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The power of one to ones

  • January 22, 2019

Setting up regular one to ones opens important channels of communication. At Culture Foundry, we are 100% remote. Yes, we have offices, but they are entirely optional. This means that our employees have a lot of freedom (see the benefits…

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The Culture Foundry Prove-It Contract

  • January 15, 2019

At Culture Foundry, we're trying a new hiring approach to create a "bridge opportunity" between an internship and a first paid coding job. We've come across a number of promising candidates who are right at that stage: Coding school /…

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Thoughts On Unlimited Vacation

  • January 9, 2019

What does "unlimited vacation" actually mean? "Employees are trusted." This is the kind of statement that no company would contradict: the phrase "employees are not trusted" emblazoned on the office wall makes employee retention difficult. At Culture Foundry we live…

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The role of the engagement manager

  • December 11, 2018

What would you do here? The engagement manager (EM) is a key role at Culture Foundry. I'm going to discuss the role, but wanted to mention two key caveats: I am not an engagement manager, so I don't know…

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Develop Denver Conference Recap

  • November 19, 2018

A recap of my two days at Develop Denver. I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at Develop Denver. This is a conference in Denver that covered all aspects of the development experience, from design to devops. Uniquely…

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What are the benefits of remote work?

  • November 14, 2018

Remote work is pretty sweet. But how, specifically? At Culture Foundry, we are a 100% remote company. We have offices, but they are purely conveniences. This structure has a lot of benefits for employees. There is no commute. Every week,…

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What are the challenges of remote work?

  • October 27, 2018

Remote work has many benefits. But what are some of the challenges you face when working remotely? Recently I posted about the benefits of remote work, from an employee perspective. There's always a flip side to any situation and in…

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Context Switching: Tips to Minimize the Cost

  • October 23, 2018

Life comes at you fast in a digital agency. How can developers keep flowing? We are a digital consultancy with a number of clients. Some are actively under development, some are not. We have far fewer team members than clients.…

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GopherCon – A Beginner’s View

  • September 5, 2018

I recently attended GopherCon 2018. This conference brings together a large community centered around the Go language. I wanted to share a beginner's view of the conference, as this was the first one I've attended, and I've only been working…

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