Inside Symbiote

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Archive: 2023

3 MIN READ

Our 4-day work weeks: so far, so good ...

By Amanda Brown

The Symbiote team talk about what life's like with a 4-day work week.

1min read

Yes, Symbiote supports the Voice to Parliament

By Marcus Nyeholt, Owen Windsor

We believe a Yes vote will recognise 65,000 years of indigenous connection to this land, establishing a practical path to better outcomes for First Nations people.

2 MIN READ

Top 3 tips for coaching your colleagues

By Justin Matthies

Here's what it's like to coach colleagues within a company with a flat management structure.

"Coaching is a lot like a game of Jeopardy. The correct answer is usually a question."

3 MIN READ

From hairdresser to software developer – diversity in our development teams is a strength

By Kandice Stern

From hairdresser to software developer. Past career experiences give our teams the edge.

2 MIN READ

4-day working week in a high performing team

Let's talk about the importance of trust in software development, the attraction of a 4-day a week role, and why I love learning and sharing skills.

2 MIN READ

I love to break things – that’s what makes me a great software tester

By Priti Padmawar

My job as Symbiote’s Quality Assurance analyst, is to try to break things so our developers can fix them to deliver a high quality product.

3 MIN READ

How to choose the right people to make your integrated usability testing a success, even on a budget

By Rachel Kelly

Our usability testing process is fast, highly effective and budget-friendly. We carefully select the right people and they give us all kinds of useful information that’d be missed with a large-scale approach.

3 MIN READ

Celebrating International Women's Day every day

By Amanda Brown

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Here are the practical ways Symbiote supports women.

3 MIN READ

Tips for planning and executing larger engineering epics

By Chris Kelly

Here's how we managed the early planning stage of a complex web development project.

5 MIN READ

Our five best software test and quality assurance practices in the project lifecycle

By Sakina Abedi

These are the top 5 best software testing and quality assurance practices we follow at Symbiote and how they improve our relationships with our customers, our internal processes and relationships, and the software we make.