Ever have a presentation get off on the wrong foot or an intended point completely miss the mark? I sure have. Let’s backtrack a few months and look at how I failed and 6 steps I now follow to keep getting better. I was giving a monthly training presentation to […]
I’m not an extrovert. I don’t like crowds. I’d rather be the trusted adviser than the guy in the spotlight. In high school, speech class gave me such anxiety that I was physically sick and needed to give the presentation over my lunch hour directly to the teacher. So, how […]
How can you possibly perform well in this type of environment — either right out of college, boot camp, or even potentially self-taught? The good news is that we do not expect you to know everything day one. Expectations on junior team levels are fairly narrow.
What does a classic business book have to say about developers and impostor syndrome? My wife and I listened to the first half of Malcolm Gladwell’s Outlier’s on Audible today on a road trip. The book studies successful individuals and the factors that make them successful. One of the factors […]
Together, these tools help you analyze software quality and come up with effective visuals for communicating them to others in ways that can be easily understood.
This is a bit of a different post, but I wanted to share my experience with a rare neurological condition known as Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) in case it might be helpful to anyone. Specifically, I want to focus on my long road to recovery, transitioning out of the workforce […]
Want it or dread it, sometimes as developers we move from individual contributor to a team lead or management type of role. This is a drastic shift in skills needed and one frequently done without official training. How do we improve our chances of success when others are on the […]
Let’s say you’re on a small software development team — either within a department or in a smaller organization. You may or may not be doing code reviews, and you may or may not think they’re important (hint: they are). As a software engineer and software engineering manager, I think that code […]