We believe that motivated and inspired developers write the best code. One of the best ways to inspire and motivate developers is by giving them the opportunity to learn. There's nothing better than feeling like you're upgrading your existing skills or adding new skills to your repertoire.

This is why X-Team gives its developers a $2,500 a year budget to spend on doing what they love. And that's only one of our initiatives. We put a significant amount of resources in giving X-Teamers plenty of ways to learn, grow, and generally make them feel as if they're part of a motivating, inspiring community.

But we want developers who aren't X-Teamers to experience a part of the X-Team lifestyle too. That's why we've started organizing public giveaways on our social media channels to support developers on their growth path. The first one, which we called the X-Team Expansion Pack, included:

  • A one-year subscription to a learning platform like Pluralsight ($300)
  • Access to Unleash+ for any category ($100)
  • A swag box (~$100)

The contest ran for a full week from the 22nd to the 28th of June on our Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram social media channels. We asked participants to post a picture of their desk with the X-Team radio as the background of one of their monitors and add the #xteamlife tag.

We received dozens of entries and have reached out to the winners already. Here are a few of our favorite entries:

One of our LinkedIn entries going all the way

The competition is now over, but we'll have plenty more in the future. Make sure you keep an eye on our social media channels to know where, when, and how you can participate:

  • Follow us on Twitter for sweet advice on tech and remote work.
  • Or on Instagram to see what the X-Team lifestyle is like.
  • Or on LinkedIn if you want to keep it corporate.