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

Eleven rainbows: Melbourne in Winter 2017

This is a diary of my time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, containing musings, thoughts, notes written down in June and July 2017. Edited in August 2017 and February 2018. The number of rainbows is true and something else; everything else is as true as you need it to be.  Day 1 A bird on a… Continue reading Eleven rainbows: Melbourne in Winter 2017

January 2018

Found The dog A better understanding Shells Stones Sticks Not what I was looking for Wrote About 2017 What are you so afraid of? – In Pastry Box Project Postcards Half a notebook full of late-night & insomnia notes Overheard or said “I accidentally hit him with my pineapple.” “Are you fighting the coconut again?” Read… Continue reading January 2018

Twenty-Seventeen

Well, that was fun. …maybe. Somewhere. For someone. As I started putting together this post, I looked at my 2016 review once more, which I opened with a longer paragraph of a more diplomatic version of “so that was a shit show” — and realised I could just reuse it as-is and only exchange the date.… Continue reading Twenty-Seventeen