Jun 10

Mentoring Engineering Interns

So the company decided to run a new internship program, and you are now a mentor for the next batch. That’s good news, but whether you are new to engineering management or have some experience already, mentoring and motivating interns is not an easy task.

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May 21

The reality virus

It’s a lot of fun to take a peek at improvised home offices set up by reporters, actors, politicians, and people on TV. It adds some sort of warmth and coziness to the news, even if reality is crude and difficult.

On video calls, CEOs are no longer shaving every day, sales VPs join meetings on sweatshirts

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Mar 24

Do your best work

It’s nice to see everyone trying to help and do something about this virus, but I honestly don’t think we can change much by posting more stuff on social networks.

Now is the time when we need our governments, doctors, and scientists doing their best work ever, so let’s cut the shit, the noise, and the narcissism and let them focus on the job.

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Mar 17

Life with the iPad Pro

Some time ago, as an experiment, I decided to use an iPad Pro as my primary computing device. Expectations were low, so I kept my laptop in a drawer and gave it a chance for a couple of weeks.

Working on an iPad seemed ingenious and weird, and several people asked about how I was supposed to write code or do actual work on “that thing,” to which I replied, “I have no idea.”

Four months later, I have not missed my laptop at all

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Feb 26

Find yourself some time

There is nothing better than giving yourself time not to do anything so that you can do a bunch of things without obligation.

In the past week, I have read two books, updated two apps, started with a new idea, learned about SwiftUI, wrote two articles, picked up my mountain bike again, reconnected with my family and friends, rewrote my CV, slept for 16 hours straight and ate and sleep whenever I felt like it.

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Feb 24

My iOS development book list

There are thousands of iOS development books flying around. Still, many are outdated, incomplete, or not the best option (not to say mediocre), so whether if you are starting with iOS development or want to improve your skills, this is an excellent place to start.

This list is not static, and I’m always looking for new books about iOS development, so if you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments section

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Feb 14

Last day at Endava

After two years, today is my last day here. I joined back in March 2018 to lead the Mobile Discipline and later on became Head of Development for the Bogotá Delivery Unit.

As in any other job, there were ups and downs, difficult conversations, decisions and problems to solve but also a great number of learning opportunities, challenges, and a handful of new friends.

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Feb 03

Switching jobs does not have to be painful

Seven hundred days ago, I quit my job at Globant to join Endava, and it’s time to do it again. Most people think that two years is too little to do something (especially on a management role) and therefore the decision comes with lots of noise and questions, but, should it be that way?

I’m 41 years old, and according to ‘social standards on employment’, I should be already thinking about settling down and securing my pension. For many of you, that might work out, but it simply sounds boring on this side of the screen.

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