Chris Zempel's Blog
Once upon a time, I was studying to become a journalist or PR person but realized being able to write isn't useful if I have nothing worth saying. I decided I'd rather write software than other kinds of words and began re-tooling. I really enjoyed the challenge of breaking the world down into pieces our robot friends can help us with. At some point along the way, I graduated from an individual contributor to a technical manager.
My favorite time of week are saturday mornings when I get to I wake up early, post up at a coffee shop (pastries shouldn't be so satisfying, it's not fair), and dig into whatever technical problems meet my fancy. Recently, I've been learning Rust.
- Problem articulations are more important to get right than any particular solution
- Working in a distributed way forces you to clean up your communication pathways and make them explicit
- The only real judge is time, but it still makes the most sense to listen to the most qualified person who's closest to the problem
These days I'm working at Maritz on an incentives engine. Opinions expressed on this site are my own.
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