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Persona YES grata: When to use personas

Let me start by saying that I’m not the biggest advocate for personas, they’re not always the best way to understand our users and their challenges. But, this particular case is one where a persona has been so helpful, I even felt compelled to write a blog about it.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Life at Cleo

Salary negotiation in 3 easy steps

Salary negotiation can be a challenging but ultimately rewarding process, literally. After training a couple of work experience students at Cleo on this recently, I was reminded how daunting it can feel when you’re just starting out. So, here’s a handy guide to follow, whether this is your first, fourth or hundredth time!

Monday, August 2, 2021
Life at Cleo

The Great Migration: Heroku to Aurora

Last year, our Heroku Postgres database was fast approaching its 3TB storage limit, the maximum size that Heroku supports at time of writing. To make sure our community of 4 million people could continue to work on their financial health with Cleo, it was essential to migrate away from Heroku as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Thursday, May 6, 2021
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