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Dear technical lead

Dear technical lead

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I'm Craig and I pledge to help #BreakTheBias in 2022!

I'm Craig and I pledge to help #BreakTheBias in 2022!

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In the beginning… was the conversation

In the beginning… was the conversation

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Don’t be a speed shaver

Don’t be a speed shaver

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No one thinks like you

No one thinks like you

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Managing across distances

Managing across distances

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How to make mistakes

How to make mistakes

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Ideas for a second coding project

Ideas for a second coding project

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“He never did that to me”

“He never did that to me”

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How to debug

How to debug

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No politics at work

No politics at work

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return Task vs return await Task

return Task vs return await Task

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Be passionate about something that isn’t your job

Be passionate about something that isn’t your job

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Non-technical communication

Non-technical communication

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Productivity sieve

Productivity sieve

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Blank spaces : how to deal with nothing in API design

Blank spaces : how to deal with nothing in API design

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How to onboard yourself onto a new project

How to onboard yourself onto a new project

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If you’re not living on the edge, you take up too much room

If you’re not living on the edge, you take up too much room

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Java without semicolons

Java without semicolons

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No More Secrets: Using PKCE in OAuth for your JavaScript apps

No More Secrets: Using PKCE in OAuth for your JavaScript apps

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Ask Your Mentor These 40 Questions : about me (Q31-40)

Ask Your Mentor These 40 Questions : about me (Q31-40)

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Career advice for graduates

Career advice for graduates

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Ask Your Mentor These 40 Questions : introspection (Q21-30)

Ask Your Mentor These 40 Questions : introspection (Q21-30)

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Has blogging changed my career in a positive way?

Has blogging changed my career in a positive way?

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Ask Your Mentor These 40 Questions : success (Q11-20)

Ask Your Mentor These 40 Questions : success (Q11-20)

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Zettel Lint

Zettel Lint

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Ask Your Mentor These 40 Questions : failure (Q1-10)

Ask Your Mentor These 40 Questions : failure (Q1-10)

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What are you doing now that your future self will thank you for?

What are you doing now that your future self will thank you for?

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Things I don’t know as of 2021

Things I don’t know as of 2021

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Litterboxing

Litterboxing

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Cloud thinking : Executable documentation.

Cloud thinking : Executable documentation.

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Modular doesn’t mean interchangeable

Modular doesn’t mean interchangeable

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Blank slate

Blank slate

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For International Women's Day, what have you done this year to support women devs?

For International Women's Day, what have you done this year to support women devs?

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When the old guard are not heroes

When the old guard are not heroes

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Get uncomfortable

Get uncomfortable

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Cosmosdb and Heterogeneous data

Cosmosdb and Heterogeneous data

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CodeCraftConf 2019 : What is data anyway? (Answers)

CodeCraftConf 2019 : What is data anyway? (Answers)

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CodeCraftConf 2019 : What is data anyway? (Questions)

CodeCraftConf 2019 : What is data anyway? (Questions)

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Unsuccessful Teams

Unsuccessful Teams

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Successful teams

Successful teams

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Not being qualified as a graduate

Not being qualified as a graduate

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Your API Sucks – The ‘default’ API : REST and repeat

Your API Sucks – The ‘default’ API : REST and repeat

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Thoughts on Global Azure Bootcamp 2019

Thoughts on Global Azure Bootcamp 2019

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CosmosDb in The Real World : Azure Global Bootcamp 2019 (Glasgow)

CosmosDb in The Real World : Azure Global Bootcamp 2019 (Glasgow)

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The Dark Mode of usability and accessibility

The Dark Mode of usability and accessibility

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I'm craignicol, and I support women devs.

I'm craignicol, and I support women devs.

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Leadership by example

Leadership by example

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Live coding during a presentation

Live coding during a presentation

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Inclusion is not a zero sum game

Inclusion is not a zero sum game

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Things I don’t know as of 2018

Things I don’t know as of 2018

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2018 in review

2018 in review

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Software Development as a Christmas Story

Software Development as a Christmas Story

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How I approach coding challenges

How I approach coding challenges

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Somebody else’s problem

Somebody else’s problem

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This is raw

This is raw

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Tribe of Mentors – 11 questions

Tribe of Mentors – 11 questions

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Work hard to make things simple

Work hard to make things simple

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Embrace bored

Embrace bored

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The frustration of confounding expectations

The frustration of confounding expectations

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