Inside Synapse

A look into what makes Synapse the best place we've ever worked

October 15, 2018

It Takes All of Us Working Together to Solve Thorny Civic Problems

Puget Sound has its share of challenges—homelessness, traffic congestion, and affordable housing to name a few. But, an underlying issue is that we're not working together to find solutions. I'm active with the Washington Technology Industry Association's Ion program—a collaboration incubator that brings together tech, government, and not-for-profits to tackle community challenges. In this video report, I explore this important topic.

June 28, 2018

Making Best Practices the Default with GitLab

GitLab was recently in the house for DevOps Stories Seattle, "a single day symposium dedicated to real-life DevOps transformation stories." Hosting the event here in our Seattle office was a great opportunity for us to cross-pollinate with other people and organizations that are using GitLab to solve their own challenges. Software Engineering Program Lead, Jason Haensly, joined in on the knowledge-sharing with a presentation describing how we use GitLab throughout the product development process, and why we think it's such a win.

October 11, 2017

I was hit by an SF TechBus and I still bike to work. Here’s why.

I was hit by an SF TechBus and I still bike to work. Here’s why.

September 6, 2017

Optimism Walk

Event provides an unexpected opportunity to discover camaraderie and how to have strength and hope in adversity

July 11, 2017

Synapse Happy Hour at SF Design Week

Synapse hosted our second San Francisco Design Week happy hour event and it was a great sucess. SF Design Week was the perfect opportunity to try out a modern take on wine blending technology and guests entered other worlds with two unique virtual reality experiences.

July 5, 2017

Synapse at Geekwire Sports Tech Summit

Synapse Project Manager, Ariane Callender, recently attend the Geekwire Sports Tech Summit, where she learned how data is used to monitor the health of the players, to better train the athletes, and how fans are consuming data and information relevant to their favorite sports.

June 23, 2017

Synapsters Share Career Experience at Seattle Urban Academy

Synapsters participate in Seattle Urban Academy Career Day Panel to pass along practical knowledge about engineering to intrigued, budding professionals.

June 5, 2017

How Much Does a Magellanic Penguin Weigh?

Aadithya has been working with the Penguin Sentinels Lab at the University of Washington to develop scales to passively measure weights and RFIDs of Magellanic Penguins in Punta Tombo, Argentina. Through careful design, thorough testing, and clear documentation, he has helped to ensure that these scales will withstand the tough Patagonian environment, thereby allowing the lab to collect valid data on the colony's weight trends.

May 16, 2017

WE Local - San Jose

A few months ago, two Synapse engineers attended the Society of Women Engineers local event in San Jose. Throughout the three day conference, Kathy and Martine presented a session on prototyping and attended keynotes, workshops, and presentations.

May 10, 2017

Hardware Workshop at Synapse

Synapse partnered with Seattle hardware startup cofounder Marc Barros, and hosted the Seattle Hardware Workshop for the third year in a row. Started five years ago as a way to give back to the startup community, Hardware Workshop has helped hundreds of hardware companies develop real products.

April 18, 2017

Better Interviewing Through Neuroscience

Hiring decisions are some of the most crucial decisions we make at Synapse, which is why we're making changes to our interviewing process to encourage system 2 thinking.

March 17, 2017

NPI Spotlight- Kathy Fedirchuk

Spotlighting Kathy's role, interests, and work at Synapse.

March 17, 2017

Welcoming UW Students to Synapse

The Synapse team loves to open our office doors to student groups, but especially to groups as engaged as this one.