Friday, March 17, 2023

Learning and Growing in Tech

Photo of a welcome mat, with the word "Welcome" on it. Brown mat with black writing. There's a double square black border, and fancy black curving lines above and below.
Photo by Julie Kertesz

Welcome! Come Learn and Grow with me.

Today I am re-introducing my blog and what you can expect from it going forward. It will primarily focus on my experiences learning and growing in tech. It is aimed at anyone (new grad through distinguished engineer) who might benefit from my experiences and what I have learned along the way. Each post should take no more than 5 minutes to read. With the exception of length (earlier posts are longer), this is a refinement of focus, not a change in direction.

Let me also re-introduce myself to you: Hello, I’m David. I am currently a staff engineer at MongoDB, focused on server performance. Previously, I was a lead engineer (manager) for 2.5 years (it didn’t agree with me). In addition to my technical focus, I help build communities and find writing incredibly valuable.

The rest of this post goes into more detail on the changes to this blog and who I am. If you are interested in my theme, but not the details of these changes, please take a look at my blog archive instead. Also feel free to subscribe to my feed.