World Usability Congress 2018

In the middle of October, I went to Graz to attend World Usability Congress. This conference first started 10 years ago and even though it’s not a huge one (around 450 attendees), it attracts designers, managers and product owners from all over the world. It was my first time there and I’m pleased to say that it’s organized with love,…

The Niteo Handbook update – less bloat, more information

Documentation naturally grows with the company. But if you’re not careful it can quickly become bloated and unnecessary detailed. This happened to us this year. We’ve noticed that a large part of The Niteo Handbook was too complicated, too detailed and the writing style too strict. It was time to refresh it. We’ve removed a lot of unnecessary docs, especially…

IRL#5: Ljubljana

Summer is a great time to be in central Europe because of long days and good weather (when it's not scorching hot). It is one of the reasons why we hold our mid-year IRL in Ljubljana, the other being that it is close to many Niteans which makes it easier and less expensive to organize. [gallery columns="5" ids="525,532,534,526,527"] We've had…

Conference hiatus is over

Back in the day when Niteo was still a consulting company I had to do a lot of traveling to find and do work. And to attend conferences. I loved to go to conferences. But being away so much, in boring hotel rooms and eating out every day took a toll on my (mental) health so I decided I needed a…

Thailand was a blast!

It’s January — time for the “IRL”, our biannual in-person get-together. Summer IRLs happen in (around) Slovenia since that means short travel for the majority of the team plus it’s hard to find a more beautiful place in those early summer months. That said, come winter, Europe gets, well, uncomfortably cold.  And most of us want to escape somewhere warm.…

How we work in NiteoWeb

Update: see the latest version of this document on our Handbook. NiteoWeb is a distributed team of Web experts spread around the World. While we do rent office space in Ljubljana, Slovenia, most of us work remotely. Here's a quick overview of how we go by our days. Communication Instant messaging is done through Slack on different channels (operations, support, development etc.).…

IRLs

NiteoWeb is a remote-first team. While we do have a physical office in Ljubljana, few people go there regularly. Most of us prefer to work from home, from coffee shops or from the beach. Wherever and whenever we feel we are the most productive. While remote work certainly has its benefits, it does indeed have its challenges. Building rapport with…