Individual Contributors should be more leaders than managers, and that’s by design!

That’s an explosive title, trust me I know, but I mean it, bare with me, I am sure I can show you what I meant… Context (Meaning, Why am I writing about this now?) Recently I and a peer of mine started revamping our Career Journey where I work, and we noticed something odd whileContinue reading “Individual Contributors should be more leaders than managers, and that’s by design!”

Mistakes and what is the role of a manager

To prevent them, duh! Actually, not really… What?!?!? I wanted to write about making mistakes and why a team should celebrate them, but before I write it, I wanted to clarify something, I realized that a lot of people feel like their role is to prevent mistakes… Senior ICs and Managers feel like they areContinue reading “Mistakes and what is the role of a manager”

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 needed! Let’s start with some background or at least context… Berlin, yeah, yeah, Berlin and no it’sContinue reading “Why you SHOULD hire Juniors”

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’llContinue reading “Raz ❤ Guilds, for realz!”

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 howContinue reading “We overhauled our hiring process, here’s why”

My Dream Career Development Process!

Why is it important to even create such a thing? I once saw a quote on LinkedIn: “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, findContinue reading “My Dream Career Development Process!”

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, somethingContinue reading “The Path to be a Manager (Engineering)”

Somehow I Hire: Culture Fit or maybe Culture Benefit?

Welcome to post number 3 in sub-section Somehow I Hire. Today I’m going to talk about my favorite topic when it comes to hiring and I assume most people I work with will roll their eyes when they’ll read this, as I can be somewhat annoying about this topic. “So, What is the topic?!!?!?” You’re asking,Continue reading “Somehow I Hire: Culture Fit or maybe Culture Benefit?”