In my job at Lucid as the VP of Strategy, I often hear: “Isn’t it scary to choose what will come next? That feels like a lot of pressure!”  They aren’t wrong! These are big, important decisions that we are making as a company. But our process for prioritizing, testing,…

There are few things that can trip up even experienced programmers more easily than floating-point arithmetic. New programmers often don’t even realize they are using floating-point numbers, or know what floating-point numbers are. In modern programming, non-integer numbers often just are floating-point numbers. A black box that “just works”—until it…

This is part of our interview series with the different members of our scrum teams. In this post, we interview Tanner Yorgason and Carlos Amador, Software Engineers, and Alyssa Stringham, an Engineering Manager. What is life like as a software engineer at Lucid? Tanner: I pursued software engineering largely because…

The Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite brings together Lucidspark, Lucidchart, and Lucidscale to help teams conceptualize, visualize, plan, execute, and document complex tech projects. Today I want to tell you more about the newest component of the suite, Lucidscale. What is Lucidscale?  Lucidscale is a cloud visualization solution that enables architects…

When it comes to how teams work together in a SaaS product environment, Lucid doesn’t have an uncommon method—we work in an Agile environment with Scrum teams. What makes Lucid unique is how our Scrum environment is defined. While this can easily be summed up with the adage that “everyone…

As someone with experience working as a Software Engineer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and a Master’s Degree in World Languages, I am frequently asked if programming languages and spoken or human languages are basically the same thing. While this is largely a philosophical question based on how you…

Challenges, requirements, and objectives According to Archimedes’ Principle of buoyancy, because of the density of ice and sea water it is estimated that about one-tenth of the volume of an iceberg is above water. We often say in the design world how the work that is seen is just the…

In the Spring of 2020 the world was learning to deal with a global pandemic—and Lucid was looking at how it could deepen its investment in helping companies deal with the increasing complexity, rate of change in their business, and manage the acceleration of hybrid and remote work trends. It…

My husband recently asked me to help make a piece of geometric art out of wood, depicting the famous Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. He wasn’t surprised when I immediately opened Lucidchart, and sized a few shapes into the height and width of the pine pieces he would be…

For an internal project, we decided to develop a machine learning model to perform an image recognition task on a large dataset of images, based on a defined set of categories to which an image can belong. Initially, we didn’t have a labeled set of images to train the model….