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 …

How do we make domain decisions when coding software?

via GIPHY I stumbled on an interesting discussion over at hacker news about when you have to make a decision in code outside of your domain of expertise. This is a super interesting topic to me. As the world is more and more powered by computers and algorithms, this seemingly obscure philisophical corner of computing …

What does the failure of Flatiron School mean for coding bootcamps?

via GIPHY If you missed the news, New York’s AG announced a settlement with Flatiron School over operating without a license and false advertising. The news of the coding bootcamp failure splashed all over hacker news a couple of days ago. Join 37,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. With the explosion of …

Some irresistible reading for March – outages, code, databases, legacy & hiring

via GIPHY I decided this week to write a different type of blog post. Because some of my favorite newsletters are lists of articles on topics of the day. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s what I’m reading right now. 1. On Outages While everyone is scrambling to figure out …

Do we need computer science for all?

I was recently digging through AVC, Fred Wilson’s blog. These days it’s where I get most of my tech news. I ran into this AVC Post on Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative. I hadn’t been paying attention to these weekly addresses. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. It’s exciting …