Remote Life at WonderProxy: Transitioning

by Gemma Anible on

I've been working remotely as a software engineer for six and a half years, with three different companies. At the first company, I had been an on-site employee for four years, and I was their first full-time remote employee. Caroline and Allison have already covered coworking and juggling two remot…

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Working Remotely

Remote Life at WonderProxy: the Part-Timer

by Allison Moore on

I've worked for WonderProxy for six years: initially, Paul hired me to sort out WonderProxy's books. It was the early days, and processes and systems and such were not well-established, and he needed someone to dig in and sort things out. I enjoyed admin work and was saving up for grad school, so it…

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WonderProxy's Parental Leave Policy

by Paul Reinheimer on

As a growing concern, WonderProxy needed a parental leave policy, so we wrote one. We're pretty happy with it, so we wanted to share the policy we've crafted and a little bit of the rationale behind the decisions we've made: Proposed parental leave policy: Employee gets 4 months paid leave from Wond…

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Culture

Free Happy Hour is Over (sorry!)

by Will Roberts on

These days it seems like every bug needs a flashy name, so we've dubbed the billing bug we recently fixed "Free Happy Hour". Free Happy Hour had a good long run and it's yet another example of the difficulty of dealing with time. The Short Version When calculating the daily usage for each WonderProx…

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DeployBot at WonderProxy

by Gemma Anible on

Previously, I described WonderProxy's classic git pull deploys, and explained how we eventually grew out of them: The pre- and post-deploy checklists got too long. They were unwieldy for team members, and they made reverting to a previous state difficult. We were unnecessarily limiting "people who c…

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Tools

Remote Life at WonderProxy: Coworking

by Caroline Shaw on

It’s a little known fact that we WonderMinions are scattered across North America and work together remotely. Some of you out there might be wondering: would working remotely be a good fit for me? Would I go crazy due to lack of human contact? Can I work from home or should I find a coworking space?…

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