We're launching a new blog series to showcase our talented team of Formidables across the globe. We're delighted to introduce you to Jon Reynolds from the Formidable Denver office.
As more and more people enter the software industry each year, companies can benefit from learning how to bring out the best in their engineers. To that point, this is the story of how my team at Formidable and I quickly built something ambitious and valuable, without compromising my learning, support, and autonomy along the way.
At Formidable, open source is at the heart of everything we do. We help our clients build mission-critical systems using open source technologies like React, Node, GraphQL, and dozens of others. In return we contribute back to these projects, and give our engineers dedicated time to maintain more than 70 of our own open source projects that others can build upon.
But recently we’ve come to realize this is not enough.
Observation as a discipline is difficult to summarize, and sometimes even harder to express— it is a talent that takes practice. When performed well, design seems to be obvious, to be the natural state of things.
Anyone with passion can become a programmer. That same level of dedication, sacrifice, and intent is what’s needed to be successful. If you surround yourself with people who are passionate about a subject you are interested in, it is always inspirational.
Happy International Women’s Day! March 8th celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women. As part of our celebration today, we (Autumn and Elise) are reflecting on the state of women at Formidable. As technology workers, we are lucky to be some of the most...