Senior Product Designer Josué Rivera uses Free Fridays to work on CockroachDB’s user experience and spend time on personal growth to reorient his emotional well-being.
Swati Kumar uses Free Fridays to provide marketing advice to nonprofits who would otherwise be unable to afford it.
Engineer Matt Jibson uses Free Fridays and the 4-day work week to work on side projects like a SQL formatter and spend some time with his family while exploring NYC.
Engineering manager Jordan Lewis uses Free Fridays to work on engineering rather than management, to conduct his own experiments for CockroachDB.
Technical Marketer Sean Loiselle uses Free Fridays to work on a Master’s in Computer Science and side projects like a learning management system for another startup.
Engineer Rebecca Taft uses Free Fridays and the 4-day work week prepping for conferences and working on side projects such as a neural network query optimizer.
I decided to spend a Free Friday building a GitHub digest that provides a daily appraisal of PRs in a concise and parsable format.
GitHub stars are a simple way for GitHub users to bookmark repos that interest them. "Stargazers" is a tool to query GitHub for information about the stars.
I experimented with implementing the Redis protocol on top of CockroachDB, scratching the itch on the question: Could CockroachDB ever replace Redis?
To understand why we instituted a 4-day work week in the first place, consider what sort of product we're building. CockroachDB requires abstract thinking..