Build stronger software by designing for human interaction

Author: Edward Park, Senior Software Engineer

Creating software is a human-centered endeavor. The software that we build is used directly by human users. …


A few tips on how I added Backend/API engineer to my list of skills while on the job at Headspace.

Author: Lee Richardson, Senior Software Engineer

Intro

I started my career at Headspace (1000 years ago, way back in 2019!) as a Web engineer. Our frontend stack is primarily React, Redux, Redux-Saga, Emotion and several internal libraries for shared functionality/UI components. The first big feature I worked on was a…


Author: Mo Messidi, a seasoned DataOps leader at Headspace with a decade of experience in both startups and enterprises. His mission is to help organizations operationalize their data.

This article presents a simple, yet comprehensive, set of MLOps best practices for organizations to assess the production readiness of machine learning…


Author: Yu Chen, Senior Software Engineer / Co-author: Koyuki Nakamori, Senior Engineering Manager

Introduction

Data is often most valuable when it can be immediately leveraged to make decisions in the moment, but traditionally consumer data is ingested, transformed, persisted, and sits dormant for lengthy periods of time before being used by…


Author: Jesse Bond, Senior Software Engineer, Web

Introduction: How does modern authentication work?

Authentication allows users to securely log into a system and verify that they are who they say they are in subsequent requests. On today’s web, this usually involves creating an account using a combination of username and password.

Let’s start with a quick…


Author: Swapna Savant, Engineering Manager

It is always challenging to add new vendors to an organization. In the software world, vendors are those who market and sell software. Many technology companies rely on these vendors ( both software and hardware ) to provide critical infrastructure and services for them.

It…


Learning to build with empathy for people with blindness and vision impairments

Author: Francis Mariano, iOS Engineer

Improve the health and happiness of the world — a bold mission statement we have at Headspace. One that forces us to recognize the diverse experiences of those who inhabit it. For the majority of us, that experience allows us the opportunity to appreciate the…


Author: Bhavini Soneji — VP of Engineering

Some of the biggest challenges faced by product technology leadership today are:

  • Balancing velocity and quality
  • Balancing product features and tune-ups (refractory)
  • Balancing staffing investment in product teams and platform teams
  • Determining principles to drive prioritization & decision making for all of the…


Author: Monica Grandy — Senior Android Engineer

How we rebuilt our latest Android app from scratch … remotely

In what feels like a thousand years ago (although, in fact, it was October 2019), Headspace made a commitment to expand its offering beyond meditation.

The preliminary prototype was sleek, inviting, feature-rich…

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