1Scope blog

And it’s over. A monumental part of 1Scope’s journey has ended with the completion of our 3 month residency at Publicis Sapient. It’s been a busy period, and we would like to extend our thanks to Publicis Sapient for a productive residency. In that time, 1Scope has evolved and almost doubled its size from a 5 person team to 9 members. We’ve seen our user count double, the completion of 8 workshops and the re-skin...

Rachel Zerr, Hiring Lead at SapientRazorfish Australia has years of experience under her belt recruiting for the likes of Google. As part of our residency at Alphabet Common in Sydney, I had some time with her to jot down a few pearls of wisdom on how to help students get off the ground and pedalling :) Tell us a bit about yourself? I think my life is a good example of how decisions in life can take you to places...

Thank you for the interview and all the support you've given me to date Joshua Flannery, Mary Liu and Joe Allen. "I recall as a student being told vaguely it was important to get good marks to get into university, and that there was a myriad of opportunities available to me. But the question was where? My wonderful teachers tried to share information, but this was in the early days of the internet and...

The most common question posed by founders with limited software development expertise is “how do I recruit a technical co-founder”. Having a great idea leads to the desire to share the experience with someone who can build the idea. This reduces up-front staff costs, but can cost you up to 50% of your equity for a CTO depending on how much traction you've built. This is completely valid if the CTO is value aligned...

The traditional mindset towards productivity has always been in terms of hours on the job. Members of the 1Scope team who’ve worked at major accounting firms and law firms have spoken about the dreaded ‘billable hour’ and breaking up the day into incremental 6 minute blocks. At 1Scope, we use Toggl (www.toggl.com) to measure our time for accountability, but I would hate to think that time on the job was our measure...

Table tennis, pinball, wall-sized quotes by Albert Einstein and copious amounts of chocolate are not the usual things associated with the Sydney headquarters of a major multinational company. Though initially quirky, they’ve become a welcome and familiar sight for the 1Scope team. It’s been a month since we had the good fortune to commence working at Publicis.Sapient through their Alphabet Common initiative in...