Author: Wade Minter

Wade Minter is Chief Technology Officer and part of the founding team at TeamSnap. Learn more about The TeamSnap Team.

  • TeamSnap Customer Profile: Houston Whalers (Feb 24th, 2014)

    Houston Whalers LogoAs winter deepens and the Polar Vortex looms, minds turn towards escaping the ice to a warmer climate, like Texas. However, there is ice in Texas, and some of it is patrolled by a TeamSnap customer – the Houston Whalers.

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  • Jasna Benčić is a TeamSnapper (Jan 15th, 2014)

    jasnaWe’re welcoming the first European TeamSnapper today, as Jasna Benčić joins our operations team as a Jr. Operations Engineer!

    Hailing from the tiny northwest Croatian town of Poznanovec, Jasna has been involved in the Croatian Open Source community for quite a while. She is the Vice President of the Croatian Linux Users Association, and has also worked with the Ubuntu and Linux kernel communities.

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  • TeamSnap Cross Country team (Jan 8th, 2014)

    As part of developing TeamSnap, we have several fake teams that we use internally to test out our applications. One of our QA testers logged into her Cross Country testing team to run some checks, and found out that she had several new team members on her roster, courtesy of one of our programmers.

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  • Jennie Neusch Is A TeamSnapper (Nov 15th, 2013)

    Jennie NeuschAt TeamSnap, one of the biggest keys to our success is our customer support team. These amazing TeamSnappers truly go the extra mile to make sure that you have the best possible TeamSnap experience. Today, we welcome one of our part-time support folks into the ranks of full-time TeamSnappers!

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  • Uniform Support Now Available (Oct 30th, 2013)

    As a beer-league ice hockey player and assistant coach (and team organizer) for my daughters’ soccer teams, I’m not just TeamSnap’s CTO – I’m also a frequent TeamSnap user. So I’m thrilled to announce that we’re adding a new feature to TeamSnap that will make my life much easier, and hopefully yours as well – the ability to specify uniforms for games.

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  • Mat Bobby Is A TeamSnapper (Oct 23rd, 2013)

    Mat BobbyHe’s been with us for a few weeks now, but we’re excited to officially welcome Mat Bobby to our design team!

    Mat is a visionary IA and designer. Much of his inspiration arrives through the lens of his ever-present camera. His nomadic instincts compel him to travel with his family for extended periods in their Airstream.

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  • Geoff Brodniak Is A TeamSnapper (Oct 10th, 2013)

    geoff_brodniakTeamSnap is excited to welcome Geoff Brodniak to our team! He joins our operations group, tasked with keeping our systems running at peak performance, so that you can use TeamSnap to do the same for your team!

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  • Feature Improvement: Better Updated Event Reminders (Sep 13th, 2013)

    Updated Event EmailThis week, we rolled out a small, but hopefully very useful, enhancement to the “Your game or event has been updated” emails that your manager can send out.

    We know that changes happen to your games and events all the time.  Locations change, times change, everything.  So TeamSnap has long included a feature where your team manager can choose to send out an email to notify the team that a previously-scheduled event has changed.  Unfortunately, there was no obvious indication in that email as to what, exactly, had changed. You were left to figure it out on your own.

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  • Jacob Wright Is A TeamSnapper (Aug 26th, 2013)

    Jacob WrightWe’re excited to welcome our newest TeamSnapper, Jacob Wright! Jacob joins us from just outside TeamSnap Intergalactic HQ in Boulder, CO. Jacob will be working his magic on exciting new Javascript-based projects for the TeamSnap web interface.

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  • Alondo Brewington Is A TeamSnapper (Jul 18th, 2013)
    Alondo Brewington

    Alondo Brewington

    We’re excited to welcome Alondo Brewington to TeamSnap! He is joining us as a mobile applications developer, focusing on our iPhone/iPad apps, and joins our growing group of TeamSnappers in the Raleigh, NC area.

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  • Annmarie Ziegler Is A TeamSnapper (Jun 6th, 2013)

    Annmarie ZieglerTeamSnap takes mobile development seriously, so we’re glad to announce that Annmarie Ziegler has joined us as our first full-time Android developer!

    Much like famed rappers Rakim, LL Cool J, and Chuck D, Annmarie is reppin’ Strong Island, joining us from the greater New York City area. She’ll be working hard to make sure our Android app is getting the love that it needs, striving to make it better, stronger, faster.

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  • Ryan Grablick Is A TeamSnapper (May 30th, 2013)

    Ryan GrablickWe’re thrilled to welcome Ryan Grablick to TeamSnap! Yes, his name is “Grablick”.  Yes, he’s heard that one before. But thanks for sharing.

    Ryan will be joining our development team as a Support Engineer – he’ll be the first point of contact between our support and development teams, astride both groups like the Colossus of Rhodes, a force of nature who will make sure that bugs are properly squashed and that our customer support remains top-notch.

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  • Frank Watervoort Is A TeamSnapper (Apr 23rd, 2013)

    IMG_0584On April 1st (no foolin’!), TeamSnap welcomed Frank Watervoort to the company as our new Vice President of Engineering! Frank will be in charge of all of our software developers, and working to make sure that TeamSnap continues to provide the best possible software to our users.

