We’ve just run our sixth edition of the Atomic Games! The original version happened way back in 2015. For each edition, we’ve built a game board with core game logic. Games participants write AI players that compete against other teams’ solutions. We’ve always written the game boards in Clojure, and that’s typically meant distributing a […]
Published in 2017, Making Work Visible by Dominica DeGrandis is an introduction to what she terms the “five thieves of time,” how they impact our ability to get work done, and how to expose them to be more productive. While the book is geared toward software development and IT-related work, I think the content is […]
Last month, I finished my first two years at Atomic and completed the Accelerator program. I’ve learned a lot about software development and technology, but I’ve also learned about interpersonal relationships and managing my career. The program can be a lot of work (outside of work), but it has pushed me to learn and grow. […]
I’m very excited to announce that recruiting is in full swing for our third Accelerator cohort in Ann Arbor (Cell Gamma). What’s the Accelerator? A truly bespoke mentorship program designed to shepherd new developers through the first couple of years of their career. We’re aiming to provide a professional development experience that our new hires […]
This fall, Atomic’s Grand Rapids office will be recruiting our fifth Accelerator cohort. Our Accelerator program is a unique leadership development program designed for folks beginning their careers in software development. It’s a full-time job, complemented with extra resources and mentorship to help folks get off to a great start. If you know someone who’d […]
I’m very excited to have our fourth Grand Rapids cohort beginning our Accelerator program this summer. Each Accelerator cohort helps us shape the program’s structure, activities, and content. I’d like to share three key improvements we’ve made over the last few years.
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 […]
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.
Recently, our group of Atomic accelerators headed over to Chicago for the 2018 GOTO Chicago conference. It was a two-day conference with six different tracks each day, so there were always multiple good options to choose. The talks ranged from machine learning to office politics. Even though the conference did not have a specific focus, there were themes that came […]