Big Tech Engineer Struggles (+ Write For Taro!)
Our next live event on Dec 17 is about building deep relationships in tech (i.e. networking which doesn’t suck). Details are in the LinkedIn event.
Quick hits from Taro:
Asking questions is NOT a sign of weakness: https://link.jointaro.com/pj34UDSNucpgryzr5
Don’t spend too much time just reading code: https://link.jointaro.com/RnVXsjn88phzrYGY7
From a senior eng at DoorDash: “How to talk about unexpected problems in performance reviews?”
BTW, Taro now has a blog at joinTaro.com/blog! We’re looking for guest contributors. You’d be a good fit if:
You work as a software engineer or manager (probably Senior+)
You care about helping other engineers
You have an insight or contrarian perspective on something non-coding related
We’ll take care of distributing your post and tagging you. If you’re interested, reply to this email!
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ChatGPT, OpenAI’s new generative AI chatbot, was released 3 days ago. It immediately went viral due to both the creativity and quality of the produced text.
The fact that even people immersed in the field of AI are amazed is a sign of how important this technology will be, and software engineers will be deeply impacted.
Some interesting takes: