Category: Mentor

  • How to Vet a Company During the Interview Process to Avoid a Toxic Culture

    How to Vet a Company During the Interview Process to Avoid a Toxic Culture

    Stepping into a new job is exciting, but it can quickly become a nightmare if you unwittingly land in a toxic work environment. A toxic culture can lead to chronic stress, burnout, and diminished job satisfaction. So, how can you avoid these pitfalls and ensure you’re stepping into a healthy workplace?

  • Navigating the Tech World

    A Comprehensive Guide to Finding, Landing, and Thriving in Your Tech Job Are you passionate about technology and seeking a fulfilling career in the tech industry? Whether you’re a recent graduate, a professional transitioning into tech, or an experienced tech worker looking for your next opportunity, “Navigating the Tech World: A Comprehensive Guide to Finding, […]

  • Getting Started: Embrace Your Inner Child

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Sixty Four] On the road to becoming a unicorn, you need to go backwards to make progress. I know what you’re thinking right now, “do I want to be a unicorn?” Of course you do. And now you’re thinking, “but my inner child is pretty messed up…” Fair. Mine, […]

  • A Company Wants to Hire You But

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety One] They don’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands. What do you do? The short version is that every single company that extended an offer doesn’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands, so I’m doing a LOT of research on my options / their options for […]

  • Call Guinness?

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eighty Seven] Over the past four weeks I applied to thirty opportunities – twenty-one companies spoke with me sixty-seven times and six extended offers. How? Besides luck? Good question. But first the news: Family is not tourism: campaigners ask Dutch government to allow non-EU family visits Health Minister tamps […]

  • Outreachy Internships Available

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eight] Grant for Humanitarian Open Source Communities Deadline: 01 March 2021 at 1600 UTC Outreachy is a paid, remote internship program. Internships last three months. Interns and mentors work completely remotely. Outreachy’s goal is to improve diversity in open source. Past interns are 92% women, 64% people of color, and […]

  • Dutch Lock Down Day Fifty Three

    “Alternative Title: So Long Farewell Auf Wiedersehen Goodbye”

  • Call For Outreachy Mentors

    Outreachy is looking for open source communities to provide mentors for their internship program. Community members should sign up to participate by February 18.

  • Common Pitfalls & Labyrinths: A DevRel Choose Your Own Adventure

    You’ve arrived at a crossroads. Do you turn left or right? Just like the classic “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, in this talk, the audience will decide which path to take through the jungle of common DevRel pitfalls and labyrinths, led by their experienced tour guides: Jeremy Meiss, Mary Thengvall, and yours truly!