Working Managers

I came across this article (Work at different management levels) in by Lara Hogan. It does a great job of breaking down what a manager does at different levels in an organization. If you ever thought your bosses do nothing — this is worth the read!

I’ve been a mixed individual contributor (IC++) and manager for several years. Even when I was supposedly a full time IC, I found myself doing tasks outside of my job responsibilities like mentoring, teaching, architecting, defining process, project managing, managing clients, managing engineers, writing specs, influencing strategy, interviewing candidates, and recruiting.

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Android for All

Today I gave a keynote at the Android Summit in DC! Check out my slides here and I’ll post the video once it’s up!

It was kind of a homecoming for me since I got to see so many great people I worked with from Capital One in addition to several people I know from other conferences. I had a great time.

The images from the talk (except my images of TZ) were obtained from The Noun Project. They are listed in slide order below.

Update: Icons By Number

Very exciting updates to Icons By Number! We have two talented artists and sketchnoters joining the project.

  • The lovely Siena Aguayo is a master of simple, but beautiful sketchnotes.
  • The mega talented designer and illustrator, Virginia Poltrack, of Fit Cat and other Android watch faces plus countless illustrations for WomenTechmakers and others.

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DroidCon London: Android Kata Workshop

I’m giving an Android Kata workshop at DroidCon London today!

Materials

If you enjoyed this workshop, make sure to get a video copy. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, check out my Android Activity Book which leads you through building a calculator with TDD.

If you want to learn more about me and/or my approach to testing, check out my appearance on the Fragmented podcast and/or Android Dialogs!