Speak Up And Make Space For Others

This is a guest post from Hannah Seligson. Enjoy. Dear developer, Speaking up was something I always struggled with during my career as an engineer. Speaking up during sprint planning meetings, speaking up when requirements were given with little detail, and speaking up when I felt stumped and didn’t know how to move forward. Asking … Continue reading Speak Up And Make Space For Others

Confessions of a conference speaker

Dear new developer, When I was newer to development, I thought that conference speakers were experts in their area, harbored no doubts, and that they knew exactly what they were doing. Speaking about technology seemed scary (until it wasn't). I enjoyed this post, "Confessions of a Conference Speaker", pulling back the veil on the experience … Continue reading Confessions of a conference speaker

Speaking isn’t as scary as you think, eventually

Dear new developer, I remember one of the first times I spoke in public. I was talking about J2ME (which was a technology for building mobile apps, pre iphone) to the Boulder Java Users Group. I threw up some slides showing the flow of data across the system, and made a joke along the lines … Continue reading Speaking isn’t as scary as you think, eventually