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Black Lives Matter

Written by Signal vs. Noise / Original link on Jun. 19, 2020

Today, on Juneteenth, it is important to us to take a pause and publicly recognize organizations, activists, campaigns, and journalists that have been doing the work, fighting everyday for a more just tomorrow. The following are contributions from individual Basecampers. Jabari, Burlington, VT, US…


Celebrating 3 million accounts (fewer)

Written by Signal vs. Noise / Original link on Jun. 11, 2020

We recently deleted over three million accounts across all our apps. This was the answer to a question we asked ourselves last year: what should we do about accounts that weren’t cancelled, but weren’t used either? Should we keep hold of their data forever? That felt wrong – we promise to delete da…


On current events

Written by Signal vs. Noise / Original link on Jun. 1, 2020

It’s easy to say what a year, what a week. But that’s a shortsighted, privileged point of view. I’m guilty of holding that occasional perspective. It’s moments like these that jolt me into recognizing the deeper reality. What we’re seeing is the culmination of years – decades, generations, and cent…



Hiring programmers with a take-home test

Written by Signal vs. Noise / Original link on Apr. 28, 2020

There’s no perfect process for hiring great programmers, but there are plenty of terrible ways to screw it up. We’ve rejected the industry stables of grilling candidates in front of a whiteboard or needling them with brain teasers since the start at Basecamp. But you’re not getting around showing…