How to Maintain Company Culture With Remote Teams

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Every day, we see more and more companies with distributed workforces & remote teams. Some belong to the sharing economy while others do it because they’re a small team and prefer to work from their hometowns. Everyone has a reason for remote work, however there doesn’t seem to be a general consensus for how to create a 100% remote company. In this post, we’ll share a few tips that helped us build and maintain our culture when everyone works remotely.

Why Does Your Startup Not Need a CTO (Just Yet)

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In addition to being a development consultancy, we are very committed to helping entrepreneurs in our city. We offer a free consulting hour to pretty much everyone we cross paths with, in hopes that this will help them to get their company to the next level.

Over the course of the years, we have spotted a recurring trend among first-time entrepreneurs: they want to hire a CTO before they even need it. Sometimes, before they even know what a CTO is and does.

Let's once and for all solve this mistery.

How to Make the Most of a Development Bootcamp

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MarsBased just turned three years old! Coincidentally, we started our company at the same time as our buddies of IronHack, the leading development bootcamp in Barcelona, Madrid and Miami.

Along these three years, we have been collaborating in a lot of fronts: we teach and mentor there, we give keynotes, we've co-organised events, we've created joint content, they're coming in bulk to our Startup Grind events and we even hired people that completed their development bootcamp. In fact, last week, we became official partners in order to do more and better things together for the development community in Barcelona.

Since we have been collaborating with Ironhack for such a long time, and with some other bootcamps too, we can give you some tips to make the most of your experience in any of them.

How to Do Agile Prototyping Using Static Pages to Reduce Development Time

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Launching a product is a battle against time. Nowadays, immediacy is required from every company because if you don't launch what I need, someone else will.

Some months ago, we published a blog entry about how we help our clients to reduce their time to market because we know that both entrepreneurs with their startups, big companies, and corporations need to launch fast to start gaining users and collecting data.

In this blog entry, we will give you more technical insight on how we prototype using static pages at MarsBased.

How We Created Our Own Frontend Framework: MarsMan (and Why)

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2016 was a really challenging year for MarsBased. Throughout the entire year, we worked on about 16 different projects, and even though I joined as a full-time employee in June, I've been involved in most of them in the design, UX and frontend development phases.

Switching projects isn't always easy, especially when dealing with different clients who have different tech stacks and different libraries in every project, or even very diverse visual guidelines.

Luckily enough, we came up with the idea to standardise the visual elements we're using throughout all our projects and grouped them in a library of our own: MarsMan.

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