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Nico S___

Development Manager at a vibrant startup in New Zealand, working in the AI and Digital Employee space.

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Development Manager at AmbitAI

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What’s the Difference Between Engineering Leadership and Engineering Management?

I just realised thats the book you were talking about :P

What’s the Difference Between Engineering Leadership and Engineering Management?

Great article. I read Camille's "The manager path" and thorou...

Your thoughts on a SaaS development kit

That makes total sense, bigger companies have the $ and the i...

Your thoughts on a SaaS development kit

It's a great idea. But I wonder if the price tag is a bit hig...

How I started building my first profitable startup.

Good stuff. Hope you get some clients soon. Good to include ...

How I started building my first profitable startup.

Sounds like a good strategy. Do you have customers yet? (aski...

How to Write the Perfect Self-Review

I liked the part of Describe with Situation - Behavior - Impa...

What is your fitness routine?

I have a few sport/outdoor activities that keep me moving. Ev...

One year coding: what I did wrong and right

Very important point about mentorship. The internet is full o...

I prototype React apps rediculously quickly. Here are my 5 key tricks.

Very pragmatic, I like it

Developer Fears: Legacy Code

True. Technical debt is a liability when not handled properly...

Converting to Asynchronous Code Using IIFEs

Thats pretty neat. Thanks for sharing.

"The Lean Startup" 10 Years On: Have We Failed?

I think the biggest issue is that many companies try to apply...

Founded a Tech Company? Build Your Vision Before It's Too Late.

Very interesting article, thanks. I think is worth pointing o...

Developer Fears: Legacy Code

Legacy code is not necessary a bad thing. Some times a piece ...

Managing Time as a Developer Advocate (Without Losing Your Mind)

Amazing article, thanks for sharing. I bookmarked it to re-re...

I Spent the Last Year Writing a Book About Software: Here's How I Did It (and What I Learned Along the Way)

Amazing journey, thanks for sharing!

Leave Scrum to Rugby, I Like Getting Stuff Done

Nice article, thanks for sharing. I'm on the same boat. I wor...

Leave Scrum to Rugby, I Like Getting Stuff Done

Hi, I wrote some articles about agile not so long ago. You mi...

25 ways mindfulness and meditation help in my career as a software developer

Sounds great. Thanks for sharing. For a while I did some sho...

YAML Tutorial | Using YAML With Python | PyYAML

I agree with you in the points you dislike. They are definite...

YAML Tutorial | Using YAML With Python | PyYAML

JSON is used for anything API related. Any payload of data tr...

How to make general Json response structure with ExpressJs?

I suggest you: add the #help tag to your post, that way mor...

Learning

Here are some ideas that could help: Keep a journal of what...

The 8 levels of autonomy in delegation

This is a great framework to mentor, coach, and grow team mem...

Traction: A Management Book Review

Thanks for this thorough and helpful book review. I will save...

Zoom has acquired Keybase

It's sad. I used Keybase. I liked the product. But Im not sur...

Zoom has acquired Keybase

The question is what the new parent company (Zoom) intends to...

Use this LinkedIn bot to land your dream job in 3 easy steps 🤖

Thats a great approach to job hunting.

Leadershipt in dev teams, how to become a tech leader?

I've found the book The Manager's Path to be very helpful. It...

A Beginner's Guide to Healthcare AI and TensorFlow.js

Nice post. I think you are in the right track. If I can sugge...

Detect text toxicity using React

Great article, I would like to see a follow up on the hook it...

Help me understand unpaid internships!

The rational behind an unpaid internship is that the intern s...

😷 How to create Coronavirus (COVID-19) API and Web widgets.

Great work!

The First Review

I find very interesting the way your book is written, and the...

6 Ways to Level Up Your Career

Great article Helen. I personally need to step up my estimati...

The most important skill that you should develop to improve your life

Great article, I will put a couple of those ideas in practice...

What would an IDE for writing content look like?

I use Typora for just writing. You write in markdown and it t...

Developer's Guide to Tech Strategy

These are very important concepts to grasps for any developer...

What happens to your career after 10 years?

Great article This seems to be the hardest concept to grasp f...

The process of the technical interview - A perspective from CTO's, VP's and Directors of Engineering

Contracting rate for the seniority level of the candidate

Introducing Yokie - A Recipe Sharing Social Media WebApp

happens in all the recipes for me, using latest Chrome on m...

Introducing Yokie - A Recipe Sharing Social Media WebApp

Would be great to be able to login with Twitter or even DEV...

Introducing Yokie - A Recipe Sharing Social Media WebApp

Looks great, I just found a small UI issue in the direction...

The process of the technical interview - A perspective from CTO's, VP's and Directors of Engineering

Great article, thanks for sharing! I totally agree with all ...

I need an advice

Nothing builds confidence like a succession of small wins. Fo...

Bullet Journaling Basics

I’ve done some BuJo on physical notebooks and then liked it...

Is Telegram the Best in Class for Privacy? (TL;DR: Nope)

I Think Signal is better still, it has end to end encrypted v...

How do we Shape Up at Ambit

We only use T-shirt size (small, medium, large) for Roadmap...

Scrum Team Maturity

Thanks for writing this, is very thoughtful. In my own exp...

