July 23rd, 2014 by Aaron Maenpaa
In April, I talked about how we’re trying to make our axis search more discoverable, and ultimately, more widely used. Our first step was to introduce the search guide, which brought our axis documentation directly into FogBugz where it’s more relevant and contextual. The next step (which I hinted at), was to more actively help you create axis queries via auto-complete:
July 21st, 2014 by Elizabeth Hall
The tech industry has a problem and Fog Creek shares it. Our small thirty-nine person company has eleven developers — all of them male — and only 14% of the technical applicants we have spoken to in the last six months have been women. We have extremely talented women working in various roles such as quality assurance, scrum master, finance, recruiting, and office management but no developers. We’re proud to have had (and currently have) truly amazing female developer interns. Their contributions to the team and company at large are apparent, but alas, we have none working with us full-time.
July 9th, 2014 by Elizabeth Hall
May 21st, 2014 by Elizabeth Hall
You’ve spent the last five months doing résumé reviews, phone interviews, and in-person interviews, for that open Internship / Developer / QA / Support Engineer role. You finally found a suitable candidate, and their first day is right around the corner. As a recruiter, you’re entering the home stretch; all you have left to do is make sure everything is in place for their first day.
May 7th, 2014 by Brian Cervino
April 18th, 2014 by Elizabeth Hall
If we only looked at where an intern candidate went to school, not only would that be elitist, it also wouldn’t be very useful for us in terms of hiring the best candidates. So, we don’t . The school you went to can, at most, get you one point in the initial resume screening process. That’s it. We look at seven different areas when reviewing internship resumes. The resume screening step is primarily about reducing the overwhelming number of applicants to a reasonable and manageable size. Here are the guidelines we use to whittle down the large pile of resumes we receive each recruiting season.
April 11th, 2014 by Aaron Maenpaa
As you may already know, FogBugz offers an impressive array of search axes to help you slice and dice your data. These axes allow you to build searches to find particular cases or any cases matching pretty much arbitrary criteria. While all of these axes are documented on our help site, we kept finding that while axis search is really valuable to us when we use FogBugz, we kept talking to customers who just didn’t know about it.
April 10th, 2014 by Mendy Berkowitz
Along with the rest of the internet, Fog Creek has been reacting to the Heartbleed vulnerability which was discovered this Monday.
April 7th, 2014 by Elizabeth Hall
Imagine after just three months you had eager, extremely talented, computer-science students returning to school to talk nothing but good things about their experience at your company to their peers. And, by the following May, you would have new hires joining your team who were already familiar with your company’s values, products, and work ethics. How could they not? They passed a three month interview! Hiring an intern as a full-time employee will be the single most sure-fire hiring decision you will ever make.
April 3rd, 2014 by Jacob Krall
Early in February, one of our Kiln On Demand customers sent us an email to let us know that Git clones were taking much longer than before. Our stellar support engineers started measuring Git transfer times from their own personal accounts, and confirmed that Kiln clones were being sluggish. We didn’t know what the problem was, and since it wasn’t completely preventing the clones from succeeding, we prioritized further investigation lower than we should have.