1 February, 2011 § 1 Comment
In the spirit of the weather, I wanted to plug two great things about TechSmith:
TechSmith’s software allows educators to fight blizzards like superheroes. When universities cancel classes and webinars are cancelled, software like Camtasia Studio and Camtasia Relay can step in and save the day. Both of these products allow presenters to record their presentations outside of the classroom, and email out recordings to students.
The company culture is great! From ugly-holiday-sweater day to conference rooms named after classic video games, everywhere you turn you’re in for a surprise. For example, my favorite room for scheduling meetings in is Galaga, where we have our own Plinko board. If you’ve been lucky enough to grab one of our prized possessions, a TechSmith titanium spork, then you’ll love what got cooked up today at the office.
With the blizzappoccageddon approaching, we wanted a way to measure the snowfall. What better way than to build a giant “titanium” spork? A Paul Bunyan-sized spork was constructed, and planted outside of one of our buildings. The company is live-streaming the snowstorm, and we’ll have a timelapse video to share when the storm leaves mid-Michigan.
28 January, 2011 § 1 Comment
Update: I’ve embedded the introductory video at the bottom of this post.
Yesterday was the launch of TechSmith’s DevCorner. The DevCorner is a new column on the company’s Visual Lounge blog.
Randall Brown and I are really excited about how cool it is to work as Software Engineers at TechSmith, and we also enjoy learning tons from the developer community at-large. We want to give back to the community, and also show off what it’s like to work at TechSmith.
Starting this week, we’ll be running a weekly post on the Visual Lounge. The posts will focus on common developer discussion topics, programming tips, and the development staff at TechSmith.
I’m looking forward to see what comes of the new column. Let me know what you think!
5 November, 2010 § 2 Comments
Ignite is a really cool format for presentations, where presenters get five minutes to share their passion on a stage. We’ve been running our own internal Ignite presentations at TechSmith since March 2010. In total, we have had three Ignite TechSmith presentations, featuring over 25 presenters.
I put together this video to give some more background on the event. The end of the video features one of the presentations.
Technology used: To make the video above, I used a Flip camera and Windows Movie Maker. For the Ignite presentation portion, we used Camtasia Relay for the screen recording, a Flip camera for the video of the presenter, and Camtasia Studio to get the picture-in-picture effect.
Have you ever attended an Ignite presentation before? What do you think? Could this be useful for your company?