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The Innovation Trap: Aligning Technology with Business Needs

Don’t be seduced by the latest ‘innovation’ fads; instead, focus on aligning innovation with your core business goals and customer needs. This approach will help you avoid the innovation trap and achieve long-term success.

A intro workshop for interns and new engineers on software infrastructure and databases

This is the syllabus I originally designed to train Hack.diversity fellows for a 8-week workship (1 hour weekly classes, 2 hours of expected assignment load) to help them perform well on their internship/co-op interviews. I’ve worked on this with the engineer I mentor with the organization, and will be proposing...

The Symphony of Trust: Building High-Performing Engineering Teams

A strong engineering team with high degree of trust between indiviudal contributors, and between leadership and the rest of the team can be a potent force for effective organizations. Here’s how to create such teams, and the pros and cons of doing so.

How to evaluate the right choice of technology for your team

Choosing the right tool or library for software engineering projects can feel like navigating a minefield. This essay will offer a practical framework for evaluating competing technologies and making informed choices that align with your project’s needs. There is no ‘perfect option’, so one must understand the potential pitfalls and...

How my Fermentation Hobby Helps Me as a Software Engineer

For a software engineer, technical expertise is clearly of the highest importance. However, their attitude towards problem solving can significantly shape how they get their everyday tasks accomplished too. Through a hobby of mine I’ve discovered an unexpected wellspring of professional growth. Fermentation. This seemingly random hobby has become a...

LLM's will be the next spellcheck assistant, not the next robotic overlords!

This essay proposes a nuanced perspective on the LLM revolution, one that views AI as a collaborator, not a competitor. AI, particularly generative models, can amplify human capabilities, creating a workplace collaboration, not a solo act.