Just over 3 years ago I joined a startup. The next 18 months went fast, they went really fast. We went from an idea, to having sold a product to some of the biggest brands in the world. We went from a tiny room in an incubator office in the North East to 3 offices in 2 continents and a staff count that was rapidly on the increase. We had a lot of fun.
Within this time I made (a lot of) tea, put together advertising stands and office furniture, evangelised our product at conferences, booked travel tickets, brainstormed product features, talked to potential clients, interviewed and hired new team members – and I developed a bunch of code. I was able to try new development techniques, new tools (some of which failed!), and push a bunch of code to live. Some deployments broke things and I panicked – those were fixed quickly! Did I mention we had a lot of fun?Read on →