Every quarter, Kipsu spends a day volunteering in order to give back to the community. This quarter, we decided to volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland, which is one of the nation’s largest hunger relief organizations. Second Harvest Heartland is a food bank that collects food from farmers, hotels, restaurants, manufacturers, and others so that food can be packed and delivered to their agency partners such as shelters, after-school programs, soup kitchens, and food pantries. Agencies like these then provide a place for children, parents, and seniors to have access to food.
Kipsu recently welcomed Justin LeFurjah to our Engineering team. Prior to joining us, Justin lived in Norway for four years where he owned his own business doing Norwegian-English translation and brochureware sites. During that time, he also learned software engineering through classes at the University of Bergen. We're excited to watch him apply his universal expertise in software engineering at Kipsu.When we flagged down Justin to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far, this is what he had to say.
Charlie Lehmann, Kipsu's Director of Customer Success, recently celebrated his two year anniversary with Kipsu. Take a look at a quick interview with Charlie to hear about his experience, the start of the employee engagement committee, and how "Charlie" became "Charloe".
Kipsu recently welcomed Ben Stavig to our Customer Partnership Team. Prior to joining Kipsu, Ben came from a small startup, Zipnosis, where he helped in developing their market. We're excited to watch him apply his market development expertise here at Kipsu. This is what Ben had to say when we flagged down him to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far.
Kipsu crosses the finish line at #5 in the top 10 best places to work in all hotel tech companies around the globe!
Kipsu recently welcomed Alex Whitaker to our Engineering team. Prior to joining us, Alex was a graduate of Prime Digital Academy. Not only is he a great software engineer but also a masterful organist. We're excited to watch him apply his expertise in developing Kipsu. When we flagged down Alex to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far, this is what he had to say.
Kipsu recently welcomed Jon Harder to our Engineering team. Prior to joining us, Jon came from a very small software company where he both developed and supported a product. We're excited to watch him apply his expertise in product development at Kipsu. When we flagged down Jon to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far, this is what he had to say.
"Green M&M's" is a well-known buzzword in the music industry and it refers to contract riders, or little "extras" that musicians hide in a contract, hoping no one notices. The story behind the Green M & Ms goes back to 1982 when Van Halen supposedly asked for a bowl of M & Ms with all the brown ones removed. How did the story morph into Green M&Ms? Well, that part is a mystery.
While not quite an urban legend, the fate of online job applications is a well-known tale. How familiar does this sound? Unless a resume uses precise, formulaic keywords, it’s sucked into an applicant tracking system black hole and is never seen by an actual human. The remedy, the story goes, is to buzzword-vomit all over your resume and use overly formal language that, uttered out loud, would be about as riveting as the last prospectus you received in the mail.
A cover letter- your chance to build a (hopefully) compelling case to a decision-maker as to why you’re deserving of making the proverbial “short list” amongst a sea of applicants. If you are anything like me, this task sounds daunting and difficult to know where to even begin. Don't give up too soon, they really have an impact!