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Category: Culture

Culture   Software Engineering  

Engineers New to Honeycomb, What Did You First Notice About How We Do Things Here?

We’ve wondered, in the past, what new engineers think about how we do things at Honeycomb. This time, we asked! Meet Elliott and Reid, two...

Culture   Service Level Objectives  

On Counting Alerts

A while ago, I wrote about how we track on-call health, and I heard from various people about how “expecting to be woken up” can...

Ask Miss O11y   Best Practices   Culture  

Going On Call for the First Time

Miss O11y addresses common concerns of being on call and provides helpful advice on how to overcome any fear it may bring....

Culture  

Engineering Levels at Honeycomb: Avoiding the Scope Trap

It has been seven years since Rent the Runway posted their engineering ladder, kicking off a veritable trend of engineering teams open sourcing their ladders....

Culture   Teams & Collaboration  

Why UX Designers Don’t Feel Valued—and Why This Is a Problem for Your Business

It’s time we had a real conversation about why UX designers everywhere are still unhappy, why that elusive “seat at the table” feels so impossibly...

Culture  

How to Know Whether Your New Job Is a Shitshow or Not

We here at Honeycomb have some pretty strong opinions on the interviewing and hiring process: Namely, that it is broken af in our industry, for...

Culture   Teams & Collaboration  

Cut Out Time Estimates on Roadmaps: Get Into a Product Delivery Rhythm

All of the business of software, but especially the delivery of product capabilities, is inextricably bound up in questions about time. What’s the estimate? If...

Culture   Teams & Collaboration  

Stand-Up Meetings Are Dead (and What to Do Instead)

Stand-up meetings. Is anyone happy with them at this point? They were supposed to help teams work in a more agile manner but they were...

Culture  

The Blog Is Dead; Long Live the Blog

Ever since the very beginning, Honeycomb has poured a lot of heart and soul into our blog. We take pride in knowing it isn’t just...

Culture  

How Vanguard used Observability to Accelerate and De-risk their Cloud Migration

Rich Anakor, chief solutions architect at Vanguard, is on a small team with a big goal: Give Vanguard customers a better experience by enabling internal...

Culture   News & Announcements  

Honeycomb Welcomes New VP of Product

I’m happy to announce that Megan Gleason, formerly Head of Product at Honeycomb, has been promoted to VP of Product. Prior to Honeycomb, Megan was...

Culture   Debugging  

Community wins for the o11ydays!

The observability community helped us pay it forward for the o11ydays! Read about the contest winners and Honeybees' favorite responses....

Culture  

2020: The Year Bee-hind Us

Developer Advocate Shelby Spees bookends 2020 with appreciation for her team and the community....

Culture  

Honeycomb’s 2020 Blog Roundup

We’re here at last: the final days of 2020. Let’s take a look back at this year’s most popular Honeycomb blog posts. Observability 101 In...

Culture   Observability  

Introducing the o11yday Bootcamp

Getting started with observability (o11y) is now easier than ever with the new step-by-step o11yday Bootcamp guide. Now’s a great time to try out Honeycomb,...

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