Monzo Time: Working on projects outside our product roadmap

The amazing @emmag explains why our engineers spend some time each month working on other projects. And, together with @kavi and @james, she shares the stories of some of the features that started life during Monzo Time!


There are some neat ideas here. I’m very curious about drunk mode :see_no_evil:


I wish more companies would do this :heart:

I prefer my half day Fridays! :stuck_out_tongue:

We don’t get anything like that :frowning: unfair…

:man_shrugging: Work somewhere else :stuck_out_tongue:

PS: we’re hiring


This is such a great idea! Love seeing how ideas are constantly being looked at and collaborated on + reprioritised based on feedback. I think it’s definitely something more companies should do

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Eugh working at a legacy bank, I don’t get any of this.

We use open source software in so much of our work, but management won’t give us time to contribute back.

Typical corporate :poop:


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“Ability to block certain merchants without pausing card”. Absolutely all over this! When my card was cloned all the transaction were attempted via the same merchant, I really needed to use my card so I would periodically un-pause my card to use it (risky!).


I like the idea of bringing up banks logo when entering thier sort codes

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I think this is already in - at least when I set up a standing order last week I got the banks logo for it.

The Android ticket on the left column seems like a process smell, somehow rushing a non functional requirement through the free project time. I’d wonder why it wasn’t on the official android roadmap - I’d guess it is the lack of external visibility for customers. :thinking:

I can confirm it is. I noticed it yesterday. Nice little addition :+1:t3:

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Reads to me like a developer quality of life/ease of debugging change that isn’t necessary but would be nice to have from their point of view.