In 1826 Josiah Holbrook organized the Millbury Branch Number 1 of the American Lyceum with the goal of bringing lifelong education through presentation and spirited debate to everyone. Mr. Holbrook’s great hope was to bring about a general and universal diffusion of knowledge regardless of age, gender or station. Taking the name “Lyceum” from Aristotle’s school, Mr. Holbrook’s efforts resulted in the organization of thousands of local Lyceums and the brief formation of a National Lyceum.
At Axial, we agree strongly with Mr. Holbrook that education is a lifelong exercise. We believe that curiosity and ingenuity are critically important and that you should engage in debate with friends, colleagues and experts on a variety of topics frequently and vigorously.
In the spirit of the 19th century Lyceum movement, we invite domain experts to our offices every month to give a presentation or participate in a panel discussion. Our doors are open to anyone interested in joining the debate (and of course, there’s always the free Sixpoint).
The Axial Corps of Engineers is a team of technologists dedicated to pragmatically and predictably shipping innovative software. Some people would say we’re flip-floppers, but we reserve the right to change our minds when new evidence is presented. The best argument, implementation or design on any given day is the one we’ll favor at Axial, not the one coming from the person with the highest rank, title or most pull. We value practical consideration and self-restraint backed by solid communication over rockstars, samurais and ninjas.
We’ll use a framework, tool, language or approach as soon as it becomes obvious that it’s well supported, stable, low maintenance and the right tool for the job.
*We kindly ask that agency recruiters refrain from attending.
**If you feel like you have a relevant talk that you'd like to present, send some information over to firstname.lastname@example.org.