It’s nearly summer, and Harvest is blossoming! We kicked off Show & Tell 24 with three shiny new Harvesters!
Lorenzo is our new Rails developer, and hails from Spain. He was named after a saint who was grilled to death and loves to bake bread in his spare time, so obviously he also enjoys tempting fate. He and his Colombian wife are happy to out-caffeinate the entirety of Harvest—and judging by their wedding pics, out-dance us as well.
Katie, our new product manager, plays lacrosse and has done a kick line with the Rockettes, so we can’t wait to see the invigorating kick to the face she gives our product! She also enjoys baking, so between Lorenzo and Katie summer Harvest Summit is shaping up to be a gluten-off for the ages.
And finally, Israel is our newest designer! He was actually in the office for last week’s Show & Tell, and was so delightful the powers that be had to physically restrain me from talking about him in our last post. He’s originally from Spain but is now in London, and we couldn’t be happier to have him on the team!
After that came the demos! Danny updated us on the new pages for Trello and QuickBooks Online, as well as an update on Forecast, which is getting close to launch! Sergey showed us his project that allows us to use Jenkins in HipChat. This humanities grad is not even close to understanding how it all works, but judging by the reaction gifs that went a-flying in response this is SUPER COOL STUFF. Next, Warwick showed us the brand new Harvest Status page, for all your status-checking needs, and Patrick gave us another update on our upcoming Projects section.
And finally, Alanna gave us our Moment of Zen: an interview with Jan Gehl on contemporary urban design. He may not be a fan of British cities (and what there isn’t to love about a country that gave you Coventry, Hull, and Wigan I COULDN’T POSSIBLY SAY), but as far as his central message—that a healthy city is one that connects its citizens to their world and to each other? It’s not a bad idea to start the week with. Let’s take it on together!
Every other Friday morning, our entire team gets together for a chat we call Show & Tell. Over the course of an hour, we catch up on project developments and demo our latest works in progress. We end with a Moment of Zen, a three-minute (or less) video selected by a team member.