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Stephanie Morillo

🇩🇴 I'm a Technical Program Manager and Content Strategist with an MSc in UXD. I help developers become better content creators.

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Master of Science in User Experience Design

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Senior Program Manager

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Introduction to SEO for Developers

Thank you so much for reading it! Really happy to hear that i...

Introduction to SEO for Developers

Thank you Andrew! And indeed they do. I hope that this post h...

What is the best blogging platform for developers?

You can also cross-post from your blog to DEV Community, whic...

5 Ways Software Developers Can Improve Their Writing Beyond Blogging

You're most welcome!

5 Ways Software Developers Can Improve Their Writing Beyond Blogging

You're welcome, and thank you!

5 Ways Software Developers Can Improve Their Writing Beyond Blogging

That's an excellent trick and one I practice myself. It's rea...

What web analytics tools do you use?

I use Matomo Analytics which has been a solid GA replacement.

How often do you update your personal website?👀

Gotcha, thanks for sharing Shannon!

How often do you update your personal website?👀

I’m sure you’ll get it done too. And congrats on the new site...

How often do you update your personal website?👀

That’s great, James!

How often do you update your personal website?👀

What kind of updates? Blog posts or other things?

5 Ways Software Developers Can Improve Their Writing Beyond Blogging

Thank you Gautham!

5 Ways Software Developers Can Improve Their Writing Beyond Blogging

Hi Mateusz, I do, actually — my eBook The Developer's Guide t...

How often do you update your personal website?👀

That's awesome, great job!

How do you choose a subject to stick to on your blog?

You're most welcome!

How do you choose a subject to stick to on your blog?

It depends a lot on the goals for your blog. :) If you're usi...

How do you share tips, knowledge and content with your teammates?

We have an internal Wiki that we use extensively to share pro...

When should a person have their own portfolio website?

You're welcome, best of luck!

When should a person have their own portfolio website?

Hi Firangiz! I built mine maybe five years ago, and I was a f...

How often do you update your personal website?👀

@Erin, if you'd like the wild ride to continue, may I suggest...

How often do you update your personal website?👀

Share it with us when it's ready! What will you put on it?

How often do you update your personal website?👀

Very cool :)

How often do you update your personal website?👀

What do you think you'd like to use your personal website for...

How often do you update your personal website?👀

That's great!

How often do you update your personal website?👀

What's been the main reason? Time commitments, trying to figu...

How often do you update your personal website?👀

Awesome, thanks for sharing!

How often do you update your personal website?👀

Got it, thanks for sharing!

How often do you update your personal website?👀

Definitely a much more sustainable approach; completely under...

What tech did you use to build your personal website/portfolio? 2020 Edition!

Indeed! Oh yes there were a few things: I wanted the ease o...

How often do you update your personal website?👀

Thanks! What changes do you make to your site when you look f...

How often do you update your personal website?👀

Wow, that's a lot of content creation (I wish I had the time ...

How often do you update your personal website?👀

Got it, so it sounds like you update it seasonally. Is that t...

How often do you update your personal website?👀

Oh wow, that's interesting! How much time would you say you s...

Gitalytics - A simple overview of Github activities

This is awesome. We definitely need better analytics in GitHu...

How did you do this year with content creation?

I hear that! So what's your goal for next year? What do you t...

What tech did you use to build your personal website/portfolio? 2020 Edition!

Great question, Jacob. 😊 I am probably an outlier here, but ...

How did you do this year with content creation?

That's really impressive! What was it like to create the cour...

How did you do this year with content creation?

Very cool. Wishing you the best of luck next year! :)

How did you do this year with content creation?

That's awesome, Megan! Congratulations!

Is it OK to tell users to Accept Cookies, or leave?

It's not quite that simple if you want to be GDPR compliant. ...

How did you do this year with content creation?

That's great! Do you think you'll do anything different next ...

How did you do this year with content creation?

Very nice. Are you thinking of creating content related to an...

How did you do this year with content creation?

Woo hoo! :)

What External Display do you use with your computer?

