From early stage startup to engineering management
Today, I’m an engineering manager, and my day-to-day feels far removed from my years spent scraping leads and consoling irate customers in a tiny pre-war office in the heart of the Garment District. Yet every day, I’m reminded of just how much my time at an early stage startup has shaped how I work — and how I think about work.
When a 1:1 turns into a vent session
I’m thankful this doesn’t happen often, but every now and then, a 1:1 — with a direct report, peer, or sometimes someone I’ve just met — becomes a vent session.
Early learnings from an engineering manager on a fully remote team
This week officially marks my 6 month milestone of leading a fully remote engineering team at Curology. It’s been fun; it’s been challenging; but above all, it’s been an incredible learning experience. This week also marks a year-plus of mandatory work from home. While strange at first, I’d say we’ve done all right. On my end, I’ve become an expert at unmuting myself before speaking and rocking the sweatpant office athleisure look like a pro.