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obahareth
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The transition from developer to manager.

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  • 8
    Are you enjoying it or do you miss coding?
  • 10
    Huh, 4 week holiday in July?
  • 7
    @jazzydevill Yep! I'm based in the Middle East and I had a statuary vacation which I also added some of my annual vacation days on top of.
  • 17
    @joas Short answer, yes.

    Longer answer:
    It was pretty nice having very clear tasks and focusing on coding them out, but at the same time I'm thankfully an "engineering manager" so I still do get to code quite a bit, but I switch contexts and get distracted a lot, but I do have a chance to collaborate with, guide, and train some amazing and promising engineers, and it's amazing seeing all that come together. Being in a leadership position (something I never thought I would be able to do) has pushed me so far outside my comfort zone and completely removed or improved upon some of my weak points. I go into this into a lot more detail in a blog post I wrote to reflect on 2017 if you're interested:

    @obahareth/2017-away-comfort-zone-332720ba7a8d" style="color: #54556e;">https://medium.com/@obahareth/...
  • 3
    @obahareth Welp, devRant ate my link. I'm also obahareth on Medium.
  • 12
    So you became the person people here rant about? 😛
  • 6
    @YourNemesis I hope not!
  • 2
    Wondering what GIT platform that is :)
  • 4
    I LOLed so hard 😂
  • 3
    @obahareth nice article. Happy for your good year 2017!
  • 3
    @w4tsn Thanks man!
  • 5
    @bdriesen That’s GitHub with a Dark GitHub user script on TamperMonkey.
  • 2
    Well just have realistic expectations and don't think way too big, I'll say. But don't take advice from me since I have no/little corporate knowledge. (am going to High School right now)
  • 0
    I'd never take a manager role. I got into comp sci because I've loved writing code since I was a kid.
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