Blog posts by Jessie Young:
Rather than wait for knowledge to naturally diffuse through team changes, we try to kick-start the process through shared interest groups, tech talks, and documents highlighting some of the more interesting design decisions our developers make. Today, we'll focus on some of the core architectural philosophiesbehind the Micro-purchase project.
about Micro-purchase’s design philosophy: Do one thing well
Last month, I completed Sandi Metz's object-oriented design course. It was three intense days of working through refactoring exercises and discussing code as a group with my class of 30 students. I got a ton out of the class and returned to my work at 18F excited to practice what I'd learned. I've rounded up my top lessons from the course for you to enjoy.
about 5 lessons in object-oriented design from Sandi Metz
Over the past few months, we’ve released several products — including checklists, a handbook, and classes — to help new hires orient themselves to 18F.
By far the most successful onboarding item we’ve released is a Slack bot that sends scheduled messages to new hires so that they don’t experience information overload during their first week.
about How a bot named Dolores Landingham transformed 18F’s onboarding