April 9, 2015
Jeff Walker

How to Use Agile Planning for Career Awesomeness

At the beginning of 2014, I was thinking about how we might create a meaningful review process. I am not a big fan of only yearly reviews. I don’t know about you, but I have no idea what I was doing a year ago and often, what was important at this time last year is not relevant now. So, how do we make a better process that helps drive career growth? I already had a one-on-one process established where we have the “how’s it going?” discussion. I always start the conversation with “Are you having fun? Are you learning stuff? Are you building awesomeness?” The response I always get is “yes, yes, yes." Then I ask, “What did you learn? What part was fun and what was not? What kept you from building awesomeness?” And that’s where the interesting conversations start. For me, learning, fun and building are intertwined.
February 25, 2015

Go: One Year Later

Almost a year ago, we blogged about our reasoning and methodology for choosing Go as our next generation platform here at clypd. A year is a long time, both in software technology and in the lifetime of a startup. Since paper is the traditional gift for a one year anniversary, it seems appropriate to write down our learnings so far. When we posted “Getting to Go,” we included a list of the selection factors we used to evaluate potential platforms. The list includes
December 10, 2013

Preparing for the future: Part II

In a previous post, Jason introduced some of the infrastructure that we are building out now, in preparation for scaling in the future. We decided early […]
November 11, 2013

Go Speed Racer Go

On a brief holiday from my regular activities, I recently spent a few days in Sidetrackistan attempting to answer a simple question: how far can we […]
September 30, 2013

A Hip tool we use at clypd

OK, so my 21 year old son tells me that there is nothing less hip than saying something is hip. He cringes when I say it. […]
September 8, 2013
Jeff Walker

The clypd process

One of the challenges of setting up a development process and workflow for a startup is to fit the process to the business needs. Process for […]