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What's a senior engineer's job? - Julia Evans
most (all?) of the senior engineers I know take on a significant amount of helping-other-people work in addition to their individual programming work. The challenge I see me/my coworkers struggling with today isn’t so much “what?? I have to TALK TO PEOPLE?? UNBELIEVABLE.” and more “wait, how do I balance all of this leadership work with my individual contributions / programming work in a way that’s sustainable for me? How much of what kind of work should I be doing?“
career  engineering  senior  work  development 
october 2018 by deusx
Alex Payne — Letter To A Young Programmer Considering A Startup
Maybe your goal is best met by building a stable yet undemanding career that leaves plenty of time for family, friends, community, and self improvement.
self  career  life  advice  business  startups 
may 2013 by deusx
my personal noise, 7 years @ Mozilla
I’m going to go and work with people who make Mozilla not just a job, who have made this my home for 7 years, and who are as passionate about Mozilla & the Open Web as I am.
mozilla  webdev  mrz  job  life  career 
march 2013 by deusx
Nick Bradbury: Old Farts Know How to Code
"Old farts" are often excluded from that culture, not because we're lousy coders but because we won't put up with that shit. We have lives, we have families, we have other things that are important to us. We're not about to sleep at our desks and trade watching our kids grow up for the promise of striking it rich. Especially when the people who really strike it rich aren't the ones writing code.
coding  programming  life  work  career  shit  to:fb 
may 2012 by deusx
The scariest pricing idea ever. That works. | The Freelancery
"Call it ‘fill-in-the-blank’ invoicing. Or ‘pay what you want’ pricing.<br />
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The notion is, you do the work first, then let the client decide how much to pay for it."
work  pricing  freelance  career  billing  from delicious
april 2010 by deusx
Piaw's Blog: Tips for Tech Leads
"One of the unending sources of frustrations of being an experienced engineer in a company full of fresh graduates is having to deal with new tech leads---many engineers fresh out of school are great designers and engineers, but couldn't lead a team out of a paper bag. It didn't help that Google's internal leadership training was derived from team-building exercises for experienced executives, rather than leadership 101 that would have been appropriate in this situation."
techleads  career  leadership  google  from delicious
april 2010 by deusx
How to Have a Productive First Week in a New Job as a Remote Employee
"One of the most difficult periods in any job is the first few weeks, while you are getting to know your team, the company and your new job. It can be a difficult time for any employee, but it can be even more difficult for employees who are working in remote offices or telecommuting. Getting to know the team and understanding the company culture are much more difficult when you aren’t sitting in the corporate office with the rest of your team. However, there are plenty of things that you can do as a remote employee, or as an employer of remote employees, to make that first week a little easier on everyone."
telecommuting  work  career  productivity  from delicious
april 2010 by deusx
5 reasons why your company should be distributed «
"Your employees will love it ... You can hire great people wherever you find them ... You will use better communication tools ... You can still be social ... Your offices will be more fun"
automattic  telecommuting  work  career  business  management  coworking  distributed  culture  from delicious
march 2010 by deusx
Programmer Competency Matrix
"Note that the knowledge for each level is cumulative; being at level n implies that you also know everything from the levels lower than n. "
programmers  competency  interviews  skills  career  development  learning 
july 2009 by deusx
Rands In Repose: The Pond
"I don’t know what the hell this remote person is doing, so I’m going to assume he’s stumbling around the house in his underwear." Been there, done that, still closed bugs and checked in code.
telecommuting  work  career 
april 2009 by deusx
How to Start Speaking at Events |
"One day, I wasn’t a speaker at conferences, and then I was. And then a little while later, I was a paid speaker. And now, I’m a decently paid speaker. Some day, I hope to be a really well-paid speaker"
speaking  social  tips  career 
december 2008 by deusx
Where will all the web developers go? | Morethanseven
"So. What happens in 10–20 years time to the now quite large number of professional web developers.Do we all just do the same thing we’re doing now. Just with higher version numbers? ... Do we all become managers? ... Is their another industry that will have us?"
webdev  career  future  web 
december 2008 by deusx
Up With Grups - The Ascendant Breed of Grown-Ups Who Are Redefining Adulthood -- New York Magazine
"It’s about reimagining adulthood as a period defined by promise, rather than compromise. And who can’t relate to that?"
work  life  career  adulthood  growingup 
march 2008 by deusx
You Weren't Meant to Have a Boss
"The restrictiveness of big company jobs is particularly hard on programmers, because the essence of programming is to build new things."
work  career  jobs  startups 
march 2008 by deusx
Notional Slurry » There are exactly two ways: one, and many
"So a generalist pays the rent, in the end, by having a reputation (social capital) and a wide-ranging interest (intellectual capital) and trading those for money."
life  work  career 
march 2008 by deusx
Not An Employee
"We do not work for you. You do not work for us. We choose to work together."
coworking  employment  work  career  freelance  annarbor 
february 2008 by deusx
Unasked-For Advice to New Writers About Money
"it very often appears to me that regardless of how smart and clever and interesting and fun my fellow writers are on every other imaginable subject, when it comes to money — and specifically their own money — writers have as much sense as chimps on c
writing  money  career  future 
february 2008 by deusx
An Entirely Other Day - Wide vs. Deep
"I’ve got this theory about what it’s like to be a manager and what it’s like to be a developer ... and I think it explains pretty well why I deeply, profoundly hate the former and dearly, truly love the latter."
programmers  managers  career 
november 2007 by deusx
Coworkers of the World, Unite! | The American Prospect
"The always-on, perpetual freelance culture of Web 2.0 has spawned its own "coworking" spaces, but are these new techno-optimists building sustainable communities?"
coworking  community  career 
october 2007 by deusx
SRT opens Ann Arbor office, more than triples its employees
"The company, which provides software development consulting, has just opened an office in Ann Arbor which will open its doors as a third space of sorts for the local computer community."
annarbor  career  srt 
september 2007 by deusx
Google workers - Ann Arbor News Extra -
Kind of a fluff piece, doesn't tell me much about what's going on at Google A2. It's all "Wow, kooky Californian office space with weird carpet and massage chairs and sunlight! How can you get any work done?"
google  annarbor  jobs  career  video 
september 2007 by deusx
In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don’t Feel Rich - New York Times
"many such accomplished and ambitious members of the digital elite still do not think of themselves as particularly fortunate, in part because they are surrounded by people with more wealth"
siliconvalley  wealth  business  career 
august 2007 by deusx
Web Worker Daily » Blog Archive How to Cope with Job Burnout «
"Even if you love your work, there will be times when it no longer fills you with passion and energy."
burnout  career  work  webdev 
july 2007 by deusx
Working for The Man | Tux Deluxe
"what kind of advice I would give if I could meet myself at his age, in order to guide the young Allison into a promising engineering career."
programming  career  via:yahooza 
april 2007 by deusx
Rands In Repose: A Glimpse and a Hook
"The terrifying reality regarding your resume is that for all the many hours you put into fine-tuning, you've got 30 seconds to make an impression on me. Maybe less."
career  resume  jobs 
april 2007 by deusx
Charlie's Diary: The writer's lifestyle
"Being a self-employed writer is not a lifestyle that suits everyone. In fact, there are a lot of misconceptions about what the job entails."
writing  stross  career 
january 2007 by deusx
Web Worker Daily » Blog Archive An Afternoon, Co-Working at the Hat Factory «
"A friend emailed and told me to come check out an open house for the Hat Factory, a Coworking community space in San Francisco’s semi-industrial Dogpatch neighborhood"
coworking  hatfactory  work  career 
january 2007 by deusx superhero
"Requirements: Laser vision Ability to fly Ability to breath underwater Invisible plane would be a plus Web throwing experince is a big plus"
jobs  career  funny 
january 2007 by deusx
Rands In Repose: Ninety Days
"Your job interview isn't over until you've changed to become part of a new team."
career  jobs  work 
january 2007 by deusx
x=Control, y=Responsibility
"Control must be correlated with responsibility."
management  career  geeks 
january 2007 by deusx
A Techie, Absolutely, and More - New York Times
"There isn't the buzz and excitement about computer science that there should be"
compsci  business  career 
august 2005 by deusx

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