Company culture is fostered by the people. We encourage everyone to create the type of spaces they want to be a part of and Litmus provides the support and resources to back it up. As a result, we have a variety of employee-led opportunities to connect and grow together.
Engage in community with teammates who share similar backgrounds and experiences.
Litmus Women in Tech
Mission: Our mission is to foster a fully-inclusive environment for women working in a technical role at Litmus by providing a safe space for women to share their experiences, learning how to respond to bias in the workplace, and supporting the upward mobility of women in their careers.
United Colors of Litmus
Mission: We seek to build a community for people of under-invested racial and ethnic backgrounds at Litmus, promote anti-racism through cultural awareness, increase representation at all levels, and serve as an interdepartmental advisory team.
Mission: We seek to build a respectful, safe, and supportive community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and asexual (LGBTQIA+) employees and allies where they can thrive.
Mission: To uplift marginalized and underrepresented groups at Litmus through the three pillars of Support, Learn, and Practice.
Professional and Personal Development
Exchange insights, learn new things, or find a safe space for discussions.
Book Club: Web Dev
- Accessibility for Everyone by Laura Kalbag
- Refactoring in Ruby by William C. Wake and Kevin Rutherford
- Ruined by Design by Mike Monteiro
Engineering Endless Conference
Reimagining conferences as a remote team, this group meets biweekly to watch and discuss YouTube talks together. Past talks include:
- "Breaking up (with) your test suite" by Justin Searls
- "Bringing page transitions to the web" by Jake Archibald
- "To mock, or not to mock?" by Emily Giurleo
Book Club: Leadership
A group to read and discuss non-garbage leadership-related books. Past books include:
- Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
- The Introverted Leader by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler
- The Art of Leadership: Small Things Done Well by Michael Lopp
Book Club: Product & Design
Read and discuss books about product management, design, innovation, strategy, and related topics. Despite our name, all are welcome — in fact, we have members from multiple functional areas of Litmus currently participating! We believe learning together helps us work better together. Past books include:
- Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri
- Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models by Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann
- Technically Wrong by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Mental Health Meet-Ups
A safe place where people can open up about their experiences with anxiety, depression, stress, or any other mental health topic. It's an opportunity to discuss anything to do with mental health, among peers who understand. The discussions are confidential, but open to anyone who chooses to join.
Connect with your teammates beyond the day-to-day work.
Meet-Ups in Person and Virtually
Every year we get together as a whole department for a week of team activities, projects, sharing, games and more! We've done both in-person and virtual ones. Teams may also gather for smaller meetups throughout the year.
In 2022, we held our first Fix-It week for our Engineering, Product and Customer Support teams. Think… hack week, but more focused on improving and correcting existing features and systems. More than just fixing things though, we got to work on different teams, try out new skills, and have fun. We ended the week with our first “Fixies” - a demos and awards show for all of the group projects.
From quarterly town halls where we all have a chance to share feedback to casual hangs in a virtual Cosmos office, we have a calendar of events to get together and foster our team culture. Some activities include lightning talks (short presentations on anything you want), bingo, trivia, and monthly department All-Hands to keep communication and transparency top of mind.