Summer Intern season started a few weeks ago, and my internship is about to begin tomorrow. I'm going to return with Facebook for another summer. The main difference with my past internships is basically that this time everything has changed. The road trip I had When my 2019 internship ended, I requested to intern in … Continue reading Prologue – My life as a remote intern
Month: June 2020
Lean and Mean?
It sounds like a diet, or maybe some kind of weird and aggressive technique to lose weight. I read this term in the Deadline Novel, and I was like, "what are they talking about?" "Organic Well Lean Noodles..." by coutaskdwfv https://flickr.com/photos/185642019@N06/49106899981 is licensed under CC CC0 In the novel, they satanize this term, for a … Continue reading Lean and Mean?
Reminder alert: Another meeting in 5 minutes
"Staff Meeting" by ljguitar https://flickr.com/photos/ljguitar/7697808370 is licensed under CC BY If you've ever worked in any kind of software project, you've experienced meetings. Depending on the size of the project or the place you've worked in, you may have experienced the useless meetings that are only consuming programming time. In college, I usually have some … Continue reading Reminder alert: Another meeting in 5 minutes
Another way to not reach the deadline
Over the past few posts, I've written about what project managers usually do that may cause the project to be finished even later than was expected. Today I bring to you: Overstaffing "All Dressed Up :)" by Thru My Shutter https://flickr.com/photos/185261736@N07/49141762121 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND If you're a manager, the project you're managing is … Continue reading Another way to not reach the deadline
Learning in times of a pandemic
It feels like it has been a lot since my last face to face interaction with anyone. Yeah, it feels like this This semester started like every other semester, but there was this news about a new virus spreading out from China. On those days, there were really few people who thought life would be … Continue reading Learning in times of a pandemic
Mediation is simpler than negotiation
All people have negotiated at least once in our lives, from simple negotiations like trying to get a better bargain. Even in these simple negotiations are hard, trying to persuade the other person to agree to our demands is difficult, even impossible. "negotiations" by hectorhannibal https://flickr.com/photos/hectorhannibal/3121816753 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND Negotiation involves a discussion … Continue reading Mediation is simpler than negotiation
Wikipedia defines this term as: "Conformity is the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to group norms, politics or being like minded" The psychologist Solomon Asch did an experiment to understand how people are capable of conforming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyDDyT1lDhA These types of things happen in all kinds of situations, and it's essential to understand that … Continue reading Conformity
Software engineers are basically cats
You may be thinking that I've gone crazy, or perhaps that I'm just a cat person (in fact I'm a dog one, but that's not the point). "Cat" by be creator https://flickr.com/photos/pustovit/15867520885 is licensed under CC BY In the software development world some times there are projects with challenging deadlines, and the managers, if they … Continue reading Software engineers are basically cats