The First Pull Request

I think it’s important to get new employees involved as quickly as possible into the existing business and operational workflows, especially if they’re in the technical part of the organization.

For our new hire that started 2 days ago, getting things moving can be done as simple as a pull request!


This creates a lot of positive business and operational momentum in the right direction because it ensures access to the right information, the right existing workflows / tools, as well as creates an opportunity for personal momentum — the PR serves as a way of getting involved in the engineering workflow and seeing something “in production” and out in the wild, sotospeak.

It just feels good to “ship” something! Feel free to read Agata’s first commit: An update to her bio!

[Originally posted on Indie Hackers.]