Technical Evangelist – A Developer in Marketing

After more than 2.5 years working as an evangelist for Atlassian it’s time to look back on why the job rocks but also about the shadow sides. I guess every company have slightly different expectations when they hire for the evangelist role. At Atlassian we want raise awareness for our products and the company inContinue reading “Technical Evangelist – A Developer in Marketing”

Code Reviews, just better

“Code Reviews Are More Important Than TDD” Dr. Venkat Subramaniam Don’t get me wrong: Test Driven Development is great and it helps with a lot of things: Good quality, maintainable functionality, repeatable tests and much more. We did a survey at conferences that showed us that around 70% of all developer teams are practicing some kind ofContinue reading “Code Reviews, just better”

Starting a Collaboration Revolution

Products these days are complex. If you think about how many people are involved to gather requirements, to discuss priorities, to write the software, maybe create hardware, to test each feature, to come up with a great design and to operate or distribute the products… not talking about marketing, finance  & controlling here… Building greatContinue reading “Starting a Collaboration Revolution”

Five Word Tech Horrors

The last 48 hours people were tweeting their tech horror stories in five words. This really made my day… but the scariest thing is: I’ve heard most of this quotes in real life! These are my Top 20 tweets: 1 My nephew creates web sites #fivewordtechhorrors — Jason Bock (@jasonbock) December 11, 2013 2 “WhoContinue reading “Five Word Tech Horrors”

6 Ways to Boost Developers Performance

I guess every company wants to have productive and efficient employees that comes up with bright ideas and can execute, track and deliver them. This employee should smile all the time, doesn’t need a lot of attention and works always for the company goals. This is a nice wish, but in reality we need toContinue reading “6 Ways to Boost Developers Performance”

Writing killer submissions for conferences

I was recently asked to join the program committee for a medium size conference in Switzerland named Jazoon. I had to review around 30 submissions and found out, that this is a really tough job. I learned so much about helping the program committee to decide if your talk should be accepted for the conferenceContinue reading “Writing killer submissions for conferences”

Power to the Developers

I never understod why companies are building a strong management driven culture and destroy the creativity of the developers. We need freedom to build awesome software with great quality fast. That’s why some people see us as the prima donnas in a company. When our management gives us the freedom of choosing our own toolsContinue reading “Power to the Developers”