"Leadership" is the thing these days - ones able to get others moving, ones who act as a multiplier to others' work (due to leverage effect they make), ones that do inspire their peers & actively shape the culture around…Read More
Quo vadis? (lat. Whither goest thou?)Last week I attended this year's edition of one of my favourite software craftsmanship-related conferences: DDD Europe. It was a good time, I've met interesting people, attended a few workshops, enjoyed beautiful weather in…Read More
Why I don't use either external headhunters or contractor agencies
As a person who actively builds teams for many years, I can share with you what's the first thing that happens after I publish a new open position post/ad (in social media or on specialized job boards): nearly instantaneously,…Read More
Are the software product companies doomed to collapse under the weight of their creations?
I am yet to see a company in full control over its technical & model debt, with long-term stable development agility and the unshakeable ratio between new development & maintenance work. Usually, it's an inevitable downslide with a varying speed…Read More
During my mindfulness studies, I've encountered an interesting concept - a very simple but powerful one: neutral thinking. The best definition I've found on the web is credited to Trevor Moawad (actually I've just learned he's going to publish a…Read More
Aren't we, developers, bored to death with our work?
Let me start with some observations: the most popular tech meet-up talks are about the most hard-core, niche, infrastructure-level optimisations & techniques - while 97% people in the audience never encounters any practical scenario these apply to (e.g. web…Read More