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It is not about saying "I don’t have time." What is Unleash? It is a tool for everyone to grab and start working on yourself. It is a method to start achieving all those things you have always kept safe on your bucket list. It is a revolution. Working at X-Team as a Developer Unleasher taught me several things. However, most importantly it opened my eyes to a simple fact: You have a natural ability to find a million excuses in a fracture of a se [...]

I recently got to participate in a workshop for job-seekers. I was there to share my experience with the Unleash process and relevant details from my own background. Little did I know that this would turn out to be such a complex topic for so many. Both 19- and 59-year-olds in the group simply could not seem to grasp, or perhaps believe, how simple the process of acquiring a whole new skill-set can actually be. So this is what I told them: It d [...]

"Eternal glory! That is what awaits the House that wins the Triunleasher Tournament. However, to do this, that House must overcome a number of trials. Trials that demand skill and courage." — Jakubus Dobrandore, introducing the Triunleasher Tournament A challenge for a fully remote company When you have a physical office, social interactions are easier. Even if on different projects, (most of the) company members work in one place, often at [...]

Someone once said that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Scottish highlands, endless meadows of the greenest grass, and hills with their proud peaks crowned by snow-white clouds take your breath away just by looking at them, leaving you in a speechless awe. Last week, I experienced this myself, together with one of my Unleashees, Piotr, and his Celtman Crew—the team I had t [...]

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at how to make the right choice of skill for the basis of up-skilling, we looked at starting an Elm project, and how essential items, like routing and theming, were thought about and addressed, before starting any coding for the project itself. In this final part, we will look at the open source contribution opportunities that came up during the project, how unknowns were discussed with the Elm community, and h [...]

It has been 10 months now, since I joined X-Team. Ten months of extraordinary experiences, of new friendships, and of interesting work. Now, I am here to tell you about some of the things X-Team does, which keep its people happy, and, more importantly, sane, while so many others are battling burnout on a daily basis. This blog has grown on the basis of a talk I recently gave at WebCamp Ljubljana. The content is similar but not identical, so if y [...]

As X-Team's remote developers have the privilege of working within the #unleash program, we grow and up-skill continually in areas of interest to each of us. I have found some ways I like to make the most of this up-skilling time, and I would like to share them with you in this short, two-part post series: An Elm Case Study. You are reading Part I. Part II is now available as well. Target audience Someone interested in learning more about Elm Jun [...]

Last year, I spent most of my work trying to bring the potential of my fellow developers into full play. I was pretty confident about the routine I have established. This year, I’m trying out a new approach based on experiences from last year. I’m certain it will help others be more focused on their growth. The background Currently, I take care of 18 developers and their growth. The way we work is mostly based on the approach I have described in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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