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NYC Onsite Hackathon Projects

NYC Onsite Hackathon Projects

Take a look at the Hackathon projects the team worked on during our NYC onsite! Some of these features are already available or will be available in Beta soon.

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Aug 11, 2022 - 7 min read
The cost breakdown of our fourth onsite to NYC

The cost breakdown of our fourth onsite to NYC

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Aug 4, 2022 - 5 min read
How Pesto connects SciLeads’ remote workforce

How Pesto connects SciLeads’ remote workforce

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jul 28, 2022 - 5 min read
Cómo Pesto ayudó a la empresa a mejorar su productividad y comunicación en el trabajo remoto.

Cómo Pesto ayudó a la empresa a mejorar su productividad y comunicación en el trabajo remoto.

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jul 7, 2022 - 9 min read
How Pesto Helped Digita Studio Improve Remote Work Productivity and Communication

How Pesto Helped Digita Studio Improve Remote Work Productivity and Communication

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jul 7, 2022 - 8 min read
Did you know about these Pesto features?

Did you know about these Pesto features?

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jun 23, 2022 - 4 min read
Pesto Roadmap Update

Pesto Roadmap Update

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jun 16, 2022 - 5 min read
Introducing: Pesto Beta Testing System

Introducing: Pesto Beta Testing System

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jun 1, 2022 - 3 min read
Pesto Desktop App Update

Pesto Desktop App Update

Sean Callahan
Sean Callahan
Jun 1, 2022 - 1 min read
Miami Onsite Hackathon Projects

Miami Onsite Hackathon Projects

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
May 12, 2022 - 3 min read
May Avatar Pack

May Avatar Pack

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
May 3, 2022 - 2 min read
Announcing our pricing plan

Announcing our pricing plan

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Apr 28, 2022 - 2 min read
We went to Miami for our third team onsite

We went to Miami for our third team onsite

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Apr 27, 2022 - 5 min read
Creating a COVID protocol for in-person events

Creating a COVID protocol for in-person events

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Apr 21, 2022 - 3 min read
Our updated stack for responding to outages

Our updated stack for responding to outages

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Apr 14, 2022 - 4 min read
April Avatar Pack

April Avatar Pack

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Mar 31, 2022 - 1 min read
The speed improvements from upgrading to Vite

The speed improvements from upgrading to Vite

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Mar 22, 2022 - 2 min read
I Went Viral on TikTok

I Went Viral on TikTok

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Mar 10, 2022 - 3 min read
March Avatar Pack

March Avatar Pack

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Mar 1, 2022 - 2 min read
Pesto is now SOC 2 Compliant

Pesto is now SOC 2 Compliant

Daniel Liem
Daniel Liem
Feb 23, 2022 - 3 min read
Pesto raises $5M to make remote work more human

Pesto raises $5M to make remote work more human

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Feb 1, 2022 - 2 min read
February Avatar Pack

February Avatar Pack

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jan 31, 2022 - 2 min read
Introducing Waiting Room Lobbies

Introducing Waiting Room Lobbies

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Jan 27, 2022 - 2 min read
Referral Bonus Program

Referral Bonus Program

Daniel Liem
Daniel Liem
Jan 26, 2022 - 2 min read
We dramatically improved our web app performance by making SVGs use way fewer DOM nodes

We dramatically improved our web app performance by making SVGs use way fewer DOM nodes

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jan 20, 2022 - 3 min read
Guest Blog: How So Contented uses Pesto for hybrid working

Guest Blog: How So Contented uses Pesto for hybrid working

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jan 13, 2022 - 6 min read
Cold Winter Returns!

Cold Winter Returns!

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jan 5, 2022 - 2 min read
Pesto's 2021 in review

Pesto's 2021 in review

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jan 4, 2022 - 2 min read
User Wish List Avatar Pack

User Wish List Avatar Pack

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Dec 16, 2021 - 1 min read
[Updated 2022-03-09] Performance and stability progress

[Updated 2022-03-09] Performance and stability progress

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Dec 14, 2021 - 6 min read
Icebreakers for Virtual Teams

Icebreakers for Virtual Teams

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Dec 10, 2021 - 1 min read
Virtual Office Hours

Virtual Office Hours

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Dec 10, 2021 - 1 min read
Pragli is now Pesto

Pragli is now Pesto

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Dec 5, 2021 - 2 min read
Winter is Here ☃️

Winter is Here ☃️

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Dec 2, 2021 - 1 min read
Fall Fashion is Here 🍂

Fall Fashion is Here 🍂

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Nov 18, 2021 - 1 min read
My difficult transition to remote work changed my life

My difficult transition to remote work changed my life

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Nov 11, 2021 - 3 min read
Announcing Our Real-Time Data Engine

Announcing Our Real-Time Data Engine

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Nov 3, 2021 - 4 min read
4 Tips to Effectively Manage Your Remote Team

4 Tips to Effectively Manage Your Remote Team

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Oct 28, 2021 - 3 min read
We Worked From A Boat

We Worked From A Boat

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Oct 21, 2021 - 6 min read
Our second "onsite" trip to Boulder, Colorado

Our second "onsite" trip to Boulder, Colorado

Daniel Liem
Daniel Liem
Oct 14, 2021 - 6 min read
Is it possible to work from the top of a mountain?

