Monthly Highlights, Team Events and lot more
Tis the season to be jolly! Cuz its Skcriptiversay 🎉. It has been a Glorious 7 years! And we have a suprise video inside! Open it!
Wins for hellonext and other team members for picking up new skills and thriving. Blog target achieved. And Check what happened to Varun's Lotus pond 🧐
It was Hacktober. Yes, we had hackathon this month. Every member of our team got their creative juices overflowing. Check out what each team created! 🥳
This month was more about fitness. Our exercise regime literally increased our work productivity and on the whole, it made us feel better. Find out how we did it! Oh, and one more thing... our team is now obsessed with a new game.😈
August was full of milestones. We beat our previous achievements score 😅 We had Nerd chat, TwoCents and virtual lunch sessions. And something sad happened too 😔
July was amazing because our people came back to India, game section, webinars and lot more happened. Click to find out ✨
This month gave us important breakthroughs and one of our team members got married. Find out who it is 😁✨
We released Android and iOS app for our product. Remote work? having fun with the team never ceases! Find out how we do it! ✨
This is our first try to appreciate small/big achievements of our team. Basically about everything interesting thats happening at skcript. Check it out! ❤️
Here is what I learned from my first Create Week at Skcript
Hackathons provide opportunities to gain hands-on experience in new technology stacks or languages. Typically, Hackathon gives me an excellent understanding of things rather than just running behind new technologies without deep learning.
What type of product team should you have?
Every product had a product team but the team characteristics might change from company to company and product to product. They have their own responsibilities and structure which define the type of product team they are. Read more about what type of product team you want to be.
Skcript Create Week
Check out how we hosted our first virtual hackathon! We built some crazy ideas to help all of us adjust to remote life. And when I mean crazy I mean, our office admin becoming a chatbot developer and our program manager becoming an UI designer!
Good organizational culture is not a foosball table
Building a company is more than sales and marketing. A company is about its people. You need to inspire great culture to foster innovation and a sense of belonging.
Making the right financial decisions in your 20s
A lot of us learn about financial responsibilities later in life. But, at Skcript we wanted to make sure every individual makes smart economic decisions. Hence was born TwoCents, our monthly session on money management.
Bored at work? Try Skcrolympics!
Back in the good old days, when we could meet, team activities were Uno, or cricket, or Secret Hitler. But now, going remote, like most of us during the lockdown, we were BORED and craving for human interaction. So we hosted the Skcrolympics! A one of a kind, online friendly, mini game tournament.
Why is Mental Health one of the Important Issues to Address?
Mental health was one of the under spoken topics before this lockdown. After sitting at home for about six months I realized that this is one of the important issues to address not only in the work sector but also in daily living.
Exit Interview VS Stay Interview
Exit interviews are a way to communicate with people who are looking forward to shedding their responsibilities on one side. On the other side, a stay interview is an interview between a manager and an employee that's designed to learn what keeps employees working for an organization and aspects of need improvement. But on either side, it is always seen as a formality interview done to the people.
Building A Strong Customer Success Team for your SAAS Product
Wondering how to build a Saas customer success team for your product? Here, I have covered some techniques that worked out for us, creating a better customer success team. Read on to know more!
People's Morale Matter
People’s morale could be costing your business much more than you think. Also, contributing to greatest absenteeism, lower customer satisfaction and lower people retention rates, low morale amongst your team will impact on overall productivity and profitability. Employee morale is critical for people engagement and that is the key to business success. So, how do you spot someone with poor morale …
The 5 books our team read during the quarantine
Have you ever experienced a book with your team? We believe that reading books and sharing knowledge with others is something more beautiful. Our Skcript team has been planning book clubs during this lockdown as a part of the team activity. Here’s how we made it happen.
Our first-ever Fireside chat “Let’s Talk Tech” experience
We prepped and practised... of course. Here's our first-ever live fireside chat experience.
