The Mermaid Principle

What is the Mermaid Principle Brief Intro The reality of our industry in 2020 puts product-development in a bit of a predicament. Why you ask? Well, it’s really hard to plan if we are reacting to feedback and looping all the time, and it’s really hard to maintain our code if we want to move […]

Why you SHOULD hire Juniors

Before I start, this is my first post in the “post Wikimedia” era, thanks to Wikimedia, it’s been awesome! Now to the topic, I’m here to convince you that hiring Juniors isn’t just smart, a good thing, but actually┬áneeded! Let’s start with some background or at least context… Berlin, yeah, yeah, Berlin and no it’s […]

Raz <3 Guilds, for realz!

First, What are Guilds?   Guilds, have been popular for a while, I think they gained their popularity mainly from Spotify, but they existed before with different names, such as: Interest groups, Working groups and so on… Thanks for the intro Raz, but What are Guilds?!?!? Instead of saying it in a shitty version, I’ll […]

We overhauled our hiring process, here’s why

Background: AKA, Why did we overhaul in the first place? This year my engineering team is facing growth, our hiring process was always a bit over-bloated and not efficient, but we didn’t feel like it’s worth touching it until now… Basically, when we realized how many more people we will need to hire and how […]

My Dream Career Development Process!

Why is it important to even create such a thing? I once saw a quote on LinkedIn:┬á“CFO asked CEO: What happens if we invest in developing people & they leave us? CEO: What happens if we don’t & they stay?” That’s a big motivation, also add to the fact that people that grow, learn, find […]

The Path to be a Manager (Engineering)

For a while I was trying to write an article called: “How to manage your manager”, but I’m really stuck with it (Really! it’s in draft mode for 2 months now!). So, to get myself out of this writer’s block (hehe, like I’m a serious writer or so), I decided to write something else, something […]