Open to good ideas

By WunderdogJan 27, 2021 • Read time 2 min

We all experience a multitude of oddly annoying problems in our everyday lives. Tiresome, isn’t it? At Wunderdog, we’re no different. But our doggos are lucky enough to be superb problem solvers — with pretty advanced technical skills to match. Matching problems to solutions is in our Wunderdog DNA, so we like to give our employees opportunities to solve some of their everyday problems.

To do this we actively support independent learning and development, encouraging our people to kick-start their own personal projects. This fits in well with our project work — as consultants the gaps we sometimes have between projects provide the perfect opportunity to get down to some independent study and personal development. Having a personal project to focus on can be rewarding, interesting, and uplifting, which is great for the overall well-being of our employees — something that is really important to us as an employer.

We also want everyone to share what they’ve created and learned, so we think it’s only fair to compensate our people for the open-source projects they work on outside of working hours. In 2020, our doggos spent 839 hours on open-source projects and we've compensated them with a bonus of 12585€ in total. See all projects here.

These open-source hours have mostly been used to solve everyday problems through modern technology. Maybe one of them will help to solve a problem you’ve been facing?

Discover the everyday struggles — and solutions — of our doggos:

I had a problem: What's your name again?

I had a problem: Baby, it's cold outside!

I had a problem: And the solution was terminal

I had a problem: I keep losing control

I had a problem: I'm a control freak and I think I like it

I had a problem: Don't play it again, Sam!

I had a problem: It's the writing that's wrong

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How I half-accidentally committed to an open-source library for the rest of my life / Tailwind CSS-elevation plug-in


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