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Friday Ship

#202 – Exponentials

Today, we had to handle more traffic than ever, and react by rapidly increasing our server capacity.


6 steps to hiring as a fully-remote team

Imagine giving your credit card, mobile phone, and laptop to somebody you’ve never met, and asking them to fill your shoes for a day—working your job,...

Friday Ship

#201 - Homecomings

This week, we welcomed two people home. Terry Acker and his wife Clara welcomed the arrival of their 4th child. We heard everybody is doing well. Welc...

5 Easy Tips for Perfectly Sized Remote Retrospectives

With the advent of web conferencing software and shared documents, many of the barriers to running a great agile retrospective are gone:

Friday Ship

Friday Ship 200: Four Years of Startup Transparency

This marks our 200th Friday Ship – 200 posts spanning 4 years of our company. This felt like a good time to reflect on why we do this and how far we’v...

Friday Ship

#199 - Let's Discuss

This week, we shipped our threaded discussion feature into production. Communications are at the heart of any team and especially for remote teams. Fo...

New Features

New: Discussion Threads for Retrospectives

With the whole world trying remote work on a previously unimaginable scale, interest in asynchronous communication has spiked. We're a fully distribut...

Friday Ship

#198 - The Great Work from Home Experiment

This week, we published our guide for adapting to remote work. With so many people trying remote work for the first time, we wanted to share our pract...

Everyone is remote sometimes: 5 questions for remote success

A few years ago, I was managing an engineering lead who was leading a team through a big transformation – starting to work with designers, moving to a...

Friday Ship

#197 - Forming

This week we completed our first 2-week sprints with new team members.

Friday Ship

# 196 - S.P.A. 14 – Los Angeles

Last week our team got together in Los Angeles, California for our 14th quarterly team retreat.


Async Decision Making Process Using Slack

An organization is nothing more than the sum of what people decide to do with their collective resources, over time. If people choose wisely, the orga...