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A few words from the apes, monkeys, and various primates that make up the Cheeky Monkey Super Squad.

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  • 1 month 1 week ago

    In this post I’ll cover the improvements we’ve made to our developer workflow at Cheeky Monkey Media. At the center of these improvements is a git branching strategy, but I'll also talk a bit about code review, dev environments, and tools.

    The Dangers of the Jungle

    A lot of things can hurt you in the jungle. That's why monkeys watch — and pick the bugs off— each other's backs! Monkey troops are organized in a way that makes them as strong as they can be. As development teams we should create processes and workflows that do the same thing.

  • 3 months ago

    Time Vampires - Evil Time Wasting Blood Suckers - THEY ARE REAL!!!

    Have you ever looked at the clock and realized your work day is almost over and you can’t recall what you accomplished during the past 8 hours? If we’re really honest with ourselves and each other right now, you are probably nodding your head and hoping your boss isn’t asking why :)

  • 4 months 4 weeks ago

    When building or analyzing your website, the last thing you want to discover is that you’re one misplaced keyword away from bringing a Frankenstein-inspired mess to life.

    If you’re reading this article with a sinking feeling in your stomach, relax - the solution is much simpler than killing your own creation (or at least trying to), lest an angry village holding pitchforks comes after you.

    It’s called concept maps.

  • 8 months 2 weeks ago

    One of the great things about being a creative agency is the number of amazing ideas that we get to hear. Literally everyday, we are having conversations with our existing and potential clients about building their future.

  • 8 months 2 weeks ago

    As my time at Cheeky Monkey Media comes to an end, I thought I would share a list of the life lessons I learned while working with these amazing Monkeys (some of them probably aren’t fit for a corporate blog post). Giving me my first “big girl” job out of college is something I will forever be grateful for. I also want to give a big thank you to all the people behind the company for the laughs, lessons, and nerf wars - you guys are some pretty cool cats.

  • 8 months 3 weeks ago

    These amazing products/services are ones I use every day to streamline my professional processes. I figured I’d share them with you incase you are in search of some neat tools that can help with your day-to-day:

  • 9 months ago

    Hi,

    This is Caesar, my partner in crime. He can be a handful, but you couldn’t ask for a better dog.

    Caesar with a poop bag bow

  • 9 months 1 week ago

    In preparation for MozCon, I (Monkey Marketer, Lizzy) did some digging into the Keynotes - don’t worry, I found no criminal reports or sexually explicit photos. What I did find, however, was a bunch of informative, engaging, and kickass posts. From my research I wanted to share some of the articles, and one video, that I love most (5 in this post, and 5 more to come). Bring on Seattle! 

  • 9 months 1 week ago

    I think it would be a good idea to paint a brief picture of what the past 6-8 months have looked like for me, in order to provide a little bit more context for my expectations and experience of being an intern at Cheeky Monkey Media.

    The Beginning

    I began my internship at Cheeky Monkey at the end of a five-month coding Bootcamp, called Epicodus, based in Portland, OR.  Before delving into the world of web development, the bulk of my experience was in customer service and outdoor conservation work. 

  • 9 months 2 weeks ago

    Me! Write a blog!? No Way!

    Let me start off by being completely honest: when I was first asked to write my own blog post for Cheeky Monkey Media (CMM), I was profoundly scared of having to dive into it. I have never really considered myself a “writer” nor had I gone out of my way to write much more than what was required by my high school and early college classes. And that feels like forever ago…

    So I found myself thinking, “I write in languages for machines to understand, why do they want me to write for humans?”

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