At Alley, we've built a culture of collaboration where designers and developers see each other as true partners instead of adversaries.
Pattie Reaves is a Principal User Experience Developer here at Alley, but she does not spend all her time behind a screen. In this Alley Spotlight, we talk to Pattie about how she got into competitive running and what the training process has taught her.
The myths of web design must be changed along with developments in bridging the designer/developer divide, new tools, and more.
Tim Schwartz, one of our Digital Strategists at Alley, recently published his book: “A Public Service: Whistleblowing, Disclosure and Anonymity”. In this Alley Spotlight, we asked Tim about his new book as well as his passion for teaching anonymity and his expression through artwork.
Being a scrum master, I often worry if velocity looms too large for me. From project forecasting to sprint planning to team retrospectives, velocity metrics are up in my grill more than bratwurst at a Green Bay Packers tailgate. Even from a “book learnin’” standpoint, velocity is front and center: “The Scrum Master is accountable for the Velocity … of the Team.” That big V Velocity is really intimidating! But does velocity warrant such verbal (and mental) emphasis?
Austin and I founded Alley because there was a clear and urgent need to improve the technology behind how media and journalism was distributed on the Internet.
10 Strategies for Increasing Psychological Safety, Improving Equity, and Amplifying Marginalized Voices at Work
In this piece you’ll read research on the specific ways in which institutional barriers to psychological safety manifest for minorities in the workplace. And, as promised in part one, you’ll learn 10 practical, research-based strategies we’re using at Alley for creating inclusive, psychologically safe workplaces while honoring the intersection of overlapping identities that each team member holds.