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.
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.
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.