During this unprecedented time, Technology Association of Oregon will be featuring the benefits and value that TAO member companies can provide to our greater community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
David Bernal, VP and Managing Director of Catalyte, shares how his company can help support business continuity by providing exceptional technology talent.
TAO Member Company: Catalyte
Give us a short intro to your business:
Catalyte is a software engineering services company that solves persistent technology talent challenges for the world’s most forward-looking companies. We believe that exceptional technology talent can come from unexpected places. With our Odyssey workforce development platform, we use proprietary AI to find, develop and support a new talent pool of great software engineers. Catalyte creates local, cost-effective, diverse and sustainable technology workforces to help companies both meet their technology objectives today and develop the talent pipelines of the future.
What resources can your business offer the community during the COVID pandemic?:
Catalyte has over 100 local software development resources in the Portland area, along with a nationwide network of over 400 senior engineers available on demand. We have the experience in managing fully-remote teams and have the capacity to onboard and scale remotely during this mandatory WFH period. Since all of our engineers are U.S.-based, we can help bridge any disruption felt by the loss of resources from India or other offshore locations.
What is the best way for the community to get in touch?:
Anyone interested can visit www.catalyte.io to learn more about us. They can also reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org; I’m always happy to make new acquaintances in the tech community.
What’s your favorite way to pass the time during self-quarantine?:
I’ve been reading a lot… I just finished There There by Tommy Orange and Pachinko by Min JIn Lee (both were excellent!). I’ve also been incorporating Zoom meetings with online euchre and poker games to maintain social connections and my sanity.
What’s one thing that helps you stay positive or gives you hope during difficult times?:
I’m inspired by the way I’ve seen the vast majority of people rally and rise to the challenge of what we’re all going through. Adversity reveals character, there’s an abundance of folks buckling down, pitching in, looking out for each other and doing the right thing right now.