New Caboh Groups Make Teamwork a Breeze

 

We are excited to announce our new Caboh groups!

This new feature allows teams, departments, groups, or clubs to communicate and collaborate within their own shared workspace. Our fresh look offers a clean and responsive design with an all new navigation menu and group activity feed.

 

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Help bring order and simplicity to teamwork. Check out the many benefits of new Caboh groups!

 

Organize group work, with everything in one place

Successfully working together requires a lot of communication and resources, which can all be scattered across many different platforms/tools. Caboh’s goal is to alleviate the collaboration challenges that many teams face by bringing order and simplicity to the way teams work.

 

Simplify communication with new group sharing

Your team can communicate more effectively by instantly sharing resources or ideas and receiving timely feedback. Sharing can be as simple as the click of a button!

 

Keep everyone in the loop by capturing all team activity

The new activity stream creates an interactive timeline for all the communication happening within a group.

 

Easily manage, store, and recover shared resources

Group file sharing provides a common place for team members to quickly share and access any of their resources.

 

New Product Video

We are so excited to share our new product video! It’s a quicky. Only 45 seconds long and very high level (the way it should be).

We have been experimenting with online video tools for a while, and found PowToon to be a very straight-forward and fun tool for crafting our first explainer video.  Thanks Guys!

Caboh plans to add many more videos to our content collection. Because let’s face it, videos are way more fun, interesting, and exciting than most other forms of content.

So, here it is. Enjoy!

 

Learning Experiences from SXSW

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The Caboh team was so excited to get out of the office for SXSW this year to mingle with awesome people, learn a lot, share ideas, and heckle all the out-of-towners. And now, we can proudly say we accomplished all of those things, and survived the whirlwind of an experience that is SX.

So, since the crowds have died down and the hype is over, it is time to revitalize our hazy memories and reflect upon the moments that resonated with us the most.

On the first day of Interactive we encountered a minor setback/crisis involving a delayed side effect of food poisoning. Apparently bad oysters can not only ruin your stomach; they can cause you to break out in hives several days later. Go figure. We tried not to let this moment resonate in our SX memories, but (since we were previously unaware of this phenomenon) it will now be considered a learning experience worth sharing. So, you’re welcome.

After the skin scare, we made our way to the convention center to listen in on a featured session. The topic piqued our interest with it’s enticing name “Jedi Mind Tricks for Entrepreneurs”, and we were pleasantly surprised by the speaker, Nicole Glaros from TechStars, who was very engaging and energetic.

This session provided some helpful advice, which aimed to encourage leaders or really anyone wanting to better themselves and their team.

Here are some top points:

  • Mentally picture yourself achieving your goal over and over again
  • You can be direct and honest while being nice about it!
  • Scrum boards create team transparency and help slackers self-correct
  • Be comfortable admitting failure, and pick up your team when they fall
  • Company expense reports should be public – “Guess who’s not flying first class anymore!”, she says.

The next day, we attended another featured session, which proved to be well worth our time. The title was “Creating a Digital Engagement Strategy for Leaders” and Charlene Li, an author and highly sought after speaker, lead the presentation, which nicely summarized her new book “The Engaged Leader”.

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Here are some of the highlights:

  • Leaders can and should scale their online listening habits to engage in meaningful interactions
  • There is value in interactions, especially digital interactions,  even if you can’t measure them
  • Sharing shapes relationships, you have to inspire people to follow you!
  • Apply the right tools for your digital engagement goals and strategy

Finally, on the last day of  SX Interactive, we attended a presentation based upon the book “The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators” and featuring speaker, Hal Gregersen, a co-author and leadership member of MIT.

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This session was, in my opinion, the most inspiring of them all. Maybe it was the speaker’s obvious passion and excitement for the topic, but when it was over, I felt like I could accomplish anything. Hal not only shared personal experiences along with helpful real world examples, he engaged with his audience through active participation that never felt awkward or forced.

Here are the five skills he shared from his book, which help drive innovation:

  • Questioning
  • Observing
  • Networking
  • Experimenting
  • Associating

In conclusion, the Caboh team claims this year’s SXSW Interactive to be a success, for it helped us discover a lot of unknowns. Some were useful, some interesting, and some just downright bazaar (just Google “Bina48″ and you’ll understand). But, in the end, we are so thankful to get to share some of the learning experiences we picked up during our journey.

Until next year SX! (without the oysters)

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Welcome to Workplace Paradise!

 

Greetings from Caboh, your workplace paradise!

At Caboh, we believe working together should be fun, so we have made it our mission to connect people to each other and their work in the most exciting and creative ways possible. Our team chose this mission to help companies who are struggling to find the right balance of collaboration and productivity. Everyday, we strive to give our users an amazing experience, which makes their job easier and more enjoyable.

We have a small and fabulous team working together to craft the perfect product!

Tyler Pugh is our lead software developer. He graduated from St. Edwards University in Austin with a BA in Computer Science. In his spare time, Tyler likes to buy useless domain names for their comedic effect, while drinking a home-brewed pale ale. He also works with a music promotion network called Scoremore, and dreams of becoming the next white boy rapper.

Brian Traudt is our Vice President of Business Development.  He spent the last three years at Bypass Mobile as VP of Client Services and focused on implementing modern payment systems for sports & entertainment venues.  Before Bypass, Brian founded a SAP consulting company, which he sold after eight successful years. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, writing, and listening to live music.

Alicia Barron is our sales and customer care representative. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas,but graduated from St. Edwards University as a theater major. She began her musical theater career as a performer and choreographer, and her favorite experience was dancing on tour with a rock band. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys collecting miniature items and eating copious amounts of cheese.

And, my name is Haley Campbell. I am heading up marketing and lead generation for Caboh. I moved to Austin after graduating from University of Houston with a BBA in Marketing. In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities, listening to live music, and heckling hipsters.

We love Austin and are super excited to enter the tech startup world here! Go Caboh!