- Likes Cats
- Spends too much time on twitter
- Enjoys software
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Talks I have given
Creating Emotionally Relevant Experiences with Fluent Design
Claudio Guglieri, Mike Harnisch & I talk about how we brought the fluent design language into various in-box windows apps (Groove, Movies & TV)
LaunchDarkly: Custom Attributes for Fun & Scale
Feature flagging goes deeper than an on-off toggle. Sometimes you need to think differently about what a user really use. Listen to myself and Matthieu Labbé talk about it for 15 minutes.
Websites That I like
This is a good aggregator, and helps me discover new people. Defo. recommended.
Really great general blog about engineering, with a tilt towards management
I know, I know. I visit when I’m bored, OK?
Raph Leviens Blog
Super nerdy, super technical, but makes me think deeper about some things
I love this blog because it just speaks to me about the reality of being a senior+ IC
While mostly service focused, they post many talks that plant some interesting seeds in my brain. I’ve waned on it recently ‘cause I was like a kid in a candy store wanting to watch all the videos.
I.M. Wrights “Hard Code”
Used to have a good take on tech ‘management’. Management awareness and the realties of it are key to being that Senior+ engineer
Dan Abramov’s blog
Mr React; great writing, if long. Not just about react, if you think more deeply about what he says
Pithy, Short, technical in nature, but not technical-technical.
While the author doesn’t blog much any more, their older stuff is good. Co founder of Stack Overflow
Rands In Repose
How To manage Geeks / Being Geek author. Not as deep as he used to be, still worth a subscribe. The older stuff – and their books – have been amazingly formative for me and my thinking about managing myself
The Morning Paper
This person takes research papers, and makes them readable by normal people like me. They’re always interesting, and always make you think a lot more critically about technical things.
The Old New Thing
This might be controversial since it’s very Windows-Platform/C++ focused, but Raymond has a great style of explaining super complex topics in a layered fashion. It’s just great reading that encourages you to think about how you solve problems from ‘ok’ / ‘good enough’ / ‘great’ / ‘awesome’
Uber may not be the nest company culturally, but they do some /great/ tech. Their blog posts are lovely and informative.
General ‘Keeping Up With The Joneses’
BBC Design + Engineering
Dropbox Tech Blog
The Builders High
The Nerd Handbook
So you want to be a wizard?
The engineer / manager pendulum
Your team is not ‘them’
Books That Made Me Think
Writing solid code
Writing secure code
Books That Are Good Background
Coders at work
The impostors hand book