What I Learned Running a Remote Programming Competition in 2020

Our recruiting efforts for the Atomic Accelerator include hosting a programming competition we call the Atomic Games. Students team up to write AI, then compete against one another to win a game we designed. It’s usually an in-person event we run in both our Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor offices. Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 […]

Welcome New Remote Employees with a Personalized Video

Successfully onboarding and welcoming your new employees is an important challenge. And when you’re hiring remotely — as we are, temporarily, during the COVID-19 crisis — that challenge is heightened. This month, two new employees joined Atomic Object’s Ann Arbor office as part of our Accelerator program. I wanted to find a way to replicate […]

Creating an Equitable, Respectful, Values-Based Hiring Process

I’ve spent some time recently restructuring our hiring process for software developers. The goal of this project could probably be copy+pasted by any tech company actively hiring developers these days: We want to hire competent, talented, and diverse software developers to be great Makers at Atomic Object. To accomplish this, we need to ensure that […]

Now Hiring: 2020 Developer Grads for the Atomic Accelerator in Ann Arbor

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 […]