Engineering

Lessons in YAGNI¹ : Patreon’s *_hack” methods and why they’re not”

Lessons in YAGNI¹ : Patreon’s *_hack” methods and why they’re not”

Evan Moses

Patreon Engineering built for the future by creating DB schema and code that supported features that didn't yet exist in our software.

Please, Please Don’t A/B Test That

Please, Please Don’t A/B Test That

Tal Raviv

Trying to decide if an A/B test is right for your project? This handy A/B testing checklist will guide you.

Home — Helping Patreon Employees find things

Home — Helping Patreon Employees find things

Lynnea Tan

As a company grows, finding documents, files or relevant information becomes more difficult. At Patreon, we created a process to keep our employees on the same page -- and able to find the files they need.

Introducing nion

Introducing nion

Jason Byttow

Today, we’re excited to open source nion, a declarative API data management library built on top of Redux.

Why I Joined Patreon

Why I Joined Patreon

Philip James

Today is my first day at Patreon. When I told friends and family that I was joining Patreon, I got one of two responses. Either a friend would say something like: “Dude! That’s amazing! Patreon is great.” Or they would say “Why Patreon over other-San-Francisco-based-tech-company?” This post is an attempt to answer the second group. […]

Five Ways Patreon Supports Engineers Of All Backgrounds

Five Ways Patreon Supports Engineers Of All Backgrounds

Adam Bossy-Mendoza

At Patreon, we strive to create an equitable workplace for people of all backgrounds. We established the following policies and practices to help us work toward this goal in a meaningful way.

An Open Letter to Boring Avatars Everywhere — Meet Foxes

An Open Letter to Boring Avatars Everywhere — Meet Foxes

Jeffrey Sun

Jeffrey Sun explains how Patreon offers something different for our avatar-less users while still keeping things interesting.