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Culture

We’ve had a high-performing 100% distributed team since 2006. Content in this category will cover our belief in the remote-first trend and the process and technologies we use to make it work.

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Recently Marty was on a panel at Boulder Startup Week talking about hiring from the point of view of employers. But many of the audience members said they were actually searching for a job. While they all indicated they got a lot out of the panel discussion we agreed it might be really useful to write up an article on things to do to help you land...

 

I seem to have a pattern of starting my posts with “I am fortunate”; so, I am fortunate to have worked with lots of great clients over the years building many different and interesting products for them. I love getting to learn about so many different things in the world. For example, I know more about how tennis works and is played/scored than any...

 

Running a remote team means you hire with a remote process. What does that hiring process look like? In this post, we’re going to explore a few aspects of the flow and how we handle them in a virtual context. We’ll use an example of hiring a front end developer so we’ll include assessing their technical skills.

Team-Driven

Hiring is best as a...

 

I am fortunate to have lived in the Agile world for pretty much the entirety of my career having been introduced to Xtreme Programming right out of college. So sometimes I forget that some practices of Agile teams are not common practice. Recently I was asked about Agile Retrospectives. The person wanted to know what they are and why they are useful...

 

I enjoyed reading Jack Danger’s The inherent inclusivity of healthy remote teams post. This post covers some of what Jack perceives are the issues managers and companies with remote team members struggle with.

I see many nuggets of wisdom in Jack’s observations and suggestions on how to deal with them. If you haven’t read this post, I encourage...

 

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about how many tech companies require their workers to relocate. San Francisco, New York, Boston, Denver… it really could be any city.

There are plenty of positives to relocation. But there are also a lot of negatives that anyone considering relocation should be aware of. I will cover both the positives and...