So, What’s the Deal with the Pronouns?

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You might have seen them first on LinkedIn, or maybe heard references in an academic setting. “My personal pronouns are he, him, they.” Those pronouns are showing up on Slack profiles and Zoom screens as well. I’ve heard a few questions in the workplace about it. Let’s take a look at these questions so that we can all have a better understanding.

A Quality Analyst’s Take on the Aptera Academy

The Aptera Academy is our in-depth, customized approach to onboarding. The program was designed for developers, but we’ve recently opened it up to clients and non-developers.

Here’s a QA Analyst’s take on it.

Managing Remote Software Development Teams

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It can be tough managing and cultivating a culture on a software development team, especially when your team is remote.

We sat down with Team Lead Paul Aschliman on Aptera Live to chat about how he manages and cultivates a strong culture on a remote software development team.

Women in Technology Highlight

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The path to a career and field you love is not usually clear cut and that’s often the case for people in the technology world, especially women.

Women are widely underrepresented in IT roles. While women make up 47 percent of all employed adults in the United States, they only hold 25 percent of technology jobs, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

5 Tips for Hiring Developers

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The need for qualified software developers only continues to grow and companies looking to increase their development staff are finding that it’s a candidate-driven market. Today’s tech recruiters need to be more strategic than just matching backgrounds or tech stacks with a list of requirements. Essentially, you’ll need to become a sales person for your organization and pitch why your company is a good choice for your candidate. Having been navigating these hiring waters ourselves over the last few years, we’ve picked up a few tips for finding developers for your staff.

Development Onboarding Checklist

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Sure, every first day on a new job starts with HR paperwork and an office tour, but to create a culture where developers specifically are set up to thrive, we recommend going a few steps beyond the basic onboarding. Within the first day or two on the job, after showing your new development hire where the coffee is, set them up for success with the points on this onboarding checklist.

How to Start Your Own Onboarding Academy

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At Aptera, we’ve taken a unique, customized approach to onboarding new team members. We call our process the Aptera Academy and, in a nutshell, it is a learning and mentorship ramp up period to help new hires get caught up on any hard skills they will need as an Aptera developer. The Academy has grown and evolved over the six years since we started it, and it has proven to be beneficial to our team members. If you’re thinking that you need to formalize the training process for new developers at your company, here’s our guide to starting your own onboarding academy.

17 Go-To Training Resources for Developers

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When it comes to technology, there’s always more to learn. When you’re feeling stuck, need to look up a quick reference, or even if you want to learn another programming language, it can be hard to know where to turn. Fellow developers are a great reference for quick questions or even a dedicated Slack channel in your office, but if you’re looking for deeper training, you might want resources to help you learn independently. To point you in the right direction, we asked the Aptera development team for their go-to training resources and complied their answers into this comprehensive list.