Writing

Buying and selling an apartment in Brooklyn
Sep 10, 2021
Is buying in Brooklyn worth it?
What is it like to buy, renovate and sell an apartment in NYC? The stories I read about apartment ownership were either crude financial analysis or clean NYT real estate fluff. My story is neither.
How to build trust and foster high impact teams
Aug 16, 2021
How to build trust and foster high impact teams
The type of process you employ on your team is a function of the trust between members of your team. This post looks at how to build trust and grow the team from a chaotic 'no trust' environment to an impactful 'deep trust' team.
What does working at a successful startup look like financially?
Jul 16, 2021
What does working at a successful startup look like financially?
or…how it cost me $1,000,000 to sell startup shares on the secondary market.
Guide to Engineering Ladder Communication
May 26, 2021
Guide to Engineering Ladder Communication
A good ladder is not one that looks good, but one used by your team and trusted by the org as a whole. How do you make sure your ladder gets used and has support?
Learning from a hyper growth startup
May 18, 2021
Learning from a hyper growth startup
This is a short set of lessons about managing your team, managing up and most importantly - managing yourself.
How we beat the Shopify 100 variant limit
Feb 13, 2017
How we beat the Shopify 100 variant limit
This post outlines a responsible way for developers to get around the Shopify 100 variant limit, and to understand the tradeoffs enough to sell the feature to clients.
Learning from Artsy: How to hire awesome engineers
Aug 1, 2016
Learning from Artsy: How to hire awesome engineers
Finding smart, motivated people who work well together is virtually impossible. If Artsy has a secret sauce, it is how it hires. All else falls from the assumption that they have hired the best people who want to work together to achieve Artsy’s mission.
Debugging a live Saturn V
Jan 11, 2015
Debugging a live Saturn V
We all have stories, as engineers, of fixing some crazy thing at the last minute right before the demo goes up. We have all encountered situations where we needed to fix something that was our fault and we needed to fix it now.