The myth of ... getting it right the first time

2017-06-06 Software-Engineering Books Culture

I am reading it again: Clean Code. This time I am reading it differently. The first time around (6 years ago), I was reading it and learned a lot ... Read More

Thoughts on Operational Excellence

2017-04-30 Management Culture

Sometimes for me discussions about Operational Excellence sound like discussions about teenager sex: Everybody is talking about it, nobody … ... Read More

LOL ... printers suck!!!

2017-01-19 Management Culture

Last year we visited some of our customers in EMEA to get some video footage about their Nitro Experience. While we had our Creative Director in town ... Read More

Spotify Light ... Nitro Engineering 2017

2016-12-09 Software-Engineering Management Culture

Finding a good and maybe even the right org structure for an engineering organization is something of a dark art. Initially everything is so easy. ... Read More

Why do I work for Nitro ... connecting the dots!

2016-11-11 Management Culture

We are redoing our engineering website and our blog (stay tuned). In parallel we have worked on the Nitro Mission Statement (for 2017 and beyond) and ... Read More

Visit the Powerscourt Gardens ... the Home of Software Gardening

2016-10-28 Software-Engineering Management Culture

Clearly … and obviously … the idea of Software Gardening is not mine. But as I have already mentioned once or twice … I like it a ... Read More

Zero-to-Hero ... in a day

2016-10-22 Management Culture

Yesterday I had a good day in the office! Nitro (like a lot of other startups) is going through growing pains. In the last 2 years we have hired a lot ... Read More

New Job, New Site, ...

2015-08-14 Personal Culture

Yep … I got a new job and yep … I got a new website. In reverse order, first: (Given that I am a VP Infrastructure Engineering) I am ... Read More

According to the Sunday Independent ... 50 years ago ... the outlook was ... mainly dry

2015-07-11 Personal Culture

Nuclear power plant offered to usReports are current in political circles that the Government has received an offer from a German industrialist to ... Read More

Talking about the value of immutability ... for deployment platforms and innovation

2013-11-12 Software-Engineering Management Culture Conferences

I am just back from presenting a talk at FutureStack in SFO. Very interesting trip. Got very positive feedback on what we are doing. Did meet a lot ... Read More