7 hacks to pump up your mood at work
We desire to be happy, but not everyone is really happy at work. It is not very difficult to find happiness at work and make it work for you.
How we are perfecting the art of remote work
At Skcript, we always spoke about remote working once a week. We believed in ourselves to manage the team, productivity, and balance culture, no matter from where we worked. What was once our dream, has now become a reality. Read more to know our method of work.
A Good Addition to the Policy List
Does your office allow you to take your pets with you? If yes, then you should be having, if not you must be wondering how one can manage your naughty and super active pet while you work.
Psychological Effects of Remote Work
Remote working could add pressure to your mind. Do you know what you are dealing with during the quarantine remote work? It could be the sudden change in work approach, environment or even loneliness. Let's face it.
4 Measures to follow during Remote Work
Adapting to new processes to improve work culture is challenging. But the situation demands in improving your processes to enable remote work. We have shared ideas that worked for us.
Values Added During Quarantine with our Practices
Have you noticed the change in people as an effect of this quarantine? We noticed a few good changes because of the simple practices that we have adapted to. Maybe you can give them a try too.
5 Ways to Make Remote Team Meetings Interactive
“Virtual meetings can’t create an impact” do you agree with this? We certainly don’t. We have a strong reason for why we don’t. We want to share why we believe in remote meetings and how to help you apply them too.
Remote Hiring During a Pandemic
Hiring remote may sound extremely difficult but it has become a need-of-hour process now. Do you know what to and what not to in remote hiring? Do have a look and append your own list in the thread.
The Tech Bingo Challenge
Played the “Bingo Challenge” on Instagram yet? Well here’s the tech version of it! Get your templates here.
How Human Resources can do Remote Work more Effectively
“Remote work is the future of work” sure has proved itself in 2020. As a HR, we’re so used to managing people “at” work. But what happens when work does not have a location? In this blog, we look at ways to make remote work more efficient!
Maintaining Mental Health while Working Remote
Remote work has been our daily schedule for the past one week. And the entire team has gone through a roller coaster of emotions! From fear, solitude to anxiety - we’ve seen it all. But how do we maintain our mental health during these dire times? Here’s how we do it!
5 Team Activities You Can Play Online To Boost Remote Productivity
If your team is not used to it, remote work can be hard. A common feeling everyone experiences is missing the hustle and bustle of the workplace, the nonchalant exchanges with co-workers and just people really! Though working remote can cause your team to feel alone, you might be surprised at what these activities can do!
10 Products that Support you Working Remote
Struggling with remote work? Maybe you're not using the right products. There's a ton we use to improve our productivity. This article will help you choose the right ones!
Being Productive while Working Remote
Working remote can be difficult and sometimes boring! We try to make the experience better by having schedules, group calls and fun activities. Read on to find out our process for remote work!
Skcript's Remote Work Guidelines
At a time like this, going remote is required to protect your team’s health and balance your business growth. Remote work is not as difficult as you think. With the right tools, energy and communication we can make this work at its best.
Skcript Named as one of Bengaluru’s Best AI Developers by Clutch
We were awarded “India’s Top Agencies for 2020” by Clutch! Everyone at team Skcript is super proud and humbled. Here’s to a fantastic 2020!
Skcript's Favorite Podcasts
Everyone has a busy life, and podcasts are one of the easiest ways to acquire extensive source of information for updating your knowledge. Here is a list of our favorite podcasts. And I'm sure, after listening, the list can become your favorite too.
How to beat the Monday Blues
Do you still feel like a school kid who badly wants to take leave on Monday mornings because of the overwhelming stress? If you are nodding your head, here are quick tricks which can help you shake off the Monday blues forever! Have a great Monday!
Why we don't send holiday wishes to our customers
Here's what we do that's something more than just sending a holiday wish email to our customers.
How to keep your Instagram active?
There are so many social platforms to promote a brand or a company. Instagram is a well known social platform and here is a blog on how Instagram can be used to promote a tech brand.
