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A Year Since Taking a Turn

A year after I made some big moves, deciding to turn away from my dream job and zip code, I've got the additional time and mental energy I was after, and I've learned and processed so much as a result. Catch up on what I discovered about management and individual contributing as a result, and what tropical beauty and growth really are.

2024-06-06T05:32:51+00:0006 Jun 2024|

I Want to Be the Stunt Double

I recently watched David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived, a movie about the stunt double for Daniel Radcliffe while filming the Harry Potter movies. He was in an accident on set while filming the next to the last movie, which left him paralyzed. And with hall the challenges, and there are so many [...]

2024-06-06T02:59:09+00:0021 May 2024|

Big Island Hawaii – Five Years Kama’aina

I lived on the big island of Hawaii for five years, and am often asked what I miss and what I recommend, so here is that quick list. And see the slide show at the end for a quick overview of Hawaii in general. Kona and Kohala My favorite beaches: Makalawena is hands [...]

2024-04-21T20:17:12+00:0021 Apr 2024|

Taking a Turn

Because of my own personal reaction (usually shock and worry) every time I see a female engineering leader go through a reduction in scope, a non-promotion-releated role change, or an outright departure, and because of my own desire to make it easier to support each other with changes and growth, I shared this [...]

2023-12-09T23:20:22+00:0010 Jul 2023|

Living Your Ultimate Dev Life

The real story here is spending time with the revered and adored Ms. Avery - my youngest son's third-grade teacher several years ago, who made a career change into software engineering a few years ago. She and Chris contacted me about speaking about my experiences in the industry and currently at GitHub, and [...]

2023-12-09T23:20:22+00:0009 Nov 2022|

Grace in the Workplace

I remember my first office job. I don't remember my boss's name anymore, but I remember his face distinctly. I remember his loud, booming voice, especially when he was upset about something, which wasn't infrequent. I remember him slamming his office door which was across and diagonal from my cubicle, and then immediately [...]

2023-12-09T23:20:22+00:0008 Nov 2022|

Hacking the Org Podcast

I love when I get to talk about my work, and recording this episode was such a great time. Check out Pausing Feature Development to Focus on Tech Debt and DX, and hear more about how GitHub made time to focus on engineering fundamentals.

2023-12-09T23:20:22+00:0013 Sep 2022|
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