July 9th, 2014 by Elizabeth Hall

Eight Jackalopes Walk Into An Office

Intern Group Final

May 21st, 2014 by Elizabeth Hall

How We Use Trello to Onboard New Hires

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

Four Million to One (Or How I Handle Trello Support)


April 18th, 2014 by Elizabeth Hall

Selective vs. Elitist

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

The Search Guide: Helping you find what you’re looking for

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

Fog Creek and Heartbleed

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

The Single Most Sure-Fire Hiring Decision You Will Ever Make

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

The Kiln Bottleneck

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.

March 31st, 2014 by Ben McCormack

Remote Developer Happiness

We’ve written before about a few of the perks of working in the Fog Creek New York office, but what if you work remotely? As it turns out, there are some nice perks to working remotely as well, even cake on your birthday. For your home office, you get everything you would normally get to help you get work done, so you don’t have to spend time thinking, “Gosh, it sure would be nice to have an extra monitor mounted vertically to tail production logs.” Just get it.

March 25th, 2014 by Bobby Grace

Project Asteroid: Gracefully Dropping Support for Dinosaur Browsers in Trello

According to the leading theory, dinosaurs went extinct roughly 65.5 million years ago after an asteroid landed on Earth. A few million years later you are working on a large scale web application and think to yourself, “Hey. Would it be such a stretch to compare the biodiversity of the Triassic period a.k.a. dinosaur times to that of today’s browser ecosystem?” No, I don’t think it would be. There are a lot of browsers out there and they all look and behave a little bit differently. There are some new browsers that are fast and have all kinds of great features and there are some old, slow dinosaur browsers made for a bygone time.

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