The Win-Win of Mock Interviewing

Hosting new devs for mock interviewing provides development opportunities for both the interviewer and the interviewee.

On Change and Career

Change is both inevitable and good - this includes career changes. However, in moments of decision, make sure you're balancing the short and long term.

Technology Divergence and Conway's Law

Conway's law is an observation that "Any organization that designs a system (defined broadly) will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization's communication structure". As a developer, it's easy to believe that this dynamic is the result of management decisions - however, sometimes the reality is more nuanced.

Reading List: Business and Management

I was asked by a colleague recently to share my backlog of business and management related books, so I wanted to share them with you as well.

Growing Pains

If there’s one thing that I want for the 10 of you that read this blog (hi dad!), it’s that you know that I want to be as transparent as humanly possible with you - about both the successes and failures. I started with Concur as a development manager about a year ago and was promoted to director a few months ago. This is post is an update of what’s gone well, what hasn’t gone as well, and some areas where I’m not really sure whether what I’m observing is good or bad.