I’m transitioning to a new team soon, and a colleague gave me the idea of providing a “readme” as a way to introduce myself to the people I’ll be managing. Here it is!
I had the interesting experience this week of getting back in touch with someone I hadn’t talked to in 23 years. It’s our intention to begin re-building a relationship, so of course we’ll need a bit of context about each other as a foundation. How would you summarize over two decades of your life in a couple of paragraphs in an email?
I finally spent some time doing a “career exploration” exercise that had been on my to-do list forever.
Welcome to version 2.0 of tinafletcher.ca! Wow, it’s been a while. So many things have happened…
This is a puzzle that I worked on for over a year at my office.
As with many couples (I’d imagine), over dinner my husband and I typically ask each other: “How was your day?”. A common initial response from either one of us might be a word like “fine”, “ok”, or “decent”, which means the day was basically average and not particularly remarkable as either very good or very bad.
A thing I’m trying to get better at is accepting praise for doing something that felt easy to me.
In Software Development
I haven’t done a lot of coding since finishing my university computer science program about 11 years ago, as I’ve focused primarily on testing, quality strategy, and people leadership in my career so far. In the past year or so, though, I’ve taken on two coding projects: one was building data analysis tools for a Code Stewardship initiative I worked on, and the other was building a basic web site from scratch and hosting it in AWS.
Last year, I conducted a 12 month experiment related to implementing Code Stewardship at my organization. It went ok; I think I made some progress, and I think I learned some useful things. As a next step, I felt I had these options:
One night last week, I was leaving work. It was dark and rainy, and because the temperature was hovering around zero, it was also icy. I was waiting to cross the street to get to my parking lot.