Denver = Engineering Career Stagnation?

(cross-posted from Into Thin Air) People If I leave San Francisco and work for a company in a place like Denver, I’d be working with a bunch of “B Players.” I mean, the best people are in Silicon Valley, right? Silicon Valley is filled with talented engineers. I left…

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Code Schools: The Bar

(cross posted from Into Thin Air) I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee. A lot. People here in Denver are making significant career changes and becoming software engineers. This is good. And I’ve been drinking coffee with them. These people have worked for the Peace Corps, directed non-profits,…

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Building a Data-Informed Culture: An Introduction to Data at Gusto

Here at Gusto we are focused on creating a data-informed culture. For us, this means that we apply our values, principles, and experiences when we gather, analyze, and incorporate data into our decision-making. The Data team is responsible for building our data-informed culture. We curate and develop tools using the…

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Thinking about Team Structure

(cross post from Into Thin Air) Distributed teams aren’t new to software engineering. It’s safe to say that those who have been in the industry for a while have worked with people who aren’t physically located with us. In my experience, the situation has nearly always been…

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“The Engineer”

(cross-posted from Into Thin Air) “Oh, you’re ‘The Engineer’!” “Uh, hi, I’m Jeremy.” “We’re all so excited you’re here!” “As am I!” This was a common exchange I had with “Gusties” (what Gusto calls its employees) in the Denver office as my first day here began.…

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Interning at Gusto, and reflections on how I got here

My first job ever was at a local running store in my hometown. I was a fresh high school graduate looking to make some money before I went off to college, and I remember spending a couple of weeks trying to find a job with no luck. One day, while…

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