Reality Recap: Episode 1
Reality Recap is a video series where Shane Norris provides updates on what's going on in the world of Augmented and Virtual Reality and shares insider insight from experts Don Shin and Yash Bangera. In this first episode, we discuss using the Oculus Quest's passthrough functionality in training scenarios, a creative VR use case for photographers, and using VR to ease patient symptoms. Finally, we discuss an entertaining effect used by our local NFL team—the Carolina Panthers. But is it AR?
Three Ways CrossComm Builds a Work-Life Balance Culture
While achieving work-life balance is always a work in progress, CrossComm chooses to experiment with how to re-define “the future of work” in order to cultivate an environment where team members learn and gain something meaningful on their path towards career and personal success. Here are three ways CrossComm has approached building a satisfying and enriching work culture.
Welcome to CrossComm's New Website
CrossComm has launched its brand new website! In this piece, Director of Marketing Phillipe Charles discusses the three main reasons why CrossComm updated its website: to better communicate its culture, mission and services; to give the marketing team greater flexibility, and to better accommodate different forms of content.
Unlimited PTO Diaries: Accidentally Viral
When our own Shane Norris and his CrossFit friend decided to get competitive on some days off, it resulted in an accidentally viral (but hilarious) moment. Unlimited PTO Diaries is a series that allows CrossComm employees to share how they celebrate life, outside of work.
Unlimited PTO Diaries: From Oceans to the Mountains
In this “Unlimited PTO Diaries,” Jason Faber shares describes how he and his family explore the NC outdoors. Unlimited PTO Diaries is a series that allows CrossComm employees to share how they celebrate life, outside of work.
Unlimited PTO Diaries: The Happiest Place on Earth
In this “Unlimited PTO Diaries,” Stella Cox shares how her recent trip to Disney World was not only full of "Disney Magic" but also for an appreciation of Disney's tech. Unlimited PTO Diaries is a series that allows CrossComm employees to share how they celebrate life, outside of work.
Making ‘Remote Work’ Work During COVID-19
Because of the COVID-19 virus, companies are faced with tough decisions regarding their ability to realistically embrace remote work. For our clients, partners, and other companies trying to figure out remote work, we thought it might be helpful to share some of the tools that we use that may also help you maintain productivity during this challenging time.
Meet The Team: Sean Doherty
Sean Doherty is CrossComm’s CTO. He joined the team in 2006, directly out of grad school. In my conversation with Sean, we discussed his approach to tech, business, and family.
Meet The Team: Beverly Williams
Beverly Williams is the Business Operations Manager at CrossComm. She’s worked at CrossComm for the past seven years—making her the third-longest employee. When she joined the team, after 17 years as a work-from-home entrepreneur, it brought her back to Downtown Durham—where she first began her career.
Meet The Team: Mike Harris
Mike Harris is CrossComm’s Senior AR/VR Developer. Unlike the rest of the team, he doesn’t work out of our Durham office. He’s based in New Orleans. But that’s hardly a challenge when you consider that some of Mike’s expertise lies in collaborative virtual reality applications.
Meet the Team: Anthony Garritano
Anthony Garritano is a Senior Software Engineer at CrossComm. He has spent almost a decade in the software industry as an engineer. What motivates him now, even more than the technology itself, is helping others around him to grow.
A Havana Night in Durham
CrossComm was honored to support the Helius Foundation in its mission to provide mentorship and resources to underrepresented founders. As a company that has been in Durham for over 20 years, CrossComm has witnessed the recent explosion of the local entrepreneurial scene, but also understands that there are communities who traditionally don’t have access to the same opportunities as others.
Why I Returned to Durham
CEO Don Shin reflects on the work and life developments that solidified his decision to move back to Durham, NC.
Speaking at South By Southwest
In this blog post, Sean Doherty discusses the excitement of getting invited to speak at the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) in Austin, and documents the process from speech preparation to the moments just before his delivery. His topic of building software development kits (SDKs) was insanely interesting to him, and he was delighted to be able to bring it to the SXSW audience.
How We Planned for 2017
Each year CrossComm hosts two team summit meetings. We strive to enrich the lives of our team every day, but these semi-annual summits allow for a focused effort. We recently had our Winter Summit — here are four highlights.
Why Are We Blogging?
Like many small businesses, CrossComm has a burning desire to make a dent in the universe while simultaneously facing real world challenges. It can be difficult to take the time for, of all things, a blog! Yet, we are committed to doing so in 2017 in order to share knowledge and grow as a company.