By Taylor Ledingham on April 24, 2015
With technology changing almost by the minute, how do you ensure your team stays current – while still writing code and meeting deadlines?
Hootsuite does many things to keep their engineering team up to date with the newest technologies. In my time here so far, one thing in particular has stood out: Guilds.
It’s clear that Guilds contribute many positives to a company, but for iOS developers it was even more crucial: in 2014, Apple released a new programming language for native iOS applications called Swift. iOS developers have been programming in Objective-C for years (we love our square brackets and infinite method declarations), so learning a whole new language seemed like a daunting task. How do you make time in your day-to-day life as an engineer to master a completely new language? This is where Guilds come in — they’re the perfect way to come together to learn as a team.