tagged: work

07 September, 2021

Full-stack? T-Shaped? Comb-Shaped? Developer or Engineer?

work  development
2 min read
Whenever I come across a form field that asks for my occupation or profession, I hesitate before answering.
11 August, 2021

We confuse visibility with competency

work  development  productivity
2 min read
Perhaps there is a bit of a remote hiring boom at the moment, but I have noticed a massive uptick in the amount of solicitations from people wanting to "have a conversation" about hiring me in 2021. Almost always, people find their way to my inbox because they remember me from Twitter.
26 July, 2021

I completely ignored the front end development scene for 6 months. It was fine

development  work
2 min read
The first year I started coding professionally, most of the work I did was in Adobe Flash. Then Steve Jobs decided to kill Flash and it forced me to learn how to animate with JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML Canvas if I wanted to keep landing contract jobs.
29 May, 2021

The must-have utility apps I use every day on my Macbook Pro

productivity  work
2 min read
Whenever I have to start from scratch on a Mac, I am reminded just how much I rely on various utility Apps throughout my day. So here is the list of my must-have and nice-to-have apps and services.
25 January, 2021

TIL: Resulting

development  work  productivity
1 min read
Today I was listening to an episode of the Productivityist Podcast, an interview with Annie Duke. Annie talked about a mental model/cognitive bias where people think the result of a decision is an indicator of that decision’s quality.
14 January, 2021

5 years at CodePen: a reflection

work  development
7 min read
I have been working for CodePen for 5 years, a long time for a millennial developer to stay in the same job. I thought I would take a minute to reflect on my time with the company.
01 January, 2021

2020 - Shadow and Light

wellbeing  work  mothering
3 min read
I can’t review 2020 without first acknowledging the immense amount of privilege I have benefitted from, in this year that has been challenging for so many.
15 October, 2017

I haven't experienced imposter syndrome, and maybe you haven't either

work  development
3 min read
In the course of my day at work I will often wonder if the next bug is the bug that will finish me. I am acutely aware of and could instantly list for you 15 things about the CodePen codebase that I should probably know more about to do a better job of my role.

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