Department of Computer Science - Ball State UniversityColloquium Series 2016-17
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
3:00 PM, RB 104
Tales of a Midwestern Startup
Prysm is changing the way many organizations collaborate through a natural user interface and a complex symphony of technologies. In this talk I will discuss some of the technical decisions that we faced as an eight-person company, which resulted in a merger-acquisition with a 300-person organization. I'll share the challenges we encountered and shed some light on what to look for in a startup.
Josh Hurst is a Software Development Manager at Prysm -- an international company building cloud-based collaboration software for Fortune 100 companies. He manages a number of software developers, with a focus on enhancing agile practices while minimizing technical debt. Before moving to a management role, Josh developed multi-touch applications on the Windows platform and web applications in C#/.NET. He also handled numerous support cases for critical customers, such as Eli Lilly, Intel, and the Dr. Phil show. Josh graduated from Ball State University in 2012 with a degree in Computer Science, with a focus on agile software development, design thinking, and game development.