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Are you an industry thought leader with a strong network in mobile, cloud, or web and the ability to build new business? Fed up with endless meetings, stifling bureaucracy, and caps on your potential? Explore a unique opportunity to drive your own future as Sourcebits Studio Director.
Sourcebits Studios are discrete practice groups with focus in specific areas from Mobile Enterprise Applications to Web Gaming. Each is headed by a highly qualified Studio Director who is responsible for driving their Studio’s projects from initial client engagement to final delivery.
Studio Directors are industry leaders in mobile, cloud, and UX design—from the former CEO of the world’s largest open-source mobile platform, to an Apple Design Award winner.
As a Director you’ll share completely in the success of your studio, and have full authority to run it as your own business unit—with unlimited potential. At the same time, you’ll have access to all of the resources Sourcebits provides as a global company backed by Sequoia Capital and IDG Ventures. Sourcebits gives an unprecedented level of support and trust to Studio Directors, and Directors return that trust by delivering spectacular service and results for their clients.
You’ll work with amazing people throughout the company who care as deeply about the success of your clients’ projects as you do. Because Studios work together, clients have access to the best minds in mobile, web, and cloud development across multiple platforms and disciplines. At the core of Sourcebits Studios you’ll find more than 400 Sourcebits employees, each whom bring their extreme passion and focus to client projects across a wide range of talents and skills.
We’re looking for a few people who share that passion and focus and can back it up with a track record of success. If you think you have what it takes to lead your own Studio, get in touch below to learn more.
Recently held in Bangalore, India, the Construkt Festival was a 4-day conference for entrepreneurs and creators across tech, design, culinary and social communities. This convergence of like-minded people aimed to raise Bangalore as the startup capital of India. Sourcebits has about 200 employees working in our Bangalore office - so we went to show our support.
Saravana, Vineet and I attended the festival, and we had a great time meeting and speaking with startups like Alma Mater, Appiness, and Appiness, Atta Galatta. We found a kindred spirit in web/mobile development firm Langoor and their zeal for using design in problem-solving. We also enjoyed visiting collaborative art spaces such as Kalarasa and 1 Shanti Road, which are working to change the art scene in Bangalore.
Our team’s four favorite presentations ranged from fresh and innovative startups to heavy-hitting veterans. Read on to see what stood out, and what we learned.
With a Coursera-meets-job-pool vibe, Venturesity was all about connecting people to the right communities while simultaneously training them with the required skills. Venturesity was abuzz with activity and briefed everyone on their very successful business model and course content. Several of the younger attendees signed up for their design and data classes.
An accelerator aiming to disrupt the startup ecosystem through more effective mentoring strategies, two of Kyron’s top mentors educated the attendees on what VCs and angels look for in a startup. In their presentation, much stress was laid on the importance of the team and how VCs would never fund a great product if they didn’t believe the team was capable of living up to it. All in all, it was a great place to interact with some veterans in the field.
A trip to Google’s Bangalore office was available to 30 attendees who signed up in advance, including our team! In the first half hour, Sunil, the head of the Google Startup Outreach program, briefed attendees on the essentials for startups and emphasized getting your product into the marketplace early. The next half hour was taken up by a tour of the office, which included lounge huts, the famous cafeteria, and an on-site cricket field.
Two speakers presented on what is expected from aspiring entrepreneurs followed by some useful tips and tricks on how to pitch your idea. This was followed by an interactive session where attendees pitched various ideas and they would offer feedback and spot areas to improve.
One common theme stressed was the importance of freedom to your startup’s future. Several startups we spoke with were very selective about accepting funding in order to retain control over their direction.
The grand finale of Construkt was Aditi (a former Sourcebits designer) and her workshop on UX. Participants were split into groups and given commonplace objects, such as straws and pens, with an hour to come up with something revolutionary. Some of the final creations were very impressive and got the crowd thinking about the role of user feedback in improving the design of a product.
At the end, our team came away inspired, full of new ideas to share, and looking forward to the next Construkt Festival.
Sourcebits' tagline is "Design-Led Engineering," and we mean it. In this series, we'll be regularly highlighting a member of our rock-star engineering team. Here is one of their stories.
Unlike many of our engineers, Ravindra did not have a childhood interest in engineering. He studied commerce in school, took a programming class on a whim and ended up earning top marks in the class, which was the beginning of his interest in computers. Ravindra is proud to have received several awards for his work, including the "Top Scorer" in school and the "Best Coder" by the Manipal Institute of Technology, eventually making his way to Sourcebits as an iOS Developer.
Tell us about your background.
I did my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Application, but engineering was actually not my original interest. I started out as a commerce student.
I started my coding in my pre-university classes by trying C programming. I was the highest scorer in computer science, and after that I got more into computer related subjects. During my Master’s, I was more involved in participating in coding competitions, organizing national level coding fests, and working for some iOS applications.
What are your tech specialties?
In terms of platforms, I specialize in iPhone and Mac app development. When it comes to languages, I know Cocoa and Objective C.
What have you worked on?
