What will work look like for developers after the pandemic lockdowns are relaxed? Is this the end of Silicon Valley? Is remote work the new norm? Will overseas remote work with large timezone differences be normalized? Will engineering salaries stop growing? Where are we headed? And where are we at?

Engineering resumes are often filled with a sea of buzzwords, embellishments, and too often outright fabrications. An insatiable demand for talented engineers creates a beggars can’t be choosers dynamic, wherein recruiters and interviewers are forced to lower their standards for a phone interview candidate, or they have difficulty separating the…

I want to study everything, but I’m paralyzed by modern realities. I want to dive deeper into cluster computing and machine learning, and also into philosophy and natural languages, and I want to do this while working full-time. I have no children, no second or third job, and I do…

Through some set of circumstances you end up silo’ed away from the rest of the group and left to your own devices. Normally you’d celebrate the freedom that comes with this, but prisons come in all shapes and sizes, and the world of ambiguity that arises from this can be…

The path to successful professional life isn’t always straightforward. Assuming you have a relatively stable life growing up, the path that’s usually prescribed is: great university, great internships, and great marks throughout. Once employed, you need to have publicly-recognized signs of greatness. …

Making a new web app from top to bottom today is filled with choices we didn’t have to make even a few years ago. Cluster computing has gone from being a specialty case for things like Hadoop map-reduce to a viable environment for an HTTP API service that we’d normally…

Alejandro Wainzinger

Backend web developer. Silicon Valley / Tokyo.

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