The intelligent virtual coach for your software engineering team

Product

Our mission is to make development more human

Botany is guided by a simple philosophy.

The following principles guide our roadmap and culture to help us make software development more human.

Growth over Goals

We believe in continuous improvement and growth over the usual goal-setting processes. We constantly provide the insights and opportunities you need in order to become a better engineer not just achieve one-and-done goals.

Action over Analytics

We love data, but we know that without the right context or the right intentions data can tell any story. So, we don't focus on building retroactive reports that nobody can trust or act on. Botany uses signals from data along with layers of expert opinion to find and drive opportunities for real action and engagement.

Ownership over Oversight

Tyrannical micro-management is the absolute last thing a team needs for effective growth. This is why we'll never be a reporting or spying tool and we'll never be a tool to stack-rank teammates. Engineering is a team sport. We want your team to work together better, not compete against one-another.

Push over Pull

Executives at high levels need to communicate with a huge graph efficiently, so they have assistants to push important interactions directly to them. Software engineers don't have that, but we deserve it! Botany gives us what those execs have: a personal assistant to push opportunities, interactions, and needs to us when they matter most. We provide actionable nudges in-the-moment, when action is most impactful/efficient.

How Botany Works

Connected Tools. Connected Team.

Real-time insights and nudges.

Botany provides consistent updates and progress indicators and helps improve visibility into status and context to help team members collaborate effectively.

Botany automatically crunches through data from your connected systems (GitHub, GitLab, Slack, Jira) and seeks out growth and process improvement opportunities that have the most significant impact.

Personalized nudges help the team grow

Build a stronger foundation with a smart & data-driven personal assistant

For software engineering teams, building better habits should be a top priority. Unfortunately, being a professional software developer often means that there is not enough time to developing good habits.

Botany helps to improve teams by weaving tiny individual nudges together over time to create large and permanent behavior changes and improvements.

You shouldn't need to reinvent all team processes before seeing progress. We seek to drive incremental and continuous improvement with zero friction.

Use Cases

Writing Code

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Streamline feedback and change requests

Not only do you need to review code for the team, but you also need to write it and prepare your own code for review. We help with the process of asking for reviews and feedback and staying informed and engaged until the changes have been approved and merged.

Botany can even help detect and automate tedious, time-consuming, and error-prone tasks related to introducing changes and requesting feedback on your code. Botany keeps things running smoothly and helps reduce confusion and review request bottlenecks.

Reviewing Code

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Remove barriers to better & faster code reviews

Botany integrates with GitHub or GitLab and becomes a powerful tool for improving code change requests, review, and approval processes.

With Botany, you as a developer will know:

  • Who needs to review your work?
  • What needs to be reviewed?
  • What's the status of your request?

Botany removes bottlenecks and helps you focus on what counts: shipping quality code faster. Botany provides smart reminders and nudges so you don't slip back into bad habits. Botany can also help automate away tedious tasks that can sometimes get ignored or forgotten. Botany improves visibility: status is always available, and you know what needs your attention.

Help reduce lag, improve code review quality, and get more reviews done more quickly.

Learning & Knowledge Sharing

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Build collective intelligence & personal expertise

Break down knowledge silos and help your team create an environment of continuous learning and knowledge sharing. Software engineering knowledge and best practices are scattered across hundreds and thousands of websites, technical documents, videos, and articles.

Botany allows your team to curate a repository of technical articles, best practices, and tips directly from your connected tools (Slack, Pocket, GitHub, GitLab). Follow specific topics, get real-time suggestions about what to read next, rate the quality of content, form healthy learning habits, track your progress, grow in your career, and make a difference for your team.

Team Insights

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Understand strengths. Automate improvement.

With Botany, your engineers develop a personal growth path where they have the freedom to master the areas that interest them. Simply put, it provides developers with the feedback and advice they need to build better habits, improve their skills, and become more valuable contributors.

Botany acts like a fitness tracker, for software engineers and managers. Botany helps teams get better by using empirical data and peer feedback to drive tailored professional growth.

Engineering Leadership

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Sixth-sense for savvy servant leaders

Engineering leader, we haven't forgotten about you. Botany is designed for every member of the team, including leads, mentors, and managers. Botany provides tools designed to help you serve your team. Identify development needs, blockages, and opportunities to improve the team's effectiveness in real-time with real data.

Botany helps engineering leaders and managers deeply understand their direct reports' strengths and interests so that they can create a culture of continuous growth and performance improvement. Botany takes cues from data and team feedback to help you understand what the team needs, whom to praise and recognize, who is blocked, where to focus your attention, and what to do next.

Botany provides insightful dashboards and team profiles, but we know you are busy, so we will send you actionable nudges when something is significant or needs your immediate attention.

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Your team is better with Botany

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