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Developers aren’t machines

Every menial task I complete each day has an efficiency score. Every method of unloading groceries from the car to the refrigerator could have been done more strategically. Every workday could have gotten more accomplished. A common trap I’ve fallen into is basing my work on the efficiency of the......

Imposter Syndrome isn’t just for Junior Developers.

Walking into a buzzing Manhattan office on my first day, I was just as intimidated as the first job I was hired for. I was surrounded by some of the smartest people I’ve ever met, and somehow they all seemed to know each other. Weird how that works. I had ten years of experience, a skill set that......

Why I Dropped Out of College

In every job interview I’ve ever been in, this question has always been asked. In the beginning of my career, I tiptoed around it, trying to justify my decision with anything that would change the subject. Hiring professionals aren’t typically super excited you bowed out of any challenge, much less......

A Developer Motto to Live By

Every article I’ve read about hiring the “right” developer has a different perfect solution. But to me, the best developers I’ve ever worked with have had the same quality. You can write a perfect job description, requiring your complete engineering stack, and still fail to find the right fit. Lea......

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