Andrew took a trip to Hawaiʻi and sent us this lovely photo of him at Diamond Head (which is apparently a “tuff cone”) sporting his stylish Harvest T-shirt.
Not to be outdone, I sent a photo of my Harvest livery atop Machu Picchu (after a very hot, sweaty climb).
That triggered a flood of one-upmanship in a veritable world-tour of Harvest T-Shirts (apparently we have our own kind of company Flat Stanley).
From top:
Andrew at Diamond Head, Hawaiʻi
T.J. at Machu Picchu, Peru
Patrick and Doug in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Christopher at Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland
Warwick at the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu)
Andrew took a trip to Hawaiʻi and sent us this lovely photo of him at Diamond Head (which is apparently a “tuff cone”) sporting his stylish Harvest T-shirt.
Not to be outdone, I sent a photo of my Harvest livery atop Machu Picchu (after a very hot, sweaty climb).
That triggered a flood of one-upmanship in a veritable world-tour of Harvest T-Shirts (apparently we have our own kind of company Flat Stanley).
From top:
Andrew at Diamond Head, Hawaiʻi
T.J. at Machu Picchu, Peru
Patrick and Doug in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Christopher at Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland
Warwick at the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu)
Andrew took a trip to Hawaiʻi and sent us this lovely photo of him at Diamond Head (which is apparently a “tuff cone”) sporting his stylish Harvest T-shirt.
Not to be outdone, I sent a photo of my Harvest livery atop Machu Picchu (after a very hot, sweaty climb).
That triggered a flood of one-upmanship in a veritable world-tour of Harvest T-Shirts (apparently we have our own kind of company Flat Stanley).
From top:
Andrew at Diamond Head, Hawaiʻi
T.J. at Machu Picchu, Peru
Patrick and Doug in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Christopher at Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland
Warwick at the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu)
Andrew took a trip to Hawaiʻi and sent us this lovely photo of him at Diamond Head (which is apparently a “tuff cone”) sporting his stylish Harvest T-shirt.
Not to be outdone, I sent a photo of my Harvest livery atop Machu Picchu (after a very hot, sweaty climb).
That triggered a flood of one-upmanship in a veritable world-tour of Harvest T-Shirts (apparently we have our own kind of company Flat Stanley).
From top:
Andrew at Diamond Head, Hawaiʻi
T.J. at Machu Picchu, Peru
Patrick and Doug in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Christopher at Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland
Warwick at the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu)
Andrew took a trip to Hawaiʻi and sent us this lovely photo of him at Diamond Head (which is apparently a “tuff cone”) sporting his stylish Harvest T-shirt.
Not to be outdone, I sent a photo of my Harvest livery atop Machu Picchu (after a very hot, sweaty climb).
That triggered a flood of one-upmanship in a veritable world-tour of Harvest T-Shirts (apparently we have our own kind of company Flat Stanley).
From top:
Andrew at Diamond Head, Hawaiʻi
T.J. at Machu Picchu, Peru
Patrick and Doug in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Christopher at Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland
Warwick at the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu)

Andrew took a trip to Hawaiʻi and sent us this lovely photo of him at Diamond Head (which is apparently a “tuff cone”) sporting his stylish Harvest T-shirt.

Not to be outdone, I sent a photo of my Harvest livery atop Machu Picchu (after a very hot, sweaty climb).

That triggered a flood of one-upmanship in a veritable world-tour of Harvest T-Shirts (apparently we have our own kind of company Flat Stanley).

From top:

  • Andrew at Diamond Head, Hawaiʻi
  • T.J. at Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Patrick and Doug in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Christopher at Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Warwick at the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu)

Summer is in full swing, and Harvest is nailing exciting new updates like a German in a soccer match! (Too soon?)

We started this week’s Show and Tell with two new Harvesters. Vlad’s our new Ruby developer, coming at you from Skopje, Macedonia! We also continued our trend of hiring people in Britain who aren’t actually British (take that, Daily Mail!) with Jeff, our Android developer! Jeff is from Australia, and is responsible for the ASBOrometer. We’re incredibly excited to have them both on board. (And don’t forget, we’re still looking for several more would-be Harvesters: is one of them you?)

Next, Cade demoed an update to our new Projects section (coming soon!), and Evan showed off some cool new push notifications on our iOS application.

Finally, Phyllis let us run with the wolves for our Moment of Zen. “How Wolves Change Rivers" depicts how the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park had a profoundly positive effect on Yellowstone’s entire ecosystem, and is a reminder of how we each play a tiny but essential part in the balancing act of our world.

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.

The days may be getting shorter, but you wouldn’t know it at Harvest HQ! Show & Tell 25 opened with a whole host of quickie presentations. Zach, Cade, and Arun did some digging into Harvest’s Olden Days to examine what they call Harvest’s Theorem of Hours. If you only interact with Harvest through its front end, you’ll never have to deal with this, but it means we have a better, richer understanding of how Harvest calculates any rounded time, and is a pretty cool example of how you can always improve on your past work, even if it already works perfectly well! Or so says the Ghost of Harvest Yet to Come!

