Tag Archives: early career

When should you buy a house?

Everyone’s parents keep asking them “So, when are you buying a house?” It may be an innocent question, but the effect is to make you feel bad about not owning real estate. It’s the framework they grew up in. Get … Continue reading

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100 Things I’ve Learned as a Software Engineer at Google

It’s amazing to look back over the past seven years. When I first stared this blog, I was a CS student at UT. 99 blog posts later, I’m a software engineer and tech lead at Google. I don’t have everything … Continue reading

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How to Write a Bug Report so that an Engineer Actually Fixes the Bug

If you want an engineer to act on a bug report, it needs to be easy to understand. Most importantly, the recipient needs to know how to reproduce the issue. The worst bug reports look like this: That’s it, no … 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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6 Ways to Negotiate Like a Pro Board Gamer

I have learned more about negotiation by playing board games than from taking a college course on negotiation. A lot of people are scared of negotiation. They’re afraid to ask for what they want. To me, this is crazy. Are … Continue reading

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