Tag: Remote junior developers

  • Your manager can’t read your mind.

    Here we go again. Stash my work. Create new branch. Understand what has to be done. Do it all over again once this one is done. Get asked why the ticket I had to drop isn’t finished yet. Well, because you gave me a different task, that’s why!

  • When should junior developers start working on “real”, production issues?

    Learning how code goes from your precious code editor and into users lives is a critical skill for engineers At All Levels while they onboard into a new job.

  • Your team wants you to succeed. Don’t stay stuck.

    It was Monday morning, and I’d been thinking about it through my weekend. A developer in my team wasn’t making any progress and now a ticket was delayed. They weren’t asking for help, and our offers to help them were not being received as we hoped. Instead of accepting the team’s help, they kept saying…

  • Remote onboarding 101 – “Whenever I reach out, I feel like I’m bothering them”

    “It’s really hard to get mentorship, I don’t have the support I need.” new remote developers Remote or not, one of the first skills we need to teach junior developers is how to ask for help. Junior devs often fear that reaching out will make them look bad. To help them get over this problem,…

  • Open offices are not for everyone.

    “Remote isn’t for everyone.” is something I heard many times over the years. While I believe that’s absolutely true, I also believe that shared offices are not for everyone. Even offices with doors that close aren’t for everyone. Open offices are considered the “one size fits all” of work environments. They’re advertised as a good…

  • Remote developers need to grow in remote organizations

    Most companies and teams know the benefits and the need to hire junior engineers; after all, that’s where seniors come from. While that’s true for many companies, for many remote leaders or folks who are considering a remote job, the idea of hiring early career engineers seems to trigger an automatic NO reaction. I’ve talked…