Thinking about all the surprising parts of doing software engineering work -- like the hours spent getting the friggin' build to work -- I wrote down a list of some of the Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Software Engineer: https://anaulin.org/blog/things-nobody-told-me-about-being-a-software-engineer/
I'm quite curious about the experiences of folks on here at https://social.coop -- if any of you has worked in co-operative and other more self-organized structures, can you share if/how were "performance evaluations" done? And, relatedly, did compensation have any component related to "performance"? (And if so, how did that work?)
Following on my recent musings about performance management and judgement vs metrics, I wonder out loud: Why Do We Have “Performance Evaluations”, Anyway?
"There Is No Substitute For Good Judgement, Especially if You Want to Be Data Driven": https://anaulin.org/blog/there-is-no-substitute-for-good-judgement-especially-if-you-want-to-be-data-driven/
Some reflections on a workshop on "Executive Presence for Women" that I attended yesterday: "The Demands of 'Executive Presence' in the Modern Workplace are Exhausting" https://anaulin.org/blog/the-demands-of-executive-presence-in-the-workplace-are-exhausting/
My notes on Iddo Landau's book "Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World": https://anaulin.org/blog/book-finding-meaning-in-an-imperfect-world/
How do we measure the performance of a software engineer? https://anaulin.org/blog/on-software-engineer-performance/
(TL;DR: there is no magic formula.)
Some thoughts on the advantages of timing work and break intervals: https://anaulin.org/blog/pomodoro-self-awareness/
This week's blog entry, pondering the tradition of "commonplace books":
Today's blog entry: https://anaulin.org/blog/guinness-record-escape-rooms/
I'm thinking about making a thing called the Data Liberation Society (For People Who Are Tired Of Not Talking About Revolution).
In particular we will focus on actionable things we, dreamers, software developers, data scientists, concerned humans, can do to lay the foundation for revolution and the world to come after revolution.
I'm kinda shocked that we spent barely 70% of the 24 hours actually playing rooms. My memory of it is like one long muddied room play.
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