Experience-as-a-vanity-metric

"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

Big O notation and The Jackal

In the 1973 movie (and 1971 novel) "The Day of the Jackal", the "good guy" Inspector Lebel, suspects that the only reason the assassin (The Jackal) is always one step ahead of them is because there is a leak within the special council designated to stop the assassin. Spoiler alert: Lebel weeds out the leak by… Continue reading Big O notation and The Jackal

How to make the most of #OrlandoCC

Attendee: Make sure you sign up on the website, so organizers can get an accurate headcount. Show up early, the right sized t-shirts always run out faster. Build out your own agenda to optimize decision making during the event. If you don't like a session, move on to a different one 50 minutes is a short time,… Continue reading How to make the most of #OrlandoCC

Techwashing search results

The data presented to us is being techwashed, and real world items are being pushed below the fold. Last night I wanted to learn more about Rust (the programming language). So I googled "rust" with no context. This brought up the results: So, yay, Google showed me exactly what I wanted to see. But wait,… Continue reading Techwashing search results