Solar VPS Blog

Full Transparency and Solar VPS "Ask the Company" Application

Transparency is one of those words that, I think, has jumped the shark. It’s become a buzzword, if you will. A word that has lost its original intention. The Enterprise embraced social media, and with that, it seemed every company boasted the hip new tenet of “transparency” because they got on the Facebook and Twitter bandwagon.

Businesses have been interacting with clients in public and private forums since the beginning of time. Likewise, a company cannot exist without sharing some amount of higher level information with employees. So, what are companies doing to truly go above and beyond the ordinary level of transparency, both internally (with employees) and externally (with clients)?

I’d like to introduce myself, and then share a few things that have happened here at Solar VPS to further the cause of transparency. My name is Matt McCaffrey, and I’m a part of the Solar VPS development team. My team is very busy with a long list of features and enhancements to add to the SolarSystem, and I’d like to share my thoughts on some of those another time. Today, I wanted to talk about a few initiatives that I’ve been involved in that aren’t related to code.

So, what am I doing here? A developer, on the company blog? Yeah, it’s happening. We’re all doing our best to be more accessible. We’re building our SolarSystem Knowledgebase by sharing our tech knowledge, and have all been invited to share our thoughts on the company blog. I will be watching the blog closely, and if you have any thoughts, I hope you’ll share them in a comment. Also, if you want to reach me personally, I’m @mmccaff on Twitter.