and executive chairman Michael Rosenbaum discusses the founding of Catalyte, the impact of the Talent Platform and how AI and machine learning can be put to use in skills-based hiring to create better software engineering outcomes.
Using big data and/or artificial intelligence to create a skills-based hiring model will give all Americans equal opportunity for employment in the types of digital jobs that will power our economy.
Resumes are a poor predictor of job success. Evolving to a skill-based hiring process would allow better and more equal access to employment, decrease hiring costs and make businesses more innovative and resilient.
Six traits that elevate great QA engineers above the masses.
Catalyte developer Carolina Kanis is skilled at communication in many mediums. A classically trained flutist who is fluent in two languages (and conversant in three more), she brings a unique perspective to her role of developing software for Fortune 500 companies.
Armed with a degree in mass communications and public relations, Rob wanted a career in the tech industry, but didn’t know how to start one. Then he found Catalyte.
CEO Jacob Hsu becomes a founding member of the Markle Foundation’s Rework America Task Force, focused on transforming America’s labor market to a 21st century, skills-driven model.
First two videos in our Catalyte Spotlight series, where we explore the unique and diverse backgrounds of our employees.
We dig deeper into STEP’s themes of community, perseverance, mentoring, importance of education and technology and how unleash the potential inside every person with Chevonne Hall, principal of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (the school featured in the movie).
How the documentary “STEP” demonstrates what Catalyte has known and practiced for 17 years; that talent is evenly distributed across populations, but traditional methods of talent discovery render large groups invisible.
We need to embrace the idea that skills and a demonstrated ability to perform targeted tasks are more important than resumes in determining whom to hire.
This podcast lays out the analogy of farm-to-table software development, how it benefits clients and local communities, reduces overhead expenses and improves productivity/outputs.
There are many similarities between farm-to-table restaurants and colocated software development teams: local teams working closely with clients to quickly adapt to new technologies and changing user demands.
Media is starting to notice the trend towards onshore and local outsourcing of software development. Catalyte is mentioned as an example of a successful outsourcing provider that can provide high-performing local talent in this New York Times article.
We talked with NYT best-selling author Alec Ross about preparing MD’s workforce for the new digital economy, the importance of early technology education, the gap between aptitude and opportunity and the Orioles’ playoff chances.
How can you spot and overcome Faux Agile, regaining the benefits of fast, iterative software development?
Catalyte recently helped an international hospitality technology company connect its powerful back-end pricing engine to a modern, redesigned and user-friendly interface. Hi Emily!
By presenting agile to new users in ways they can relate, you open a world of possibilities to iterate, innovate and deliver products faster. It’s the first step to creating a fully agile organization.
The H-1B program doesn’t fix the problem it was intended to solve. Here’s what you should do if you want to shrink the tech talent shortage.
Four UX topics that are top-of-mind to any organization looking to connect with customers or clients.
Listen to the full podcast episode on the importance of software development co-creation and how to select and experienced co-creation partner.
Colocation is a prerequisite for digital transformation, as it facilitates technical teams participating in the decision-making process.
Digital transformation places extra importance on finding the correct partner who can co-create the digital entities that fulfill customer expectations and meet critical business needs.
Anti-patterns are worst practices. They easily derail projects. Here are 7 common ones and how you can overcome/avoid them.
Catalyte improved and streamlined the application’s UI/ UX for improved usability and work flow, reimagined its architecture to allow scalability and trained internal development staff on agile methodologies.
Taking time to recognize the hard work and great outcomes your developers create daily can boost morale, strengthen camaraderie, improve retention and create better software.
In the first episode of the Sourcing of Innovation podcast, Catalyte CEO Jacob Hsu discusses the recent name change, what it means for the company and clients and what sets Catalyte apart in the market.
Catalyst DevWorks is now Catalyte. What does this mean for our clients, our company focus and our future?
How do you expand digital technology and social networking to individuals with special needs?
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are eight ways that you can show your developers some love.
Catalyte’s method for providing clients with the best in application development, software engineering and managed IT services will create job opportunities for people in fields that were previously thought to be off limits to most.
The ability to change the budgeting process for application development can mean the success or failure of your digital transformation.
Customer wanted to achieve 10,000 user photo uploads in the first year of the new site. Find out how we helped them meet this goal after just two months.
Sales management app’s improved functionality, and ability to better record and track key metrics and customer data, generated sales from the day one.
How do you transition from a manual to a digital sales system without interrupting your business?
Cyber Monday was created in 2005 to help boost the visibility and popularity of online shopping, then a novel idea.Now, 11 years later, due to the rise of digital technologies and consumer expectations, online shopping isn’t novel. It’s standard.We see that in the fact that Black Friday online sales almost equaled those of Cyber Monday. Black Friday online shopping topped Cyber Monday in terms of year-over-year percentage increase.It’s not just total dollars, it’s also the number of shoppers.
CIOs must use all available assets to lead business innovation, not just tech innovation, and to leverage Agile/DevOps to drive speed in their organizations.
To fully implement Agile or DevOps, organizations need more than just coaching or training. It’s all about immersive intervention.
Having the weekend to reflect and mentally sort through it all, here’s what we learned at the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo.
What Gartner says are the demonstrated habits, technology adoption and priorities of top performing companies across different industries.
Several major themes emerged on the first day of Symposium. Here’s what we heard from companies on the show floor.
Catalyst DevWorks is at the Gartner Symposium to help other companies better serve customers who expect a seamless digital experience.