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When I was in school spending a lot of time writing code, I decided to try my hand at creative writing. I thought it would be a good counterpoint to the work I was doing developing image protection mechanisms for wireless signals. I was wrong. What I found was that I couldn’t write prose after spending so much time coding. There just wasn’t anything there for me to put down on paper. Writing code sapped me of my creative energy leaving nothing to put down in words. I came to the realization that writing code and fiction were expressions of creativity. They both tap into the same place where ideas originate. Developing software has a creative value that isn’t always appreciated. Solving
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As the head of engineering at a growth software company, I am occasionally asked to comment on opportunities for women in technology. I always hesitate, because I’m not interested in being another “mansplainer” on the tech scene. I will never personally experience pervasive gender bias and misogyny. Yet I do want to live in a world where women have equal opportunities to start their careers and excel in the workplace. Here are a few ways the Smartsheet team and I are working toward equality.

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Cloud collaboration has come of age. A market that began with a handful of tools for online chat has now grown into a full-fledged industry, with applications that allow us to create, share, store and manage collaborative work. At Smartsheet, we’re excited by how far the market has evolved, and we’re working hard to introduce new capabilities that help teams work together in a more connected, collaborative, highly-transparent way. We’re also intensely curious to learn more about how collaboration is deployed and managed on the ground. That’s why we surveyed more than 1,000 IT decision makers at businesses across North America to better understand the categories of collaboration tools
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For businesses of all sizes, the ability to scale while maintaining a high level of visibility into and control over how proprietary and client data is shared with people and with systems is critical. Systems like JIRA and Salesforce can contain sensitive data for organizations, so it's important to maintain organizational controls without compromising the ability to get work done. We’ve added a user permissions feature for our JIRA and Salesforce connectors to add another layer of visibility and control to your data. As a system admin in Smartsheet, you’ll now be able to give users permissions to create and see their own workflows, and grant permission to administer the integration to select
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