by Carlos Mafla |
Tech Lead

What we Learned at ChefConf 2017


I flew over to Austin last week to join 2,000 attendees at the increasingly popular ChefConf event. Chef is a configuration management tool for the DevOps community. I’ve put together my highlights from the event, including the slides and quotes from some of my favorite talks. Adding developers to the DevOps Process Annie Hsieh is […]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

9 Rules We Always Follow When Writing Our Newsletter


You don’t have to look far to find advice on improving your email marketing in general. However, advice specifically focused on newsletter marketing is harder to find. There is a big difference between targeted ad hoc email promotions and newsletters, just as a magazine subscription and piece of direct mail differ. So trying to apply […]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

A Guide to Agile Project Management with Scrum. Pt 1


Scrum is perfect for small, remote teams working on complex software products. But its rapid rise in popularity has meant that Agile Project Management with Scrum it is often not fully understood, even by those who have been exposed to it. In this series, I hope to clear up some of the confusion around terminology, […]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

Our Favorite Project Management Tools for Software Development


Jira, Asana and Basecamp have become popular task managers because of their versatility. But when your business belongs to a specific industry with specific needs, a catch-all solution is rarely optimal. Here are 4 vital questions that will help you find the best fit project management tool for your software development team – whether you […]

How to Write an Effective Product Requirements Document


Any aspiring Product Owner looking to build a great software product could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. A quick Google search turns up a lot of conflicting, dated examples for a product requirements document. People used to follow the Waterfall Model and define everything their software would do at the outset (think bloated Use Cases […]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

5 Effective Ergonomic Products for a Healthier Workspace in 2017


Working remotely has many perks, but it comes with one glaring disadvantage. Coffee shops, hotel rooms and co-work spaces, the preferred haunts of the remote worker, rarely provide an ergonomic work environment. This has lead to an increase in injuries among the nomadic workforce. I should know, I’ve been part of this workforce for about […]

An Event Apart: Our Favorite Quotes


An Event Apart is about designers and developers coming together to share their newest and greatest ideas on how to make the web a better place. It’s one of the most exciting conferences on the circuit and luckily for us it was hosted in our hometown of San Francisco this week. Here are some of […]