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... Continue Reading →

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's... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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, find... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Let me turn you on to Waterfall

Before you crucify me, I admit that my post title is clickbaity. I had this realization relatively recently that most of my colleagues were "born" into Agile, most of them heard the terrifying stories of Waterfall, but none of them practiced it, this post isn't going to be one of those Horror stories, it's actually... Continue Reading →

Somehow I Hire: CV, yeah, yeah! CV!

As I mentioned in a former post, I decided to focus this year on posts around hiring and recruiting, I thought it'd be nice to give the readers an understanding of what happens behind the scenes when you send your CV... As a person that interviewed around 50 people last year and saw¬†So much more... Continue Reading →

Somehow I Hire: Value VS Risk when recruiting

Welcome to post number 1 in sub-section Somehow I Hire. I wanted to talk about hiring from an organizational level and one of the things I wanted to write is how to make a decision-making system that helps us make calculated choices. Basically, no system or process is perfect and we can't "air-tight" processes around... Continue Reading →

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