Stephanie Savoia, Technical Lead 2, QA at Marchex, knows that in engineering, rewards often appear during the pain of discovery. This is the lesson she presented to an attentive (and full!) crowd at Agile2014 in Orlando earlier this month. The session she spoke at was inspired by a paper she wrote detailing Marchex’s operational change from Waterfall development to Agile development methodologies.
Advertisers hear the “mobile is important” message constantly and for good reason – if you aren’t thinking strategically about mobile, you’re behind. The good news is that we’re here to help your business get the right results. On July 30 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST, Marchex and Google will team up for a Google Hangout session titled “Transform Your Businesses With A Smarter Click-to-Call Strategy.”
The New York Times published a story last month entitled “Why You Hate Work.” In it, the authors write: “The energy of leaders is, for better or worse, contagious.” We couldn’t agree more. Remember the last time your boss came to work upset? Or excited? You noticed. And it probably affected the way you performed that day. At Marchex, we’re big believers in transparency, so we recently kicked off a “Lunch and Learn” series for employees to connect more with Marchex leaders and ask whatever was on their minds.
Hi, I’m Chris B, and I work in Corp IT. I have a love for gadgets and mechanics, a knack for fixing things, big hair and an even bigger heart. These qualities help me daily (except maybe the hair) to serve and protect the machines that make your workday hum. Ultimately, I’m a guy who has way too much fun watching you find different ways to destroy technology.
Some really neat things happened at Marchex last week, and I’m not just talking about the Annual Kickball Tournament (see Marchex Facebook Page). SMX Advanced took place in Seattle and we had the pleasure of hosting a panel with Matt Marshall, VP/Director of Search Marketing at DigitasLBi, Derek McKenzie, Group Search Director at Mediacom, and Tedd Post, Search Supervisor at Havas Worldwide.
Seattle is about to explode with the best and brightest in search engine marketing. SMX Advanced is a mere two days away, and unlike some SEM conferences that tend to stay high-level or introductory, this one draws people who are deep in the trenches of search engine marketing out into the fresh Seattle air.
If you’ve seen a few more bicycles on the road during your morning commute recently, it’s no coincidence: May is National Bike Month, and also the month of the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Commute Challenge Seattle. This is Marchex’s second year participating in the Commute Challenge and the response from employees has once again been fantastic.
Software Engineers in general spend more time thinking about computers than customers. As a mobile advertising technology company we rely heavily on computer systems (both external and internal) to help us provide value to our customers. Our systems are the result of thousands of decisions made in the past by Marchex employees…