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? […]
I am a bisexual man, and last November, I came out to everyone at Atomic. In any other job I’ve worked, I likely would have endlessly vacillated and probably just mentioned it in passing to a few coworkers. “Who needs to know?” I would have asked myself. And I would have kept quiet.
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 […]
Once you’ve sold work to a new client, you can focus all your attention on doing good work, right? Not exactly. Before you simply drop the client into the mix, it’s a good idea to invest some time in your relationship.
In yesterday’s post, I shared the value of having a scorecard for your business. A scorecard follows the idea that you can improve what you measure. Conversely, if you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it.
This week marks the graduation of our Atomic Accelerator’s first class—the four members of our Cell Zero cohort finish the program tomorrow.