I had the opportunity to receive feedback from one of my team leads yesterday. It was insightful and helpful as it usually is when I get good, thoughtful feedback (something that is rarely offered unless explicitly requested, it seems). During this discussion he and I discussed my status as a contractor and some hypothetical scenarios […]
I don’t really feel all to inspired to share an “original” thought today, but I do want to add value to my future self when I go back and review my musings later. So today I’m going to post a few responses to a question that came up in one of my favorite Slack groups.
Writing daily has been somewhat of a struggle to keep up with, I admit. But what I enjoy about the exercise is that’s it has made me more reflective of my days. The days are important. The days come together and build weeks and months, and if you aren’t reflective of your days you can […]
Speaking at a tech conference has been a goal of mine since before I became a web developer. I always enjoy the people I meet and experiences I gain from conferences, and I’m glad to say that I finally feel like I’m in a position to contribute to others and give back.
When folks traditionally think of people in successful positions, they often consider traditional “successful” employment models/titles — doctor, lawyer, engineer, to name just a few. I always assumed that to be successful you had to have some sort of strategy laid out for your life, starting in middle school, and you hit these milestones along […]
This morning as I was lurking on Reddit — something I have done for years without contributing very much — I was struck by a post in r/financialindependence. The user, a mechanical engineer, hated his job and wanted to quit to seek out a new gig as a programmer. He had enough savings to get […]