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adventures in systems engineering

Engineering

The Sticky World of Glue Work

Over the last few months, Tanya Reilly’s Being Glue presentation has been making the engineering rounds. And for good reason! Engineers at every level find themselves in roles where they do a lot of glue work – tasks that move…

My Origin Story

In the land of superheroes and villains, everyone has an origin story about how they came into their powers. Here’s how I unexpectedly found my passion for engineering.

The Magic* of Growing Your Own Career

In an ideal world, the path you take as an engineer is clearly laid out. But this is real life, and everything, including our careers, can get a little messy. Here I offer some of the approaches I’ve tried to figure out my next step and continue growing.