Would love to see some people join the IRC channel for Platform Cooperativism:
We are on the Freenode server #platformcoop
My thoughts on how to write more effective job postings: "How To Write Better Job Descriptions" https://anaulin.org/blog/how-to-write-better-job-descriptions/ ✅💼
The follow-up, "Refactoring the Mirrortocracy" (http://carlos.bueno.org/2014/06/refactoring.html) is pretty good, too. Good advice on hiring and biases.
It's sad to think that these essays are 4 years old but not much, if anything, has changed.
I can't believe I hadn't come across this essay until now: "Inside the Mirrortocracy" (http://carlos.bueno.org/2014/06/mirrortocracy.html)
It's full of wonderful. 😻
Recently I've found myself annoyed by how we throw the around the terms "professionalism" and "being professional".
So I wrote about it: "What Are We Saying When We Say 'Professional'?" https://anaulin.org/blog/what-are-we-saying-when-we-say-professional/
I wrote up my thoughts on "Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture": https://anaulin.org/blog/book-notes-lean-out-shevinsky/
I tried out the "dictation" functionality in Ulysses (a writing app). Now I'm revising and editing and I see that it transcribed "middle age" as "mutilation". My focus is shot.
A friend sent me a very sweet and encouraging note mentioning that he came across my blog post on Hacker News.
This led to me accidentally clicking on the Hacker News link and reading the first couple of comments.
Amazing how I used to think HN was a good source of news, and now it just seems to be an alternate universe. Bizarre.
On day 9 of my publish-some-writing-every-day challenge, some things that have been helping me keep at it: "Tactics to Keep Up Your Motivation" https://anaulin.org/blog/tactics-to-keep-up-your-motivation/
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?
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social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]