Book summaries: Extreme ownership & The dichotomy of leadership

On any team, in any organization, all responsibility for success and failure rests with the leader. The leader must own everything in his or her world. There is no one else to blame. The leader must acknowledge mistakes and admit failures, take ownership of them, and develop a plan to win.Extreme ownership In this post, … Continue reading Book summaries: Extreme ownership & The dichotomy of leadership

Migrating to privacy-centric apps is simpler than you think

I don't have anything to hide, but I don't have anything to show you either.unknown In my free time, I like to keep an eye on the world of online privacy. The social dilemma describes my reasoning quite well. I've been migrating towards privacy-centric apps, and I'm happy with what I've found. I'm sharing the … Continue reading Migrating to privacy-centric apps is simpler than you think

Looking back at three months of job searching

Whatever you call it: retrospective, post-mortem, post-partum, post-project review. Your work can be better by stopping at regular intervals and asking. "What well that we don't want to forget" What should be done differently?"Linda Rising, foreword to "Agile Retrospectives" by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen When I started looking for a job, I didn't realize … Continue reading Looking back at three months of job searching

Interview refresher for software engineering

Are you looking for a new job? And do you think that your day-to-day "in the trenches" experience as a software engineer will be enough to get you through the interview process? I thought so too, but I was proven wrong. In my interviewing experience, technical interviews are more about algorithms and data structures than … Continue reading Interview refresher for software engineering

Interpersonal communication skills

I imagine that the article about Interpersonal Communication Coaching left unclarity about what some of these skills are and how they can be used to contribute to making your life more wonderful. Fundamentally, these skills fall under the broad category of Emotional Intelligence. Let me enumerate some of these skills, that I use every day, … Continue reading Interpersonal communication skills

Interpersonal Communication Coaching

This article in a paragraph I'm feeling excited about learning more about Interpersonal Communication Coaching. This means that I'll spend more enabling people to have more effective conversations. I'll help by supporting you in training your "communication skills muscle" to a level that will allow anyone to handle their difficult conversations gracefully. Interested in a … Continue reading Interpersonal Communication Coaching

TLDR – The DevOps Conference 2021

Last week I attended The DevOps conference 2021. I took away a couple of resources that everyone can use, and I wanted to share them with you hoping that they might contribute to your DevOps inspiration. AWS recently released an alternative to the Netflix simian army: https://aws.amazon.com/fis/Cheryl Hung, one of the leaders of the Cloud … Continue reading TLDR – The DevOps Conference 2021

CITCON 2020, a virtual unconference

https://twitter.com/adinnaplus/status/1266772475003768838 Have you heard about open-spaces before? Have you ever been to an unconference? If yes, find something else to read. Otherwise, keep on reading. I'm going to describe how I experienced a virtual unconference I recently attended. By the end, you will have some good reasons to join one. What is an unconference? I've … Continue reading CITCON 2020, a virtual unconference

Checklist for learning Scala

https://twitter.com/ConstantinHoria/status/1351458487088406529 Learning Scala doesn't have to be painful. In a previous article, I proposed the use of a checklist to give structure to learning a new programming language. My intention with this article is to demonstrate how to use a checklist to learn scala. The checklist Mindset Personal why's for learning Scala: I've wanted to … Continue reading Checklist for learning Scala