At Amazee, there are a number of people that work remotely and even though we do our best to ensure that remote employees feel connected, there isn’t anything better than meeting face-to-face. We believe it is essential in order to grow as a team and to reinforce the bonds between colleagues in the company.
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It has already been two weeks since all the Amazee front-enders gathered to discuss the latest front-end related topics.
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, we started to challenge ourselves with the Frontend Web Development quiz at our last meeting. Due to time constraints, we ended in the middle of the second section which related to HTML tags, with a great score of 26/33.
Retrospectives are an essential part of our team’s workflow. After each iteration, we get together to collect insights and feedback. By doing so, our teams ensure they have time to celebrate achievements, learn from mistakes and steer their efforts along a process of continuous improvement.
I have a Texas Camp meeting in 20 minutes where I’ll onboard our new sponsor coordinator. Earlier today I was building out a spec plan for a new project we recently kicked off. Yesterday I ran payroll and worked through compliance reports for the state of Washington. All while leading back-to-back sprint-end client demo meetings.
At Amazee Labs, our aim is to continually evolve as one of the world’s top open source web application providers. To do so, we believe in offering our clients the best possible digital services supported by strong strategic thinking.
It’s quite an emotional journey to spend nine months growing a tiny human inside you, spending a further four months with them 24/7, and then having to leave them for nine hours a day. But even though I miss my daughter, it has been great to be back at work and getting back into the swing of all things not related to bottles and diapers.
Am I a remote Amazee or not? Sort of both, actually.
My situation is the following; I live in Zurich, and mostly work at the Amazee Labs Hub in Zurich, my team, however, works from the Cape Town Hub and is partly remote.
The web is a rapidly changing field, and it’s hard to keep up to date with new tools, technologies, and design trends. Every week thousands of tutorials and blog posts are published, and so many conferences are happening around you that the fear of missing out and losing track is regularly present. - So here’s a brief insight into how I give my best in keeping up to date with frontend and design.