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Introducing the VSHN Handbook

20. Nov 2019

VSHN is 5 years old. As we reached this symbolic milestone, we looked backwards and realized that one of our greatest assets, right after our incredible team, was our culture.
The VSHN culture encompasses all of our values, and our day-to-day practices. It is what we think, and how we think about it. It is what makes us different, and hopefully, what makes us work a bit better every day.
As much as it defines our behavior and values, having such a rich culture can also be a hindrance; particularly when new VSHNeers join the team. It can be complicated, sometimes even overwhelming, to figure out all of the ins and outs of our ways of working and collaborating. Not only from a technical point of view, but also from a human one.
It is for that reason that we assembled and condensed most of our culture into the VSHN Handbook, which we now proudly reveal to the world. The VSHN handbook contains most of the information required to know us in detail; how we recruit new VSHNeers, how we work in squads, and even how our salary system works.
Besides being available as a website, the VSHN Handbook is also available in PDF, EPUB3, Kindle and even as a man page! For those curious about how it’s made, we have used the excellent Antora documentation generator, based on the not less impressive Asciidoctor toolchain.
Feel free to read, download and share, and let us know your opinion in the form below!

Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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