Is it possible to work from the top of a mountain?

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Oct 7, 2021 - 2 min read
👻 Spooky Avatar Items are Here...

👻 Spooky Avatar Items are Here...

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Oct 4, 2021 - 1 min read
Our Customer Support Process at Pesto

Our Customer Support Process at Pesto

Daniel Liem
Daniel Liem
Sep 30, 2021 - 6 min read
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Sep 20, 2021 - 3 min read
Working From Anywhere: My 5 Month Road Trip

Working From Anywhere: My 5 Month Road Trip

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Sep 16, 2021 - 4 min read
Introducing: Pesto Pets 🐶🐱

Introducing: Pesto Pets 🐶🐱

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Sep 9, 2021 - 1 min read
Our Work Trial Process at Pesto

Our Work Trial Process at Pesto

Daniel Liem
Daniel Liem
Sep 2, 2021 - 8 min read
Introducing: Pesto Avatar Store 🛍

Introducing: Pesto Avatar Store 🛍

Anna Kazannik
Anna Kazannik
Aug 25, 2021 - 3 min read
How the Pesto team uses Pesto

How the Pesto team uses Pesto

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Aug 18, 2021 - 7 min read
What gaming can teach us about making work more fun

What gaming can teach us about making work more fun

Daniel Liem
Daniel Liem
Aug 11, 2021 - 4 min read
Introducing: Spatial Rooms

Introducing: Spatial Rooms

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Aug 4, 2021 - 2 min read
Setting up GKE autopilot with custom Datadog metrics

Setting up GKE autopilot with custom Datadog metrics

Sean Callahan
Sean Callahan
Jul 28, 2021 - 4 min read
Is Your Team Ready for Remote Collaboration?

Is Your Team Ready for Remote Collaboration?

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jul 21, 2021 - 3 min read
Pesto Community Guidelines

Pesto Community Guidelines

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jul 19, 2021 - 1 min read
Introducing: Team Administration

Introducing: Team Administration

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jul 14, 2021 - 3 min read
Limited Edition Summer Items: How To Get Them

Limited Edition Summer Items: How To Get Them

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jul 12, 2021 - 1 min read
The budgeting and logistics behind our remote team's trip to Hawaii

The budgeting and logistics behind our remote team's trip to Hawaii

Daniel Liem
Daniel Liem
Jul 8, 2021 - 5 min read
How to Effectively Take Calls in a Loud Room

How to Effectively Take Calls in a Loud Room

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jun 30, 2021 - 2 min read
Introducing: Lofi Rooms 🎧

Introducing: Lofi Rooms 🎧

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Jun 23, 2021 - 3 min read
The Pros & Cons of Being A Remote Worker

The Pros & Cons of Being A Remote Worker

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Jun 16, 2021 - 4 min read
How to Set Up a Stack to Instantly Respond to Critical Outages

How to Set Up a Stack to Instantly Respond to Critical Outages

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Jun 2, 2021 - 6 min read
How To Integrate Google and Microsoft Calendars With Pesto

How To Integrate Google and Microsoft Calendars With Pesto

Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
May 26, 2021 - 2 min read
Is Your Hybrid Model Remote-first or Office-first?

Is Your Hybrid Model Remote-first or Office-first?

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
May 19, 2021 - 2 min read
🦥 Great Sloth Race

🦥 Great Sloth Race

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Mar 20, 2021 - 3 min read
Careers

Careers

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jan 14, 2021 - 3 min read
Introducing 🌬️  Cold Winter  🥶, a team building game

Introducing 🌬️ Cold Winter 🥶, a team building game

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Dec 9, 2020 - 2 min read
Introducing Pesto in Japanese

Introducing Pesto in Japanese

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Nov 9, 2020 - 1 min read
👻🦇🎃 DARK MODE 💀🧛🧟

👻🦇🎃 DARK MODE 💀🧛🧟

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Oct 21, 2020 - 1 min read
Introducing Discussions

Introducing Discussions

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Oct 17, 2020 - 2 min read
Introducing 🌴 Battle Islands 🌴, a team building game

Introducing 🌴 Battle Islands 🌴, a team building game

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Oct 3, 2020 - 1 min read
Building the Slack for Conferencing

Building the Slack for Conferencing

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Sep 16, 2020 - 2 min read
Introducing the Pesto Tray Mode

Introducing the Pesto Tray Mode

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Sep 14, 2020 - 2 min read
More Startups Should Launch with Linux Support

More Startups Should Launch with Linux Support

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Sep 3, 2020 - 3 min read
Introducing the Pesto Command Palette

Introducing the Pesto Command Palette

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Aug 31, 2020 - 1 min read
The Case for Video Off

The Case for Video Off

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Aug 31, 2020 - 3 min read
Introducing the Pesto Weather Integration

