Some Thoughts on the Principal Role

If you're a senior software engineer or data scientist, you might wonder what the next career step is. Some companies offer an "individual contributor" track, which is called principal, or staff, and that may seem like an attractive alternative to becoming a manager. I have worked in this role both at Zalando and now GetYourGuide, … Continue reading Some Thoughts on the Principal Role

How I Make My Figures

People often ask me how I make my figures. Here is a recent example from a talk given at O'Reilly's Strata conference in London: So the short version is, I use an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil and the Paper by Fifty Three app. The app is pretty minimalistic, but the pens just look … Continue reading How I Make My Figures