Before Sourcebits, I had internships at two different companies while getting my Master’s degree. The first one was Memetales, a US-based company which provides online children’s meme books. I worked on their iPhone app named "Memetales", and it’s successfully running in the App Store. I also worked at Codecraft Technologies Mangalore, a mobile app development company, where for 6 months I worked on iOS development. I got placed in Sourcebits from campus recruitment, which was my dream since many of our seniors worked for Sourcebits.
Who has been your biggest influence or inspiration? Why?
Steve Jobs has been a big influence, because he started with nothing, innovated so many things, and marketed completely new ideas. His motto " Stay hungry, stay foolish" describes him completely.
Tell us how you work. What's around your desk? Is there music you like to play? Do you do marathon coding sessions?
Actually, my working style probably looks boring to others. If I started something I will not leave my desk until I finish that task, and I rarely respond if somebody calls me. Sometimes I like to play music, but not often. I’ve been in multiple marathon coding sessions, especially when working on Twine. I also participated in the 30-hour-long Sourcefest '14 Hackathon.
What's your favorite app, program, or other tech-related item?
My favourite app is "Paper" by Facebook. I love the awesome design and animations of the app. I also really enjoy reading tech related blogs like Mashable, Techcrunch, etc.
What is a technology trend that you're really excited about right now - and why?
Right now, I am really excited about wearable gadgets like glasses and smart watches, because I think they’re definitely going to change the technology era. If everything is possible on watches and glasses that run on voice commands why would people want to hold something in their hands?
How do you approach an engineering problem?
First, I will write down the problem on paper in order to get more clear about it. Then I start working on the problem. If I don't know something in between I will learn that by researching. Finally, I will test the result as a normal user, not as a developer.
What's your favorite part about engineering?
Engineers see things differently, and I think it's really cool to know what goes on behind the scenes in your everyday life. Engineers shape the world that everybody else lives in, not just live other peoples' ideas, and to be a part of that creation, to me, is just awesome.
Can you tell us something you wish more people knew about engineering?
Make sure to think practically before starting to solve any problem. If your minds tells you it’s possible, then go for it, but otherwise just leave it.
What do you like to do outside work?
I love playing cricket, watching movies, trekking, camping, and bike riding with friends.
Do you have any claims to fame?
I do! I won the "Best Coder" award in "Tech Milenge" at the National Level IT fest organized by the Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal. I won the runner-up prize on coding in "Joshiana"- a national-level IT fest organised by St. Joseph Institute of Technology Mangalore. Additionally, I was awarded as the "Top Scorer" in college while I was getting my Bachelor’s degree.
Vendors selected for the Gartner “Cool Vendor in Services, 2014” report are innovative, impactful and intriguing.
Sourcebits, a global design company delivering strategic mobile innovation and application development, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" featured in the Cool Vendors in Services, 2014 report by Gartner, Inc.
The list identifies five companies that “help clients address the key challenges they face today in the digital economy.” Sourcebits is the only specialized mobile strategy, design and development services provider recognized in the report.
“The five service providers in this report help clients address the key challenges they face today in the digital economy. They offer CIOs, chief digital officers, business specialists/buyers and sourcing leaders innovative services and new approaches to enable business benefits.”
Sourcebits, with more than 200 employees worldwide, has developed 550+ products, including more than 30 mobile apps that reached the top 10 of their genres. With a design-led engineering culture and a holistic approach to mobile success, Sourcebits has also built many of its own apps for iOS and Android.
“Evaluate "cool" service providers in IT services (and others like them) based on their unique expertise, technology focus, or delivery strategy to bring business value, or through their innovative approaches to solve specific issues. These providers, while smaller, have proven abilities to fulfill needs or offer world-class expertise.”
Sourcebits’ feels its commitment to client success and deep understanding of the mobile space strongly differentiates the company from other mobile development providers. The company’s Innovation Strategy Workshops, conducted with key stakeholders and experienced Sourcebits consultants, help clients refine their products by going through a process of examination, ideation and clarification before design and development begins.
“We believe our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner is an exciting recognition of our success in enabling customers to fully realize the power of mobile applications to meet their business objectives,” said Rohit Singal, Founder and CEO of Sourcebits. “We deliver innovative mobile strategies and beautiful products to hundreds of clients around the world, from large enterprises to startups and entrepreneurs. By putting design first and working on projects we passionately want to create, the Sourcebits team is focused on helping our clients win.”
According to the report, “Gartner sees this mobility space as a very high growth market; while global IT spending on consulting and implementation services will grow a moderate 3.9% from 2012 through 2017, spending for mobility-related projects is projected to grow 25% in the same time period.”
Sourcebits is a global leader in mobile strategy, app design and development. Sourcebits works with companies of all sizes, from SAP, Cisco, IBM, Intel, Hershey’s, Adobe and Bank of America to innovative startups like Twitpic, Skyfire, Peel and Slingbox. Sourcebits has developed more than 500 mobile, web and cloud applicationsto deliver business results. Founded in 2006 and backed by Sequoia Capital and IDG, Sourcebits employs more than 300 people around the world.
For more information, please visit www.sourcebits.com or call us at +1 415 288 3697.
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