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  • Corey Purcell Is A TeamSnapper (Jan 14th, 2013)

    P1030682We’re welcoming Corey Purcell to our development team – he’s an engineer-of-all-trades, who will be busy making the software that keeps TeamSnap going better.

    Hailing from the Steel City, he’s born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, and will remind you that his city has more Super Bowl rings than yours does. He doesn’t normally say “yinz”, but will say it if it makes you happy (it makes us happy).  You can catch him at the Steel City Ruby Conference, handing out Primanti Bros. sandwiches by the fistful.

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  • Zach Gardner Is A TeamSnapper (Jan 14th, 2013)

    photo-14Up next on New Employee Monday is Zach Gardner.  He joins our development team on the league side, working to make our league products better.

    He is a master of both Rails and iOS, and likes to amuse himself by doing things like scaling an API to handle 3k requests per second, building several top-50 iOS games, and just playing around for the sake of science. Just like you do, we assume.

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  • Kyle Ries Is A TeamSnapper (Jan 14th, 2013)

    Kyle_RiesOn what is turning out to be a busy day, we’re welcoming new TeamSnappers to the fold. First up is Kyle Ries. Kyle starts work today as a new DevOps Engineer!  In this role, he’ll be pitching in on both our operations team (keeping the site up and running) and our development team (programming new and improved features).

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  • TeamSnap for iOS 2.0.3 released, adds file support and app integration (Nov 28th, 2012)

    Photo Action Sheet

    The good news on our mobile apps just keeps coming this week, as version 2.0.3 of our iOS app has been released to Apple’s App Store!

    There are a number of bug fixes and performance improvements in this version, but one thing we’d like to bring to your attention involves your team file folders, and new things you can do with files and photos.

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  • Jason Rahaim is a TeamSnapper (Oct 23rd, 2012)

    TeamSnap is thrilled to welcome Jason Rahaim (pronounced “Ram” – we had to ask, too) to the company as our first full-time mobile applications developer! Jason Rahaim

    Jason has been programming (and trying to earn an honest buck from it) since middle school. He has always kept his skills current and his eyes on the tech horizon. Years before the introduction of the iPod, Jason built a mobile MP3 player for his Miata. Since attending UMass Amherst, Jason has spent 25 years developing software, including almost three years of experience developing for the iPhone and iPad. Among the dozens of iPhone/iPad applications he has developed are an app to teach trigonometry to school kids and one to predict the spread of wildfires in Australia. Before starting a family, Jason kept himself busy perfecting his juggling, performing improv at ComedySportz, and tossing the occasional disc and dart.

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  • Shane Emmons is a TeamSnapper (Oct 9th, 2012)

    TeamSnap is pleased to welcome Shane Emmons to our development team! He’ll be part of the group making our web application and mobile APIs better, stronger, faster.Shane Emmons

    Shane earned his Bachelors and Master in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. He spent the last decade working on a myriad of things, including: mentoring and teaching with Mendicant University, leading Open Source projects like RubyMoney, working on Rails projects for socially good Open Source projects, and hacking on Ruby and massive financial data warehouses in the bowels of the Insurance industry. He continues to offer Open Source mentoring locally and through Mendicant University.

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  • Introducing Facebook Photo and Album Sharing (Aug 21st, 2012)

    We know you love using TeamSnap to upload photos from your games. But sometimes you get that great shot or an amazing album and want to show it to your all of your friends and relatives. We’ve made that easier by introducing Facebook sharing for TeamSnap photos and albums.

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  • iPhone App Gets Nifty Upgrade (Apr 2nd, 2012)

    We’re excited to announce that our iPhone app got a long-awaited update last week! Among the new things to look for in version 1.3.2 are:

    • Folder Support: Instead of seeing all of your photos from all of your folders in one big list, you can now drill down into the same folders that you see on the web. Uploading a new photo within a folder will also put the photo into that folder.

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  • Emily Dobervich is a TeamSnapper (Jan 5th, 2012)

    The only recent picture of herself that Emily could find

    TeamSnap is excited to welcome Emily Dobervich to our development team!

    Her parents bought a computer when she was two years old. She sat on a chair nearby while her brother got to use it and whined, “I wanna play ‘puter too.” Since then she has played lots of computer. At ten years old her dad brought home a copy of VB6, and she decided she was going to make games. She still programs games, though not in VB6. Discussions about pixel shaders or content-generation techniques excite her to no end.

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  • Mark Cornick Is A TeamSnapper (Dec 19th, 2011)

    TeamSnap is proud to welcome Mark Cornick to the team!Mark Cornick with the Oriole Bird

    Mark is the “devops” guy at TeamSnap. Like the utility infielder or the combo guard, the devops engineer moves between multiple positions, handling software development and platform engineering, and keeping the team moving deftly.

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  • New Features: Set Availability From Email, Background Archiving (Aug 5th, 2011)

    We have a couple of new features to announce today – one oft-requested and the other something new that should make things a little easier when it’s time for your next season.

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  • TeamSnap Slowness Tonight Fixed (Mar 25th, 2010)

    Hi TeamSnappers,

    We had some slowness in the application (as some of you noticed) from around 7:30-8pm Eastern (4:30-5pm Pacific).  We traced this down to a problem on the underlying system that our database server sits upon, and were able to get it fixed.  Everything should be running well now!

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