Whole Team Testing for Continuous Delivery

We have slowly been fostering a culture that lines up with ...

Building trust through effective communication

Great post, I thoroughly agree with every point you made. I...

When writing too much code kills your business

A sobering reflection, thanks for sharing! As I moved from ...

Community culture in a time of crisis

Great post, thanks Matt I specially like your last three po...

Never Trust Free Services Without an Escape Plan

Is really hard nowadays to avoid "lock-in" to service provi...

🦠🚪 Show your COVID19 work from home desk? 👩🏻‍💻🪑

Standup desk. Sharing the room with my daughter, so occasio...

Are early-stage startups "dead-by-default" when Coronavirus is causing significant harm to the world’s economy?

If you are running lean and can manage to maintain your tra...

Are early-stage startups "dead-by-default" when Coronavirus is causing significant harm to the world’s economy?

We are in the same situation at Ambit

Lead developer at a startup: Year 1 (Part 1)

Hi, and welcome, glad to see another adopted Kiwi in DEV! L...

DEV.TO writers, what MD tools do you use?

Typora is very similar to iA Writer and free

DEV.TO writers, what MD tools do you use?

I really like Typora typora.io/ I like that it has typewriter...

No fear of Videoconferencing

Yeah. Multiple strategies there. Just concerned that most p...

MVP for Startups: Why Building an MVP Is a Great Idea

I like the idea: build one feature, make it fully functiona...

Any developer out there can tell us how you use RxJS?

RxJS is a library that implements concepts of Reactive Prog...

SaaS metrics: what do the acronyms mean?

Awesome list, there were some I did not know about. TIL

No fear of Videoconferencing

Totally agree, we should aim to have all remote discussions...

Tech against Coronavirus

Thanks for posting this list. One could argue that most of ...

Continuous improvement and feedback loops

This is a great primer on Feedback Loops, thanks for writin...

Looking for DEV's Leadership community

Excellent, count me in!

Looking for DEV's Leadership community

Oh wow, that would be an honor. A thought of caution though...

COVID-19 - what does it mean for the dev world

I find this article useful, not scaremongering, and not off...

Book notes: Accelerate, building and scaling high performing technology organizations

Thats probably the hardest one to measure. I thought about ...

Book notes: Accelerate, building and scaling high performing technology organizations

We had a great experience so far. We noticed a great improv...

Mob programming for a year

Great idea, Im trying to get my team to work closely togeth...

Book notes: Accelerate, building and scaling high performing technology organizations

Ive found this book very helpful and we have implemented th...

How does your team handle critical production errors?

We get notified of issues in production in several ways: se...

Block Promoted Tweets on Twitter using Brave

not all heroes wear capes

Lean retrospectives for developers

Great write up. I use a similar system to this. agilecoffee...

A Tool to Write Simple Notes

Legend!

Our approach to dealing with technical debt

This is exactly how we are treating Tech Debt in my team. ...

A Tool to Write Simple Notes

Thats pretty neat. I tried in the past todotxt.org and it w...

Professional communication skills - Intro

Looking forward to read more about this

First steps leading engineers

Great post. I particularly identify with point 5, aligning ...

Our first company got acquired: Flawless App joins Abstract!

Congratulations!

Optimal Strategy for Giving SALARY EXPECTATIONS in Phone Screens

It's also useful to use recruiting companies salary surveys...

Optimal Strategy for Giving SALARY EXPECTATIONS in Phone Screens

Unfortunately thats not how it goes on most cases. You migh...

What was Your Book That Shape You

Here are some books I've found very useful: The Manager's ...

Becoming High Performance Team

I love that you learn about different agile methodologies a...

Wishful Thinking In Agile Development

Thanks for writing this. Sadly, this is a common experience...

What do you think about the "Shape Up" project management framework?

I read the book and I very much like what they propose. Is ...

The Future (of AI) is Female: How Hiring Bias Mitigation in NLP Can Be Great for Women Now and in the Future

The problem is not wanting to have 50-50 of men-women, or e...

The Future (of AI) is Female: How Hiring Bias Mitigation in NLP Can Be Great for Women Now and in the Future

Look at the example brought to twitter by DHH (creator of R...

The Future (of AI) is Female: How Hiring Bias Mitigation in NLP Can Be Great for Women Now and in the Future

there is no ideal case, this is not an easy problem to solv...

The Future (of AI) is Female: How Hiring Bias Mitigation in NLP Can Be Great for Women Now and in the Future

you got it, is not hat developers are mean and create biase...

The Future (of AI) is Female: How Hiring Bias Mitigation in NLP Can Be Great for Women Now and in the Future

thats the whole point, we can't claim that AI doesn't have ...

The Future (of AI) is Female: How Hiring Bias Mitigation in NLP Can Be Great for Women Now and in the Future

is amazing that people don't realise that by teaching an al...

The Future (of AI) is Female: How Hiring Bias Mitigation in NLP Can Be Great for Women Now and in the Future

there is, another example is google translate. If you take ...

Does your team have a formatting standard?

Is very important to have a formatter with rules that get e...

Don't make that function async.

I see async/await being used as a way to write "cleaner" co...

The Normal Person's Guide to Internet Security

Good article, a couple of things I would add/change: Phon...

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