Dell UltraSharp 34 Inch Curved Monitor!

How I make $10k per month after only 3 months freelancing

Thank you for sharing this, Dan. It's always helpful and illu...

How did you do this year with content creation?

That's great! What do you plan on doing differently next year?

How did you do this year with content creation?

Nice! What do you plan to do differently next year?

How did you do this year with content creation?

That's great, Alex. :) I like the 100 word minimum; for years...

How did you do this year with content creation?

I'm sorry to hear about the unemployment, T.J., I know from e...

How did you do this year with content creation?

Congrats, Charanjit! This sounds amazing. :)

How did you do this year with content creation?

I love this, Gary. Would absolutely be interested in reading ...

How did you do this year with content creation?

Sounds like a great approach, Michael! If you're getting a lo...

[Year End] What was the best book you read this year?

Wow, this is an excellent question — and a hard one for me! D...

When Should You Start To Write A (Technical) Blog?

Great post, Ayu, thank you for writing it! :)

Talk Me Off the Ledge - I Want to Write Another Book

Gotcha! The reason I asked about the market research is cos I...

Talk Me Off the Ledge - I Want to Write Another Book

That's awesome!! Yay, glad you welcome some advice. Here ar...

What's your best decision switching jobs?

Last year I was moved into a new role due to an internal re-o...

Have you made recent changes to your workflow to boost productivity?

That makes a lot of sense, thank you! If you haven't read it ...

How I Replaced Google Analytics With a Private, Open-Source & Self-Hosted Alternative

I'm a big fan of GA alternatives; I myself use Matomo. Great ...

Where do you get illustrations?

One of my favorites that I've come across this year. is from ...

Have you made recent changes to your workflow to boost productivity?

Really interesting, Sundeep — are those 5-6 hours outside of ...

Talk Me Off the Ledge - I Want to Write Another Book

I hear that! You didn't ask for unsolicited advice so I won't...

Talk Me Off the Ledge - I Want to Write Another Book

Hey Ryan! Just curious: why do you want to be convinced not...

I see so many ads about UX/UI masters and jobs that I don't know if the necessity is real anymore.

Here’s a list of UX resources I compiled which may help! Most...

Have you made recent changes to your workflow to boost productivity?

YES! When it comes to executing work we need to be direct. It...

Have you made recent changes to your workflow to boost productivity?

I'll have to check out the article, thank you! I hear you re...

Have you made recent changes to your workflow to boost productivity?

It's great that you set proper expectations. I find that peop...

Have you made recent changes to your workflow to boost productivity?

This is great, Jan! How do you like the bullet journal format?

I see so many ads about UX/UI masters and jobs that I don't know if the necessity is real anymore.

Hi Jose, I can only offer my perspective. I completely agree;...

Introducing Ruby Programming Language

It's always nice to see devs blogging about Ruby. Thanks for ...

5 Techniques I Use To Manage Stress As A Software Engineer

I love the morning journal idea, Nick!

7 Pieces of Information to Include in Technical Blog Posts

Thanks, Endie! Many people commented on the desire for depend...

7 Pieces of Information to Include in Technical Blog Posts

It depends on the length of the post! For posts that are real...

7 Pieces of Information to Include in Technical Blog Posts

Great recommendation, Mike, thank you!

7 Pieces of Information to Include in Technical Blog Posts

You're welcome!

7 Pieces of Information to Include in Technical Blog Posts

Thank you for reading it!

Why did you decide to pursue a career in tech?

I like your perspective, Amey, thank you for sharing :)

Why did you decide to pursue a career in tech?

That's really cool!

Why did you decide to pursue a career in tech?

Hmm, do tell more. :)

What was your win this week?

Hey Peter, My win: I pre-announced that I'm launching a cont...

What do you use to record the screen?

I use Loom

How do you organize communication with the client?

Hi Madza, For client work I rely on a combination of video c...

If a candidate has been cofounder in a startup, will that increase the possibility of you, handing them an offer?

