Despite what people may tell you, you don't need an office to create an incredibly satisfied, fulfilled and, ultimately, happy team. I know this because every week when I read the feedback we get from our remote team spread across 30 countries, it usually looks like this: "Even though we are all remote, I never felt as close to a team as this one." - Henrique B. I've been building happy teams remotely since I was 10-years-old using the family [...]

We've decided to start a series of blog posts about the paths that our developers have taken as part of our Unleash program and their journey thus far. As the first example, I’d like to introduce you to one of the most humble and passionate developers I’ve ever worked with. This is the Unleash story of Mr. Kelvin De Moya. The humble beginnings I remember starting my work as an Unleasher in X-Team at the beginning of 2016 and Kelvin was one of the [...]

Redux creator Dan Abramov asked his massive audience of JS devs on Twitter what the most interesting things in the JS world are. I condensed the huge list of responses to the most popular ones here. It's a very interesting look into the future of JS over the next year. TLDR: Functional programming is no longer just for the hipsters. Is it time to roll out the red carpet? Here are some of the highlights in order of popularity (most popular to leas [...]

On Dec. 1, we gave every X-Teamer $50 to donate toward any charity, cause, open source project, foundation, etc. Within a few days, they'd donated to more than 30 different causes in 15 countries around the world. We were so inspired learning about all of the amazing work being done around the world, we had to share some of them here. Thank you again to all of the X-Teamers who participated in this. Also to X-Teamers Noah Muth and Josh Johnston w [...]

It was a normal week day when I decided to apply for a software development talk at my Alma Mater (Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra – Santiago, Dominican Republic), not much went through my head at the moment other than that it would be nice to meet the new generation of CS students and serve as a bridge between what they are learning versus real world execution. While I was preparing for my talk a dreadful thought came to my mind: [...]