Announcing the first “The Basecamp Way To Work” workshop

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Learn how we do this! For years people have asked us how we work at Basecamp. We’ve shared our business and development philosophies in Getting Real, REWORK, and REMOTE, but we’ve never lifted the veil on our unusual work methods. What does our day-to-day look like? How do we organize and manage work? How do we… keep reading

Try harder to be someone else

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Bullshit “Just be yourself!” is commonly served as encouragement for people facing challenges in life. Whether that be in personal relationships or job hunts or speaking at a conference. If you’re already the perfect person, that’s sound advice. If not, it’s worth closer examination. Whoever you happen to be right now, at this very moment,… keep reading

The first step is to start

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Many people ask me, “How can I get started in web design?” or, “What skills do I need to start making web applications?” While it would be easy to recommend stacks of books, and dozens of articles with 55 tips for being 115% better than the next guy, the truth is that you don’t need… keep reading

How can I find someone to help me?

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Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich I’ve been running businesses for over 10 years. I helped start Inkling at the end of 2005 with Y Combinator. One of my biggest frustrations was simply how little the company spread through blogs and news sites. I echoed the wants of every other entrepreneur.… keep reading

Basecamp is hiring interns for summer 2016

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Basecamp is looking for talented interns to join our team this summer. We’re excited to work with you, and the things you work on will impact millions of users at the world’s leading online project management tool. About the Basecamp summer internship program Interns at Basecamp work on real projects and are mentored one-on-one by… keep reading

Discouraged — I’m not any good

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Uranium hexafluoride — I used to make this stuff I’m currently trying to teach myself coding and feeling a bit discouraged at the moment. Trying to hear of other’s success stories to see if it’s worth it to see it through to the end. (zeexik asks on Reddit) Who hasn’t felt like this about something? We’re out of… keep reading

Employee benefits at Basecamp

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Our headquarters in Chicago. I’m often asked about the benefits we offer at Basecamp. Potential employees are obviously curious, but most of the questions I get are from fellow business owners and entrepreneurs. Everyone’s looking to know what everyone else is doing — as are we — so I figured I might as well post our current benefit list publicly.… keep reading

Basecamp had 99.99+% uptime in 2015!

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Overall, our uptime this year was the best it’s ever been in our modern recorded history. All of our customer facing apps recorded 4 9’s of uptime or better (meaning 99.99x% uptime), and each individual app had less downtime than last year. Our Applications 2012–2015 What About Basecamp 3? Basecamp 3 isn’t on the list, because… keep reading

Do you have to love what you do?

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Just a few of the things you can love, like, not care, or hate to do. Illustration by Nate Otto. Attend enough startup conferences or listen to enough motivational speakers and you’ll hear one piece of advice repeated over and over again: You’ve got to love what you do! If you don’t love what you do,… keep reading