Introducing the Pesto Weather Integration

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Aug 26, 2020 - 1 min read
Fixing high usage with Firebase real-time database

Fixing high usage with Firebase real-time database

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Aug 25, 2020 - 3 min read
Introducing Direct Messages (DMs)

Introducing Direct Messages (DMs)

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jul 30, 2020 - 2 min read
Introducing Screen Drawing in Pesto

Introducing Screen Drawing in Pesto

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Jul 22, 2020 - 1 min read
Introducing the Pesto Scheduler for Google Calendar

Introducing the Pesto Scheduler for Google Calendar

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jul 6, 2020 - 2 min read
"I can't breathe"

"I can't breathe"

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Jun 6, 2020 - 1 min read
Introducing Pesto's New Presenter View

Introducing Pesto's New Presenter View

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jun 4, 2020 - 1 min read
Announcing Pesto mobile web support (early access)

Announcing Pesto mobile web support (early access)

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jun 3, 2020 - 2 min read
What we learned from our coverage in the Washington Post

What we learned from our coverage in the Washington Post

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
May 1, 2020 - 6 min read
Introducing Pragli, a virtual office for remote teams

Introducing Pragli, a virtual office for remote teams

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Apr 14, 2020 - 3 min read
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Apr 14, 2020 - 6 min read
Pesto Press Kit

Pesto Press Kit

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Apr 14, 2020 - 2 min read
Loneliness is Distracting

Loneliness is Distracting

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Mar 20, 2020 - 5 min read
The Pesto Pitch

The Pesto Pitch

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Mar 10, 2020 - 6 min read
Asynchronous communication is also distracting

Asynchronous communication is also distracting

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Feb 27, 2020 - 6 min read
We worked remotely on top of a U-Haul

We worked remotely on top of a U-Haul

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Feb 12, 2020 - 11 min read
Social Signals #4: Using audio channels to signal status

Social Signals #4: Using audio channels to signal status

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Feb 5, 2020 - 4 min read
The 6 categories of remote teams

The 6 categories of remote teams

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jan 30, 2020 - 7 min read
Building a walkie-talkie for remote work

Building a walkie-talkie for remote work

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jan 23, 2020 - 4 min read
How we hired a part-time QA Tester for $40 / session

How we hired a part-time QA Tester for $40 / session

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jan 21, 2020 - 7 min read
Firebase as a React Hook

Firebase as a React Hook

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jan 15, 2020 - 3 min read
How to authenticate with Google Oauth in Electron

How to authenticate with Google Oauth in Electron

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Jan 10, 2020 - 6 min read
Pesto Best Practices

Pesto Best Practices

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jan 9, 2020 - 3 min read
Social Signals #3: Using Google or Outlook Calendar to signal availability

Social Signals #3: Using Google or Outlook Calendar to signal availability

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Jan 8, 2020 - 4 min read
Why I use Calendly to schedule my meetings

Why I use Calendly to schedule my meetings

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Jan 2, 2020 - 5 min read
Social Signals #2: Using Spotify to communicate status in Pesto

Social Signals #2: Using Spotify to communicate status in Pesto

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Dec 11, 2019 - 3 min read
Social Signals #1: Our framework for adding social signals into Pesto

Social Signals #1: Our framework for adding social signals into Pesto

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Dec 11, 2019 - 2 min read
How to manage macOS windows using JavaScript for Automation (JXA)

How to manage macOS windows using JavaScript for Automation (JXA)

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Dec 4, 2019 - 3 min read
Top 25 remote cities in the US

Top 25 remote cities in the US

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Nov 25, 2019 - 1 min read
Include your Remote Team with “Brady Bunch” Video Conferencing

Include your Remote Team with “Brady Bunch” Video Conferencing

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Nov 21, 2019 - 3 min read
Remote Work Trends According to US Census Data

Remote Work Trends According to US Census Data

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Nov 1, 2019 - 6 min read
My co-founder and I ate a virtual lunch together

My co-founder and I ate a virtual lunch together

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Oct 17, 2019 - 4 min read
How to host calendar meetings in Pesto

How to host calendar meetings in Pesto

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Oct 11, 2019 - 2 min read
Why I built a game into our B2B product

Why I built a game into our B2B product

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Oct 4, 2019 - 6 min read
How we use Firebase instead of Redux (with React)

How we use Firebase instead of Redux (with React)

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Sep 24, 2019 - 4 min read
How to use Pesto with Slack

How to use Pesto with Slack

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Sep 17, 2019 - 3 min read
Why you should host virtual office hours for your remote team

Why you should host virtual office hours for your remote team

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Sep 6, 2019 - 3 min read
Live Avatars (like Animoji in the Browser) with face-api.js

Live Avatars (like Animoji in the Browser) with face-api.js

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Aug 29, 2019 - 2 min read
Why we're frustrated with asynchronous communication for remote teams

Why we're frustrated with asynchronous communication for remote teams

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Aug 23, 2019 - 4 min read
What is a virtual office for remote teams?

What is a virtual office for remote teams?

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Aug 22, 2019 - 4 min read