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Cogent

Cogent Crew: Meet Kath Cashion

Welcome to the Cogent Crew series, where every month we’re inviting you to get to know a little more about the people at Cogent. This month, Navin caught up with Kath to find out where her sense of adventure has led her so far, both within her career, and beyond it.

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Paula Feleggakis

The importance of learning to read code

Felienne Hermans recently gave a marvellous talk which relieved one of my lingering insecurities almost immediately – she told me that it was OK to spend time reading code, and that it was in fact a necessary precursor to being able to write code effectively.

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Design
Matt Shanks

Design and Development Empathy – Covidence Case Study

It’s been interesting to watch the ways in which software companies are trying to bridge the conceptual and language gaps of designers and developers. There are frameworks, design systems, collaboration tools and so on that are ‘trying to connect designers and developers in a better way’. And, whilst I use these tools regularly, none of them come close to doing the actual work of listening and understanding the needs of ‘the other’.

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Tech
Navin Keswani

Data Engineering Principles

I’ve recently joined Cogent as a Lead Developer and before that, I worked on Data related systems as a Data Engineer and as an Architect. I’d like to bring some of the knowledge and experience from these domains to the Cogent community and so I thought that cross posting this article (that also appears on my personal blog), would be a good way to start.

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Tech
Erin Zimmer

Hooks Tests Acting Up

A co-worker and I were writing tests for a hook we’d created and we kept running the same warning. So we decided to dig a little deeper and work out what was really going on. What resulted was a wild ride through the inner workings of hooks, testing utilities, and how asynchronous events are handled in JavaScript. If you’re curious too, then keep reading.

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People
Kath Cashion

My first month at Cogent

Hello, I’m Kath – the latest member of Cogent’s product team. Starting a new job in the middle of Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown was a fairly weird experience, but before I even started I knew the company values and they really resonated with me.

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