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Upstream Agile GmbH

Seven Things

January 22, 2009 by alex

Hey a new meme, gotta be part of it. We got tagged by Jan and Till about “seven things”

These are the rules:

  • Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post — some random, some weird.
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.

So here we go:

[caption id=”attachment_512” align=”alignright” width=”290” caption=”Our old Logo”]Our old Logo[/caption]

  1. The name upstream was suggested by friend. After having spent months in search for a company name we just accepted it out of desperation. Wasn't such a bad choice was it?
  2. When seeing our old logo most people told us it looked like a tennis ball (it was supposed to be a river) - so good we did an overhaul last year.
  3. We never ever hire anyone permanently - everyone who works for us is a freelancer. We don't want anyone to be dependent on us and we don't want to be responsible for anyone.
  4. we pair program all the fucking time (ppatft) .. mostly
  5. If my GTD tool wouldn't remind me every week our office plants would have died long ago
  6. We have hired programmers and scored gigs over twitter.
  7. We can write PHP but don't tell anyone.

I’m tagging Mathias, Gregor, Martin, Marius, Pat, Kristina and Christian.