Badger Life Toby Merlet

Learning to program with the world's best hypnotists.

Everybody was very focused during this 2 day seminar. Veerryy Fooccussedd… And I'm sorry to disappoint, but they were not teaching us to program JavaScript, Closure or Elixir. This was about a different sort of programming altogether.

Badger Life Process Hanna Cevik

What's the point of going to conferences?

We have a £2,000 annual training budget at Red Badger that can be used however we like. Most people use it to travel to attend a conference in the US, Asia-Pacific or somewhere equally exciting. Training is really specific to your job role and…

Process Leila Firouz

Knowing the elephant: mobbing way

Once upon a time, six blind men went to find out what an elephant is.The first man touched the legs of the elephant and thought, an elephant is like a big pillar or a tree with strong skin. The second man touched the tail and came to the conclusion…

Sarah Knight

Badger Academy - Week 10

Badger Time Retro

This week Joe introduced us to the concept of Agile Retrospectives. This is an opportunity to look back at the project so far and review how everything is going. What do we want to start doing? Continue doing more of? Stop doing?…

Eric Juta

Badger Academy Week 9

Badger Academy endeavours have slowed down slightly, managing my last year of university and working part-time is a becoming a sizeable challenge. Much more so to come once I arrive in the real world!

Sarah Knight

Badger Academy - Week 7

It's week 7 at Badger Academy, and it feels like things are really starting to come together. As the codebase begins to take shape, and more of the blanks are being filled in, I'm finding it easier to contribute as there are now more examples for me…

Sarah Knight

Badger Academy Week 4

It’s week 4 of Badger Academy, but for me personally as the 3rd intern to join, it’s the first week. Not only am I a few weeks behind on the Badger Time project, but fresh from the 3 month Web Development Immersive course at General Assembly, I’m…

Tiago Azevedo

Badger Academy Week 3

The third week of Badger Academy has passed, and with it ends the first cycle of seniors helping interns. For this thursday we were paired with Joe Stanton. We ran into a lot of problems during the week, which left us somewhat frustrated but also…

Eric Juta

Badger Academy week 2!

This week in Badger Academy, we were joined by Alexander Savin, a senior engineer of many talents. Under his guidance, he assessed the current state of our DevOps including the decision to use docker. Finalising last week's architecture choices, we…

Tiago Azevedo

The first week of Badger Academy

Last Wednesday marked the beginning of Red Badger's intern training program - Badger Academy. As interns, Eric and I will be the 'prototypes' with a dynamic syllabus covering the fundamentals.

Strategy Cain Ullah

The Launch of Badger Academy

Back in January this year I went away for a 10 day retreat. The initial intention was to get away from work completely. No phone. No internet. No work. However, unexpectedly it ended up being incredibly conducive to coming up with a whole plethora…

Jon Sharratt

Retrospective, Firestarter Event – Day Two

So as day one closed we were ready to get our heads down into hacking some code and try to produce something we could release.  We broke up the responsibilities for UX, creative and technical tasks to the relevant roles.  As I mentioned in day one…

Badger Life insight leadership David Wynne

Devising a Training Budget

We go to quite a lot of effort at Red Badger to find the right people to employ, people who will invest themselves in our company and what we’re trying to achieve; all very noble.  But as with all good relationships, it’s not just about the take but…