Originally posted on Code as Craft:
- Marc Hedlund, SVP, Product Development at Etsy
- Raffi Krikorian, Director, Platform Services at Twitter
Your first week at any new job is (at least if you chose a good job!) filled with tons to learn, new ways of doing things, and working models that you might have considered unattainable in the job you just left. How great would it be to have that experience more than once per new job you take? Twitter and Etsy are working together on a new project to help our engineers learn from each others’ practices, with the idea of making both of our engineering teams better as a result. We hope to learn what makes each other tick, how we celebrate our successes and learn from our failures, and how we can each be better in the end.
This week, one of Etsy’s Staff Engineers is traveling to San Francisco to spend a week at Twitter, observing and helping out, learning what Twitter does particularly well, and seeing differences that may reinforce or refute beliefs we’ve held as core. Likewise, a Twitter Platform Engineer is traveling to Brooklyn for the week, and watching what Etsy does well and poorly, all while helping out (and, of course, deploying on her first day).