Hi Periklis, That alone wouldn't increase the possibility of...

What are some examples of open-source projects with great READMEs?

Agreed. These READMEs are excellent! I really like how they ...

What are some examples of open-source projects with great READMEs?

Is there a README for this project? What makes it a good READ...

What are some examples of open-source projects with great READMEs?

Good tips, thanks Roy!

What are some examples of open-source projects with great READMEs?

What do you like about the README?

What are some examples of open-source projects with great READMEs?

Hey David—when I was on the Bundler core team (now a part of ...

What are some examples of open-source projects with great READMEs?

I love the GIF and link to live demo!!! That's an awesome con...

What are some examples of open-source projects with great READMEs?

Awesome, thanks for sharing!

What are some examples of open-source projects with great READMEs?

Very helpful—thank you for sharing!

What are some examples of open-source projects with great READMEs?

Thanks for sharing! How did you come up with your README for...

What are some examples of open-source projects with great READMEs?

Thanks for sharing, Liyas—indeed, it's very detailed. Did yo...

What are some examples of open-source projects with great READMEs?

Thanks for sharing! Since READMEs are generally associated wi...

A Brief Introduction to Technical Writing

Thank you!

A Brief Introduction to Technical Writing

100% this. Working with editors is the topic of my next newsl...

A Brief Introduction to Technical Writing

Thanks Benjamin!

A Brief Introduction to Technical Writing

Thanks for reading, Andrew

A Brief Introduction to Technical Writing

Great, thank you for sharing!

A Brief Introduction to Technical Writing

I didn't argue to the contrary! ;) Like any other skill, tech...

A Brief Introduction to Technical Writing

Thank you, Saeed!

What are some of the biggest lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

I learned that it's important to validate an idea before you ...

How to Manage Your Fear of Writing and Publishing New Content

I have found that the more I just take that jump and put my ...

How to Manage Your Fear of Writing and Publishing New Content

Thank you so much! :)

How to Get Into Tech and Become a Senior Engineer in 4 Years

Hey Will! I co-founded #WOCinTech Chat, the initiative that c...

Show your latest dev.to posts automatically on your GitHub profile readme

I’m going to try this; thanks Gautam!

What Contract Do You Use for Freelance Development?

I have a client service agreement which outlines the exact sc...

Have you ever, or do you currently, work on an Agile team?

Great insight, thanks Ricardo!

How Ruthless Prioritization is Helping Me Stay Focused

Indeed, Erik!

How Ruthless Prioritization is Helping Me Stay Focused

Thanks for reading, Rose! And I don't mind at all—I'm sure yo...

How Ruthless Prioritization is Helping Me Stay Focused

Writing down your parking lot list is a good starting point. ...

How Ruthless Prioritization is Helping Me Stay Focused

Thank you! Glad you liked it. 🙂

Are you in the GitHub Arctic Code Vault?

I am!

Favorite Examples of Clear, Understandable Documentation?

Hi Rachel! I compiled a list of technical writing resources;...

Do you buy domains for personal or side projects?

I only purchase domain names for side projects that I intend ...

How far in advance do you plan your blog posts?

Thank you for sharing your process, workflow! And completely ...

How far in advance do you plan your blog posts?

Thanks for the response, Gary! If it helps, I've written a po...

How far in advance do you plan your blog posts?

Hey Gary! I actually wrote a book on the topic so I'm happy t...

What are the top 3 soft skills every software engineer should master?

Here are two that I can think of: Written and verbal commu...

Have you ever, or do you currently, work on an Agile team?

I appreciate the response, thank you!

$2K-$10K per month Open Source Internships

This is awesome, Deepanshu. I just opened up a PR to add the ...

Have you ever, or do you currently, work on an Agile team?

This is very insightful; thank you so much again for your res...

What's something that you've done in software development that you're proud of?

Thank you João!

Have you ever, or do you currently, work on an Agile team?

Thanks Alexandre! Definitely interesting to get your perspect...

What's something that you've done in software development that you're proud of?

I'm proud of having moved into engineering. :) I learned to c...

