Irrational Exuberance!

Ways Engineering Managers Get Stuck

March 3, 2017 It's performance review season, which is a great time to review Camille Fournier's discussion of how individual contributors get stuck, and also a good time for me to write up a few ideas about how engineering managers can get stuck as well.

Braindump on Load Generation

December 18, 2016 As I'm starting to spend more time on load generation and load testing, I did some research for related papers and typed up notes afterwards.

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.