Werkspot @ WomenHack

At Werkspot, our Engineering team is looking for great talent to help us hack and do awesome stuff using your UX/Development, and Data Engineering Skills. We believe a happy and productive team is the one where members come from diverse backgrounds.

In technology jobs, there’s a large gap in representation of Women. We are striving to get more women at Werkspot, especially in our Product and Technology teams.

Last Thursday, I attended the WomenHack recruitment event on behalf of Werkspot. WomenHack organises these events around the world to help companies recruit women.  The event was hosted by TomTom, and it was kick-started by one of the founders of TomTom, Corinne Vigreux.

We were happy to join as a sponsor and to provide information about what we do at Werkspot. I met several enthusiastic and ambitious women – UX Designers, developers, hackers, project managers, and scrum masters. I got some promising CVs and we are looking forward to talking to them!

Do you like what we do at Werkspot and want to be part of our great team? Look at our Careers website for our current openings!

Kick-Ass Friday #0

We at Werkspot believe in bringing out the best in every person, discovering ways to stimulate creativity and become strong autonomous groups able to help take our company and products to the next level. 

In this spirit, we started the Kick-ass Fridays initiative.

Every other Friday, at Werkspot everyone within our multidisciplinary tracks is encouraged to spend the day working on a short project or initiative to stimulate everyone to explore alternative ways to create value for our users. 

On 19th January, we had our Kick-Ass Friday #0 (Yes, we start the numbering with 0, as Dijkstra intended!) in which our cross-functional teams huddled together to hack on some whacky ideas. The team gathered a lot of ideas from minor annoyances to big improvements in all facets – code, product, devops, and other fun stuff.  On the very first day of this initiative, we ended up these ideas/demos from Werkspotters!

  • Consumer Flow Improvements – to make our product easy to use
  • Improve UX for the mobile app based on SP feedback – Fancy Swiping animations!
  • Make it easier to find meeting space at Werkspot using a slack bot, you know the challenge every office space faces 🙂
  • Better UX – Werkspot logo in 3D as a loading Indicator, because 3D is everywhere
  • Accurate monitoring for DB Backups to improve Signal to Noise Ratio of our alerts
  • How strong are passwords really – a review of password cracking tools to show the weakness of … weak passwords.
  • A tool/easy method to measure how proud we are of our product
  • Improving Not Found (404) pages, hopefully, you’ll never find them 🙂
  • Increase Customer Satisfaction and decrease refunds by increasing trust to share phone number on our platform.

The day ended with music, pizza, and drinks as usual. We will have these Kick-Ass Friday’s every other Friday from now on.

Do you like what we do at Werkspot and want to be part of our great team? Look at our Careers website for our current openings!