Category Archives: Work
A long while back, during a particularly difficult round of interviewing people for a software engineering position, the HR manager asked What are the top 5 things engineers want in an engineering job? Equipment? Products that ship? ??????????? I gave … Continue reading
I’m at geekend2010 this week, in Savannah, GA. One of the sessions this morning was a talk about remote working, given by Jayna Wallace. Gone are the days when physically being in the office is required to get your work … Continue reading
Why working at home is both awesome and horrible – The Oatmeal Oh my. The Oatmeal is awesome.
Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they’re on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more. There are two types of schedule, which I’ll call the manager’s schedule and … Continue reading
The presentation on Friday, Distributed Teams and the Modern Company, was a great success. Jack Harvey of litl.com and I had a good set of items to cover, along with some humor and philosophical tangents; add in the great questions … Continue reading
Will Bullock, of SLANT in Charleston, asked the following: Hi Brian – we have been doing quite a bit of virtual collaboration ourselves lately (international client, west coast dev team). Certainly technology makes this much easier, but one thing I … Continue reading