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
My notes from reading John Doerr's book: Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs.
"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
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
... but I actively hid it from people (until now), because, imposter syndrome. Back in June, a tweet tagged me informing me that I'd been honored by being selected to this list. Sure I'd heard of TechBeacon and their top 100 lists so I responded with a simple "Thank you. It's an honor" response. https://twitter.com/_s_hari/status/1006259287671308288… Continue reading I made the 2018 TechBeacon DevOps Top 100 list…
In late 2001/early half of 2002 (I don't remember the exact date), Microsoft held a launch party for Visual Studio at FSU - one that was well hyped among the students. I distinctly remember attending and getting a free copy of Visual Studio which included among other features - a new language named C# (new to… Continue reading How attending one tech event probably changed my career and life
"Years of experience" = vanity metrics. When software teams search for new team members to add, most, if not all, such search filters involve "years of experience" and a large laundry list of skills as focal points. Using this concoction of "years of experience" and laundry list of skills as filter is a tricky proposition. Most tools can… Continue reading Experience-as-a-vanity-metric
Do side projects - build something, build anything (website/app) and push it live
I turned 40 recently, including nearly 2 decades (in 2018) in the software industry. So I thought it was a good time to reflect on a few life lessons learned. I'll start with something with something I struggled with (still do but to a lesser extent) - being more social. By social, I don't mean… Continue reading Social