Yammer Engineering Blog Roundup

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Have you ever been curious about what Yammer’s engineers do when they’re done working for the day? (A hint: It’s exactly what you think it is.)

And what about QA? How does a company like Yammer test its product to make sure nothing crashes or breaks?

The answers to these questions and more were answered recently in a series of posts by members of Yammer Engineering on Medium. Some of the best and brightest minds from our engineering team took time to write blog posts about their personal stories at Yammer.

Here’s a quick summary of a few of the posts:

5 Jobs, 3 Years, 1 Company – Scott Balentine
Part of working at Yammer is working on several different teams and learning new things. Scott walks through half a decade at Yammer, covering the different jobs he’s had and what skills he’s picked up.

Building a Quality Quality Assurance Team – Joyce Hon
The Yammer QA team’s story is one of achieving success through failure. What started as a couple of employees who had no experience ended in an entire team with formal testing experience and even a cool mission statement. Joyce runs us through the ups and downs of QA evolution at Yammer.

Work Hard, Play Harder: The Gaming Culture of Yammer – Kyle Gordon
By day, Yammer’s engineers are tech-savvy office workers. By night, they’re dice-rolling, shovel-wielding, sabotaging druids with weird-colored hair. Kyle’s the Head Dungeonmaster, so he’s the perfect person to explain Yammer’s nerd (his word) culture.

If those posts sound interesting to you, check out the full Yammer Engineering blog on Medium. Here’s a full list of Yammer Engineering blog posts to date:

5 Jobs, 3 Years, 1 Company – Scott Balentine
Building a Quality Quality Assurance Team – Joyce Hon
The Yammer IT Team: ‘Cause Some Damn Fool Accused You of Being the Best – Mitch Eaton
Work Hard, Play Harder: The Gaming Culture of Yammer – Kyle Gordon
Intro to Yammer Engineering – Priyanka Phatak
Securing Security at Yammer – Matthew Sutkus