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We are a software development and venture studio working to help build great technology companies in the Southeast. ⚜️

http://blog.lookfar.com/why-tech-transplants-come-to-new-orleans-part-iii

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⭐️ Congrats to this Badass LookFarian! ⭐️ @animatedgeoff has become our #angularjs guru, helped make the new @hellonoew website a smashing success, and keeps our office well-supplied with puns, memes, and one-liners. 🤹🏼‍♂️ Although we disagree about the proper pronunciation of "gif" we are so glad you are a part of our team! 🤝 #badasslookfarian #employeeofthemonth #bestplacestowork #lovemyjob #teamwork #softwaredeveloper #frontenddeveloper #uiux
#crisp ✏️ Freshly sharpened pencils + 🗒 blank sheet of notebook + ☕️ triple shot mocha = 🏁 ready to wireframe. Of course Creative Director @ryancolgin  has a specialty responsive design notebook for sketching web apps... 👀 #uiux #responsivedesign #mobiledevelopment #softwaredevelopment #creativedirector #design #sketch #sketchbook #wireframe #appdesign
The whiteboard giveth, and the whiteboard taketh away. 😖#softwaredevelopment #softwaredeveloper #informationdesign #appdesign #mobiledevelopment #fintech
🥁 Introducing LookFar's new VP of Product, Chris Homburg! Chris has more than 17 years of #agile product management experience and will be helping us become even more efficient as we launch great products! 🚀 Welcome to the team! #nolatech #softwaredevelopment #productmanagement #productowner #leanstartup #neworleans
🗣 We need ideas for a FAKE startup. 💡 It's been 2 years since we created our current template for a pitch deck using a fake business called Shwipit and it's time for new materials. We need your best "Uber for [?]" or "Tinder for [?]" ideas! 💸💎🦄 No startup idea is too obnoxious! #startup #pitchdeck #executivesummary #siliconvalley #entrepreneur
Blake and Mike have been plugging away in Unity to create some really awesome VR apps for our partners. 🏖 ⛹🏿 🎫 In a recent survey, consumers listed: virtual travel, viewing live events, and playing sports as the VR activities they were most interested in. If you're in one of these industries you might want to consider making VR a part of your strategy! #virtualreality #vr #augmentedreality #ar #unity #oculus #oculusrift #gearvr #appdevelopment #softwaredevelopment #softwaredeveloper
The iPad can sometimes get neglected when it comes to QA (it doesn't even have an emoji!) but for some industries (like aviation and education) it can actually be more important that iOS. ✈️📓 Device emulators work out a lot of the bugs but the best way to test actual #uiux is on the iPad itself. 🍎Because iPads have a long shelf life, and many people are still using first gen iPads, that means you're going to need to run your software through its paces on 3-4 devices before launch. 🤦🏻‍♂️ #apple #ios #ipad #appdevelopment #qualityassurance #testing #mobiledevelopment #mobilefirst #startup #tech #nolatech
When it comes to creating software, workflow efficiency is at the top of our list. That’s why Lead Developer, Jonny, is developing an awesome internal product—with serious contributions from the rest of our dev team. This internal tool is the result of an effort to create a back end (database + API) for mobile 📱 and web apps 🖥 with the flexibility to match the dynamic needs of our startup partners while maintaining the speed 🏎💨, stability🗿, and scalability 🕸 of an enterprise level solution. With this framework, we can make changes to our schema on the fly as well as easily view, add, remove, and edit our endpoints or the entities stored in the database.
🏙🌁🌇 3 cities, 3 perspectives, 1 startup studio. We've got Chris in Chicago, Jillian in San Francisco, and the rest of our team in #NOLA, but through Slack and conference calls we all stay on the same page. 👯‍♂️ So happy we live in the future! #startup #softwaredevelopment #productmanagement #sanfrancisco #siliconvalley #chitown #remotework #teamwork #tricoastal #skyscraper
Probably our favorite quote from #noew2017. 👨🏾‍🎓👩🏼‍🔬👩🏻‍💻 Important to remember as we try and rev the engines of the #nolatech and #southernstartup community. 🔥 Glad there are folks like @lesliemiley and @stevecase who see the huge investment opportunities in our region! #startupyall #startup #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #riseoftherest #sxsw #3686south #digsouth
Wow. @sherylsandberg is in NOLA. 👸🏻Sheryl is responsible (among other things) for making Facebook profitable. 💸 So we take notice when she says "if you're trying to reach your customers you need to be on mobile. 🤳🏿Small businesses must shift to mobile!" The number of mobile users eclipsed the number of desktop users in 2014 and continues to grow. 📈Responsive design, native apps, and mobile advertising should be your norm no matter what industry you are in. 📯 #leanin #startup #appdevelopment #uiux #design #mobilefirst #softwaredevelopment #customerengagement #growco17
🗓 ⚡️ It has now been 2.5 years since we rebranded as LookFar. Building this brand has been an *amazing* journey. Post #collisionconf2017 we are feeling 💪🏾 and excited about what comes next for this ship. ⛵️#startupstudio #startup #entrepreneur #tech #leanstartup #softwaredevelopment #productmanagement #uiux #design