Software Engineer

week 8

  • I attended a workshop on “Influencing without Authority” by Lara Hogan this week and it was amazing. So many great insights and strategies. It really helped bring focus to some initiatives I’ve been noodling on…
  • I have reached the point in summer where I’m stuck in an endless loop of listening to trashy pop – on repeat. Help!
  • Last week, I attended our company-wide (virtual) summit, and I gave two lightning talks. I feel like I’m getting slightly better at preparing for and delivering talks – the strategy of writing out a script (and timing it) before creating slides has really helped.
  • A colleague shared the concept of Amazon’s “working backwards” document with me this week and I’m really digging the approach. I really like how it formalizes the approach to start with goals and the problem you’re solving.