Hi, I'm Daria

I write about tech, comms, and people.

Recent posts

Jul 1, 2020
The One About Researching Your Local Job Market Or How To Find Interesting Jobs If You Have No Idea Where To Start. The available job openings and requirements vary heavily depending on the exact market you’re in, sometimes down to a specific city. You want to get some intel before starting the hunt so that you can pick a job that will make you happy.…
May 23, 2020
The One About Your GitHub Account Or An Opinionated Guide To Using Your Commit Messages To Show Your Work Style To Others. You may be interested in this post if you are: Thinking of getting a job in the field of web development, software engineering or a related discipline which includes writing code…
May 3, 2020
The One About Being A Competent Team Member In High Stress Situations Or Lessons Learned From Not Crashing Your Boat Into The Pier at 70 Km/h. (The idea to use a phrase “competent team member” comes from Competent Crew, an entry level sailing certification granted by Royal Yachting Association.) tl;dr - Here’s my list if you prefer to skip the story: Pick a single commander and follow their lead, not that of random bystanders.…
May 2, 2020
The One About Giving & Receiving Feedback Or How To Develop Yourself The Hard Way. For a long time I’ve been interested in the topic of feedback—learning from others things that allow us to grow and develop ourselves, as well as improve our cooperation with other people. Recently I’ve been wondering why it’s so rare for people in my culture (Central/Eastern Europe) to share feedback—it’s particularly surprising to me when people struggle finding things to praise for.…
May 1, 2020
The One About Managing Self As A Junior Or How To Decrease The Load on Your Team. Throughout the years, there are things my mentors reported, and some that I observed both while hustling as a junior and managing a team in my past life, which help juniors contribute more, develop faster and save mentoring time (and mentors energy).…