Successful Onboarding: Ship Code, See Bathroom
Do you want a happier, more empowered team with an attitude of ownership and a focus on productivity? I thought so. We get the party started right at Cheezburger by having our new developers write and commit code to our production software on Day One. (Yes, you heard that right…we throw a newbie into the fire before they even have time to know what hit them!) Yet, given that there are only eight hours on the first day that means there are a few puzzle pieces you need to have in place to prevent this from being a complete disaster. I will show you how we do this, so you can do it too!
SOCTT PORAD is the CTO of the Cheezburger Network, the company behind the hugely popular I Can Has Cheezburger? and Failblog.org. The Cheezburger Network is a collection of web sites where every day millions of people share moments of joy through the humor and wonder of LOL. Since 1995, Scott has been building industry leading web sites including launching drugstore.com, working on ESPN.com at Paul Allen's Starwave Corporation and for Seth Godin at Yoyodyne Entertainment. Scott lives online at http://scottporad.com and in real life with his family in Seattle.