By Tobias Schlitt, first published at Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:23:29 +0100
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Development teams use various kinds of headgear in their processes. Some have a "hat of shame" or even pink bunny ears, the breaker of a build needs to wear (and is posted on Facebook). We at Qafoo have the tradition of wearing the symbolic "pink sombrero" when hacking something in production.
The purpose of such headgear is as multifarious as its incarnations. Some should just be funny, some remind you that what you are doing should not be done and others seduce your co-workers to blame you.
This background raised the idea for our Qafoo Supporty, a cap that developers can wear with pride: to show that there is something good going on, to indicate that disturbing them right now can interrupt something very sensible and to keep the important developer brain warm in in winter.
Three incarnations of the Qafoo Supporty exist:
Don't disturb - Refactoring in progress
Caution! Emerging Architecture
Stand back, I'm going to try testing
We sent out quite a bunch of them for our customers, partners and friends for Christmas 2014 and we will continue to bring them to conferences, usergroups and customers this winter.
If you, your usergroup, team or friends don't have Qafoo Supporties yet, just tweet why you would like to have some and mention @qafoo at the end of your tweet. We will raffle and send out some more of them before March 1st.
With this in mind we wish all of you a successful year 2015 full of awesomeness!
… to be continued.
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