A glimpse into the day-to-day life of a Yeti.
On Being an Engineer of Software
We get vastly too caught up in the software side of "Software Engineer". It's almost always perceived that someone who is a "software engineer" is actually just a "programmer" and the two are hugely different. Programmers focus only on writing (programming) software. Software Engineers focus on the whole thing and how it is going to get done.
Life After Bootcamp
The popularity of coding bootcamps has exploded in recent months. They have a very appealing pitch - invest three months of hard work (and a bit of money), and land a hot job as a web developer. Last May, I attended General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive program and learned to build web apps using Ruby on Rails. Plenty has been written about why you might want to sign up for a bootcamp, and there are numerous student blogs around for the nitty-gritty in-course experience, so instead, I’d like to briefly talk about what can happen after.
Creating a Chore Board
Doing chores aren't fun. Keeping a growing office clean is tough. Will decided to do something about it. By creating a board that assigns a different duty to employees each week, he was able to make the process less tedious. One lucky employee even becomes the "Chore Lord" and makes sure their minions actually get the chores done. Here's a glimpse into Will's process of designing and creating the board.
Building Stuff and Making Things
A defining feature of anyone who works at Yeti is the need to create. Personally, I find my self worth is based on what I have made today; whether it be in the office or at home on the weekend. This urge to make isn't what I would necessarily call "healthy" (sometimes it feels more like a burden) but when all is said and done nothing compares to the feeling of accomplishment from completeting a project.
The Yeti Holiday Party
We threw an awesome holiday party, here are some photos and a video!