So, You Want to be an Engineering Manager

For sure? If you would have told me 7 years ago I’d end up in management, I’m not sure I would have been happy with the prospect. I always considered myself a hardcore tech guy, perhaps not a nerd, but at least geeky. I started programming when I was 9, and did barely anything elseContinue reading “So, You Want to be an Engineering Manager”

Ryder (PAW Patrol) Management Super Talent

Ever since PAW patrol launched on TVs world wide in 2013, the management world has been buzzing about Ryder, the human leader of five puppies responsible for saving various inhabitants of their local village. Ryder’s excellent attitude, swift decision making, and driver of the patrol’s creative culture, leaves many managers, including yours truly in awe.Continue reading “Ryder (PAW Patrol) Management Super Talent”

I just reviewed 100+ LinkedIN profiles

You won’t believe what I learned I just reviewed over a hundred LinkedIN profiles (yes, we’re hiring at OLX — I reviewed Go developer profiles in this case). People love listicles (at least the non testy ones), so here’s one summing up my key take-aways from this experience. There’s just 4: People who write a “Summary” of themselves — youContinue reading “I just reviewed 100+ LinkedIN profiles”

Making Mistakes Productive Using the Five Whys

Asking why — image taken from Most companies have some rules or guidelines in place for whenever an “incident” happens, be it an outage or something else that impacts customers. Some companies call them incident reports, others root cause analyses. Sadly, too often, producing these types of reports is seen as a chore — essentially punishment for standingContinue reading “Making Mistakes Productive Using the Five Whys”