Hi, I'm Christian.
I'm a software engineer & manager at one of the world's fastest growing startups.
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Well, better late than never I suppose. What a year 2020 was. Terrible for most, good for some. I sit right in the middle somewhere.
This week I met up (virtually, of course) with Frontend Engineer, Chris Bot. Chris works with me at Hopin, and has been called many times: “The King of Code Review”
Bots are taking over the world, and you can too! (on Slack of course)
Regardless of why you are needing to interview, you want to do your best. You are competing against of pool of other candidates that all want what you want. An offer letter.
Last week, I caught up with SuperFriendly founder, Dan Mall to discuss collaboration with design and development teams.
Last week I spoke at HDC conference about levelling up your time management skills using bucketing tactics.
This week (or last week rather), I caught up with Kent K - Senior SWE and former colleague of mine at Weedmaps, in Irvine, CA. We dive into what it's like to work at Weedmaps, how it's changed since COVID, pair programming, learning to code, how he almost died twice and his insanely useful app to help prevent that, staying healthy, and much much more.
This week my focus was on discovering ways I could automate routine tasks and workflows I go through when coding. In my research I came across a JS library called PLOP. Plop is used by countless of companies like PayPal, Microsoft, Mozilla, Vimeo and more - so I figured I'd give it a quick spin.
As a person that hates letting any time go to waste, I spent those hours glued to my seat in competition with myself to see how many sunflower seeds I could crack in a mouthful, catching up on my favourite podcasts, as well as reflecting on my personal goals I set for myself in January.
From agencies to startups, large corporations to the government. I’ve jumped around and worked as a software engineer for a handful of sectors. This week I discuss my learnings to help you better understand your options and to better navigate your career path.
This past week I caught up with Zach and Wilkes, two friends of mine and both freshly minted developers! 👶✨
Wes talks on his favourite things about being his own boss, how he spends his work days, staying focused, managing a work life balance and more.
Introducing the Stack Yack Vlog!
For the last 2-ish weeks I’ve been forcing myself to TDD which is what spawned the idea for this week’s topic.
This week I dive into part 2 of the Freelance series, where we talk all about money and how much you should be charging for your work.
This week I talk with Barbara Iranzo from the Talent Acquisition team at Hopin about resumes, interviewing, and how you can stand out (good and bad) from the heaps of applications that recruitment teams receive.
The first of a 4 part series on everything freelance – how to start, getting clients, how how much to charge, and more.
This week I discuss time management as a software developer, it’s (obvious) importance, and ways you can start improving your time management skills today.
This week I want to talk about side projects and the importance they play in your growth as a developer.
Asking better questions, conferences, optional chaining, keeping your eyes healthy, and the fastest growing startup in Europe