Trees for Bugs: Nurturing Technology Excellence
I'm going to tell you a secret... some mornings I open my inbox with a bit of trepidation for the day to come, but not today. This morning I arrived at ecentricarts to find a happy surprise in my inbox - an email with the subject "Your Kentico Tree". At once I shouted "Woo hoo!" and my hand shot straight up in a celebratory fist pump! Finally, confirmation I was getting a tree planted for a bug I had reported to Kentico. While responding to the email, confirming relevant details, my colleagues glanced over wondering what had caused such jubilation prior to consuming my morning coffee. I asked my co-workers if they too had received such an email and two of them had. More fist pumping ensued, a great way to start the morning.
Each tree planted is labeled with the bug finder's name or on behalf of someone they want to recognize
Why did this make me so happy?
As part of the Trees For Bugs programme run by the Kentico CMS software firm, any newly identified bugs that are reported by our developers will see a tree planted either in the developer’s name or on behalf of someone they want to recognize. The Trees for Bugs initiative highlights some of my favourite things about Kentico:
- Their quick response to bugs within their software. They fix bugs within 7 working days. Holy cow fast! And make it super easy to apply hotfixes with KIM (Kentico Installation Manager)
- The excellent support they provide developers working with their platform. They respond to your support emails on a timely basis and work to ensure your issues get resolved.
- And their commitment to the environment. They plant a tree with your name on it. How cool is that?
So far the ecentricarts’ tally is 4 trees, the latest of which are scheduled to be put in the ground in late April. This leaves me thinking... maybe I should plant a Kentico tree in my backyard this weekend. A tree for a tree? Why not.
Trees for bugs in plain English
The Trees for Bugs initiative is carried out in cooperation with the Environmental Partnership, which is a leading Czech foundation supporting sustainable development projects throughout the Czech Republic.
You can also view the trees map.