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.
I recently attended a retrospective led by a team of Atoms who worked on a large project. My colleagues were both vulnerable and knowledgeable as they shared challenges, successes, and hard-won lessons. Two Atoms from the team shared their process for creating the project retrospective with me. I organized their thoughts into five tips your […]
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.
This is the story of how our first non-technical employee helped Atomic Object, slowly but surely, build a culture that insists on good people skills for everyone. When Mary O’Neill joined Atomic Object in the early 2000s, she was our sole woman and only non-technical employee (managing accounting and other operational business activity).
Since August, Atomic’s offices have gained a designer in Grand Rapids and a designer and a developer in Ann Arbor. Now that they’ve settled in, I asked each of them to tell me about themselves and their favorite parts about their new roles.
Just in time for National Breastfeeding Awareness month, Atomic Object received a gold-level Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award. The distinction, awarded by the Michigan Breastfeeding Network, acknowledges organizations that demonstrate support for women who may need to express breast milk while at work.
After the Grand Rapids office’s successful launch of the Accelerator Program, an accelerated professional development program for newly-graduated developers, we launched our own program in Ann Arbor. This spring, Cell Alpha (the first cohort of the Ann Arbor Atomic Accelerator) joined the office. I asked each of them to tell me a little about themselves […]
Atomic Object’s Ann Arbor office pedaled, stepped, bused, and carpooled our way to clinching this year’s first place for small organizations in the getDowntown Commuter Challenge.
Atomic’s Accelerator program (an accelerated professional development program for newly-graduated developers) is rounding out its inaugural year. That means the four members of Cell Zero will have completed their first year as Atoms, and Cell One and Cell Alpha (the next cohorts) will join our offices this summer in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor respectively.
It’s been a couple of months since we’ve moved into our new Grand Rapids headquarters at 1034 Wealthy Street SE. Now that we have settled in, we want to give everyone a chance to explore the space—virtually.