June 23, 2021

How We Recruit to Build Great Software Teams

On this episode, the Detroit Labs’ Talent Specialist team shares their experience recruiting, evaluating, and supporting candidates from well before they apply on through the entire application process, and beyond. Team members Nicole Minaudo, Pedro...

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May 28, 2021

Software Accessibility

On this episode, Detroit Labs team members Derek Quinn, Katrina Ohlemacher, and Kitty Garrison join Dan and Tobi to discuss accessibility in software, its importance in a “complete” software product, and best practices for planning and...

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Feb. 25, 2021

App Security

On this episode, Dan and Tobi talked with guests John Rondini, Co-Chair Cybersecurity & Data Privacy at Brooks Kushman, and Detroit Labs team members Jackie Michl and Brian Munzenberger. The group discussed preparing for, preventing, and...

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Jan. 25, 2021

Managing Conflict Through Effective Communication

On this episode, hosts Dan and Tobi will be joined by Detroit Labs Co-Founder and Chief People Officer, Nathan Hughes. As a VitalSmarts certified trainer in Crucial Conversations, Nathan will lead Dan and Tobi through a role-playing exercise in which...

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Dec. 21, 2020

2020 Holiday Wrap-up

On this special year-end episode of Labs Live, the entire Labs Live production team joins the stream to reflect on this past season's content. They'll talk about the wins and challenges in producing a stream like this, as well as …

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Nov. 19, 2020

Apprenticeship Panel Discussion

On this episode of Labs Live, Dan and guest host Erika Languirand, Director of People Development at Labs, lead a panel discussion about the value and role of apprenticeships in this modern software industry. Do apprenticeships make sense for your...

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Oct. 21, 2020

Scaling a Team

On this episode of Labs Live, Dan and Tobi welcome Detroit Labs Delivery Lead Shannon Kubenez and Technical Program Manager Chris Trevarthen. The discussion will focus on the process of scaling a team and navigating the challenges all teams face …

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Sept. 23, 2020

Remote Hiring

On this episode of Labs Live, Dan and Tobi welcome Jackie McLaughlin & Karen Liska-Evans from our OnSite team. They’ll discuss how hiring and onboarding has changed now that most companies are working remotely.

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July 29, 2020

Quality Assurance at Labs

On this episode of Labs Live, Dan and Tobi welcome Katrina Ohlemacher and Jon Guest, Quality Engineers at Detroit Labs. They’ll discuss the role of Quality Assurance (QA) at Labs, the myth that the QA's job is to break things, …

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June 17, 2020

The Future of Lending with Bob Walters of Quicken Loans

On this episode of Labs Live, Dan and Tobi welcome Bob Walters, President and COO of Quicken Loans. We’ll be talking through Bob’s unique perspective on the future of lending and see how Quicken Loans has positioned itself as an …

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May 20, 2020

The Importance of Asking “Why”

On this episode of Labs Live, Dan and Tobi welcome Orchid Bertelsen, Head of Digital Innovation for @Nestlé USA. We’ll be talking about how to avoid “shiny object syndrome” and pitch your innovation ideas (successfully) to stakeholders. ...

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May 6, 2020

Actionable Insights with Lineage Logistics

We’re LIVE with Eric Ristow of Lineage Logistics talking about data, user experience, and how Lineage has been able to create more efficiency across their operations.

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April 29, 2020

Leveling Up Design

We’re LIVE with Design Ops Lead Chris Stevens talking about the importance of adding structure and process to Design, how that supports our offerings like Design Sprints and Discovery, and what all of this looks like when your entire team …

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April 22, 2020

Parents in Tech

On this episode of Labs Live! Dan and Tobi talk to parents at Labs. They share what has helped them have moments of success while working from home.

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April 9, 2020

Women in Tech

We’re LIVE with a special remote episode of Labs LIVE! Guest hosts Erika and Chrissy cover all things women in tech: Leaning in (or not), balancing family life, and how they make it all work.

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April 1, 2020

Remote Spotlight: Delivery Leads

Join us in a discussion with Delivery Leads Jackie Michl and Dee Doyle, who are sharing insights on supporting effective teamwork and collaboration on remote software teams. We want to hear from you! Join the conversation by asking questions and...

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March 27, 2020

Remote Spotlight: People Ops

Erika Languirand, Director of People Development at Detroit Labs, talks to us about what it’s been like supporting a now fully remote team and shares tips so you can be successful too.

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March 25, 2020

Remote Spotlight: Design

What is it like working remotely as a designer? Join Steven and Dave as we discuss tips, tools, and process.

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Feb. 20, 2020

The Black Tech Experience

Host and sales engineer Tobi and Developer Nikki are talking about The Black Tech Experience on Labs Live!

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Feb. 6, 2020

Apprenticeships and a BIG 2020 Announcement!

In this episode of Labs Live! Dan and Tobi sit down with Developer Coach Jen Socia to announce the 2020 Apprenticeship Program! We are taking applications until February 23, 2020.

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Jan. 23, 2020

Design Sprints

On this episode of Labs Live!, Dan and Tobi sit down with delivery lead Ryan Petrill to talk about Design Sprints -- What are they? What's the value of running one? Learn about the Design Sprint process, and how you …

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Dec. 12, 2019

2019 Retro & Get Started in 2020

On this episode of Labs Live!, Dan and Tobi reflect on 2019, anticipate 2020 Trends, and introduce our engagements with Mary Emerine from our Business Development team.

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Nov. 14, 2019

Lifelong Learning

On this episode of Labs Live!, Dan and Tobi talk to App Developer Brian Munzenberger about his history as a developer and how he's been able to adapt throughout his career.

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Oct. 31, 2019

Civic Apps

On this episode of Labs Live!, Dan and Tobi talk to Developer Elle Gover about Civic Apps and the impact that civic technology can have on Detroit and other communities.

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