Irrational Exuberance!

Notes from fifth blog rewrite

April 2, 2017 I've rewritten my blog again, as is my annual hobby, and this post takes a bit of a look at what has changed in this ill-advised iteration!

Running an engineering reorg

March 17, 2017 Along with slow technical migrations, I believe reorganizations are the second largest activity which cause quickly growing companies to slow down. Here is a framework for running an engineering reorg effectively.

Partnering with your manager

March 13, 2017 For me, learning to partner with your manager has been one of the hardest skills both as a manager and an engineer. A few simple ideas on making that easier.

Technology Inheritance

March 7, 2017 Some thoughts about how technology stacks propagate from company to company, often creating a hazy second life for less successful opensource projects.

Infrastructure between cost center and ego trip

March 5, 2017 Planning the work for infrastructure engineering organization can be a challenge, in part due to a lack of clarity around what such an organization contributes value to the company it operates within. I have thoughts, and a simple thinking aid, for that.