We build vibrant communities around ethical software.

We write software that respects users' rights, design audience journeys that empower your users, and grow communities full of fans.

Community bootstrapping framework

This is a very basic community bootstrapping framework, but it should help you get started with your own community.

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Hiring versus recruiting

Trust when recruiting. Verify when hiring. Mistakes happen when you do the opposite.

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We're still a very new profession.

We often forget how incredibly *new* software engineering is, and that we would benefit greatly from learning from other fields.

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We'll see.

There was once a wise farmer. One day, her prize horse ran away.

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Code that makes money stinks.

Aesthetics, code quality, feature richness, even reliability are unimportant compared to the bottom line.

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Responsibility

Software engineers make choices that ripple through the economy.

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Push it anyway.

Treat your LinkedIn like a dealership and your Github like a mechanic shop.

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The Folkwise Podcast

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Episode 1

Meet the host, and meet the team! David moderates a great discussion where Monarch breaks down what he thinks is missing in the tech industry and the gang gets sidetracked reminiscing about old video games.

Host

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David Marshall

Guest

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Monarch Wadia

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Josh White