Starting with Zero

Commit Engineer Martin Jung joined the startup PlaceHolder in 2020 as their first engineer hire. But he didn’t go alone. Martin brought Zero, Commit’s open source tool, a DevOps resource to complement his skills in application development.

Welcome to Commit’s Platform blog series

In this blog series, we’ll discuss the technical challenges we face as we expand and evolve the Commit Platform, which we use to match talented Engineers with startups that meet their needs and goals.

The Next Silicon Valley Will Be Remote

“Silicon Valley is moving to the Cloud” – In a recent interview by Bloomberg, Andreessen said remote work and distributed companies in the post-covid world are moving Silicon Valley to the cloud.

Join us for a Developer Relations Panel with HashiCorp, Microsoft, Kong and Ambassador Labs

Join us: Thursday, May 13th at 11 am Pacific Time for this livestream discussion, and participate in the live Q&A at the end to ask your own questions.

To manage or not to manage: Which career path is right for you?

We talked to two Commit Engineers, Sim Brar and Toly Kudrevatykh, who chose to follow a management track partway into their careers, only to switch back to being independent contributors. We asked with them about the thought processes behind their decisions, what it was like managing people, and why they chose to return to the IC path.

How Commit is experimenting with asynchronous interviewing

Commit is experimenting with making many aspects of our interviewing process asynchronous. It’s not because we’re anti-social; we believe it makes for a meaningfully better interviewing experience and helps us attract the best candidates.

What are your top values as an Engineer? Take the quiz.

We’ve taken the questionnaire that all of our new engineers complete at Commit, and turned it into a lightweight quiz that’s open for anyone to take. You’ll get a high-level summary of the values we think you hold. You’ll also learn which of the largest developer tools startups share those values.

Working Out Loud: Flexible Return-to-Work Policies After Parental Leave

At Commit, I’m fortunate to have the ability to write my own rules for my return to work after parental leave. I also have the responsibility to build a policy for the whole company that is equitable and flexible. We want to meet parents where they are when they’re ready to return to work, and not where or when we think they should be.

Working out loud here… What have you seen work? What has worked for you?