On June 6, 2015, a team of engineers from Zumbatech decided to contribute in
an all-day hackathon event called Hackforchange.
This is a national effort for civic hacking that brings engineers and designers
together to make a positive impact in our communities.
W3C’s Push API is exciting. Almost as exciting as all the possibilities that arise from having a persistent presence in your users’ browser. At Zumba, we already have ideas for it, and I was in charge of doing the gritty work of getting notifications to show up in the browser, but also developing a way to manage who gets those notifications. I had a lot of questions along the way that I will lay out and give you straight answers. Let’s get pushing already!
Schema design is something that is very important to any application where data is to be stored and retrieved. It is also a topic that is often debated, controversial and discarded as something simple to be done during development. However, Proper planning BEFORE development is done will help save a lot of time down the road.
As you may or may not know Zumba’s website consists of a robust app that includes a fully custom ecommerce shop that supports international transactions, class and training search and registration, Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) admin portal and many other apps. Our in-house tech department is responsible for managing the interactive products, developing, testing and deploying the projects.
Let me start out by saying, that before I started working here at Zumba®, my perception of companies that were not “tech companies” was completely wrong. I was very naive, and thought that ‘those’ companies did not have the correct culture to nurture and expand my career as a software engineer. Not all companies are the same, but at least there are some companies, such as Zumba® that strongly believe in technology. Our team is constantly innovating, and we are on top of the latest technology. Don’t believe me? Here is some inside knowledge about our Zumba® Technology Day.