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Gaslight: Hello (Again)
2016 was a year of change for Gaslight. This change was especially meaningful to me because I’ve had the pleasure of serving as Gaslight’s CEO for the last 9 months. If you are already a friend of Gaslight’s you know that we have been delivering high quality software solutions, with...
Apprenticeship: One Day At A Time
Relax and have fun! That is my advice to the next person in my shoes. Some days I knew enough to make it five minutes. Some days I knew enough to make it until lunch. Everyday that I learned something and made somebody laugh, I knew I was on the...
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.”...