What software developers can learn about consulting from hair salons
January 06, 20196 min read
Being a hair stylist is like being a personal consultant for each client that sits in your chair. My mom owns a successful hair salon in my hometown. A lot of what I know about being a good consultant comes from watching my mom and the other stylists.
Crochet, Code, Craft
July 06, 20189 min read
We should reframe how we think about code and think of it as a craft. Writing elegant code requires all of the same components as crafting.
What software developers can learn about estimating from road construction
June 21, 20185 min read
I picked my dad’s brain about road construction estimation and walked away with some ideas for improving software development estimation.
What software developers can learn about client engagement from preschools
June 20, 20185 min read
Empathetic, intentional communication is not only useful when talking to preschoolers, its helpful in every setting, with everybody. Bring it into your meetings for improved client engagement and shared expectations.
What software developers can learn about onboarding from the crochet community
June 19, 20184 min read
My experience within the crochet community has given me some ideas for ways the software development industry should improve our approach to onboarding.
Walking my dog has made me a better software developer
April 22, 20184 min read
I’m a better software developer, and generally a better person, because of my dogs.
Spinning yarn: Connecting to the past when technology is focused on the future
August 01, 20174 min read
The practice of spinning yarn hasn’t changed much since its first introduction. The tools have evolved and become more efficient, but the…
Crochet patterns and pixel art
July 21, 20173 min read
I’ve never considered myself an artistic person. To me creativity and an artistic eye are very different. I have the ideas but often feel…