Category Archives: Blog

  • MindSpark Expands Into Gaming Testing

    We are proud to announce that we have recently expanded our horizons as a company within the quality assurance field.  We accomplished this by incorporating a new kind of contract into the company. The contracts that MindSpark typically takes on and executes are corporate in nature and are for big name companies. This new contract that […]

  • Santa Monica Vehicle Ridership Survey

    During the week of October 17 through October 21 of 2016, the employees of MindSpark filled out a survey regarding their ridership activities into and out of the city of Santa Monica.  This survey is meant to get a rough idea of our ridership activities when we begin our work shift and when we leave […]

  • Game Days

    Every so often, as a means of allowing those here at MindSpark to relax and socialize, a game day will be held.  The team is notified in advance of these game days, it’s completely voluntary, and they occur outside of normal business hours. The game days are typically organized by one of the testing leads, though […]

  • Visiting Exceptional Children’s Foundation

    During June 23rd, members of our team here at MindSpark paid Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) a visit in order to join a luncheon that they were hosting.  The point of the luncheon was to recognize businesses that employ or otherwise assist individuals with autism and other special needs to live full and productive lives.  With ECF, […]

  • MTA #7

    The month of June has been an important month for MTA #7. First, on Monday, June 6, 2016, the graduating class began the on-the-job training portion of the program. As a part of this training, they moved from the classroom found at the Exceptional Children’s Foundation office to the MindSpark office located in Santa Monica. […]

  • Cap Gemini and Liberty Mutual visit MindSpark

    Last month, Mindspark had a two-day visit from some of the members of the Cap Gemini & Liberty Mutual team from New Hampshire.  The people who came to visit were Deanna from Liberty Mutual, our point-of-contact person Ravi from Cap Gemini (Mindspark is subcontracted through Cap Gemini to work with Liberty Mutual), and Prakash from […]

  • Celebrities with Autism

    With the increasing effectiveness of detection and diagnosis when it comes to that of autism, accompanied by its increased awareness found across society, it should not be surprising when celebrities are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  It is possible for those who have already gained the status of being a celebrity to be later […]

  • Client Outing and Lunch

    Last week on April 22nd, a small contingent of our team here at MindSpark engaged in an outing to the office of one our clients who is located in Burbank. Once there, alongside their internal QA and support team, we engaged in performance testing for one of their larger accounting applications, aiding our client in achieving their […]

  • Blogger Introduction

    Greetings. My name is Bradley Thomas and I’ve been a Quality Assurance Analyst here at MindSpark since August of 2014. In addition to my testing responsibilities as a QA Analyst, I’ve accepted the task to create blog posts for the MindSpark website on a regular basis, something that I’ve been working on since October of […]

  • World Autism Awareness Day

    For those who might not be aware, April 2 is “World Autism Awareness Day.” The purpose of “World Autism Awareness Day” is to help raise awareness of autism on a global scale. It was first proposed as resolution 62/139 by the United Nations General Assembly as a supplemental provision to the UN’s continuing efforts to […]

  • MTA Class #7

    This week MindSpark completed the interview process for the seventh MindSpark Training Academy class.  For the past two weeks, MindSpark had the pleasure of meeting with eleven MTA candidates to discuss their interest in becoming a software tester, along with an assessment of the skills necessary to be successful at MindSpark.  Now that the interviews have been concluded, the MindSpark team faces the […]

  • New Leads join the team

    On Thursday of last week, we had a team lunch to celebrate the fact that we welcomed two new members to the team, both of them Software Testing Leads. In addition to welcoming new members to the team, we have these team lunches when our apprentices successfully complete their apprenticeships and become full-fledged analysts as […]