We've been big proponents of the remote working movement for years now, and as we dig digger into the culture it encompasses, multiple sub-topics arise and warrant further discussion. One of the most challenging topics we've encountered is working remotely when around family and friends. Just because you're on vacation or traveling doesn't stop you from putting in time at your virtual office.
Earlier this month Bryant and I had the pleasure to speak with two Denver groups on the topic of the things we’re still figuring out. The spectrum of highs and lows that growing businesses and business owners face as they evolve over time—as individuals and as a collective unit.
Over the last year our small remote studio became a little less small by bringing on our first full-time employee. The hiring process was new to us and we stumbled plenty along the way, but one thing that sticks with me—and does to this day as we look to bring on the next fit for the team—is that it’s incredibly easy to appear as just another face in the crowd.
Every day I find myself awed by the creations of others. Whether it's building a business, writing an elegant piece of code, or crafting a completely unique and original idea; the creative output of others makes me marvel at their achievements.
At the beginning of the year when we started developing Greenhouse Go Carbon Planner, we were met with complex interwoven relationships we needed to abstract. We chose Backbone and Marionette.js because of their flexibility and lack of assumptions, and we haven't looked back.
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Now that we're wrapping our first large-scale Craft CMS build, I want to take some time to reflect on Craft itself, speaking to how it compares to ExpressionEngine, a tool we have used for a number of years and a platform from which Craft was clearly inspired.
There's this great novel, Einstein's Dreams, that follows Einstein as he is working on his theory of relativity. Each chapter is just a small vignette of a dream he's had, lasting maybe 5 pages or less. They describe alternate worlds in which time passes differently. For example there is a dream about a set end date to time that everyone is aware of, one where "... there is no time. Only images," and another where time moves backwards.
Sometime in the early fall of 2010, an old friend of mine mentioned a conference unlike any other was happening the following summer. It was to be called the World Domination Summit, held in Portland, and she wanted some company. Naturally, I chuckled a little but was intrigued.
I recently returned from a two week trip across Japan with my good friend. There's no showing off here: it was an incredible opportunity and I'm endlessly thankful for being able to tag along. While we were traveling, I was dabbling in design work for my business when time (and wifi) allowed.