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A guide for junior devs: How to ask for help in 5 steps

Published: March 14, 2019
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

To make it easier for juniors to get the help they need, Brett and I came up with a list of the actions that should come before reaching out directly for assistance.

While targeted at programmers, most apply to non-coding roles, too.

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Our PRVN stack: it's not nice to be MEAN

Published: March 7, 2019
By Fred Turkington

All about the stable, reliable, efficient toolkit that supercharges our ability to make great web and mobile applications. We call it the PRVN stack - pronounced "proven." (Read more)

New Crew Member: Fred Turkington

Published: March 1, 2019
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Third of His Name and Advocate For Humanity (his unofficial title), Fred is taking the reins as our new director of operations (his official title). Learn more about his favorite sandwich, skill in photography and controversial opinions about "Star Wars." (Read more)

Ten Forward to speak at RailsConf 2019!

Published: February 21, 2019
By Staff

We're going to learn ALL the things. (Read more)

Happy Galentine's Day from Ten Forward!

Published: February 13, 2019
By Staff

That most cherished of holidays, Galentine's Day, is upon us, and no celebration is complete without waffles, mimosas and punny valentines. (Read more)

New Crew Member: Elayne Juten

Published: February 7, 2019
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Our latest apprentice, Elayne Juten, is a cat-shirt-wearing Hufflepuff improviser with a master's in opera performance. (We couldn't make that up if we tried.) Learn more about this awesome new addition to team! (Read more)

Tech & Social Impact: What kind of volunteering is right for me?

Published: January 31, 2019
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

This is the second in a series of posts about how folks who work in tech can be superheroes of social impact in their own backyards. Here, we look at how to figure out what kind of volunteering is right for you. (Read more)

Thanks to everyone who attended our office-warming party!

Published: January 2, 2019
By Staff

Drinks, snacks and a photo booth, oh my! (Read more)

New Crew Member: Kyla Harper

Published: December 14, 2018
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Welcome to our new support engineer! Check out our interview with her to learn about samgyeopsal, competitive ballroom dancing and her ideal Sunday afternoon. (Read more)

Tech & Social Impact: Why should we volunteer?

Published: November 26, 2018
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

This is the first in a series of posts about how folks who work in tech can be superheroes of social impact in their own backyards. We'll examine why we should care about volunteering in this first post. (Read more)

How custom Slackbots can help foster inclusive office culture

Published: November 12, 2018
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Some Ten Forwarders asked for help with being more inclusive with their language; custom Slackbots to the rescue! (Read more)

Keynote: "The Secret History of Women and Nonbinary Folks in Tech"

Published: November 7, 2018
By Staff

This past August, Ten Forward software developer Hilary Stohs-Krause gave a keynote address at Write/Speak/Code 2019 about badass (and often overlooked) women from tech history. (Read more)

How to make a text field's width increase and decrease dynamically based on user input

Published: November 5, 2018
By Hilary Stohs-Krause

The title pretty much says it all. (Read more)

Ten Forward recap of "Madison+ Ruby: Chicago" 2018

Published: October 24, 2018
By Staff

When Madison+ Ruby hit the road and went to Chicago, we naturally followed! We sent five crew members along, sponsored lanyards, and spoke about the secret skills bootcampers bring to tech. (Read more)

Hiring Interns You Love

Published: October 16, 2018
By Katrina Tofflemire

Hiring interns you want to hire and giving experiences that matter. (Read more)


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