Since Alley’s founding in 2010, we have evolved into a fully distributed company with nearly 70 team members spread across the United States, Canada, and Brazil. While we’ve learned to mitigate the challenges of working remotely and pride ourselves on having a strong work culture, we feel it’s critical for everyone to have the opportunity to be in the same physical location and meet face to face.
Alley is a fully remote company, and we’ve been so since the beginning. We believe it’s an incredibly powerful way to work that allows for amazing opportunities for organizations and employees both. Read more in our latest piece – “Welcome to the World of Tomorrow.”
On August 21, 2017, something of great cosmological significance occurred. Yes, sure, there was a total solar eclipse over wide swaths of the United States, but we’re talking about something life-changing here. On that fateful day, Alleybot quoted his first-ever message. What does that mean? Let’s discuss.
Last year was another amazing year for Alley. In 2018, we launched our new brand and identity, continued to build our team, and got to work on amazing projects in news media, museums, nonprofits, and more. Below, we share some of the most interesting parts of the year!
First impressions matter. By carefully planning a discovery workshop for your project, you can ensure that you’ll hit the ground running and that everyone is equally invested in, approving of, and informed about the project’s goals and next steps. Over the years, we’ve had a lot of experience organizing discovery meetings and workshops.
Celebrating holidays with a remote or distributed team may seem challenging, but with a bit of focus, intention, and dare we say Halloween magic, it is indeed possible. We had the opportunity to experience this throughout the entire month of October – and even before – as Alley team members grew excited about Halloween.
Kevin Fodness and Pattie Reaves presented on practical approaches to accessibility for an audience of academic technologists at WPCampus in St. Louis.
Last September, CEO Austin Smith was named an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Lenfest Institute for Journalism. He served as a mentor to the Institute’s community of grantees, most of whom were building tools to sustain local media. As part of this program, Austin did extensive research on local news organizations, studying the opportunities and challenges of their unique revenue models, as well as investigating what their path to future success and sustainability looks like.
Hello! My name is Andrew, and I’m the Director of People and Process at Alley. I’ve been involved with the 2018 Alley retreat since last September, and I can’t believe it’s already over — well, almost over. My team is still finalizing all the expenses while I gather our retreat survey results so we can…. Wow, I’m even boring myself. From here on out, I’ll stick to the fun and interesting stuff.