How to upskill your engineering team

#101 – August 08, 2022


Give your schedulers a calendar, not a list of time slots. Allow recipients to overlay their calendar on top of yours to easily find mutual availability. Connect all your calendars (Google, Outlook, and iCloud all available) and integrate your favorite tools with Zapier.

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