After a bit more than a year at the job, I’m still learning new things all the time and I have a sense of a lot of open possibilities that will afford continuous opportunities for learning new things — I still don’t know where this adventure will take me in the next few years, but I feel like the possibilities … will be fun, satisfying ones, and I like the sense that I am still in the midst of an adventure. —David Lewine, software engineer at Jana
This article by Emil Ray first appeared on Github.
It is December 5th, and the first snow of the year is coming softly down over the blue-gray of early morning Boston. I’m sitting on the 16th floor, in the quiet little corner table I’ve occupied most mornings for the last 7 weeks, drinking my coffee and watching the rooftops of the financial district gather their frosting of white. (more…)
Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his [/ her] country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause. —Abraham Lincoln
It was around 2009 that I sat in the neuropsychologist’s office as he paged through the many-paged report that contained the answer to a question that had been burning in my mind for decades.
How smart am I, really?
I’ve accomplished a lot in my career. I’ve built successful teams and products, spoken at conferences, and written for major publications. I’ve struggled and prevailed and learned a lot along the way. Through it all one thing remained constant: the little voice in the back of my head saying,
I’m a fraud and they all know it. (more…)
Have you ever glanced down at your phone and grimaced over how stagnant your home screen looks, or feel like none of your apps are inspiring you anymore? Whether you’re texting friends or checking your Twitter feed, you’re still using apps on a frequent basis, so why not jazz it up and download four of the best relaxation apps out there? (more…)
In college, I was in a predominantly white sorority and often invited to hang out at frat parties on the weekends. Regardless of which letters were nailed on the front of the house, I always walked into the party and asked myself, Why in the world am I even here? (more…)
Passion. The thing that’s supposed to make your life amazing if you follow it. “Finding your passion” gets 6,600 monthly searches on Google. In the search for a fulfilling career, turning to the Internet for advice on following your passion may seem like an easy solution. But the influencers on LinkedIn told me to be a leader, not a follower.