Hi! I'm a software engineer (currently an engineering manager) living in the California Bay Area. I write about the ideas I've encountered that have helped me the most in my career. I try to keep the signal-to-noise ratio of this site as high as I can, and I hope it helps you.
I support the Integrations team at Pachyderm,
and I try coach my teammates using the same practical, mindset-oriented
approach that I try to use in my essays. If you like these ideas, you can learn
more about my management style from my
manager readme. And
we'd of course love for any interested engineers to
come work with us! I can also be
reached via email at the
pachyderm.com domain with the username
msteffen if you're just curious about what we do here (you know how
software development workflows—testing, deployment, debugging/bisecting,
rollbacks, auditing, etc—are all built around version control? We're trying to
give data scientists and data engineers tools to work the same way with
datasets and pipelines).