SPINEN is a unique mix of technology professionals: Systems technicians, network architects, DevOps engineers, programmers, web designers, and writers. As employers of an extraordinary team of people, we welcome smart people who take ownership of goals and enjoy seeing them achieved. And we foster SPINEN as a “marketplace of ideas;” we hire smart people and allow them to improve what we do through open, collaborative discourse. Sharing ideas, debating methods, and researching new technologies creates excitement and brings new knowledge. Sometimes it happens at the keyboard, sometimes in front of a whiteboard. Maybe even while playing ping-pong. As business owners, we know it is impossible to mandate creativity, but easy to nurture and value it.