Creativity is Important How different web teams workG itH ub, Tw it te r, Dro pB ox , M a ilC h im p,37S ig n a ls
GitHub ideologyHours are bullshit; worry about good workWorking 9-5 doesn’t work!Working long hours isn’t a badge of honor!Best work from employees when they are happy,fresh & creativeMinimize distractionsBe asynchronous
More ideology...AlcoholCreativity means self-directionHacks on side projects
Hubot - Github bothttp://hubot.github.com/unlock the door to the officedeploy GitHubsay an arbitrary strings over the office speakersfind an apartment in the area to rentand more...
GitHub StatLaunched - April, 2008Around 1.6M people and 2.7M repositories2 first years without officeEmployees - 77Revenue over 1M+ and no VC
GitHub CEOChris Wanstrath - GitHub co-founder and CEO@defunkt
Dropbox “cookies”Free breakfasts, lunches and dinners dailyWhiskey friday :)Unlimited Dropbox storage18 payed vacation daysStarcraft dedicated game rooms, DDR etc.
Dropbox StatOver 50M usersFounded in 2007 (Y Combinator Start up)Written in - PythonEmployees - 78Total VC - 257M; 96% users pay nothingValuation around 4B and Revenue in 2011 240M
Twitter CEOJack Dorsey@jackWorks 16 hrs dailyCEO of Square as well
Mailchimp funColor book - “Love what you do”Pranks on the web siteEaster eggs ritual -> not really thisEmbedded Asteroid game typing “boredom” intosearch bar
Maichimp rules1. Avoid rules ;) Avoid order. Create a little bitchaos2. Give team permission to try, to fail, to makesomething crazy3. Hire weird people. Not someone with tattoo inthe ass :), but from different area4. Meetings outside meeting rooms
37Signals cultureStanding for something isn’t about writing itdown. It’s about believing it and living it.No treating employees like children, no meetings4 day week, can work remotelyPay for: flight lessons, cooking lessons etc.CC from 37Signals for books, go to conference
37Signals “tech”Basecamp Mobile - CoffeeScript + Cinco:Backbone, Zepto, Eco, StitchWeb on Ruby; they built RoRDo not support IE6, its rule :)Journal screen - shows everyones status