Our team has gone through a great deal of learning over the last year working remotely - learning how to communicate best, retain strong involvement internally, and tackle technical challenges. Despite the global situation, we have made fantastic progress in many areas and solved many complex problems. …


Our team has gone through a great deal of learning over the last year working remotely — learning how to communicate best, retain strong involvement internally, and tackle technical challenges. Despite the global situation, we have made fantastic progress in many areas and solved many complex problems. …


boop

I was doing some security upgrades when I ran into a particularly novel problem — once an instance is started there isn’t a magical button in AWS to remove an auto-assigned public IP. Certainly, there had to be others out there who have faced a similar issue? …


I was doing some security upgrades when I ran into a particularly novel problem — once an instance is started there isn’t a magical button in AWS to remove an auto-assigned public IP. Certainly, there had to be others out there who have faced a similar issue? …


I’m about to tell you a piece of advice that has served our team extremely well:

“Get your team to the edges of productivity, then do what ever it takes to stay there.”

What is the edge of productivity? It’s the border between known and unknown knowledge for any skillset…


source

On the first day of our sprint I came to work to see:

NPM installing.

On the second day of our sprint I came to work to see:

Two pull requests, and NPM installing.

On the third day of our sprint I came to work to see:

Three failed builds…


You may have had some fun using Slack to leave cleaver word traps for your teammates. I certainly have:


Each Sunday morning my son and I perform a weekly ritual of eating a societally frowned upon amount of cereal and watch 1 or 2 hours of cartoons. It is one of the activities we look forward to the most during the week. …


Squish

Remember moving out of your parents house and having to begin paying for your own shit? We had a similar experience moving out of Cybera into AWS. Our production was beginning to generate revenue, white label sales started covering chunks of our burn and after enjoying far beyond our…

Shane Fast

Co-founder of Athennian @athennian. Always interested in hearing from entrepreneurs, colleagues, and self-driven people.

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