It's not as if there's a Third Bridge brainwashing boot camp – although of course we are iterative and agile in our general approach – but we do have a few principles that we hold to:
Technical debt costs you dear in the end, so we have a ruthless approach to code quality. Although we're on a constant journey of improvement – we have clear goals, from test driven development to continuous integration, automation and a continual approach to refactoring. Our number one goal is to hire really good developers – and trust them to get it done.
We expect our people to have a restless curiosity about their own area of expertise. We organise hackathons; we go to conferences and meet-ups; we blog about what we've learned and we read what others in the community are doing; we try new tools; we like to experiment with new languages and technologies. We like people who like to learn. Check out some of learning experiences we have gone on recently or are due to go on soon.
We have a relaxed and easy going culture with an open office, lots of games, Friday socials and company events. But we also have developers who hate social events or who work remotely. The important thing is that because we think collaboration is so important, we do talk to each other frequently both formally and informally and we really don't care where or when you do it.
Tech Stack at Third Bridge