News,Badger Life Lani Shamash

Red Badger’s got GAYE

Here at Red Badger we’ve been thinking about how we can deliver more social value as a company. And one of the simplest ways was payroll giving, aka Give As You Earn.

Opinion,Badger Life Lani Shamash

Let’s talk about creating social value, honestly.

Some talk a lot and do very little, others do a bit out of legal obligation or because they want to pay less tax. And while good PR and a lower tax bill may be an added bonus, neither of these things came up when Red Badger’s staff decided to form a group to enable ourselves to create more social impact.

Technology,Badger Life Fabio Volpe

Karma Tracker

Karma Tracker is a Red Badger project, implemented in Clojure, that tracks contributions to OpenSource projects by the members of an organisation.

Badger Life Becca Evans

A Badger's guide to London

In just a few weeks (eek) we are hosting the first React conference in London - React London 2017. The plan for the conference day itself is of course all taken care of but as lots of our guests are coming from outside of London we thought it would be nice to make some suggestions about how to make the most of any extra time in London.

Badger Life Toby Merlet

Learning to program with the world's best hypnotists.

Everybody was very focused during this 2 day seminar. Veerryy Fooccussedd…   And I'm sorry to disappoint, but they were not teaching us to program JavaScript, Closure or Elixir. This was about a different sort of programming altogether.

Badger Life Amy Crimmens

We hired a German Castle – AKA the best summer party ever

Last month all the Badgers plus a whole heap of our friends and partners headed off to Leipzig to spend the weekend in a castle. Red Badger is quite well known for throwing pretty fantastic parties (last year we took everyone to a private island) but I think last weekend was our best yet. 

Badger Life Hanna Cevik

TL;DR: you’re not a unicorn anymore

Living in the technical community in Shoreditch, I’m overexposed to web geekery in comparison to those who don’t work in tech but because I don’t code for a living, much of it still passes me by. The questionable grammar – “internet all the things”, deliberate misspelling – “WAT” and the like provides a closed community in which developers speak to each other in shorthand – and those who don't get it, aren't welcome.

Badger Life Tania Pasia

Screen Printing workshop

The benefits of creative activities have been the focus of several studies over the years proving that engaging in creative activities has multiple benefits to our mental health and physical wellbeing. When these activities take place within a social setting the gains grow substantially, not only on an individual level but also on a collective one.

Badger Life Amy Crimmens

Enough about Diversity

This morning Becca and I went to a breakfast briefing on diversity. I’m not usually up for breakfast events as I’m grumpy in the morning but I was interested to see if there was anything different being said after hearing Dave, our COO speak at a diversity meetup last week.

Badger Life Roisi Proven

Celebrate National Badger Week

It’s National Badger Week. I thought I’d take this time to talk a little bit about our namesake, and the qualities that we share (and some that we don’t).

Badger Life Hanna Cevik

What's the point of going to conferences?

We have a £2,000 annual training budget at Red Badger that can be used however we like. Most people use it to travel to attend a conference in the US, Asia-Pacific or somewhere equally exciting.

Badger Life Alex Savin

Badger Digest – April 2016

Fresh issue of Badger Digest bringing you the most discussed topics and links from our 100+ private Slack channels over the past month.

Badger Life Alex Savin

Badger Digest - February 2016

There are plenty of action going on inside our internal Slack. As of moment of writing we have 100+ channels. This digest is meant to surface some of the most discussed links and topics. Everything is split by relevant channel names. Enjoy.

Badger Life Jack Vickers

ToAsTieS

Here at Red Badger we often talk about being proud of our culture, and a defining part within our culture is the mighty toastie. Yes, that's right, not that you're surprised of course. 

Badger Life Cain Ullah

Red Badger is 5!

Time goes so quickly when you are having fun. It seems like yesterday that StuDave and I put £10K each of our personal savings into Red Badger and started working from our bedrooms. That was on 24th May 2010, 5 years ago, and Red Badger has come a long way since then.