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Fred Mastropasqua, President of Clearly Agile

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Fred Mastropasqua, President of Clearly Agile

Fred Mastropasqua, President of Clearly Agile, met up with us at Zydeco Brew Works, where we had a couple drinks while chatting about the state of tech in Tampa. Fred minced no words, and we love the discussion that resulted. — Roxanne Williams: You’ve been working with Scrum since 2010. In addition to making a…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders Jeff Alagood, AgileThought

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Jeff Alagood, President at AgileThought, Anchor of Zodiacs

Jeff Alagood, President of AgileThought, took some time with us a few weeks ago to participate in this interview. Not only that, but he gave us a tour of the entire AgileThought office and introduced us to many of the staff – a great bunch of people under great leadership. — Roxanne Williams: First off,…
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Laura Egocheaga and Full Stack Talent

Marketing, Raw: Laura Egocheaga, CEO and Founder of Divibe Tech

A few weeks ago, the wonderful Laura Egocheaga came to the Full Stack Talent office and had a sit-down interview with us. She shared some marketing knowledge freely, and took the walls down when it came to her personal struggles. Laura confirmed to me her involvement in Startup Week 2019 – she’ll be delivering a…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders Stephen McDermott, The Penny Hoarder

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Stephen McDermott, IT Director at The Penny Hoarder, and ‘Kind Of A Big Deal’

Roxanne and Matt recently visited the drop-dead gorgeous The Penny Hoarder offices to interview Stephen McDermott, their IT director. Stephen was recently presented with The Penny Hoarder’s ‘Kind of a Big Deal’ peer-to-peer recognition award on the basis that he embodies the company’s values. “He’s the go-to when you have a tricky problem you’re trying…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Joy Randels, Tampa's Startup Junkie

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Joy Randels, Tampa’s Startup Junkie and Cybersecurity Evangelist

Joy Randels, coined The Startup Whisperer by Robert Trigaux in a recent Tampa Bay Times article, is one of Tampa’s biggest supporters. She has almost 90 companies under her belt. Joy met with us in our Ybor office and talked with us about everything – startups, technology in Tampa, women in tech, and more. Michael…
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Things You Really Shouldn’t Lie To Your Recruiter About

Things You Really Shouldn’t Lie To Your Recruiter About

We get it – people hate recruiters. So many people have had terrible recruiting experiences that there’s an entire (hilarious) subreddit dedicated to it. /r/recruitinghell, for the uninitiated. We’ll accept a lot of the blame for it. Recruiters have led candidates on, been unresponsive, straight up ghosted, lied on job postings, and created entirely fake…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Daniel James Scott, COO & Co-Executive Director at Tampa Bay Tech

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Daniel James Scott, COO & Co-Executive Director at Tampa Bay Tech

Daniel James Scott is an award-winning community-builder, celebrated entrepreneur, and the bestselling co-author of Building the Ultimate Business Plan, The Startup Student and Confessions From An Entrepreneur Vol 2: How to be a Successful College Entrepreneur. He serves as co-executive director of Tampa Bay Tech, empowering Florida’s largest tech hub, and RNG Tampa Bay, Florida’s…
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Why You Should (Almost) Always Negotiate Your Salary

Why You Should (Almost) Always Negotiate Your Salary

It can be hard to justify negotiating a higher salary if you already feel an offer you’ve received is fair. Not only that, but negotiating can be uncomfortable for the candidate to bring up – there’s the inherent fear than an offer could be rescinded if you ask for more money. However, negotiation is an…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Jesse Curry, Director of Development Services at Haneke Design

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Jesse Curry, Director of Development Services at Haneke Design

Jesse Curry has been at Haneke Design for 9 years. Prior to Haneke Design, he worked in game development. We had an awesome conversation with Jesse at Haneke Design’s beautiful Tampa office, where gaming, VR, Tampa, and tech as a whole were discussed. — Roxanne Williams: I read on the company website that you got…
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The Ultimate Newbie Résumé Guide

The Ultimate Newbie Résumé Guide

If you’re new to the workforce and trying to figure out how to write your very first résumé, look no further! We took the time to write this newbie résumé guide to help you figure out what you should leave in, and what you should omit. Welcome to the workforce! General Formatting Cut out the…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Scott Price, CEO at A-LIGN

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Scott Price, CEO at A-LIGN

We met Scott at A-LIGN’s office in downtown Tampa a couple weeks ago. He generously took an hour out of his day to speak to us about the world of compliance and cybersecurity. Short bio on Scott: Scott Price is a risk advisory professional who has nearly 20 years of experience. Scott is regarded nationally…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Toni Warren, President at Suncoast Developers Guild

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Toni Warren, President at Suncoast Developers Guild

Toni Warren, President at Suncoast Developers Guild, took an hour out of her busy day to talk to us about education, Tampa Bay coding talent, and getting involved in our community. — Roxanne Williams: Tell us a little bit about the transition from The Iron Yard to Suncoast Developers Guild. Toni Warren: When The Iron…
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Working For A Small Business: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Working For A Small Business: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

I went looking for unbiased opinions of what working at a small company is like, and boy did I find them! I broke down what working at a small business is like into separate categories, such as the impact your work has on the company, the ‘family’ culture, and salary – just to name a…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Steven Allen, CEO & Founder at DocuPhase

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Steven Allen, CEO & Founder at DocuPhase

Steven Allen, CEO and Founder of DocuPhase, took some time out of his schedule to speak with Roxanne and Matt at Full Stack Talent in his beautiful Clearwater office about the progress happening in Tampa when it comes to technology and talent – with a healthy sprinkling of robots! — Matt Vaughn: What’s the differentiator…
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5 Things You Should Never Say To Your Interviewer

5 Things You Should Never Say To Your Interviewer

Picture this: you’re interviewing at your dream company, and everything is going great. Your interviewer asks you a question, and you answer with something you think is helpful and appropriate – but you notice your interviewer’s demeanor is slightly more closed off now. Yes, there are things you should absolutely avoid saying during an interview…
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