Transitioning from engineer to technical manager is tricky business. Normally, startups are run by the founder, who runs the entire team for a time. When all hell breaks loose, a startup realizes they need management, and top engineers are asked to fill these positions. But wait, are management skills just magical powers you finally gain […]
‘Brogramming’ should no longer be a word in the tech vocabulary; we need to eliminate stereotyping and encourage a movement towards diversity and inclusion in its place. This sort of thinking starts from the ground up. Increasing female representation in the tech industry is not a “women’s issue”, it’s a human issue, and a business necessity.
Einstein’s famous quote, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”, couldn’t ring more true for coding. Teaching helps trained programmers continue to learn, which is essential to staying relevant as a developer.
The most important underlying skills for a developer are: the ability to solve problems, the ability to adapt to new technology, and the ability to work in teams as leaders and collaborators. Building on top of those foundations with specific skills is part of being a developer, and it’s about finding ways to incorporate them into your career.
As we mentioned in our “Crash Course in Startup Stock Options” post, startups often offer stock options in lieu of market rate compensation. Say you’re employee number 5 at Snapchat, those stock options are worth far more than you could have dreamed to make in salary alone at your average company. This is the scenario that enables […]
Jobs at tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Apple are highly sought after. It’s no wonder everyone is clamoring to get in — working at one of these big tech companies comes with some serious perks in the form of career building and lifestyle (pay and play). Those perks, however, are only available to those […]
This post is a part of a new series on this blog, called How I Work. It will feature interviews from engineers at top tech companies and startups, describing what a typical day is like. For this post, we interviewed Brian Kendzior, Founding Engineer of Solano Labs. We’ve got another installment of our “How I Work” […]