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Ode to VSCode Snippets

May 24, 20227 min read

Snippets are powerful. This one little tool can reduce toil and make it easier to follow your team's style conventions. They're also fun to play with. Work smarter not harder!

Pay equity audit: How-to

May 06, 202210 min read

A pay equity audit is a big undertaking. A well-planned methodology helps it run smoothly. In this post, I share the audit process I've used and some considerations for each step.

Pay equity audit challenges

May 02, 20226 min read

When I led a pay equity audit, my team was small and we didn't have an HR or legal department. We solved some unique challenges to complete our audit and stay committed to our inclusion goals.

What is a pay equity audit?

April 25, 20224 min read

I believe strongly that every engineering organization should conduct regular pay equity audits. Pay equity audits ensure a fair and inclusive culture for all your team members.

Value of team estimates

April 19, 20223 min read

I see teams choose to forgo estimates when they find them challenging and don't see value in them. But there's a ton of value in team estimates!

Creating an inclusive and effective career path: Making the changes

April 11, 20226 min read

A thoughtful career path is a foundational element to building the type of culture you want on your team. The single most important thing you can do to ensure your career path is a more effective and inclusive tool is to make it specific and explicit. This is part three of a 3-part series.

Creating an inclusive and effective career path: Considerations

April 07, 20224 min read

A thoughtful career path is a foundational element to building the type of culture you want on your team. We reward what we measure. This is part two of a 3-part series.

Creating an inclusive and effective career path: Getting started

April 04, 20225 min read

A thoughtful career path is a foundational element to building the type of culture you want on your team. A career path serves many purposes for many different audiences. This is part one of a 3-part series.

Updating dependencies in a frontend project

March 28, 20224 min read

I loathe loathe loathe dependency management. Updating dependencies sounds simple but it's something we're not usually taught. This is the post I wish I had when I was learning how to do this.

How to ask for help

March 22, 20223 min read

Asking for help is a skill like anything else. The better you get at how you ask questions, the better your team and senior engineers will be able to support you–and the more quickly you will level up.