You need a newline in front of your bullets for them to work: * This won’t work
- This will
Haven’t written here in a while.
That last link is directly relevant to what I’ve been considering: the nature of a senior engineer. More and more it looks like there are a large number of soft skills required, though I wonder if these posts assume a certain level of technical expertise already present that I may need to develop.
Here are some items to work on immediately:
- Context: My manager pointed out to me that frequently I do not provide enough context into a conversation. I’ll launch immediately into whatever is on my mind, forcing whomever I am communicating with to scramble for clues as to what I am referring.
- Attitude: I definitely have an ego problem sometimes. Especially when dealing with non-technical teammates, I am too often impatient with them, and I know I adopt a somewhat arrogant air. Humility and empathy are key.
- Estimates: I need more practice breaking things down, and creating time estimates. I also need to do more post-mortem reflections on missed deadlines, to see how to better approach problems and/or identify points of failure/difficulty to work faster/create better estimates.
Tomorrow begins a new adventure.
In the past 6 months, I’ve been volunteering, then living in San Francisco. I finally moved here yesterday. Somehow, I feel as though a chapter of my life has concluded. I like to think that my time as a volunteer opened my eyes to new things, set my priorities straight, and generally changed my trajectory, but I am uncertain. All I know is that right now I have a renewed focus on learning. I want to make senior developer within two years. Here we go.
The whole company was fired yesterday, hahaha, waaaat?
So glad we aren’t heavily concerned with data integrity for some of our tables, otherwise this would have been ridiculous: