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 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.