2015 State of the Union

Feb 15, 2016
Jennifer Bennett
Clients, Crew Members, Friends, Family, and Fellow Americans: welcome to LunarLincoln’s State of the Union address.

What a difference a year makes. What an incredible rollercoaster ride. We experienced so many highs last year, and we rode out the lows knowing that they were necessary to gain the momentum needed to reach the next peak.

Halfway through 2014, Wiley, Travis, and I (Jennifer) had just joined forces and were working out of a windowless 100 sq ft office attempting to pretend that we knew how this “running a company” thing works while writing code. Here we are taking a group photo and bemoaning moving out of our first office:

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Since then, we’ve said hello to new team members Todd, Ben, Patrick, and Jack. And then said goodbye again to Todd as he headed off to the big Apple (Cupertino, not NYC).

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We moved into a palatial residence (bigger than our own house) and we began what has become a pretty impressive collection of moon AND Lincoln memorabilia.

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But lets get to the interesting stuff:
Code. Apps. Creating Things. Amazing Clients.

We’ve worked on so many interesting projects. Some we can shout from the rooftops and some we can’t. Some of those we can talk about are on our snazzy new portfolio section of the website – go look at it, its beeeyutiful.

Cool things we got to learn more about last year
Items we shipped publicly (mmm, yes shipping)

We volunteered a ton. We pulled all-nighters at hackathons. We explained how pocket computers work to high schoolers. We gave talks to our fellow developers and also exchanged heated words at usergroup cage matches.

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We made a ton of new friends at events around town and across the country

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We did a bad job podcasting. We did a better job making our internal processes even stronger. And we’re building things for ourselves.

  • Finally finishing our own internal CI/CD system
  • Building a reporting platform to augment our JIRA instance
  • Starting on some products of our own (more details on that coming soon)
  • What happened to NSVille? (Ask @microchip128 & @ianbroyles to get back on the wagon)

 

It was a good year. Based on everything above – I’m not sure how we’re alive, but I can’t wait to do it all over again.

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Love, love, love (and code),
Jennifer (and the guys) (and Abe)