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Overtime, I’ve come to define my personal mission to be supporting people in their own mission. Becoming a developer got me to love building productivity tools, and I’m now decently good at it. I’ve been meeting my purpose with Internal Tools for more than 2 years at Algolia, crafting digital experiences on-demand to help other teams automating recurring manual actions and information pipelines, so they can focus more on what they do best. But code, to me, was never an end in itself, and design always has been continuously growing more and more fascinating to me.

6 months ago my…

Algolia is a fast-scaling company: we were about 120 when I joined in August 2017 and grew to 300 by the time of writing this article. We have many offices in different parts of the world, which means different time zones, so it’s easy to feel lost, and disconnected from each other’s daily lives. This can be especially true for new hires. That could fall under the scope of the Internal Tools squad that I’m a member of, as our mission is to improve productivity and internal communication. …

Nicolas Torres

Web developer, designer and minimalist.

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