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Canceling an event - experience sharing and lessons learned from a fail

Jun 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Julie Horville posted in Insider, update

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It's probably happened to every company at least once. Here at Cycloid, we are experiencing what you might call a fail.

The first Cycloid hackathon was supposed to start today. The next 72 hours should have been dedicated to hacking on the environmental impact of cloud computing. But we just didn’t have enough participants to make it viable, and we had no other other reasonable choice than to cancel the event. But we thought it was a good idea to think about and share the why.

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The Cycloid European harmonization project - a long name for a cool concept

Jun 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider

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One of the things you accept when you’re a freelancer is that, along with the freedom and ability to work from a beach in Bali (I mean, it would really upset my husband, but I could), you sometimes get the short end of the stick when it comes to benefits and non-monetary compensation.

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5 posts for 5 years of doing DevOps differently

May 21, 2020 4:19:10 PM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider

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In April 2020, Cycloid turned 5. In the midst of corona-madness, we celebrated the fact that in the 5 years since the words "DevOps framework" were ever mentioned, we've gone from strength to strength, without ever losing sight of the things that make us truly "us".

Take a look at the articles below, Each focuses on an element of Cycloid that is really important to us as a team and a business. Hopefully, you'll be entertained, informed, or even inspired and, as ever, if you'd like to talk to us about any of the topics, just reach out. We'd love to hear from you!

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Remote working? We're old hands at Cycloid

May 21, 2020 11:30:51 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider, laloux

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How's working from home working out for you? If you're like many people, you'll have been working remotely for a while now. We here at Cycloid certainly have, but it's not a corona-thing - we've been remote-first since the start.

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Cycloid is and always has been remote-first. With the avalanche of recent remote-working resources out there, we're not offering any special advice. Instead, we're telling you about our remote journey and sharing the things we've learned along the way.

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A Cycloid offer that might be the chance your business needs to thrive

Apr 23, 2020 1:10:58 PM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider, special offer

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When coronavirus broke out - or coronageddon, as I like to call it - Cycloid quickly decided to open our solution up to businesses that might need it.  On March 19th, we launched a special offer: completely unlimited access to Cycloid (SaaS version) and support via Hangouts and Slack, completely free of cost or obligation.

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A teal organization in a DevOps world

Apr 17, 2020 3:52:54 PM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider, laloux

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Tonight was supposed to be a big night for the Cycloid team. We turn 5 today and, unlike other 5-year-olds, we planned to celebrate in a swanky Paris venue, partying the night away. Like the rest of the world, however, our party plans have been put on hold, and if we celebrate our 5th birthday at all today, it will be by raising a toast from the comfort of our (respective and separate) living rooms.

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The Cycloid origin story - people, process, tools

Mar 12, 2020 4:58:30 PM / by Benjamin Brial posted in Insider, ben

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The DevOps triad - people, process, and tools - sounds simple, but it's infinitely more complicated in the wilds of the enterprise. Founder Benjamin Brial saw the challenges first hand, moving him to create Cycloid. He tells the Cycloid origin story and explains his motivation for a new way of "doing" DevOps.


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