Travel Stack

My most recent trip was the third time I've been away from my home base for at least three months. Traveling for that long means that you have to pack differently. Learning how to carry only the things you really need, making the most of the things you carry, and understanding how little you need in your life is all part of this exercise.

Marketing for Developers

For many of my peers, and I think to the general public, marketing has - rather ironically - been given a bad rep. It's seen as a finicky field: engaged in activities that are hard to measure, and at its worst, it's seen as a spurious profession. I think this reputation is the end result of a lot of bad apples that not only execute marketing badly, but as a result, have ruined it for the rest of the lot.

My First Twelve Months Working at Stack Overflow

Today is my one year anniversary working at Stack Exchange. Some of you many remember a post I wrote about my first six weeks working at Stack Overflow. This is a follow up to that post, and what has changed since. It's also my first time blogging in a very long time, and as you'll read, it's because I've been quite...busy.

Armies of One

I, like many of my peers, am self-taught in development. We grew up in an age when HTML, CSS and JavaScript were easily tinkered with through personal projects. When Xanga, Myspace, and Geocities were around, those were the hobbies that turned into technical playgrounds. Those that kept with it evolved their skills, and they become extremely sophisticated developers.