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GetUpside CTO Jo Kochaniak Speaks to DC Python Meetup

Imagine if you could save up to 25 cents per gallon on gasoline, just by scanning a receipt with your phone. That’s idea behind GetUpside, a DC startup “that personalizes brick-and-mortar commerce to help communities thrive.” GetUpside allows users to scan receipts from gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. They’ve already helped consumers get back […]

How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out as a Software Engineer

LinkedIn. We all seem to have a love/hate relationship with the site. We can quickly update our resumes, connect and form relationships with others in our field, read interesting articles and even find potential future co-workers. While there are many positive uses for the site, we also have many negatives including staffing firms that spam […]

DC Tech Growth: A Snapshot

We’re only a few months into 2019 but it’s already clear that the DMV tech scene is thriving more than ever. With Amazon’s upcoming move to Northern Virginia, Virginia Tech’s promise to build a new campus expanding their computer science and software engineering programs, DC’s biggest year (2018) of venture capital investment since 2000 and […]

 5 Ways to Make Your Engineering Resume Stand Out

New Year, new me. This saying has permeated deeply into our culture. We like the idea of starting fresh, finally tackling those challenges that we pushed off in the previous year and reflecting on what we perceive we can do better. We say, “this year will be different.” It’s no surprise then that we see […]

Scale4Startups: The New Way of Recruiting

When you think of traditional staffing firms, what immediately comes to mind? Pesty recruiters who always have the “perfect” candidate or job? Spam emails? Slow and daunting processes? Honestly, we think many companies and job seekers shudder at the idea of working with a recruiting firm. Recruiting firms not only have a bad rap with […]

5 Ways to Improve the Engineer’s Interview Experience with DC Tech Startups

We attended the panel How to Build and Manage an Engineering Team during DC Startup Week and heard from some startup heavy hitters about all things hiring; how they’re looking at resumes, what they want to see during the interview process and some of the challenges that they face in hiring. Here are some key […]

Why VC Firms Trust hatch IT

It’s no secret folks, The D.C. Metro area continues to build a reputation as a hotbed for innovative startups. This innovation and growth could not be possible without the presence of strong venture activity over the last couple of years.  In a recent report from Pitchbook (source: National Venture Capital Association), the Washington metropolitan statistical area […]

How a Startup Can Instantly Become More Competitive

Salary is consistently reported as one of the top things developers look for when trying to switch jobs. Unfortunately, this is normally the one thing that early staged companies have the biggest trouble with being competitive on. We are constantly asked by our clients in the startup community, how can we separate ourselves from the […]

Key Cultural Attributes for Engineers in a Tech Start-Up

There are a number of attributes that are uniquely suited to startups, but it can often be tough for founders who are hiring to define what those are.  At hatch IT, we partner with engineering executives of tech startups in the ongoing battle to recruit the developer talent to build their products. Using an infographic, […]