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  • QA testing and processes are often an afterthought in software development, but they absolutely should not be. Read why in our latest post:

    The Case for QA in Agile - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Written by: Sahil Gera What role does QA play while working in Agile teams? Is it even possible to build a successful product without dedicating significant effort towards QA? If not, how can teams strive to reduce their development time and effort while simultaneously achieving the highest possible level of quality?

  • We all want to feel free to explore our creative side— but what if adding in some restrictions actually makes that easier? Our latest blog post on why project constraints can actually open up creative opportunities:

    How Restrictions Can Liberate Your Work - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    When we think of creativity, we think of boundless ideas. We think of freedom, of playful curiosity that leads you from one thought to the next, like stones skipping across the surface of the water. We think of wide open fields for the mind to figuratively run and jump and skip through, beholden to nothing and constrained by no borders.

  • We've been honoured in two categories this year as a B Corporation Best for the World company. Read about what it means to us: #blog #bthechange #bcorp #bestfortheworld #betterbusiness

    Best For The World 2018 - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Every year, B Corporation shares out their Best for the World lists. The lists recognize organizations that have excelled in six B Corp aligned categories: Workers, Governance, Environment, Community, Customers, and Overall.

  • We spoke with one of our advisors, Leslie Shannon (Head of Ecosystem and Trends Scouting at Nokia), about the future of voice interactivity and what to expect from it in workplace settings.

    Talking the Talk: Where Voice Control Is Taking Us - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Alexa, Siri, Cortana, Google's unnamed voice assistant... The list of voice controlled systems and their associated home-ready devices is growing. And alongside that growth is a fair bit of ink spent discussing the myriad benefits and occasional failings of these creations, and a glut of videos showcasing their abilities (and odd quirks).

  • The Road Less Traveled By— Why taking degree requirements off the must-have list leads to better staff outcomes:

    The Road Less Traveled By - Leigh Bryant - Medium

    I joined Myplanet as a Copywriter several years ago with a fairly hodge-podge mix of writing and other employment credits making up my "relevant" work experience. And when I say a hodge-podge mix, I mean it.

  • "Dear Junior Web Developers..." Take a read through this letter from one of our seasoned vets, Jerry Low, to new devs (or anyone looking to improve in their careers, really):

    Dear Junior Web Developers: My Wisdom to You - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Over the years of being a developer I'd like to think I've cultivated some healthy habits (and probably an equal amount of bad ones, but that's for another article). If I had a time machine I would love to visit my younger self and pass on this wisdom, but we all know that's impossible.

  • Getting B Corporation certified wasn't just a box we checked, it was a commitment to continuous improvement in how we do business at every level.

    Being a B Corp: It Matters - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Six years ago, still a scrappy startup with stars in our eyes, we became a certified B Corporation for the first time. We were the first tech company in Toronto to achieve the designation and one of the first businesses in Canada with the certification.

  • How quarterly innovation spikes can drive company change and individual professional growth:

    Innovation Spikes: Conference Day and Company Growth

    Once a quarter, we set aside a day for the entire organization to come together and participate in what we have dubbed "Conference Day". It's a day that allows us to do a company-wide deep dive on topics we think are worth exploring.

  • Read our latest post, from CTO Yashar Rassoulli, discussing Myplanet's Awesome Time program and how we use it to spark innovation and personal growth.

    Awesome Time - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    In early 2011?-?just a few years into our existence, and still something of a fledgling organization?-?standing desks and office mindfulness practices were just becoming cool, but we found ourselves more intrigued by Google's mysterious 20% time program. Reportedly, it was where many of their most valuable and well-recognized products, like Gmail, AdSense, and Google Talk hatched seemingly overnight into existence.

  • Honky-tonk and DrupalCon – We're in Nashville at the biggest Drupal meetup of the year, DrupalCon. Check out the presentations our team are giving this year:

    Honky-tonk and DrupalCon - Myplanet - Medium

    One of our favourite conferences of the year, every year, is DrupalCon. The conference is a multi-day extravaganza of ideas, information, and innovation. It's a great chance to connect with both the community of developers behind it and our partners at Acquia on where the platform is headed.

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