Late 2018, I took on my dream role at Heroku working on Developer Experiences. I was so excited to start my new journey working on a product that introduced me to the world of tech. Heroku was the place I deployed my first app, and like me, everyone on my team had the same story. My journey started as a Sr. Product Designer; however, in late 2019, I transitioned to the Frontend Engineering Team.BROWSe case studies
First year on the job! How exciting. If I can decide on a word that described this time, I would say "Sustaining the here and now". After the acquisition of Heroku in 2010, Heroku operated quite independently of Salesforce, but, this year things were a bit different. We went into maintenance mode to sustain our current customers and products. One half of the design team focused on the merge between Heroku/Salesforce a.k.a imagining Periwinkle (purple + blue). For me, I chose to sustain our current product.
Although the Salesforce + Heroku merger took awhile, it was inevitable. Once the news broke, attrition rose, burnout crept in, morale plummeted, and COVID-19 took away our quarterly bonding time. Although we were already remote, remote took on a new meaning. Thank goodness we've had all the tools needed to work effectively from home but now we're also fighting the woes of the world through a video call. During the time, all hands were on deck to build out the love child between Heroku and Salesforce called Evergreen Console. I also took on a new roles as Software Engineer MTS. Evergreen took lots of turns; however, we were able to push out a pilot, we've gotten feedback, and now we are working on 2.0.