How I Write Conference Talk Proposals
As a Developer Advocate, speaking at conferences is an integral part of my career. I submit many papers to conferences all around the world. Over the years, I've developed a process for thinking about, writing, and submitting talks for conferences. In this post, I'll share with you my process for writing CFPs.
Swimming with the Sharks: A Recap of My Second Year at DigitalOcean
This year was definitely a year of extremes. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, this year will not be forgotten anytime soon. You know the drill, grab a hot beverage, a blanket, and gather round as I recap the year that was 2021.
Random Musings About Resumes
Drafting a resume can be a nerve wracking experience. While there are many resources available for creating a resume, I still see the same mistakes year after year on resumes. In this post I'll discuss my philosophy regarding resumes and some tips on how to make yours better.
Tech Industry Interviews are Bullshit. Let's Make Them Better
If you ask almost any programmer what their least favorite part of the industry is, they'll likely say interviewing. The Tech industry has transformed what should be a simple process into an unholy nightmare. When a majority of your industry says it _loathes_ the interview process, perhaps we should examine it more and attempt to make it better.
Exploring New Waters: A Recap of My First Year at DigitalOcean
Another year come and gone, and what an adventure it was but I'm happy to say I have successfully completed my first year at DigitalOcean. Come, gather round and listen to the tale of a career change, being a Developer Advocate amidst a global pandemic, and everything else 2020 had to throw at me.
My Personal 'How Am I Feeling About My Job' Litmus Test
Over the past five years working in tech I've developed a sort of litmus test that I perform every morning to gauge how I currently feel about my job and how my career is progressing. And I do it all with a morning playlist.
On my business card, I am a Developer Advocate. In my mind, I am an engineer. But in my heart, I am a teacher