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I have hired a lot of people. I have hired more men than women. I have also hired a greater proportion of female applicants than male. Both of these are critical to understanding the bias in my field (software development) and what to do about it. Also, both are indirect results of something else. Most […]

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I can change the rate at which I learn things. So can you. It doesn’t depend on topic or natural inclination. It doesn’t depend on intelligence. It’s all in how I set up my learning experience. I am not a professional instructional designer but I pair with them. I am a professional coach. And I am a […]

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Someone I know had the following conversation recently during code review: [WontFix] //depot/[elided].cs: Line 232 [reviewer]: Unit test this directly [author]: the integrations test this. Don’t see any direct benefit of UT it directly. (26 minutes ago) He wanted advice on how to get past this. His goal is to get his team to write […]

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I have noticed a significant difference in the results achieved by teams with pairing depending on how they approach learning to pair. In particular, many people don’t expect pairing, itself, to be a skill. They don’t realize that they’re going to have to learn new ways to think, to problem solve, to be creative, to […]

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I was calmly reading stuff when someone said something wrong on the internet. I got angry. It touched a common nerve so I got angry out of all proportion. I decided to respond to my anger…by saying stupid stuff on the internet that others can use to make themselves angry. What made me angry? In the talk […]

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