5 Ways to Make Annual Appraisals Less Terrible

Published at May 27, 2019 ·  3 min read

Annual appraisals can be painful for both the appraiser and appraisee. While there are ways to give people better, more regular feedback and help them progress their careers faster, often HR or company policy makes the usual yearly cycle difficult to avoid. Below are 5 tips on making annual appraisals less painful for all involved.


Using Docker to teach new languages

Published at May 14, 2019 ·  4 min read

Often the hardest, most time-consuming, part of running a hands-on teaching session to a room of developers, is getting everyone’s environment set up. What if there was an easy way to get everyone up and running quickly at the start of the session? Here are my experiences with using Docker to do just that.


Tips for Better 1-to-1s

Published at May 6, 2019 ·  7 min read

As time scheduled between you and your manager to talk about you and your career, one-to-ones can be very powerful tool for career growth. Here a few tips on how to make the most out of them.