We support several charities and events at Atomic Object, but few are more fun than the annual Battle of the Brackets. If your business is looking a fun way to give back to the community, it’s not too late to join! Battle of the Brackets is a March Madness event benefitting the GR8 Sports, Great […]
The thing that initially caught my interest and led me to a job at Atomic Object last year was a unique program called the Atomic Accelerator. If you aren’t familiar with the program, check out some of the excellent blog posts about the first cohorts.
This winter, Atomic has gained a delivery lead in Grand Rapids and a developer in Ann Arbor. Now that they’ve settled in, I asked each of them to tell me about themselves and what it’s been like working at Atomic.
The Atomic Accelerator program has recently reached an exciting milestone—Accelerator members and graduates now make up over half of our development team! We’re thrilled with the value our Accelerator Atoms are contributing to client teams, the strong positive effect they’re having on our company culture, and the relationships they’re building early in their Atomic careers. Our […]
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the work that falls outside of job descriptions. I’m talking about the stuff that needs doing, but isn’t anyone’s explicit job. I’m aware of how this type of work can impact my career, but Atomic has made that impact manageable—and sometimes even beneficial—through smart policies. I’ll share my story and […]
In the software development industry, you frequently hear people referring to software as DRY. Unlike a dry personality, DRY software is a good thing; it stands for Do not Repeat Yourself. The idea is that if you find yourself writing the same code over an over again, you should refactor it to enable the code […]
I had the opportunity to attend the HCI Employee Engagement conference in Denver recently and really enjoyed Bek Chee’s talk, “Beyond On-Boarding: Using ‘Day Zero’ Engagement to Kickstart the New Hire Experience.”
Three new makers have joined Atomic’s Grand Rapids office as part of the Atomic Accelerator—a professional development program for newly-graduated developers. I asked each to tell me a little about themselves and to share their first impressions of Atomic Object and the Accelerator program.
The Atomic Accelerator is our professional development program for newly-graduated developers who join Atomic Object each spring. This summer, we’re welcoming the four members of Cell Beta, the second Accelerator cohort to join Atomic’s Ann Arbor office.
Imagine setting off with a group of strangers for a yearlong journey into the wilderness. You must all work together to overcome the dangers you’ll face along the way. Now imagine that the group’s leaders seem much more concerned with their own personal security and success than yours. This is a pretty stressful situation, right? […]