Author Archives: Sheldon "Don" Sandbekkhaug

Five Myths About Software Engineers that Hollywood Gets Wrong

Software engineers are weirdos in the media. On screen, we’re either eccentric geniuses or socially awkward losers. In the movies, programmers have magic powers, like they can hack the CIA in an instant. Or people see the stereotypes and think, … Continue reading

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Stop Having Sucky 1:1s with Your Manager

One-on-ones… Everyone has them. Sometimes they feel like a waste of time. But it doesn’t have to be that way. What if 1:1s could be a tool to further your career? What if they could be more enjoyable to both … Continue reading

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You Are an Engineer at Big Tech Co. During Coronavirus (Humor)

You are an engineer at Big Tech Co. It is March 2020 and The Company has just sent you to work from home. You live in California with two other engineers. Each of you makes multiple six figures but can’t … Continue reading

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CS Internship Guide #18: Five Things CS Professors Won’t Tell You About the Real World

Part of the CS Internship Guide Professors are smart people. It takes a lot of effort to become a professor, and generally speaking, you should listen to them. However, there are five things that all CS majors need to know … Continue reading

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Tetris Zombies: The Craziest and Funnest Way to Move

Moving to a new state is a headache. I spent many hours researching moving companies, calling them, and determining most of them were scams. One night, I was having dinner with a friend. Both of us are organizers for Silicon … Continue reading

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