Category Archives: Blog

  • Spotlight: Kayla Zaraka

    Kayla is an Analyst II who was one of the graduates from MTA 8. She has a background in chemistry and has worked at a number of different jobs before coming to MindSpark. With this breadth of experience, it allows her to bring a wide array of knowledge to the company that can help further […]

  • Spotlight: Cary Son

    Cary is an analyst at MindSpark and was a part of the graduating class from 2016. With his time at the company, he has focused his efforts primarily on the contacts MindSpark has with Fox. But in addition to Fox, he has spent time on projects such as Mars, helping to find and write defects […]

  • Spotlight: Bradley Thomas

    Bradley Thomas is a senior analyst at MindSpark, joining the company as part of the MTA #4 graduating class back in 2014.  Since then, he has worked on several different projects for the company, with experience that includes game testing and device testing.  He is always interested in taking on new projects in order to […]

  • CBS News Article On Autism In The Workplace

    On February 11, 2018, CBS published an article regarding the growing employment of people with autism. The article featured the tech giant Microsoft jumping aboard this trend. Because people with autism have difficulty in social situations, Microsoft has adopted a new system by which it hires autistic employees. Instead of relying upon the traditional interviewing […]

  • Seafood Watch Goes Live

    For those who have been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, they will realize how truly complex and diverse sea wildlife can be. The Monterey Bay Aquarium takes this diversity very seriously as it contributes to the overall health of the oceans. In order to help monitor the health of the aquatic ecosystem, the Monterey Bay […]

  • New MTA Class

    At MindSpark, we are always looking for talented individuals to join our quality assurance team. This can be seen with the fact that we have had a number of MindSpark Training Academy (MTA) classes over the course of the company’s history. With our most recent MTA class, it was held during the months of November […]

  • Company Picnic

    At MindSpark, we believe that one of the most important goals for a healthy company is to look after and encourage the well-being of our employees. In the spirit of this mindset, we invited all of our employees to participate in a company-wide picnic during lunch time. With this picnic, it was held at the […]

  • Working on an Accounting Program

    For a year, MindSpark was tasked with testing an accounting software application for a payroll and production management service company. During this contract, MindSpark’s team of analysts was given the opportunity to test multiple iterations of the application. Although we would occasionally expand the team temporarily for stress testing, the principle team remained relatively small. […]

  • MindSpark Using JIRA

    As a quality assurance company, it is important for MindSpark to be able to report and track bugs and defects that we come across for the applications that we are working on. To help us accomplish this, we began using JIRA as a means of reporting any bugs we find. In order to familiarize our […]

  • MindSpark In the News

    Over the course of the year of 2016, MindSpark has garnered some attention from the press stemming from its model of employing people with autism and its acquisition and execution of a number of different pilot projects. As a result of these facts, a few news pieces have been done about the company and what […]