Engineering Visibility

Posted in Engineering, Management

Software engineering is a meritocracy; if it’s not already true, at least it’s a noble goal to aspire to, right? After all, to be truly judged on the sole merit of your technical ability and …

Privilege

Posted in Thoughts

As an ex-Googler myself, I started reading this piece on another Googler’s decision to leave with an eye towards its current problems and how a company renown for its freeform engineering culture is balancing that …

Company Fit Matters

Posted in Hiring, Interview, Work

One difference I’ve noticed between those new to the software industry and those who’ve been around the block a few times is how selective they are about their jobs. Consequently, a piece of advice I’ve …

The Distorted Numbers of Company Founders

Posted in Rant, Startups

This article came across my Twitter feed today. It talks about how as a founder, one of the nice side benefits of success is being able to reward those loyal and faithful employees with equity …