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…

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?…

Literally The Most Simple Way To Describe Object-Oriented Programming

Object Oriented Programming (OOP) is one of the most important development principles that someone needs to know in tech, whether you are coding as a Software Engineer or managing projects as a Program Manager. If you are looking for the technical deep dive of Encapsulation, Inheritance, etc. you're not going to find it here. I'm…

Why I Decided To Blog, and Why Who I Am Doesn’t Matter

Many people start blogging for a couple reasons. They love to write. They want to become a famous influencer. Or they want to make money in a side hustle. You know any other reason? Leave them in the comments below. But for the most part, those are the main motivators that I observed. I started…