Alex Otañez
Shockoe Announces 6th Annual Hackathon

Shockoe Announces 6th Annual Hackathon

This past December, Shockoe hosted our annual Hackathon. Seven teams gathered with the goal of creating a working and fully-functional application within a 48-hour window. This year's theme was to create an application related to any common daily activity. But here's...

How to Use Regular Expressions in 2019

How to Use Regular Expressions in 2019

For many developers, regular expressions are arcane magic at best, impenetrable nonsense at worst. I once felt the same way, until in a caffeinated mania I plunged in headfirst and discovered a fascinating and endlessly useful world under the surface. Five years...

Mobile Apps & Emerging Technology for Supply Chain Efficiency

Mobile Apps & Emerging Technology for Supply Chain Efficiency

Using Technology to Support the Supply Chain Workforce and Its Processes While computing in the supply chain is nothing new, many existing systems are running on bulky and dated equipment, limiting the flexibility and efficiency of employees. The issue isn’t confined...

7 Tips for Starting a Career in Software Development

7 Tips for Starting a Career in Software Development

I graduated from Virginia Tech in December 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. In January 2019, I started my career as a full-time software developer. During my tenure at Virginia Tech, I learned how to make mobile applications, build...

How to Find a Supply Chain App for Your Needs in 2019

How to Find a Supply Chain App for Your Needs in 2019

Prioritizing the strategic importance of technology that supports your supply chain is essential. Mobile Solutions are an integral part of the technology landscape that supports all steps of the manufacturing process. Organizations that have mobilized...

Improving Task Management While Covering Your Rear End

Improving Task Management While Covering Your Rear End

I am awful at a lot of things. Baseball is one of them. Fighting games like Street Fighter is another. The only thing I am awful at that has really bothered me to any extent is my time and project management skills. When faced with a large project and a...

Bundling Features in an Employee App — When to Say When

Bundling Features in an Employee App — When to Say When

One app for employees that does it all? It sounds better than it actually is.   Mobile Apps for Employee Engagement At Shockoe, we’re fortunate to work on consumer and enterprise apps for clients ranging from entrepreneurs to fortune 500 companies. In the...

Creating the Right Time for Emerging Technology

Creating the Right Time for Emerging Technology

It seems like all companies today are trying to find a way to incorporate augmented reality, voice, machine learning, or IoT into every technology product. Promises of systems and applications that can improve customer engagement, boost business optimizations, and...

Innovate VA 2019: Building an Efficient Product Strategy

Innovate VA 2019: Building an Efficient Product Strategy

Let’s make you a product manager. We recently forged new product managers at the Innovate Virginia conference, by Agile Richmond, during our workshop “Product Strategy, Development, and Analytics” by creating a strategy, executing that strategy through design and...

Shoptalk 2019: It Takes More Than Tech

Shoptalk 2019: It Takes More Than Tech

As ten thousand people gathered in Las Vegas this year to talk about retail and e-commerce, Shockoe met with companies small and large to talk about one thing: how to make shopping better. A booming US economy has set a high bar for vendors and retailers to innovate —...

4 Creative Ways Mobile can Keep Your Supply Chain on Track

4 Creative Ways Mobile can Keep Your Supply Chain on Track

Mobile devices are everywhere. Every aspect of the supply chain, from the supplier to the consumer, has been impacted by mobile technology. There is a good chance that you are already using some type of mobile supply chain application, but is your mobile strategy...

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