Jan 17, 2019 - Goodbye, brightwheel Whenever we sent an offer to a prospective employee at brightwheel, we’d ask everyone at the company to send them a welcome email. The point was to let our prospective employees know how excited we were that they received an offer, and how eager we were to have them join our team. Teammates who chose to join us, and even those that didn’t, all said that those emails made them feel like they were joining a close knit group, where their contributions would be valued.
Jan 13, 2019 - Update Q4 Books The DevOps Handbook Over the last 4 years at brightwheel We’ve been really lucky so far to be able to leverage a popular PAAS (platform as a service) solution to manage a large amount of our infrastructure needs, but now, we need to start implementing some of the practices outlined in the DevOps Handbook to scale up our infrastructure and engineering teams. For some engineers especially those in Silicon Valley, some of the practices outlined will be self-evident.