How can we secretly deploy this key to production?

via GIPHY I worked with a client some time back that was in a very unfortunate position indeed. Through various management shuffling, the COO was the new sheriff in town. Which is fine and normal. Except in this case the entire operations was managed across the sea. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on …

I’m building a startup. What should I watch out for?

via GIPHY I’ve worked with close to 200 startups over the years. So I’ve seen a lot of stuff. Some of the get-rich-quick managed to get broke even quicker. And others saw great engineers leave behind a clunky maze of an architecture with little or no documtation. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on …

Are pioneers & process people different breeds?

via GIPHY I was just reading Oliver Eidel’s blog. He had a great post, with some provocative ideas. Pioneers versus Process people. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Now since I love to play devils advocate, after reading this thought provoking article, I thought I would write a bit of my …

What do the best engineers do better?

via GIPHY I’m fascinated by this topic. I recently found another thread on HN about it What do top engineers you know do that others don’t. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. As always for hacker news, there’s a feisty debate about what such character includes. Here’s my take. 1. Tackle …

What mistakes did you make when starting as a consultant ?

via GIPHY I was recently reading a Hacker News thread on mistakes made in consulting. While most of the discussion I didn’t agree with folks *at all*, it did get me thinking about my own lessons. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Since these threads in HN often end up in …

How crazy can Kubernetes get?

Brilliant Dilbert comic. Hitting a little too close to home… pic.twitter.com/axDlwj7bYB — Daniel Dib (@danieldibswe) September 5, 2019 I was flipping through Reddit and found this hilarious post referencing a Scott Adams Dilbert strip on Kubernetes. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What I found even funnier were the comments on …

How to think like a senior engineer

via GIPHY I just read this story the Art of interrupting engineers. While much of what I read was pretty obvious from the engineer’s perspective, the product & project manager perspective was illustrative. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. There are definitely things that senior or more experienced engineers do differently. …

How can 1% of something equal nothing?

via GIPHY I just read this painful story My company sold for $100 million and I got zilch. How can that be?. I felt apalled. I was a little sick to my stomach actually. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Is it possible to work for years, putting blood sweat & …

What Matt Ranney learned scaling Uber to 1000 services

via GIPHY I was recently watching Matt Ranney’s 2016 talk from GOTO conference. He’s an excellent speaker, not least because of his formidable experience at the helm of Uber. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Jump to 11:45 to start out… 1. What’s the cost of many languages As they embraced …

Are you as good as the public cloud?

via GIPHY According to Lyft’s recent public filing, they plan to spend 300 million buckaroos in the next 2.5 years on AWS. Did I hear that right? Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Perhaps that is their estimate, or the maximum amount they want to budget for. Regardless that’s a lot …