We work to ensure our team have a comfortable, productive working environment, free from the bureaucracy and frustrations commonly associated with office life.
Every member of the Brightbox team works remotely, most from home. We’ve got plenty of systems in place to make the most of teleworking - a private Jabber server for short, daily meetings and chat throughout the day; VOIP conference calls; Redmine for project management; and a private wiki for documentation.
One of our cofounders was interviewed for the 37signals book “Remote: Office not required”, which includes some more details of how we work.
Our team is spread across two continents, but we have a base office in Leeds, United Kingdom. It’s just outside Leeds city centre and is easily accessible, with free parking and good public transport links from around the city.
Some of us meet up at the office once every couple of weeks, mostly just to catch up with each other and eat great food.
We wouldn’t be where we are today without the work of the Ruby on Rails and other free software communities so we do what we can to support them.
We commit time and resources to make and release useful tools and scripts. We release libraries and full applications. We support grassroots events both financially and logistically, and of course by attending them.