What happens when you start your job with your dream company just as a global pandemic hits? Some (completely random) lessons learned about life, career, big tech co, consultancy and technology in my first full year as a consultant at Microsoft starting from the recruitment.
More about Google's OKR playbook and learning related to this playbook
Please don't say just "Hello" in chat, it's as if you called someone on the phone and said "Hi!" and then put them on hold!
My notes from reading John Doerr's book: Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs.
Git is to GitHub as P0rn is to P0rnHub: why this is problematic and some alternative comparisons that work
"Have patience. Go where you must go, and hope!" - Gandalf I'm moving on from New Signature (more on the destination at a later date). I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my time at Nebbia Technology and (merged into) New Signature over the last couple of years and thank these teams for… Continue reading Stormtrooper out
A few years back I wrote a post titled "So you want to hold a Codecamp?". Looking back at the post, it's still a decent one with foundational steps on going about conducting a free one-day conference. However, that post painted the rosy side of the picture aka how to hold a conference. But what… Continue reading How to cancel a conference
Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a client on the opposite coast. However, this presented its own set of challenges, the primary one being dealing with time zones. So, I naturally learned to adjust my communication to factor in time zones since it would be embarrassing for me to schedule a 2pm call… Continue reading On remote work and time zones
I got some feedback from a couple of recent conference talks. Not all of it was positive or even useful but I like to get constructive feedback even if it is negative. https://twitter.com/_s_hari/status/1218702254724866048 But reading the responses to @laurieontech's tweet (the one I responded to above), I also realized that other speakers struggle with parsing… Continue reading My speaker feedback parsing system
Last year when we hosted the Orlando edition of Global Azure Bootcamp, we also decided to try our luck with live streaming on Twitch. Unfortunately, the first (and only) interaction during that stream was a troll. https://twitter.com/_s_hari/status/1122147322404720640 The one thing I did well (at least I think I did well) was to be kind but… Continue reading What I learned from a troll