Merry Christmas!

Not a long blog post...just wanted to share Merry Christmas to everyone!!! Have a safe and fun time and hope everyone is staying sane in 2020! Le Tech Professional

Considering An Individual Contributor Or Leadership Career Path In Tech? Use This Simple Flowchart

Congratulations! You have reached the point in your career where you are finally asked the hard question and asked to take the two paths offered in the fork of your professional road. Do you want to be an Individual Contributor or a Leader? If you choose an Individual Contributor, you become someone who becomes a…

Why Working From Home Has Made Me Work More

"During these unprecedented times..." Yeah. We know it's unprecedented. We're literally in the middle of a pandemic, working from our beds and going without showering for days on end. No? Just me? Anyway, what I'm saying is that now more than ever it's unusual to have such a large amount of the workforce across the…

Why We Need To Get Rid Of Ageism

The generational divide has never been more openly visualized than today. I mean I haven't even lived a quarter century yet but it's A LOT different than how I remember it as a kid. Terms like 'Ok boomer' gaining traction, people saying millennials can't buy houses because of avocado toast, the rise of Karens...it'd all…

How To Deal With Imposter Syndrome In The Tech Industry As A New Hire

We've all been there. Tech is a lucrative industry as you know. You're apart of it or will be one day. The pay is higher than the national average for most careers, you can do all your work remote (even pre-COVID), and it's comparably flexible and dare I say...even fun. The shows and stereotypes are…

The Top Five Things I Learned Getting A Computer Science Degree

I remember undergrad like it was yesterday. I still miss it. The late nights in the lab with my friends, the fast food runs in between long procrastinated project sessions, the frantic scrambling trying to get code to work an hour before a submittal date... Yeah. It was awesome. And looking back I don't think…

Why I Just Use Print Statements To Debug Code

I'll be the first to admit that my testing and debugging game isn't as good as it should be. When I code I like to just do the thing, break it, make it more secure, add more awesome functionality till it breaks again, and then rinse and repeat. I haven't gotten any complaints yet. All…

The Three Software Languages Any True Tech Professional Needs To Know

Java, C++, Python. There you go. Probably already heard it before. If you want to know why I chose those three languages, then read on, avid reader, and see how deep the rabbit hole goes. This is my pure, unadulterated bias from my experience in the tech industry. Are you a Front-end developer? Back-end developer?…

The Importance Of Staying Active And Maintaining A Healthy Body, Especially As A Working Adult In Tech

At risk of sounding like a broken record like everyone else on the internet, I just want to convey what everyone else has already been talking about. Your health is the most important thing that you can take care of throughout your career. Hands down. If you aren't healthy, you can't take care of your…