Bringing Top Talent to Denver/Boulder

(cross-posted from Into Thin Air) I attended a dinner last week with about thirty influential folks in the Denver/Boulder tech scene (I’m not actually sure how I got invited). The topic was how might we work together to make ours a more attractive region for top-tier tech talent…

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6 Months at Gusto: What I learned - Part 3

What I did, experienced, and learned during my first 6 months at Gusto After sharing what I did and experienced during my first 6 months at Gusto, it’s time to reflect on my learnings. The following are lessons I learned based on my own personal experiences. While I hope…

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6 Months at Gusto: What I experienced - Part 2

What I did, experienced, and learned during my first 6 months at Gusto Having had three very different internship experiences before joining Gusto, I knew culture could make a big impact on how you feel about your work. Yet, I still underestimated its power. When a company takes its values…

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6 Months at Gusto: What I did - Part 1

What I did, experienced, and learned during my first 6 months at Gusto Today marks my six-month anniversary at Gusto. As time flies by, I learn more and more about Gusto: its mission, its culture, and most importantly, its people. The more I learn, the more grateful and lucky I…

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Denver = Engineering Career Stagnation?

(cross-posted from Into Thin Air) People If I leave San Francisco and work for a company in a place like Denver, I’d be working with a bunch of “B Players.” I mean, the best people are in Silicon Valley, right? Silicon Valley is filled with talented engineers. I left…

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Code Schools: The Bar

(cross posted from Into Thin Air) I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee. A lot. People here in Denver are making significant career changes and becoming software engineers. This is good. And I’ve been drinking coffee with them. These people have worked for the Peace Corps, directed non-profits,…

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