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Senior Software Engineer for LoanSifter.com


Jun
27
comment What is the Best Way to Incentivize a Team of Developers?
@Steven, :) got the difference, thanks for clarifying!
Jun
27
comment What is the Best Way to Incentivize a Team of Developers?
true, but I found that even high salary is not always a continuing motivator. Sure I gave you a great starting salary, and maybe even a few raises, but those are at most annual in most companies... 3-4 months from now after a few all-nighters and pain in the neck testers/users, you start to wonder if Company B might pay as much for less stress since the present company has not acknowledged your hard work in 4 months. On the lines of asking them though... I think that could help. Someone on the team might really want a Bed Bath & Beyond GC instead of Amazon...
Jun
27
comment What is the Best Way to Incentivize a Team of Developers?
Good answer, and I would even expand to say all people of the project, not say "just the developers". It is amazing how much nicer emails get and overall meeting/morale when we have all hung outside of a work environment and realized that we are all not that different.
Jun
27
comment What is the Best Way to Incentivize a Team of Developers?
@Darknight, like @FrustratedWithFormsDesigner said, my company still gives annual incentives that are rather generous, but for the 364 other days a year, more frequent small bonuses (and usually tax free gifts) are welcomed because we know it is not "required"
Jun
6
comment Why does Knuth forbid the reading of pre-chapter quotations in The Art of Computer Programming?
I have not been allowed to read them to tell you why... I am caught in a loop.