When it’s 6am and the app is on fire…


I woke up on a typically cold and dreary February morning in Chicago before the sun rose. I leaned over to check my phone on my nightstand and noticed an abnormal amount of messages in my inbox. 75 to be precise.

That’s never a good sign.

I catapulted out of bed, launched into my desk, and opened up my laptop. The app was up, but when I tried to login, nothing happened.

Read more about every product owner’s worst nightmare on The Stories of DoneDone, our Medium series on the joy, fear, reservation, and pride we’ve experienced during the making of our issue tracker.

Ka Wai Cheung is the original creator of DoneDone and author of The Developer’s Code. Follow him personally on Twitter via @developerscode and read more at Life Imitates Code.