Winning Hack Weeks

I love hack weeks. I feed on the energy, the buzz, and the creativity during the week and for months after. I thrive on meeting new people from across the company and collaborating together in new ways. And every once in a while, I’m lucky enough to be on a winning team! March 3, 2016... Continue Reading →

Strategies for creating an environment of continuous learning

I was invited to participate in a LeadDev panel on continuous learning, which is one of my very favorite topics, especially in the context of engineering management. I had a great conversation with Kevin Goldsmith from Anaconda, Tara Ojo from the Financial Times, Kristen Spencer from TWG, and Krishnan Srinivasan from Target. https://twitter.com/TheLeadDev/status/1336996082115612673?s=20 These are... Continue Reading →

Cloud Certification for Managers

A couple of years ago I started working with teams at Twitter working on making public cloud offerings available to our developers, and as part of my ramp up, I started taking Google's Cloud Architect training classes for certification. I recently participated in a webinar about certification where I particularly focused on the value it... Continue Reading →

Why it’s not about your good intentions.

I have had three conversations this very week where I shared direct feedback on problematic behavior, and the theme of the responses has been the same: But that person has good intentions. He/she didn't mean it. He/she just has a rough/tough/{insert cultural reference here} personality. He/she is just misunderstood. He/she is just so passionate about... Continue Reading →

Self-reflection on inclusion and diversity

Given national advocacy for the #blacklivesmatter movement, I'm hearing a lot of folks looking for ways to increase their allyship.   I took some time to reflecting on my own efforts and considered them against Twitter's published Inclusion & Diversity Report.   Previous published targets have aimed to increase workforce representation for under-represented minorities, specifically... Continue Reading →

Interview: Amazing Women in Tech

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ari Font (@quicola), Director of Engineering in Twitter's Cortex ML Platform (and our New York Site Lead) recently for her #AmazingWomeninTech series, which she kicked off as part of International Women's Day in March. Interview topics include: #yourstory #whatmakesyouyou #yourhurdles #gratitude #success #privilege #empathy #leadership #covid19 At... Continue Reading →

Remote Work Guide

Amazing timely content: The Holloway Guide to Remote Work. I contributed as a reviewer and can say this is the only guide you need for recruiting, managing, supporting, and just being a remote worker. You can tell Holloway has been developing this content for months. And because of the web format, you can search for... Continue Reading →

LinkedIn Top Voices 2019: Software Development

Just found out I made the LinkedIn Top Voices 2019: Software Development list! #9 Kathleen Vignos, Director of Software Engineering, Twitter What she talks about: As an engineering executive at one of the most famous tech companies in the world, Vignos posts about leadership as a way to "encourage and equip" engineers who are making "the hard transition"... Continue Reading →

Wise Words

Self-esteem is the ability to see yourself as a flawed individual and still hold yourself in regard.  - ESTHER PEREL

How To Get A Job At Twitter

[Photo: ViewApart/iStock] I was recently interviewed by Michael Grothaus of Fast Company for my perspective as a senior hiring manager in engineering on how we hire engineers at Twitter. I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve invested both in a great candidate experience as well as in managing bias. More details in my interview here: Fast... Continue Reading →

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