Do's and don'ts

A few things that help us have fun, and deliver better.

Hey Team,

I wanted to have a quick heart-to-heart about how we can all do our best work while keeping things cool and supportive around here. It's like setting up some simple ground rules, but in a way that feels more like guidelines from a friend than orders from above.

Here's the Deal:

  1. Let's Get Clear First: Before jumping into anything, let's ensure we all know what we're doing and why. It's like making sure we're all rowing in the same direction.

  2. Share the Cool Stuff: Found a neat trick or learned something new? Don't keep it to yourself. Sharing is caring, right?

  3. Think Like Our Users: We're making stuff for real people, so let's keep them in mind. Would they find it easy and useful? That's our goal.

  4. Talk It Out: Got a question or a different take on something? Let's hear it. It's all about teaming up to make things better.

  5. Care About What We're Building: Let's all throw in our two cents when we're planning stuff. If something doesn't make sense, ask about it. We're all in this together.

  6. Small Steps: Try to do a bit every day that helps us move forward. Keeps things manageable and less overwhelming.

  7. Test, Test, Test: No code leaves the door without a test. It's like double-checking your work before turning it in.

  8. Keep Things Smooth: Let's not mess up what's working. If we're adding something new, let's make sure it fits without a hitch.

  9. Make It Easy and Fun: We want everyone to enjoy using what we build. So, let's make it work well and feel good to use.

  10. Mistakes? They Happen: We're trying stuff out, right? If something doesn't go as planned, no sweat. We learn, we fix, we move on.

And a Couple of Don'ts:

  1. Fear Not: Scared of messing up? Don't be. It's how we learn. Just don't make a habit of it.

  2. Try Before You Ask: Stuck on something? Give it a solid try first. Then, let's rally the troops if needed.

  3. All Work and No Play: Pulling too many late nights? Let's flag it. We do our best work when we're feeling our best.

  4. Stay Silent: Got updates or hit a snag? Keep us in the loop. No surprises, please.

  5. Go It Alone: Remember, we're a team. So, let's keep the lines open, share the load, and cheer each other on.

That's pretty much it. Simple, right? Just a few things to keep in mind as we do what we do best. Here's to making great stuff together and having a good time doing it.

I'll see you on Slack, Mac.

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