Recently, we’ve had the pleasure to get to know one our customers. Meet Codehouse, a web development agency based in the United Kingdom. Read an interview we did with Michael Wawra, Lead Developer, CMS. We also put together a little case study on how Planbox has helped Codehouse Group in their projects.
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What is Codehouse about?
Building best-in class web solutions for our clients.
What is your job there?
Delivering projects, from one-day changes, to 2 year lifecycles of scope, design, build and ongoing maintenance. I also work with the whole team to ensure we continually improve our development and engagement processes.
What brought you to your current job?
The flexibility and agility of Codehouse is like nowhere I’ve ever worked. We can deploy new processes and experiment with new methods all the time. We’re already really good at what we do, but we’re always striving to be better!
What’s a typical day like ? (e.g. 9-to-5?)
Lots of code, lots of tea, and lots of stand-ups!
What do you love most about your job?
We’re always looking to adopt new processes and tools. In the last couple of years we’ve adopted Planbox and Github. We’re still experimenting with a few other platforms – but these all work together. As a result, we’re frequently automating chores, making everyone happier. It’s awesome.
What are some of the biggest challenges?
We have a lot of different clients with different approaches to building software. But if it were easy, we wouldn’t be doing it!
What makes you feel rewarded at your job?
Things just work. No hassle, no fuss.
3 tips for someone who wants to join your industry?
- Coding isn’t a job; it’s a way of life. Learning to code is like gaining a super power. Never give it up, and never treat it like something you only do in the office.
- Never write off an idea because it might not work – that is your chance to build something amazing.
- Don’t break new stuff, because you don’t want to fix old stuff. This is technical debt, and you’ll be paying for it forever.
Michael’s 3 wishes for Codehouse
- We keep going in the direction we’re going.
- We keep making our clients happy.
- We never run out of tea.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do?
Easy: Coding.Amanda Fong