All things Communication

Attack of the bruised ego

May 30, 2022 - Estimated 1 minute read

Take feedback as objectively as possible. Don't be married to your ideas and code. Instead explore, learn, be curious and continuously grow by learning from those around you. Maintain clear, open channels of communication. It will defuse tension and…

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Attack of the bruised ego

Practice what you preach

May 19, 2017 - Estimated 4 minute read

"Your beliefs don't make you a better person, our behavior does." I have a far way to go on my journey. My journey of self-discovery and healing. It's a life-long journey and sometimes it's a real battle. Yes, it becomes absolutely exhausting. I str…

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Practice what you preach

Discovering yourself

February 27, 2017 - Estimated 8 minute read

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle Sometimes I struggle to consciously understand my actions. This makes it hard for me to find out why I react the way I do in certain situations. In some cases I am proud of how I act but…

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Discovering yourself

Contributing to the README

September 24, 2016 - Estimated 4 minute read

When someone new works on your repository, make sure it is easy to get setup. Imagine if we didn't have any documentation; if we all adopted the mindset of "I already know this, let others figure it out on their own." No more books. No more Wikipedi…

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Contributing to the README

Context-driven queries

May 7, 2016 - Estimated 4 minute read

Do people look confused when you talk to them? Only you can truly know what is going on inside your mind. Communicating with context and intent helps alleviate confusing discussions. Our minds are beautiful. It processes, sorts and catalogs data fro…

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Bonding with Testers

May 4, 2016 - Estimated 4 minute read

Do you form relationships with testers? Teaming up with testers from the beginning of a feature can positively impact the quality of the feature being developed. At work we often get trapped in our roles. We develop the software so we should only co…

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Manage expectations

May 2, 2016 - Estimated 5 minute read

Do you keep business informed? Business won't know when things are not working out unless you tell them. It is surprising how much support we can get when we open honest channels of communication. Let's say you've settled into a corporate. You start…

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