Who we are
We are a small team (currently five) with a record of success and strong potential. We’re fans of the newest technologies and a good old beer.
We do not consider ourselves to be a “startup,” as that word is often connected in the public mind to words like “starvation” or “misery” or “bullshitting.” Smarkup is self-funded by the founder, who takes an active role in product design and development.
How we work
We are not fueled by stress, or ASAP, or rushing, or late nights… We are a calm company. We go to our office every day. Not because we have to, but because we need and like to. We discuss and brainstorm a lot, study, prototype, and document. We also write many tests to have peace of mind when running in production and when refactoring. We automate what can be automated and use our time wisely. We think twice before adding a new dependency to our project or switching to another silver-bullet methodology.
We use JIRA for issues tracking and project management, Figma for design and prototyping, GitHub as an SCM, CI, and for pull-requests. Yes, we do code reviews! We like to give feedback and receive feedback. Not only about the code, however. We consider feedback to be a great tool to have in your toolbox.