How can developers and product managers work better together?

I’m not an engineer myself but my situation is different; I a...

How did you end up in your current role?

Awesome!

What's the right word length for a blog post?🧐

Re-do as in review? Yes, it's always preferable to have someo...

Resources to get started with UX/UI design

Thanks for sharing Chrissie! +1 to The Design of Everyday Thi...

What not-so-popular newsletters would you recommend?

Hi Alvaro, I'm a HUGE fan of a brand-new newsletter called H...

What's the right word length for a blog post?🧐

As with anything, it depends :) But I aim for a minimum of tw...

When do you work on your side projects?

I set up time boxes for everything related to side projects a...

How can developers and product managers work better together?

Nice. I have my Professional Scrum Master certification and h...

How can developers and product managers work better together?

Also, I think it would be interesting to try to do by the bo...

How can developers and product managers work better together?

Thanks Terry! I know this varies by team/product but what are...

How can developers and product managers work better together?

it's about communicating WHY it will take that long I agre...

How can developers and product managers work better together?

100% this; thanks for sharing!

Workspace Wednesday: Show off your computer and desk setups!

Here's my setup! Recently, though, I swapped out the ErgoDox ...

How can developers and product managers work better together?

Appreciate the response! I feel the estimating dev work probl...

How can developers and product managers work better together?

What a thorough and thoughtful response, Vitor. This is exact...

What is your fitness routine?

Thanks Borja!

How Blog Post Syndication Can Help You Reach More Readers

Hi Josh— I've already started placing them at the bottom of t...

What is your fitness routine?

20 min 5x a week of Transform 20. It's hard AF and just the r...

How software can be racist (and what you can do to stop it)

Excellent article, Glenn, thank you! I have a particular int...

Content Strategy for DevRel Teams: A Primer

Thank you for reading!

The What, Why, and How of Internal Documentation

This is probably a question for your company's IT team. You c...

The What, Why, and How of Internal Documentation

Thank you, Luca!

The What, Why, and How of Internal Documentation

Thank you Matt!

How do you explain what software development is to friends and family?

"Keep it simple, stupid": I'm going to remember that whenever...

How do you explain what software development is to friends and family?

Indeed; sometimes it's best to keep it simple! Re: analogie...

How do you explain what software development is to friends and family?

I'm a BIG FAN of metaphors and this is an excellent one! I ne...

How do you explain what software development is to friends and family?

I hear you. Before I moved into tech it was really hard to gr...

Five Ways No/Low-Code Tools Benefit Coders and Non-Coders Alike

Indeed!

Should devs code in their free time?

"Accumulate valuable experience in your free time"—yes, this!...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Awesome—best of luck!

Should devs code in their free time?

I think software companies recognize that off-work activity a...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

That's so funny—I'm writing my next eBook about that! bit.ly/...

Are industry-recognized certificates a worthwhile investment?

I definitely agree!

Are industry-recognized certificates a worthwhile investment?

Agreed!

Are industry-recognized certificates a worthwhile investment?

The certification does not seem to matter so much as the ski...

Are industry-recognized certificates a worthwhile investment?

Thanks for sharing, Dakota, I agree with you completely. My e...

How Blog Post Syndication Can Help You Reach More Readers

Thank you for reading, João!

Are industry-recognized certificates a worthwhile investment?

I hear you on this! Your insight is really helpful. I know th...

What was your win this week?

After weeks of studying and prep, I got my Professional Scrum...

Do Software Developers Hate Marketing?

Marketing talks to users. Developers talk with users. Th...

Are there any programming languages that the commands are not in English?

Hi Areti; there are a few! If you look at this thread from ...

Do Software Developers Hate Marketing?

Thank you! And indeed you’re right: on a visceral level, pr...

Do Software Developers Hate Marketing?

In answer to some of your questions: “Is just making a goo...

Here Are the Three Audience Types Who Engage With Developer Content

Oh that's really interesting! It could also be that your pr...

How much does your job dictate what new tools you learn vs self-direction?

