- Nov 14, 2022
In this post, I share some of my key thoughts from my LinkedIn Learning Future of Code Week episode discussing emerging languages. This session takes place on November 17th 2022. I was thrilled to be invited to share my thoughts with Marcus and Ray.
- Mar 3, 2022
In this post, I share some of my tech story as part of the Dev.to SheCoded campaign, organised on the occasion of International Women's Day 2022. I won't be using names of individuals or companies in this retelling, but if you recognise yourself in the narrative, don't reach out to me with an explanation or justification. Just DO BETTER THAN YOU'VE BEEN DOING!
- Feb 20, 2022
In this post, I share what I learned about interviewing for a DevRel role, as I think there are a lot of folks who think they can't achieve this role. This short list of Dos and Don'ts are really simple and easy to address. Make sure you follow them so you don't lose out on any great DevRel opportunities. Let's make the most of those interviews!
- Dec 31, 2021
As 2021 comes to an end today, it's important to take time to celebrate our wins and achievements throughout the year. I'm going to show you some of my nail designs that I'm most proud of. You might wonder why bother putting effort into nails? They chip, break and they're just nails. My answer is that I look at my hands all the live long day, so I want to look at a well presented manicure. After all, isn't it human nature to love things that aren't fated to last? Youth, beauty, flowers... NFTs and Web3 😆 Also, it's my blog and I'll put nails on it if I want to 💅 Let me take you on my epic journey in nail art!
- Sep 4, 2021
I'm super excited to share that I will be starting a new role as a Technology Evangelist at Form3 starting Monday, September 6th! It's such a dream come true to have this opportunity to pursue my passion and step into Developer Relations. In this post, I will share what this new move means to me.
- Jul 10, 2021
My talk for GopherconEU 2021 is live on Youtube! Preparing for this conference has been such a wonderful learning experience. In this blog post, I will share some of my lessons learned about pitching, preparing and delivering my conference talk. I hope this will break down the process and encourage other newbie speakers to take on this journey. Let's get excited about public speaking!
- May 31, 2021
Unit testing is paramount to writing stable, production ready code. In this post, we will talk a bit about what unit tests should cover and table driven tests in Go. Let's make Go tests our best friends!
- Feb 6, 2021
While Go is not a functional language, functions are a central part of Go. They can be assigned to variables, passed as parameters and returned from other functions. This is known as support for first class functions and it allows Go programmers to compose higher order functions and closures. Understanding these mechanisms can be a powerful addition to the tool belt of any programmer, so let's take some time to explore the behaviour of Go functions. Let's get functional and elegant!
- Jan 24, 2021
The tech industry has high turnover and attrition rates. Engineers get out on the job market more often and spend more time preparing for and going through interviews than other sectors. On the flip side, engineers also have to deal with more interview rejections. While it's always painful to be rejected or not achieve a goal we worked hard for, rejections are a great way to learn. In this post, I share some of my ways to deal with the bitter pill that is interview rejection. Let's turn that frown upside down! :)
- Jan 10, 2021
Most of us working in software engineering can agree that code reviews are important and should be a priority, no matter how busy we get. However, I have seen my fair share of teams that have struggled to carry out their best code review intentions into sustained working process. In this post, I will discuss some code review best practices for both authors and reviewers, so that we can make the process as efficient and enjoyable as possible. A little less conversation, a little more code review please!
- Dec 31, 2020
I was asked this question - "Why do you like Go?" - during several job interviews. The question itself is not tough, but it is broad and full of opportunities to trip up. It's difficult to distill your thoughts into a coherent answer in a high pressure situation. I'm going to use this post to nail down an answer to this dreaded question. Let's Go!
- Dec 28, 2020
I've recently gone through the process of getting a new remote job and I'm here to combat new job fears that I've experienced myself. The antidote? A mixture of interview questions to help you make informed decisions and actions to take after starting a new role to set you up for a successful onboarding and probation experience once you take the plunge. Have no fear, Adelina is here!
- Dec 26, 2020
This is my first post. Have a seat, let's get to know each other!