Instead of trying to convince you that this is the best place to work, I’ll describe my typical day of work and let you judge if this is the right thing for you.
Back to sleep
All right, I feel like an early-riser today!
Narrator: In fact at Standout Jobs, there’s not schedule, arrive when you want! Just get things done!
Arrive at the office, grab a juice in the fridge. Say hi to Ben. Ben has one of the 5K most popular blog in the world. He’s so famous, people ask him for autographs on the beach! He’s at the office at like 4 AM, he never sleeps (he has 2 kids).
Narrator: as a Standout Jobs employee, you’ll get a all the Apple stuff you’re dreaming of!
Reading some news in my Google Reader while looking at the Mount Royal.
Check out tickets in Trac to see what needs to be done. Accept one,
mate ., put my headphones on and I’m gone in my coder’s bubble.
Fred arrives at bicycle and does a little swing dance while going to his desk. (Fred can dance, code, bicycle all at the same time, plus he’s always in the newspaper or some internet tv show. He’s famous too!)
code, code, code, code
Most of the time we communicate throught our Campfire chatroom. This is a lot better then behing continuously interupted. You can ignore if you’re deep into some code, but most of the time, it’s serious stuff!
… ok bad example.
Feeling hungry and realize Fred and Daniel are there.
Eating spaghettis in Ikea plates while watching some Ted Talk videos on youtube.
Making coffee, while talking about some styling issues with Fred.
Discuss (argue) some design decisions with Daniel.
Narrator: unlike many places, we believe in beautiful code and writing tests. We’re hackers and we sometimes get emotional when something is one pixel off or one space is missing or not properly aligned. We do more then care about our craft, we’re passionate about it!
In our Campfire chat room:
Narrator: Whenever someone commits something to the subversion tree a message is sent in the chat room. This way we know what everyone is doing. We also get notified of build failures. Hey the chat room can display useful stuff too!
But chat room is only for serious, corporate stuff, always:
… ok bad example again! But I swear we have some deep tech discussions in the chatroom!
Coding and fixing more tickets on Trac.
Goodbye pretty office, I’ll miss you!
(While Marc is on his way home, in the Standout Chatroom …)
Back on the computer, see the build failing!!! Aaaaah!
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