How to hire intermediate engineers

Committed to Success: King Choi

King Choi is a Commit engineer who recently returned to the Commit community after working on with Invoke Media as a backend developer for six months. We talked to King about his path to Commit, Invoke, and back to Commit.

Why you should hire engineers who aren’t mission-driven

I talk to dozens of startup founders a week, and each conversation is focused on what they look for in early engineering hires. The most common refrain I hear is that they’re looking for “mission-driven” hires.

A supportive neural network: My Hackathon Onboarding Project

Committed to Success: Ev Haus of ZenHub

Ev Haus is the head of technology at ZenHub, the leading GitHub collaboration and project management suite. GitHub empowers teams all over the world to work together on innovative projects. We asked him what it’s like working with Commit.

Why you should talk to 30 people (and build a spreadsheet) before changing jobs

Mass adoption of remote-first working will be a huge driver in how the next generation of employees, particularly startup engineers, evaluate career transitions. Some go so far as to argue that the career transition will be relatively simple—the most talented people will pick up and go directly to their current employer’s competitors if they can’t work remotely.

First Line of Code: Dessy Daskalov of Nudge

Dessy Daskalov is the co-founder and CTO of Nudge, a Toronto-based startup building a digital communications platform for deskless and frontline employees. Nudge provides employees with the information and tools they need to stay connected at work and reach organizational goals.

[Opensource Sundays] How I built a mini PaaS with Zero

The goal of this project is to help new EPs deploy their Hackathon Onboarding Project with ease, and have their projects deployed on a shared Kubernetes cluster. We all know that getting a project up and running in AWS and deployed on Kubernetes can be a project of its own, and we don’t want this to take away from EPs’ hackathon projects. So we had to build a solution that allows for a wide variety of backend and frontend projects to be easily deployed on our infrastructure. Our goal is to stay as close to a real-world scenario as possible and allow EPs to clone a repo and quickly deploy with minimal setup and effort to avoid the steep learning curve of many DevOps tools.

Testing Network Load Balancer on Commit’s open source Zero infrastructure

As part of the testing for our open source project Zero, which helps early-stage startups accelerate the development of their product, we are constantly trying to improve the infrastructure and tools in the Zero ecosystem. To this end, I was trying to make a switch to using Amazon Web Services’ Network Load Balancer from their “Classic” Elastic Load Balancer. NLB is billed as AWS’s next generation of load balancers. I was hoping for a better experience than I’ve had with ELB—although my experience with ELB has been mostly positive, as it tends to be fairly fast and stable. We’ve been using ELB with Kubernetes for quite some time, so I’m confident in how these technologies work together.

Join us for a Developer Relations Panel with HashiCorp, Microsoft, Kong and Ambassador Labs

Join us: Thursday, May 13th at 11 am Pacific Time for this livestream discussion, and participate in the live Q&A at the end to ask your own questions.