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Renovating and Innovating Our Offices for Hybrid Work

April 24, 2023 7:08 pm

While most of our Two Barrels team works from home (or, as we say, they work from wherever), we have offices all over the country—our main ones being located in Spokane, Austin, and Salt Lake. We have folks who work in the office full-time or as part of a hybrid position—in fact, we have writers, developers, executives, and administrators who live in each of the U.S. time zones. And when any team member comes into our offices, we want them... View Article

We’re a Product-Focused Company – So What Does That Mean?

July 12, 2022 5:53 pm

At Two Barrels, we’re trying to create the room and freedom for people with all types of skill sets at various stages of their development to USE THEM. What a novelty? The reality is that our company, just like every tech job you’ll get is playing catch up. There’s an endless list of things we need to do. Huge tech companies are always fighting fires and trying to get stuff done that someone else tells them to do. We fight... View Article

A Two Barrels Guide to The Non-Traditional Cover Letter

April 14, 2022 10:35 pm

Two Barrels is a highly sought-after workplace, and we’re constantly seeking incredible talent. But, we don’t want to read a cover letter that basically repeats everything listed on your resume. Our team actually reads cover letters and considers them an essential part of the hiring process. So, how do you write a cover letter that screams, “Pick me!” louder than everyone else? Your first step is to take the traditional cover letter template and throw it out the window. What... View Article

Finding the Best Fried Chicken Sandwich in Spokane

February 11, 2021 6:45 pm

While Southern fried chicken finds its origins in Scottish and West African cuisine, the fried chicken sandwich is a wholly American invention, and while Spokane isn’t yet a foodie destination, when it comes to fried chicken sandwiches, this town has a bevy of options. Therefore I made it my goal to try as many local fried chicken sandwiches as I could, and hopefully not die from a heart attack in the process. I ordered chicken sandwiches at a total of... View Article

Winter is Coming to Spokane!

November 23, 2020 7:59 pm

Spokane’s weather can be a little moody– and that’s part of the charm. That being said, the area’s most manic season has to be our five-month winter. But hey, it’s those winter months that we have to thank for our scenic river’s falls and just about everything else of beauty in this ecosystem, so it’s worth putting up with, and then some! If you’re thinking about moving to Spokane for one of our many high-paying tech jobs, there’s a few... View Article

Spokane Breweries

October 22, 2020 9:13 pm

With over twenty breweries and counting, Spokane has quietly arrived as a city to be reckoned with in the world of American craft beer. The Northwest has long been known for its commitment to producing some of the best beer in the world. Beer culture is deeply ingrained in Washington, and Spokane’s growing craft beer scene showcases why American brewing is at the top of its game. No-Li Brewhouse The granddaddy of Spokane’s growing craft beer scene, No-Li has been... View Article

Spokane Staycations

October 22, 2020 4:10 pm

Wondering how you can scratch that travel itch while on a Spokane staycation? The good news is we live in an adventure-rich region. Staycation options are plentiful whether it’s snowing outside or sweltering, whether you’re a hiker or a relaxer or really just need to sit somewhere besides your couch to finish that book you started months ago. We’ve compiled a list of Spokane staycation ideas to help keep you busy even though everything is canceled and borders are closed.... View Article

What’s the difference between “Done” and it technically works on a developers desktop in Chrome?

October 16, 2020 4:42 am

One of the most common questions I get from our tech employees is: What’s the difference between “done” and “it technically worked on a developer’s desktop in Chrome”? So I thought this might be a great time to write a blog post about the meaning of “done” at Two Barrels. So what is the definition of “done”? “Done” is when the problem a customer, an employee, or the company needed solved has been solved. But is there really such a... View Article

Spokane Music Venues

September 1, 2020 4:25 pm

Spokane’s local music scene would need to be chronicled by someone much more hip than myself, but if you’re wondering if the live music scene is “happening” in Spokane, you’re in luck… it is. Whether you’re wanting to see live music, or even play some yourself, Spokane has a venue for you. The Fox If your idea of good live music includes a full orchestra, The Fox is the place to be. Home to the Spokane Symphony, the Martin Woldson... View Article

Spokane’s Caffeine Scene

September 1, 2020 4:21 pm

A lot of people think that all Washingtonians are just a bunch of coffee-loving, flannel-wearing, Subaru-driving hipsters… Well, that might not be 100% spot on, but we do love our coffee in Spokane. Here’s a spotlight on some of our favorite places to get some hot, earthy bean-water in town. Indaba on Riverside You literally just have to take the elevator downstairs to find great local coffee. Indaba, a local coffee staple, is our next door neighbor. Specializing in their... View Article