I don’t think you would be surprised to hear that ShuttleCloud uses Slack. It has become one of the main communication tools in our daily workflow and we are very happy with it. Some people I have met lately have had some negative experiences with it and ask how we managed to use it so extensively.
Imagine yourself in the following situation. You know your team, their strengths and their weaknesses. You know which members need to improve and in which areas. Like most, your team is made up of a variety of people: members who are eager to learn, who read everything they find, and others who don’t, for any number of reasons.
Even when you try to remind them to spend work time learning—remember, improving is part of the job—they don’t do it. They always have too much to do and can’t find the time.
After seeing how our office shapes our behaviours and promotes our culture, my curious mind wanted to know what was behind all this. Now here I am, about to share it with you lucky people 😉
I promise I’ll avoid expressions like, “it’s not an office, it’s an experience,” that will make you want to run a mile.
Another month, another post. The team has been working hard but between meetings, coding, and learning sessions there has also been time for meetups, traveling, and joking around—especially for joking around.
Things don’t get boring around here often, as there’s always someone ready to have a laugh and take the rest of the team along for the ride. Once the prank wheels are in motion, there’s no way to stop us.
The concept of Startup Culture has attracted loads of attention and it has ofter been presented as the panacea for workplace satisfaction. Aspects that are frequently highlighted are fun office spaces, flexible hours, and perks, such as free meals, massage sessions, and the famous “startup ping pong table”.
But there must be more to it than meets the eye. Is the a startup’s culture just a particular aesthetic? Is it enough to offer perks to your employees?
Felix Lopez, a developer at ShuttleCloud, found a critical security vulnerability in Google’s Groups/Mailing List software. The vulnerability was specifically in the Groups Settings API and, if not fixed, private Google group archives could have been made public and browsable by employees, for example, and even by the public in some cases. Google immediately fixed this security issue and awarded Felix with a Google Security Reward.
Felix has joined the Hall of Fame many years before it’s time to hang his jersey from ShuttleCloud’s rafters.
ShuttleCloud is proud to have a team member listed in this prestigious group. For the complete list, check out Google’s Security Hall of Fame page.