What-not-to-do before a meeting
There are a ton of things you should do before a meeting. But there are few things, that we tend to miss before a meeting which in-turn may lead to bad impression. Risking in meetings might reflect badly on the profile of your organization or on your personal image and here are few not-to-do points before a meeting.
Top Women in Tech Communities To Follow
If you’re a women programmer, here’s your exclusive access to the best developer communities across the world.
Skcript Announces S/LAB - A nested Startup Within Skcript
S/LAB, a new nested startup inside Skcript that aims to explore the possibility of technologies like never before launches today. Learn more.
Quick Guide To Writing Emails
Writing emails is something that has been taught to us in high school, yet, most of us don’t seem to get the hang of it. Probably because the formats used in school are of no use in the real world. When it comes to professional emails, there are few things to bear in mind. Let’s get to it!
Introducing BRG, an exclusive Blockchain division at Skcript
The new division, BRG will focus on reimagining the supply chain network across multiple sectors.
Must have Management tools
Everyday essential tools or tools to save your time - there are tons and tons of blogs on what tools to use and the best of all of them. I decided to write one too, given that my everyday tool list is stable now.
5 reasons why your business needs a good design language
Every business needs a design language under their belt. But how do you know which design language best suits your business needs? Here are 5 things that you have to look for in a design language before adopting it.
How not to be distracted in 2018!
At work, everyone gets distracted at some point. There might be a new movie trailer that's out, a new gadget review or even a cute puppy gif. We can take a few minutes to look at these, but it's always important to get back to work and focus - this will help you stay on the focus track.
Designing for Goldfish
Is the title making you curious? Well, it should! While we’re designing for ourselves, how often have we thought about designing for others? Just like design is universal, users are too. Here’s how we can design and touch base with every type of user.
December is the decider on this side of the world, mostly because the city that we’re headquartered in takes in a lot of brunt during this month. But December is also the month of celebrations and new milestones - see how the team marked new goals and braved the year end.
What I will be doing in 2018
Everyone has got a list of New Year resolutions that they write but may not end up following. With this, we’re writing resolutions in a way that we get them done by the year end - find out how to be your best in 2018.
Why 90’s kids are cool
Being a 90’s kid is a lot of fun and with the entire world flooding social media with the perks of being a 90’s kid, we wanted to contribute from Skcript as well. And to all the kids who aren’t from the 90’s, we’re sorry and watch out!
Our CTO talks at Ignite 2017
Swaathi Kakarla joins the panel and will be speaking at Ignite 2017 hosted by MOP Vaishnav College.
SiA #1: Thirupurasundari Sevvel, Architect
We met Thirupuransundari Sevvel, an architect par excellence who not only has an interesting career as an architect but is the brain behind the movement, Nam Veedu, Nam Oor, Nam Kadhai (Our Home, Our City, Our Story).
What 10 months at Skcript has taught me.
This might probably be the most honest and accurate recounting of a day (or rather most days) in the life of a Program Manager. Find out what her time at Skcript looks like and you could even take a bit of inspiration from this for your next project!
How to be the best host for your meeting?
Meetings are never meant to be longer and heavier. A short and crisp meeting is always appreciated and here are few points to make your meeting a success.
How we did a major brand redesign
The depth that goes behind the word ‘re-brand’ has is a lot to fathom in a single shot. That’s why we took a healthy amount of days to actually get this re-brand out, and here’s how we pulled it off.
How a one-time engineer became an all-the-time designer
There are a lot of us that get pushed into something just because everyone else is in it. But what if you wanted to do something different? Well, here’s one such story about doing different and being different, because being different is good and rewarding.
A brand new promise
The new face of Skcript comes with a reinforced promise. A promise that will inspire and disrupt the set boundaries. Join us as we embark on a new path-breaking journey.
Renovating our office - S(k)cripting
Making little changes to how our office was organized helped us work better - it has given us a new vision to work towards. We’re now pushing boundaries more than ever, here's how it worked out.
