Don’t introduce yourself

Here’s a little conference speaking tip: don’t introduce yourself. Nobody cares who you are or what you’ve done. At least, not yet. Don’t get me wrong. By the end of your mind-blowing…

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The Agile Cargo Cult

Periodically, people ask whether Agile is a cargo-cult. The simple answer is – yes. Because everything is to some degree. People find something that works and they attempt to make…

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Haskell at Facebook

We recently completed a two-year redesign of Sigma, one of our spam-fighting systems. Check out how we integrated Haskell with our existing C++ code and the improvements we made to…

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Drop Books

There are a few books that I buy over and over, and drop on the desks of friends and colleagues. These books, all technical, are books that I think most…

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