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Manuel Silva

For the last six months, I worked on The X-Factor USA’s website as the lead developer of one of X-Team’s global teams. Being a lead is a much different role than being a developer, and I learned five lessons on leading a productive remote dev team that I’ll take with me on all future projects. 1. Let them do what they do best Although X-Factor was based upon something we had already built, there were still things that could be improved upon. The [...]

When you work for a company that has the belief that all their employees are superheroes, you can quickly become a bit of a fan. (Have you read our CEO’s take on why every X-Teamer is a super+hero?) We are all given a superhero version of ourselves. What defines the superhero is a combination of what we excel with at work, mixed with elements of what we love outside of work. My superhero is called Async Surfer, an homage of two things I love: Jav [...]