Gotta be honest. Gotta be open. Gotta be kind. Enjoy the problem. Enjoy the solution.
I’m an aural learner, for the most part. I retain a lot of information when it comes in the form of lectures, documentaries or podcasts. Secondary style would be kinesthetic. Learning by doing has always been effective for me.
Everyone is different so I try and stay attuned to those differences, but more importantly, I relish them. When there are problems, be hard on the problem, and soft on the person. The opposite approach gets you nowhere.
Brainstorming for high level understanding, goal setting, and alignment followed by deep work on an individual level so that ideas can be properly fleshed out. Coming back together for peer review. Rinse, repeat.
I like to dive headfirst into a problem and not worry too much about what I don’t understand right away. Once I have a high-level overview of the issue, I get into the nitty gritty.
I’m a words-of-affirmation, slap-on-the-back kind of dude. I’m basically a dog.
I would mark this as a weakness. I typically don’t like to ask for help because I learn the most when I’m searching for a solution. However, I’ve learned that sometimes asking for help is better for the people you’re working with, so I’m trying to get better at it.
What kind of work do you find easiest to do when (for example, some folks write best at night or can focus more easily in the afternoon)
I write best and solve problems EARLY in the morning. Administrative tasks are easier for me in the afternoon when my brain is tired.
How do you feel about getting messages after/outside of hours that are meant for you to see and respond to during active hours
I have no problem with it at all. My notifications are off when I’m not working anyways.
How folks can best show up for us when we seem off (give space, ask if work is the right place for us to be today, etc)
I have severe MDD with intense episodes. I’ve been effectively medicated for years but sometimes it still hits pretty hard. It means a lot when people ask me how I am. Getting the day off is sometimes necessary for me to process/bounce back, but I try not to do that. Sometimes work is the best medicine.
Receiving negative feedback in a private space is fine with me, and welcome, but receiving negative feedback in a public space triggers a stress reaction/defense mechanism.
- HTML CSS/SCSS
- Mongo DB
- Experience with
- Data Structures and Algorithms
Golang, TypeScript, Kubernetes, Security
Building out the infrastructure for a service that allows touring musicians and their teams to better manage life on the road.
I’m a big boy so extremely tight spaces are not fun.
“You always update your goals right before you reach them. Stop it.”
- My friend Aaron.
If they’re good fries I like ‘em dry. Just salty potato goodness. If they’re crappy fries, ketchup.
Sun: Aquarius Moon: Gemini Rising: Cancer