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Ways of the Herokai

Ways of the Herokai

Neil Middleton

July 02, 2013
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  1. The ways of the
    Herokai
    @neilmiddleton

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  2. $ git push heroku master

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  3. Ideals we live by
    Ideals we don’t
    Support systems that
    work

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  4. The Heroku Way
    is not…

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  5. Defaulting to the
    easiest…

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  6. Following the herd…

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  7. Doing it because that’s
    what we did last time…

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  8. The Heroku Way
    is…

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  9. Reflecting over every
    moment…

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  10. Constantly asking
    “why?”…

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  11. “Why did we do it this
    way?”…

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  12. Looking for the
    problems, not the
    solutions…

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  13. Heroku is developers
    building tools for
    developers

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  14. Simple. Sharp.

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  15. Build the best product
    deliberately…

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  16. Teach the new Herokai
    how…

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  17. Share the work,
    Share the workflow…

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  18. Understand the best
    way to do something,
    then use that
    knowledge to increase
    other people’s
    efficiency.

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  19. Ship it when it’s ready

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  20. Ship it when it’s right

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  21. Problem
    Research
    Prototype
    Alpha
    Beta
    Release

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  22. No deadlines*

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  23. Problem
    Research
    Prototype
    Alpha
    Beta
    Release

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  24. Marketing
    Dependencies

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  25. Communication

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  26. 248 860 234
    public repos private repos members

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  27. No Roadmap
    No Forecast

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  28. No distractions

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  29. Work on the other stuff

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  30. “You don’t have to go
    home, but you can’t
    stay here”

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  31. Dedicated to
    preserving our
    culture…

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  32. Dedicated to
    preserving our
    sanity…

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