As we grow older, food and its purpose change. Where once we ate solely to sustain ourselves, many of us now use our meals as a way to spend time with friends, and as a venue to converse and connect with others.
Here at clypd, food plays an integral role in how we operate. From the snacks scattered around the office (some healthy, others…not so much) to having extra bushels of bananas to the delicious desserts delivered for a birthday celebration, food brings us together.
Can you describe your job and your average day working at clypd?
I generally get in a little before stand-up, having read through morning emails at home. We have a stand-up, and then my day alternates between chunks of coding and chunks of design discussion or other meetings until it’s time to roll out. As well as coding, my job is to help drive design and process.
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.
In this blog series, we interview a member of the clypd team every month. Find out what drives us, what makes us tick, and what we do outside of the clypd office. In this month’s clypd Profile, we talk to Travers Franckle, Senior Software Engineer.
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
I’m a software engineer on the platform team, which at clypd means that my focus is on improving and maintaining the “magic behind the curtains,” so to speak. Our software stack is fairly straightforward, using Go as our language of choice, PostgreSQL as database, Resque for job scheduling, and Docker for containerization.
In this new monthly blog series, we interview a new member of the clypd team every month. Find out what drives us, what makes us tick, and what we do outside of the clypd office. In this month's clypd Profile, we talk to Karen Murphy, Director of Business Development.