dballona

Personal Growth

Things I'm learning along the way. Books I've read, deep dives specific topics, reflections... I digress.

Navigating the engineer to engineering manager transition

Article originally written for The Pragmatic Engineer, in May 2022, about how to navigate this very common career lateral movement.Read more→

What I have learned in 2020

This year I moved overseas and had to learn many things, both professionally and personally. Here I share some of my key learnings.Read more→

Review: The Making of a Manager

My favourite concepts from "The Making of a Manager", a book written by Facebook's former VP Design, Julie Zhuo.Read more→

Review: Radical Candor

Three reflections after reading Kim Scott's book "Radical Candor" around caring personally and challenging directly.Read more→