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Designing for Laughter: Can We Build an App to Improve Local Comedy?


Associate Designer Wendy Schiller immersed herself in Boston’s comedy scene to see if she could improve how comedians get to know each other, and promote themselves online.

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Lessons from Zoom on Privacy and Security


The discovery of this Zoom flaw provides a master class in how not to think about privacy and security.

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Three Quick Tips to Writing Better Jira Tickets


Few people like writing Jira tickets. However, they are a fundamental part of the development process. Here are three easy tips to improve your Jira skills — and your process.

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How to Be Effective When Working Remotely


COVID-19 requires companies to rethink working remotely. At Cantina, we commonly use offsite work for delivering quality services to our clients and we have insights to share.

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Boundaries, Blockers, and Overcoming the Limits of Innovation


How to recognize the boundaries and blockers to innovation practices, and how you can work around them to make the real change.

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Cantina Supports Youth Enrichment Services with Second Annual Boston Marathon Run


For a second year, Cantina hopes for tremendous backing as its team supports Youth Enrichment Services (YES) with a Boston Marathon run.

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Making Security Applicable: Reflections on the Iowa Caucus Voting App and Public Awareness in 2020


A conversation among some Cantina Data Privacy and Security Working Group members on why security is important in our personal and public lives.

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Ed Tech Roundup: LearnLaunch 2020


A roundup of hot topics in education technology: mobile, AI, data and mixed reality.

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Working with Structured and Unstructured Data


A case study on the value of storing both structured and unstructured data in the same database.

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What an OpenIDEO Challenge Taught Us About the Power of Collaboration


Cybersecurity visuals are often misleading. OpenIDEO’s innovation contest gave Cantinistas the chance to better convey issues surrounding data tracking.

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Considerations for Prototyping and Scaling IoT Solutions


Designing IoT solutions to deliver valuable customer experiences.

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An Approach to Artificial Intelligence in 2020


A survey of the artificial intelligence landscape and how to safely navigate the path to innovation.

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