Hello! I'm told this is now a weekly update thread and I'm first So here goes…
This week, I'm working on getting version 1.3.0 of the Android app out the door and on to the beta channel with @emmag and @ivan. We're just finishing up the last few tasks so looking good for mid-week This will only go to the beta channel and then we're following up with 1.3.1 ASAP after which completes the feature and we can launch to everyone. I'll write a bit more about this later in the week — it's so we can ship as quickly as possible and test it out with real users. Payments and contacts for everyone!
On Thursday, we have user testing where we get a bunch of lovely people in to the office to show them a new feature and watch them try to use it. It's incredibly helpful to ensure we're building something people can actually use! This week, we're testing a form of bill splitting so fingers crossed it'll go well I'll be booking people for that today (I'm running a bit behind).
We're also launching Monzo.me this week, as previewed by the wonderful @hugo earlier on. Testflight first and then full launch later this week (hopefully), so I'm halfway through writing the launch blog post and various other bits of info for that.
Looking through my calendar, other bits going on this week are 4 interviews for different positions: backend engineers, Android engineers and operations, so that's always interesting. I've also got 1:1s booked with lovely people like @emma_mondo, @leah and @ole, as well as some newer faces here like @kieranmch and @valerio I also need to write some new copy for some of the features we're building for version 1.9.1 on iOS (like being able to see your PIN in the app rather than having to contact customer support ) And we're going ice skating on Wednesday!
That's it! It's pretty chilly this week and I've just moved on to a canalboat, so I'm currently trying to find more coal and kindling to keep us going. I'm also told by @hugo that I should put my Twitter username here so that everyone follows me so: Follow me at @trstnthms. I've got a long way to go to beat his follower number though!
I nominate @oliver for next week because he's doing some pretty interesting stuff…