Irrational Exuberance!

Serverless: Gatekeeping and Profit Margins

October 16, 2016 There are equal parts hate and excitement around the serverless movement, what's not always obvious is what motivated the creation of the serverless paradigm to begin with. This article looks at how serverless is a fairly natural evolution of the move to process scheduling.

Productivity In The Age of Hypergrowth

October 10, 2016 There are few things more exciting than being at a company during hypergrowth, but it's easy to let hypergrowth get away from you, and to end up reacting instead of planning. It's hard to steer when you're rebuilding a plane mid-flight, but you can always nudge it in the right direction.

You Should Take More Vacation

October 1, 2016 When did you last take a vacation? We spend so much time focused on recruiting new talent that we often forget to focus on rention, and ensuring our teams take vacations are one of the most important retention strategies we have.

Acing Your Architecture Interview

September 27, 2016 A very common technical interview is the "Architecture Interview", and this post digs into what signal they're looking for and how to give that signal.

Fail Open and Layer Policy

September 20, 2016 The distance between a bug and a feature is never smaller than in interface design. We often define tool limitations as features, but here I'll argue for designing flexible interfaces and filtering behavior by layering policies on top.