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Take Your Team Offsite With 5 Simple Steps

I'm a senior engineer at Merit, a software company initially based in the San Francisco Bay Area but now 100% remote. 

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Why Mental Health Days Should Be an Ongoing Conversation at Work — and Making it Happen While We Work From Home

We’re all trying to adapt to the new world we live in. The COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders affect everyone differently. And though...

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Camp Merit: How We Planned A Virtual Camp

It’s a Merit tradition to host an annual camping trip for our employees. With COVID-19 cases still rising around the country, it seemed like having a...

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Effective Remote Pair Programming (Part 2)

After honing in on the basics of what makes a usual pair programming session run smoothly (as mentioned in Part 1), you’ll need the right tools to...

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Effective Remote Pair Programming (Part 1)

Pair programming is a software development technique where two programmers work together at one workstation. It’s a great way to improve code...

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How Merit Embraced a DevOps Culture

In the last decade, there hasn't been a bigger or more misunderstood buzzword in the development and operations worlds than "DevOps." Countless...

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Our Favorite Reads During Shelter-in-Place

As cities around the country extend their Shelter-in-Place order due to COVID-19, everyone is in need of new ways to entertain themselves. Here at...

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I Quit My Job For This?

Last month I started my new job with Merit, and just four weeks prior to that, I had no intention of leaving my then-current job. I had no plans to...

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If You Aren’t Laughing At Work, Quit.

Hard days happen. Hell, at a start-up, hard weeks and hard months happen. But no matter what type of week you’re having, if there aren’t moments at...

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Hey, DZOs: Let’s End Two Unnecessary Expenses, Together

If you’ve been running a dropzone for a while, we already know a couple of things about you. Ready?

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Spotting the Truth in a World of Lies

We expect white lies in our everyday lives and have become accustomed to not necessarily believing everything we hear. Whether it’s someone’s...

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