Next up during our meeting, Doug F also showed us a new view of our billing timeline that may sound super dry but is AMAZING. Albert demonstrated a way of dealing with rapid web requests that means a smoother Harvest experience for everyone. We rounded things off with a sneak peek at some incoming Gmail actions from Doug and Evan, as well as some ways we’re making Harvest more mobile friendly. It was a very behind-the-scenes Show & Tell this week, and the overall theme is that we always have places where we can choose to do better, and those places are always worth exploring.

And now, a point so important it gets its own paragraph: would you like to join us? Because we’re hiring experts of all kinds, and we just might be searching for you! At the moment we’re looking for Harvest Experts, marketers, QA experts, database experts, javascript experts, and a partridge in a pear tree. (Weird Christmas theme is happening in this post and it STAYS.) If you’re interested, take a look at our hiring page; we’d love to hear from you!

And finally, our Moment of Zen. Calina showed us Jerry’s Map, a (very) short film about a man who’s devoted years of his life to mapping and remapping the history of an imaginary place. It’s a fascinating look at how creating and responding to change defines who we are and what we can become. Onward into the unknown territories of our future, friends!

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.

Harvesters now span seven countries (see Made on Earth) and four of those are competing in this year’s World Cup. We just threw these posters up in NYC to represent our international teammates.  Harvesters now span seven countries (see Made on Earth) and four of those are competing in this year’s World Cup. We just threw these posters up in NYC to represent our international teammates. 

Harvesters now span seven countries (see Made on Earth) and four of those are competing in this year’s World Cup. We just threw these posters up in NYC to represent our international teammates. 

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.

Harvest headquarters may have felt a bit sparse at the send-off to this holiday weekend, but our Show & Tell was packed!

We opened with an intro presentation from our newest British Harvester: Hudson! He grew up splitting his time between UK and Barbados, he showed us his neighbo(u)rhood on Google Street View so he’s far too trusting for his own good, and in his words “I like most things, that most people like, like scuba diving.” (This man has clearly never met a jellyfish.)

We then had some demos so exciting that it’s killing me to not be able to spill everything about them right now. There is some amazing stuff in the pipeline! We heard from Shawn with an update on our new Projects section (coming soon!), and Hudson returned with what will eventually be a new feature in one of our phone apps. Then Danny and Ken finished the demos off by showing us the newest work on Forecast with, I kid you not, color coding so impressive it was met with a collective exhale of wonder.

To calm us down after all that anticipatory goodness, Jason closed things out with his Moment of Zen: a video of the painstaking creation, and then destruction, of a sand mandala as part of a Buddhist ritual. To the weekend, friends: let’s enjoy it while it lasts.

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.

It’s easy to overlook the familiar, and takes a disciplined mind to escape familiarity and see things as if for the first time. This morning’s Moment of Zen offered us a new perspective. Our Chicago-based Harvest Expert, Doug, shared this timelapse video that revealed a quietly beautiful Chicago he hadn’t noticed before. City or software, it’s important to step back and see things through stranger’s eyes.

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.

Zach

Zach really likes his birthday present!

At today’s Show & Tell, we celebrated the launch of the new Harvest Expenses, welcomed a new Harvester (hello, Arun!), demo’d a few exciting upcoming projects (one of which you can sort of make out in the photo here).

We ended with our Moment of Zen–and today, for the first time, we had a double header: a video about ski jumping from our developer, Ken Early; and this happy birthday video for Zach Moazeni!

Fantastic time hosting the DPM Connect event last night at our HQ. If you are a project manager or a producer in New York City, we encourage you to join this initiative started by our friends at Barrel. It’s a great group of people from various agencies sharing and learning from each other. 

Photo via @magitisa

“My harshest criticism falls on the code I wrote years ago. I’ve been at Harvest longer than any other developer on the team. Few at Harvest get to live with their terrible five-year-old code like I get to live with it. Daily it is in my face. In the course of our days we all run into our prior code failures. The idea of turning a critical eye on myself even more frequently than I’m already forced to is daunting, but embracing this fact is probably for the best.”
The remote team is in town for Summit and our weekly game night looked a bit more crowded than normal. The remote team is in town for Summit and our weekly game night looked a bit more crowded than normal. The remote team is in town for Summit and our weekly game night looked a bit more crowded than normal.

The remote team is in town for Summit and our weekly game night looked a bit more crowded than normal.

For Paul’s birthday, Patrick made a web app to suggest the appropriate facial hair for the day’s weather.

For Scott’s birthday, TJ built a custom game where you climb up an ice wall by capturing Android phones. How fast can you do it?