Rob & Rumika

Hi there!

This is a semi-professional blog, so I’ll mention that I’ve been writing code & managing people writing code for about two decades now — fully remotely for 17 years, which is a little frightening when I think about it.

I do seem to have retained some basic social skills, luckily.

Creating things continues to excite me, and I’m keen on bias, diversity of all kinds, and the whole fiddly business of human communication, especially in the slightly unnatural, text-centered land of remote work.

I have drafts of posts on a lot of topics; I’ll polish them up & publish the ones that I think may be more useful for people (vs. just “here are my notes on where I am now”). Some topics:

  • Fully-remote software development & management (my life for 17 years, now!)
  • Start-up development team (& technology) scale-up the slow version. I’ve never done a rapid scale-up, so I’ll keep my ideas there to myself 😉
  • Ownership & delegation (and workload)
  • Prioritization, scoping & timelines/estimation
  • Risk management internally, plus navigating regulatory requirements and public image
  • Product management & development interplay / collaboration
  • Cross-team coordination
  • Data security & real attack surfaces; building a security-aware mentality in a company & user community
  • …and technical topics, though these would target smaller audiences

Preeta Samarasan and I live with our two daughters (and two cats) in central France.

That photo is a decade old, though (Rumika is 11 now!); I’ll dig up something more recent one of these days.

One Comment

  1. Reply
    Julia Drouart 29th June, 2010


    I just wanted to let you know that your website for Preeta is really cool and I am enjoying your blog too.


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