Articles tagged 'Community'

ClojureCircle at Funding Circle

Posted by Anna Keren

We hosted the third Clojure Circle meet-up this year at the Funding Circle London HQ. We were joined by fifty of London’s finest for the presentations as well as the mandatory beers, pizza and socialising.

Our aim once again was to host and enable...

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My First Week at Funding Circle

Posted by Rose Molina Atienza

Starting at a new company is an intense period; one that, for most of us, goes by in a blur of introductions and meetings, interleaved with some moments of calm. Looking back at my first week all I can say is: it was intense, fun and well worth it...

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Google I/O 2015

Posted by Juanita Lee

Google I/O. That’s the developer conference Google holds every year in San Francisco to explore the latest and greatest in tech, including web, mobile and everything in between and beyond! In 2013, only 8% of attendees were women and in 2014, it rose to 20%. This year I was lucky enough to attend I/O and was a part of the record 23% in attendance!

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Container Camp San Francisco

Posted by Afam Agbodike

I just got back from the Container Camp conference here San Francisco. It was an informative conference with presentations covering a wide range of interesting topics in the containerization ecosystem. There was a lot of discussion about the Docker application suite since they are the dominant player, but there was also good coverage of alternative approaches and presentations on the full spectrum of tooling required to use containers in production.

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A year on from CodeCraft

Posted by Shaban Karumba

It’s been a year now since I joined Funding Circle as one of 8 CodeCrafters who spent three months being trained in website development and becoming a fully fledged software engineer. I was one of the three people who were hired by Funding Circle and here is a brief overview of my experience since.

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Our Interview Process

Posted by Danny Olson

Interviewing is difficult for both sides - the interviewee may have to recall small bits of esoterica while standing in front of a group who all know the answers to their questions, while the interviewer needs to find a way to evaluate a very important decision (whether she wants to work with the candidate or not, potentially for years), in a very short amount of time.

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Our Values - Delivering Value

Posted by Afam Agbodike

You might thing that delivering “value” is redundant in an article about values. But you are wrong!

This value is about making sure that the work that we do is valuable to our customers. When deciding how to prioritize work, or whether we should even undertake a task should be decided based on how it can make the experience of our users better.

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Our Values - Respect

Posted by Danny Olson

The most important aspect of a company I look for is respect because it drives every interaction among the engineering team, among the company, and with customers.

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Our Values - Readability

Posted by Amy Chen

When I look at code, the first thing that pops into my head is “Is this readable?” Can I quickly glance at a class or a method and understand what it does? Is the interface clear, are side effects obvious, and are there consistent patterns that tell other developers how to use the software?

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