Expressions, mostly written

Featured essays

remote work

The Remote Async Work zine

No one is working remotely right now. We are working in captivity. A pandemic is holding us hostage—but we can make it suck less.

social media

Move away and fix things

I am deleting my Facebook account, but I am not unfriending you. #DeleteFacebook #StopHateForProfit

management

Spotify’s Failed #SquadGoals

“The Spotify model” got a bunch of companies talking like Taylor Swift about startup culture, but four former Spotify employees reveal the truth: its eponymous way of working failed before it scaled.

Featured conference talks

API

Introducing Leaf Computing

The leaf software architecture keeps users in control with local execution and data storage, autonomous functionality, and federated interoperability.

Web Monetization

3 wins Web Monetization needs to succeed in 2021

Future of Micropayments lightning talk

API

JSON API: Your smart default

The JSONAPI.org specification should be your smart default for designing Web APIs.

API

How Fitbit’s API makes the world move

Scaling the Fitbit Web API strategy and engineering practices

Featured interviews

management

Engineering Enablement podcast interview

Podcast interview on the parts of the Spotify Squad Model that were challenging and advice for leaders considering adopting the model.

management

How you organize your development teams matters

SD Times interviewed me about assembling software teams and organization design.

remote work

Balance the Grind interview

A converation about work–life balance as a remote worker at a fully distributed company

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