Staff vs Principal Software EngineersSeptember 1st , 2018
As a follow-up to my last post Designing Engineering Culture @ Shutterstock, I wanted to get a little bit into some of the rationale behind the decisions that were made. As a quick refresher, here’s the general track framework:
Designing Engineering Culture @ ShutterstockAugust 31st , 2018
Clear definition of levels and active enablement of individual career development are cornerstones of healthy, high-performing, highly-engaged engineering organizations. At any given point in time, it is important for engineers and managers of engineers to comprehend where they stand, the possible paths before them, and the specific behaviors and impact...
Jekyll Blogging Integration for iOSDecember 24th, 2017
Per my last post Blogging on iOS with Pythonista, Gitlab & Dropbox, I pushed the integration to Github. I’m going to publish this post using the plugin. Everything seems to check out during tests and the integration has been pretty seamless with one exception that I’ll fix in the near...
Blogging on iOS with Pythonista, Gitlab & DropboxDecember 1st , 2017
I’ve been playing around with Pythonista on my iPad Pro trying to figure out how to automate a blogging workflow that begins and ends on this device. My primary objectives were to: be able to write new posts from my iOS device automatically commit posts to my remote git repo,...
English to Computer ScienceOctober 2nd , 2017
People are often more surprised than not when they hear that I earned my undergraduate degree in English Literature/Literary Theory—not as a fact in and of itself, but when considered alongside my graduate degree in Computer Science. There is a perception that these disciplines are diametrically opposed, where one is...
Parting Lessons in LeadershipSeptember 30th, 2017
Lessons in Leadership
Etsy's Charter of Mindful CommunicationSeptember 29th, 2017
It’s tough to navigate a chorus of personalities without a common, shared foundation upon which to base communications. This charter was conceived and rolled-out by Etsy’s Culture & Engagement team, embodying the best of its culture and mindfulness in order to achieve optimal benefit. It’s a brilliant articulation of how...
Continuing Adventures in Machine LearningSeptember 16th, 2017
In the last post, I wrote about calculating the cost of linear regression learning models combined with using gradient descent to find the minimized cost.
Rediscovering Math Through Machine LearningSeptember 10th, 2017
There are two major, obvious, technology trends of interest to me that are being used to solve business problems today: blockchain and machine learning. The promise of AI has tantalized computer scientists and the general public for a long time, with general human intelligence out of grasp even still, however,...
How I Came to RunFebruary 20th, 2017
Run or Die
Photos from Japan and KoreaJanuary 11th, 2017
Caroline and I traveled to Japan and Korea over the course of 2 weeks in late 2016. These were taken with my previous Nikon D700.