Category: Tech

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On Lightsabers and Resilience

Main Takeaway: Adaptability can only come from expertise, and expertise is developed only through experience. Quite often, that’s failure and even the expectation of failure (gamedays, chaos engineering experiments, architecture reviews, etc.). Also, lightsabers are cool. I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to write about lightsabers. During my lunch breaks I’ve been diving into some Tested.com videos, in particular… Read more →

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Connecting with Recruiters, pt 2: External Recruiters

External recruiters, also referred to as third party, contingency, or agency recruiters, differ from internal recruiters as they work for a placement firm rather than a tech company directly. They still want well qualified candidates to put in front of an interview panel, but lacking the direct integration, they instead maintain a network of companies that are looking for candidates.… Read more →

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Connecting with Recruiters, pt 1: Internal Recruiters

Internal recruiters, sometimes called in-house or corporate recruiters, are hired by and work exclusively for the company you’re applying to. They’ll understand the needs of the specific business closely, as they’re developing a tighter relationship being on “the inside”. Along with this, they may have a bit of a marketing aspect to their work as well to help sell the… Read more →

Jelly Beans

Why I joined Jeli

At Jeli, we’re building the world’s best incident analysis tools. With decades of combined knowledge from our time at tech’s leading companies, we’ve developed deep insights into how users can better understand their shared experiences. We’ve seen these problems directly in our time as engineers throughout the stack. We’ve delved into countless incidents after the fact to make sense of… Read more →

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Even Experts Need Experts

Before moving to the suburbs, I had been living in NYC for 12+ years, so my skills with a set of tools aren’t extensive. There are lots of problems I could eventually fix with significant time and money invested into projects, as I do like my projects to tinker with, but I don’t have infinite resources to do all the… Read more →