Moving our comments to discourse
We are moving our Blog's discussion system to discourse to provide better interaction and develop better community, join us and find out more!
Apple Music, Gaana, Wynk, Saavn, Jiomusic and Google Play Music. Which is the best Music Streaming service in India?
I have tried and tested it all, now join me as I review all the music streaming services that are currently prominent in India which might help you choose an app that’s reliable to use and which ones to stay away from.
There is something awesome happening on Twitter right now. And you have to see it!
There is something very interesting happening on Twitter and you have to see it. Right. Now.
We’ve hit 150 Followers!
We've hit 150 followers on our Meetup page and that calls for a celebration!
New - Skcript OG Series
Honouring people who inspire us begins here. Announcing the new Skcript OG Series - Season 1.
Go from Zero to One in Productivity
There’s a fine line of difference between busy people and productive people. Let me try and explore what those differences are, and how to stay productive.
Announcing Skcript Events
We are incredibly proud to announce our new initiative, Skcript Events. This one is for those crazy ones who love what they do.
Addressing the gender pay gap at Skcript.
Let us address the gender pay gap at Skcript and how we handle it. Learn more.
How to run a Product Review at your company. [Process]
Here's how you can run a good Product Review workshop at your company.
The boring post on Project Management
Our Project Manager talks about how she manages projects at Skcript to make sure they are delivered on-time.
Instagram accounts every designer must follow
Being a designer, Instagram is one place you should be looking out for inspiration. Here are some of the best accounts to follow.
UnderstandBetter incubates at SAPs Startup Studio
Something big just happened and here is everything you need to know about UnderstandBetter and SAP engagement.
Our CEO explains How to Bootstrap like a Boss
Our CEO is one of the panelists at this event. He will be talking about how he bootstrapped your startup
Mad March Giveaway (Design)
For all you design crazies out there, here is your chance to win some cool design stuff!
10 ways to create a friendly employee workplace
Successful companies spend a ton of time thinking about their employees. Here are the 10 ways to create a healthy employee workplace.
Signs that a good employee is about to quit.
These are the warning signs that you should look out for to have a healthy employee ecosystem.
Home Alone - Alltered Version Part 1
What if Kevin was caught in his home, alone and used Allt to set things up.
Running the most efficient workshop for teams.
From our experience, here are some tips to run the best workshops.
Through the eyes of an intern.
I was a marketing intern at Skcript. And this is how I lived.
A list of things ‘great’ leaders says to their team.
A list of things leaders use to keep them fresh, motivated and to get the most out of them.
Skcript announces Varun Raj as the Product Owner of Pollfury
Varun will be running the operations for our newest product, Pollfury.
Our 12-hour side project we made, to make polls great again.
Sr. Architect talks at Chennai's Maker Party 2016
Varun is speaking at Chennai's Maker Party at SRM University.
We're hosting Chennai Ruby Meetup
We are hosting Chennai Ruby Meetup - September. Join us.
5 ways to empower your team for success
The 5 tips below will help you empower your team for success.
Sr. Architect talks at Chennai.rb
Our Sr. Architect, Varun talks about Browserify, Rails & React at the Chennai.rb User Group.
Staying focused when working remotely
Our CEO writes about killing distractions while working from home or away from the office.
Five things to consider when choosing enterprise productivity applications
Our CEO talks about what enterprises consider for productivity.
Skcript CTO talks at Chennai.rb
Our CTO, Swaathi talks about Rate limiting in Ruby at the Chennai Ruby User Group.
More customers we have, more trees we plant
Our CEO announces a new way to fix our environment
Here’s why we built Allt.
Our insights into why we built Allt for us and for you.
Don’t think. Just make.
Our team unveils a whole new campaign to inspire innovation.
Leaders are not born. They're made.
Our CTO writes about how Leaders are not born and how they are made and their qualities.
Open Sourcing our Redbook
Our management team open sources the Redbook, our internal policies and culture notebook.