At this point in time, it's both! A few years ago, I was le...

What's something you did this week that you're proud of?

This is awesome; no better time than now, right? Congrats o...

What's something you did this week that you're proud of?

Writing an entire blog post series is no small feat. Excell...

What's something you did this week that you're proud of?

Great work, Steve!!

How to automate website creation with minimal coding?

Hi Abdullah, In addition to WordPress there are other site...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

I agree with this so much! There's nothing selfish about te...

Is it possible that the software industry could become nearly 100% remote?

I don’t think it will go 100% remote and I don’t think it s...

What have you always wanted to know about publishing a tech book? 🤔

Thanks Binyamin! These are excellent questions and they giv...

How to get certified as a professional scrum master, the fast and the slow way

Thanks Periklis! I've decided to start studying for the PSM...

Favorite Tech Twitter follows

Here are a few: @cassidoo @b0rk @techgirl1908 @rakyll ...

My New Role as Senior Program Manager for .NET Data

Congrats, Jeremy!

How Blog Post Syndication Can Help You Reach More Readers

You’re welcome!

At what age and in what language did you write your first line of code?

😃👯

At what age and in what language did you write your first line of code?

HTML at age 12

Advice needed... How is your Software Development Process/Cycle?

Hi Fernando, Here are some books that might help: Escapi...

What projects are you working on and how are you maintaining your focus?

I hear you loud and clear. I too was having issues with foc...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Gotcha! Have you taken a look at HubSpot's blog for social ...

What was your win this week?

I started an online course, I published my newsletter (firs...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Got it! I'm sure you're looking at a bunch of resources but...

What projects are you working on and how are you maintaining your focus?

WHOA this is really awesome, Eric! I need to take a page fr...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

I don't know if this is true in all Slack communities, but ...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Nice! I haven't used Krita before; will check it out. :)

What projects are you working on and how are you maintaining your focus?

Is the application maintenance a project for work or a pers...

Eight Ways We Connect Remotely at Glitch

This is amazing. Remote care packages cannot be underestima...

DAY 3: So bored of WFH.

"It's not so fun when you have no choice." This is so true...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

That's good to know!

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Awesome! Do you mean graphic/visual design? Any projects yo...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

That's great! Are you using any resources to help you? By c...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Well, I did write a book that helps developers do just that...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Ooo very cool! What about digital marketing specifically? A...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

I have not come across any free online courses that are sim...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

A lot of folks in the discussion thread seem to be interest...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

That's great! Have you found any good resources for learnin...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Very cool! What specifically about data analytics do you wa...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Yes to public speaking! That's something I can improve on, ...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

That's pretty awesome! Have you found resources/programs yo...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Oh definitely. Writing and communication does take a lot of...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Gotcha! Can I offer a recommendation? I wrote a blog post c...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

What's the most difficult part about blogging consistently ...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

What do you mean by "go out of my career zone"? What kinds ...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

This is absolutely relevant to my question. :) What softwar...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Have you found any cookbooks, blogs that are of help?

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Can I offer a recommendation? Here are three blog posts th...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

I'm a Notion fan, but not as consistent as I should be with...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Ahh yes—always a good one. :) Any helpful resources? There ...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

That's awesome! Have you come across any helpful resources?

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Hey Dan! Can I offer some suggestions? Write the Docs has ...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

That’s awesome! What kind of writing are you interested in?

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Ooo this is a good one! You’re totally right; understanding...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

It’s definitely valid! I was on a data analysis learning ki...

Productivity Apps for Developers (and Everyone Else)

Always nice to see Toggl get a shout out! :) I've been usin...

How to Repurpose Your Conference Talks as Blog Posts

I second this—it's a great idea! I did something similar tw...

How to Repurpose Your Conference Talks as Blog Posts

Thank you, Glaucia! I agree with this. We spend so much tim...

Reading More Technical Content Can Help You Improve Your Content Creation Skills. Here's How.

Thank you, Gift! I wholeheartedly agree. Even if we're real...

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