Sam Crigman

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Sam Crigman, CTO Procore

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“As a software engineer, your ability to empathize with the end-user of the product can be an equally important part of your contributions as a team member as your ability to write code. The core of what we do as developers is figuring out what root problems exist and imagining the possibilities to solve them, to create transformative experiences.

Achieving extraordinary results requires collaborating with the domain experts (the users of your product), understanding the fundamental needs, becoming immersed in the problem, and envisioning a great solution. At Procore, it’s the difference between the code you write checking a box on some requirements, and it helps us change the world of construction.

There can be pressure within an organization to place value on the amount of time an engineer spends behind their keyboards writing code to push our more features, however time behind keyboard and time writing code are the wrong proxies for value delivered.

Spend every penny you can getting engineers in the field. This is why one skill all Procore engineers need is empathy..”

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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