My retirement speech

I recently took a course through Athabasca University called Leading for Legacy. One of the activities I completed as part of the course was to write the speech that I'd like to hear one of my colleagues give at my retirement party.
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Written on June 9, 2021

One of the most satisfying things I did in 2020

I think we can all agree that 2020 had more than its fair share of challenges and disappointments. So I thought I'd share one thing I did at work this year that I found to be really satisfying and rewarding. I created an internal resume for my time at D2L so far.
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Written on December 22, 2020

Tina Fletcher's Readme

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!

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Written on September 3, 2020

So what have you been up to the last 23 years?

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?

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Written on August 19, 2020

My new resume?

I finally spent some time doing a “career exploration” exercise that had been on my to-do list forever.

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Written on August 5, 2020

Here we go again

Welcome to version 2.0 of! Wow, it’s been a while. So many things have happened…

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Written on April 29, 2020

An ideal day

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.

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Written on October 18, 2018

But, that's easy for me

A thing I’m trying to get better at is accepting praise for doing something that felt easy to me.

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Written on March 29, 2018

New problems are rare

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.
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Written on March 1, 2018

Things learned while writing about things learned

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:

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Written on February 8, 2018

The power to react positively

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.

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Written on January 29, 2018