Build the Culture of Baking it in
One of our goals is to make sure our code is continually being written at a higher level of quality than it was in the past, while also improving the velocity at which we can deliver the awesome features our customers want to see.
A few things we do to bake the quality in are:
* Strongly encourage TDD
* Rely heavily on continuous integration
* Demo increments of work to someone else on the team before you merge to master
* Reject pull requests …
…life of pillaging fruit and got a degree in Visual Design. She later earned a master's in Visual Culture, which is the study of visual signs of a particular culture, everything from film to video to old school print.
With degrees in hand, ibie left home to explore the world and make her mark. She found herself in the U.S., hunting for her dream job. There were some sour months. But she didn't give up. Then she found the perfect opportunity, an internship at ZURB. And boy did we …
Articulate Culture Well
As Twilio has grown from a handful of people to more than 100, they've tried to put the spotlight on their culture, articulate what they stand for. And they've avoided the term "core values," because it tends to make people barf, Jeff told us. They call it the Nine Things.
Of course, it took some effort to spell out those Nine Things. A few years back they listed five values, but Jeff realized that there was an interesting disconnect when …
4:15-5:15 Late Afternoon Talks
Drew Houston, Dropbox, One Year Later: Dropbox Answers Your Questions
Charles Hudson, SoftTech VC, Making the Call on a Platform Pivot
Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz in conversation with Eric Ries
Eric Ries, Closing Remarks
5:15-6:15 Reception …
Culture Hacking is Important :
Hackers are allergic to process not because they don't understand the value; they're allergic to it because it violates their core values. These values are well documented in's letter: "Done is better than perfect", "Code wins arguments", and that " is extremely open and meritocratic".
Un-troll Ryan Dahl shows how to implement a proper fibonacci server in Node.js . …
As a small development shop or tech start-up, it's tough to compete for the very best developers, designers and project managers. Create your own unique culture to build a team with common values and purpose.
At a recent LeanCoffee meetup here at TWG , we discussed company Culture , and how it can be a competitive advantage. We talked about how it's sometimes difficult to attract and retain the best talent, about how it's difficult to keep a work environment challenging …