Building an online community.

Have you ever been to one of those conferences that promises an excellent opportunity to ‘network and mingle’ with like-minded folks? Where you get given your name on a laminated safety pin badge handed over with a way-too familiar grin?...

Macropod Community Manager

We are looking for a Community Manager to work with us in Yarraville, Melbourne. Does the following sound like you?

How retros solved team communication.

When I started at Macropod nearly a year ago, I was a little surprised to find that a company that seemed to have their act together in so many ways didn’t do regular “retrospectives”. For the last five years I’ve worked in...

What kind of leader are you?

I’m a first-time CEO (although it’s certainly not the first time I’ve managed a team). I know I still have a lot to learn, especially as my team is small and I’ve only been at this a few years. The...

The 2015 BugHerder Survey Results

First of all, thank you everyone who filled in our survey. We had more than 150 responses which gives us an excellent snapshot of how you use Bugherd for bug and issue tracking and where our product / market fit...

CSS: Why we need localized constants

There’s become a growing concern that, in general, CSS is broken. While it hasn’t been something that’s prohibited me from work, it’s becoming more apparent the more complex our application gets. Scoped CSS is something quite a few projects are...

Trust, above all else

As a startup founder, one of the hardest things you have to learn to do is to relinquish control. Once you start hiring you have to work incredibly hard to resist the temptation to micromanage your team. I still remember the first...

Shaking Off My Corporate Anxiety

Changing jobs can be hard, changing careers are harder, and changing from a corporate role to a start-up (or vice-versa) can be either the best or the worst decision you’ve ever made. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve...

Funding an Australian Startup

After my previous post about why Macropod chose to stay in Australia, I received quite a few questions about raising money in Australia vs raising in the US and about our experience funding a startup generally. Whilst my post was quite...

Why we kept our Startup in Australia

Matt (my co-founder) and I started BugHerd more than four years ago. In startup terms, we’re not a successful company yet and we’re certainly no unicorn. But we’re still alive, and we still have a dream we want to deliver. It’s...