Paper Weaving by Joel Penner is licensed under CC BY 2.0

How to Write a More Effective Conference Proposal

Noticeable trends and tips from reviewing over 450 conference proposals
By Allison McMillan

Looking to submit a conference proposal? These five tips will help you craft better proposals that will impress the reviewers in the future.

Productivity Tips and Tools

How to stay organized while juggling lots of tasks
By Allison McMillan

Balancing a variety of professional and personal work tasks can be tough. To make sure nothing falls through the cracks, use these tips and tools to help keep yourself organized.

Unsolicited Critique

The internet is a large and largely terrible place. Let's fix it.
By Patrick O'Dell

One of the Collective Idea designers takes to the internet to assess and rework whatever he finds on the other side.

Guard is Your Friend

Get instant test feedback using Guard::RSpec and other Guard plugins.
By Joshua Kovach

Test-driven development can be a little slow going, jumping between your code and your console, and targeting tests by line is prone to error. Use these tools and techniques to streamline your TDD.

Remote-friendly Retrospectives with Trello

Use Atlassian's collaborative project-planning app to bring your remote workers into the fold
By Dana Jones

Conduct collaborative, interactive meetings with people all over the globe. Trello is good for more than just software development and project planning.