SAFe Scaled Agile Certified 🎉

That’s right, I’m officially a Certified Scaled SAFe 4 Agilist. via GIPHY Jeff Goldblum is a national global treasure. I took the Leading SAFe Agile training a couple of weeks ago, which was two full days of training followed by me finally taking the exam after a week of vacation. A shocking amount stuck, mostly, […]

Staying Organized as a Developer

I’m an employee, a wife, a mom, and a person who naturally has very little organizational skills. Left to my own devices, I don’t have a messy house, but I regularly wouldn’t know where anything was. via GIPHY My day to day tasks are usually dictated by whatever the Jira board has for my tickets, […]

What To Do When Team Members Leave: How To Unsilo Your Team

Once upon a time there was a functioning software development team. Every day the team worked together to add features and fix bugs. Everyone on the team had their own specific roles. Everyone did their job well, and features were flying out of the door! One day a database developer announced that he had found […]

Deleting automagically created text in Microsoft Sharepoint

I’m now working in an enterprise Microsoft environment (I know) and as a result of Microsoft being….Microsoft-y…some weird layers of abstraction get put into the page with very little control on our part. My latest automagical text was under the Projects Schedule view in SharePoint Online: The text you can see below the schedule bar […]

From Med Tech to Software Engineer

…or my story of how pettiness, jealousy, and poor luck very nearly got me to quit the path but it all worked out. ❗This is going to be a super long post, sorry not sorry. ❗ In 2010 I was working at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the Cytogenetics […]

ATX Diversity Hackathon 2017

This past weekend I participated in the Austin Diversity Hackathon hosted by Women Who Code – ATX.  I pitched an app to make a nature journal for pre-literate children.   This idea came about because my son, Eli, is 4 years old and loves to go on nature walks and collects rocks, leaves, and flowers […]