Things I wish I'd known when I became a tech lead

For the last few months, I've had the great honor of becoming a de facto tech lead for a new project at HERE Connected Driving. That is, I have to act as one but I don't have the formal title nor experience. This has an additional difficulty. I can't grow…

What I want to get out of Startup School NYC

I'm certainly excited for today. As a person that has been for quite a long time very interested in the power startups wield to change business, technology and society (and an avid reader of Hacker News and YCombinator startup stories) attending Startup School in New York today is both an…

Tech jobs in the US and international students

Coinciding with the Fall Career Fair at my US school, Illinois Tech, I gave a talk about things Engineering students in general, and CS in particular, can do in their last few semesters to land a job in tech. Right now we're heading towards the Spring Fair and since I…