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It’s not my job to care what the product looks like, or is it?

Well it doesn’t look pretty, but we’re not designers anyway…it’s not our job. -Software engineer intern I overheard one of the interns earlier this summer talking about the project he was working on when he was updating his mentor on his progress. He was working as a client-side iOS engineer for the summer and didn’t seem… Continue reading It’s not my job to care what the product looks like, or is it?

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Are you a bad (software) engineer if you don’t do side projects?

This is a question that recently came up on Quora and something that I’ve personally struggled with during and after college. It’s been especially hard for me ever since I started doing recruiting for Intuit, as one of the things that we look out for in promising candidates (at least at a university recruiting level) is… Continue reading Are you a bad (software) engineer if you don’t do side projects?

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Don’t underestimate the power of passion

A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm. Charles M. Schwab I had the good fortune of being selected as one of the engineers to go to the 2012 Grace Hopper conference on behalf of Intuit. It’s really quite strange being on the other side of the table after having… Continue reading Don’t underestimate the power of passion