27 things I learned about hiring in tech from looking for a new engineering management role

This spring, I spent some time looking for a new professional challenge. This search turned out to be much more interesting and intense than I’d expected. Along the way, I learned quite a lot about myself, the broader industry, and how to do hiring well, and wanted to share those learnings with you. — Getting… Continue reading 27 things I learned about hiring in tech from looking for a new engineering management role

A brightness, a view, a poem: Porto in Winter 2017

Musings, thoughts, music, notes. Written down over the course of a few days in December 2016 and January 2017, while meandering through Porto, Portugal. Prologue I get home to a freezing cold flat at 9pm. Two hours, some laundry, dinner, a phone call, one unpacked and another packed bag later, I go to bed. Six hours later,… Continue reading A brightness, a view, a poem: Porto in Winter 2017

Having no more dreams, but trash fires, bagels, and questions about dogs and morals: January 2017

Found The BEST dog: Wrote “I’m not sure if it’s a good sign that I recognised this place just from the furniture.” “I know this dog.” Watched (or saw) Two performances I’ll never forget (and both for their very own reasons) A tiny mountain range in ice on a table Rogue One, twice Someone with… Continue reading Having no more dreams, but trash fires, bagels, and questions about dogs and morals: January 2017

Patches of Light: Helsinki in December

Observations, music, thoughts, musings, written down over the course of eight days in December 2016 while meandering through Helsinki, Finnland. Preamble Still the rush of an intense day and a stressful trip to the airport inside of me (one of those times when you don’t know if you’ll make it in time), I sit back… Continue reading Patches of Light: Helsinki in December