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What We’ve Learned From Gaslight Apprenticeship Program Iteration One
Almost 6 months ago we partnered with a client to launch an apprenticeship program. The finish line is in sight for the first set of apprentices, so it seemed like a great time to share what we’ve learned so far. We’ve learned a ton: more than will fit into a...
Why Developers Turn Down Your Job Offers
You need tech talent to drive your business forward, but there isn’t exactly a herd of developers beating down your door. In fact, it might feel like you’re getting turned down an awful lot. Is it your job ad? Your recruiter? Your company? Or are all those developers just spoiled...
Gaslight Podcast 34: Better Employee Onboarding
Your browser does not support the audio element. Gaslight COO Dewayne Greenwood and I chatted about how he took our employee onboarding from a zero to a 10. We talked about: Our employee onboarding failures How we turned it around What we learned from improv A typical first day at...
The Messy Middle: When Your Software Project Feels Like a Failure
I’ve been thinking about a few different ideas that are similar but contrary. The first is that I think we often gloss over how risky it is to build custom software. Joel Spolsky famously wrote just a few years ago what we’ve paraphrased to be “never do a big rewrite.”...
New Hire Checklist: How We Took Employee Onboarding From an F to an A
Over the past six years, we’ve put a lot of time, energy, and money into creating a place people want to be. When you strip it all way, Gaslight is its people. Extremely talented, caring people. We’ve been fortunate to have so many quality professionals join us, but it became...
Introducing Code Care: Keeping Your App in Tip-Top Shape
Building custom software can be a game-changer for your business, but it also can be demanding to keep your code in proper working order. When you’re running your business, we know you don’t want to worry about updates and security for your application. Code Care is our new monthly service...