Author: thwiv

Writing About Managing

I made the transition to software engineering management a few years ago after something like 15 years of doing some sort of software development work. I didn’t ask for the transition — A new VP was hired at my company, and they wanted a structure with more managers closer to the projects they were working.

The Art of The Elevator Pitch

I’ve been trying to branch out. I’m not great at public appearances. I don’t go to a ton of parties; I’m not the hollywood elite. I’m just some dude in Austin, Texas that likes to build things. I built Witsi because I thought it would be a cool thing to have exist. I watch Silicon

This Too Shall Pass

I’m not great at talking about my personal life. I mostly like to talk about work life, business, and software development here. But I’m going to try to do it today. Here goes nothing. This past weekend, on April 14, 2018, I married the love of my life, Teresa. Over a year of planning went

Failure Has To Be An Option

“There’s a fatal error on the front page, I’m rolling back the build!”.   No one wants this to happen to them. In my case it was my bug that went out, it’s my software that I wrote with my own two hands that had a fatal “oh shit” error happening tonight. This is not

Stuck In The Middle With You

First I’ll start with the good news: is live for public beta, starting right now. What’s Well, I’ve talked about it in previous articles. It’s a way to track your credit card spending in order to maximize your rewards. Check out the FAQ, and the rest of the blog for more information. It’s been