Be opinionated, but be willing to listen

At work when I am interviewing for candidates to join my team for Engineering Productivity, I look for certain attributes. Having an opinion based on authority and experience I am looking for someone with one or two areas of deep expertise. Also you should have a strong opinion but here is the kicker, you need […]

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Link: Silent Meeting

Photo: Calder & Picasso exhibition in Paris 2019 Amazon popularized the silent meeting No powerpoints Send a 5 pager ahead of time Sit in the meeting for 20 minutes to read and comment Then open up for discussion Give this a read on medium.com “Silent Meetings” are meetings where most of the time is spent […]

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Learning at Splunk via Technical books

6 offices in San Francisco, Santana Row, Vancouver, Seattle, United Kingdom, Boulder and Sydney are received 145 copies of 3 books. Pragmatic Programmer, The Code Complete & 97 Things Every Architect Should Know. Happy reading fellow engineers!

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Walk over and ask to see a demo

(The photo is one of my favorite pencils I borrow from my daughter. I finally used up all the lead in the pencil) 20 minutes, that’s all it takes. “Could you show me how you work?” Let’s turn on screen capture. Oh, interesting, what else? Why do you like this over, let’s say this other […]

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In the areas of learning and development

(This post is not for you, it’s for me) It started out as 5% of my time.  Just a 4-hour hands-on workshop with new hires once a month.  Now it’s the following 1 engineer working on developing a hands-on workshop that will track start, finish, and verification.  Able to track usage, validate answers and replace […]

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