I blog semi-regularly about a variety of topics. Most of my blog posts are about my career in tech, my thoughts on engineering culture, my travels, and other things that interest me.

Below is a list of my blog posts in chronological order. Click here to see them grouped by category.

  • 2017
  • Setting up My Site on GitHub Pages

    This is a high-level log of what I've done with the site as of Sunday, August 27, 2017.

  • How Your SXSW Proposal is Evaluated

    I've been a member of the SXSW Advisory Board (AB) for several years. As a member of the AB, I've reviewed hundreds of proposals submitted throug hthe PanelPicker interface. Here is my approach to deciding if I should vote for a proposal to be a part of SXSW.

  • What Companies Consider When Planning Workforce Reductions

    A reduction in force (RIF) is an act to remove headcount in order to satisfy budgetary concerns. Knowing what companies consider when planning a RIF can help you avoid being included in one.

  • Public Speaking Retrospective 2016

    I learned a great deal about public speaking in 2016. This is what I learned and my goals for the future.

  • 2016
  • Evaluating Conference Proposals Using STARS

    Conference committees have the daunting tasks of evaluating hundreds of proposals to find the ones that deserve to be on the conference schedule. As a member of several conference committees and advisory boards, I've developed a rubric for grading proposals called STARS.

  • Why Small is the Key to Big Agile Results

    Software development efforts often try to quickly scale resources in order to speed the pace of development. Hoewever, taking a small approach can often yield better results.