Think deeply about engineering management

Dear new developer, This post from Charity about the choices you face as an engineer, and the challenges of technical management, is wonderful. As a new developer, you're probably a few years away from thinking about that (but perhaps not. If you join a startup rocketship, it's possible you'll be managing people in months). But … Continue reading Think deeply about engineering management

Help your manager help you by owning the one to one agenda

Dear new developer, You need to realize that your manager is pulled between two goals (this assumes you have a good manager--if you don't have a manager who wants to help you, find a new job). 1. Helping you. 2. Helping the company for which you work. Unfortunately, the latter takes precedence. It's more work … Continue reading Help your manager help you by owning the one to one agenda