Carole Rennie Logan
Developer, team lead, speaker, tech community organiser, baker, runner.Visit Blog
Developer Book Club: Rework
Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson is next up on my reading list. Recommended by another dev, it’s a collection of short one or two page chapters explaining a piece of advice. The main theme is changing the way you work with advice from the authors, the founders of basecamp.
Empathy in Tech
Recently I have been getting more interested in the people side of work, how we work together to get the best results. Getting this right is way harder than the coding side, right?!
Developer Diary: DDD Scotland
I have written a few of these “developer diary” blogs when I go to conferences or meetups, but this one is a bit different as I was on the other side as I was on the organising team do the event: DDD Scotland.
Developer Book club: Talking with Tech Leads
Talking with Tech Leads by Patrick Kua is next up on my developer book club list. It is a series of interviews with tech leads at varying experience levels.
Ladies of Code Glasgow: Lean Coffee
On Tuesday 23rd January we had our first Ladies of Code Glasgow meetup of the year. This month session was something we hadn’t done before: Lean Coffee. I have attended other local meetups in this format and I think it’s a great way to let everyone have their voice heard… and as a meetup organiser it takes the pressure off finding a speaker!
Developer Book club: The Introvert Advantage
Next up in “developer book club” theme is The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney. Not necessary something that will be relevant for all developers but it has helped me understand myself both personally and professionally so thought I would include it.
Developer book club: Reset by Ellen Pao
You may have heard of Ellen Pao, at least as “that women who sued the VC company” or “The CEO that censored reddit”. I had heard of these stories and followed her on Twitter before I got the book. Listening to all these things that happened, you wouldn’t actually believe it all happened to one person.
Developer Book club: Lean In
As mentioned in my recent blog post, I have decided to: #1: read more #2: blog about it! So here we go with the first book: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.
Ladies of Code Glasgow: Christmas Hacks
On Thursday 7th December, Ladies of Code Glasgow celebrated Christmas with our tradition (2 years makes a tradition, right?) of mulled wine and coding.
Developer Bookclub: Hello World
A few weeks ago I mentioned on Twitter I am making an effort to read more and I was looking for some techy book recommendations. I am not great at reading fiction books unless on holiday when I can totally switch off and enjoy a good thriller or murder mystery, finishing the book in a few days. In “real life”, I only manage to get a wee bits of time here and there to read and this doesn’t really work with fiction.