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Becoming a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

I’ve recently switched careers, from being a product engineer to a site reliability engineer (SRE). I’ve become Buffer’s first SRE this year and learned a lot from my experience. I want to share everything I’ve learned along the way, as well as the challenges I faced.

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Things you can do as a developer to make more money

In this blog post, I share the ideas that I think you can start exploring today to increase your income. All these ideas require substantial time investment in the beginning, but I think you can do them on the side while keeping your current job.

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Personal

2018 In Review

Seeing others sharing their 2018 year in the review made me want to write my own summary of 2018. It's always interesting to look back and reflect on the past year. It's also a good opportunity to document the things you've accomplished throughout the year and set some loose goals for the next year.

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Reflections on building a side-business

For the past year or so I’ve started to value my time a lot and decided if I ever get involved in side-projects it won’t be for free. Having a full-time job and a family doesn’t give you too much free time so I better justify what I spend my time on. This thinking really changed my perspective on things that I was keen to work on. This article is a reflection of that journey.

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Remote

Reflections on being a remote developer

It was the winter of 2016 when I opened my phone and saw the job offer from Buffer. I remember I was in an Uber with my wife driving back home from the JFK airport. So many things have changed since then. I grew as a person and as an engineer. This article is a story where I openly share all my learnings and challenges I’ve experienced throughout my journey of working remotely as a software engineer.

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How to price your side-project

If you had asked me a couple of months ago if I could ever write an article about pricing, it probably would have made me laugh. Until a few months agao, I didn’t know anything about product pricing even though I’d launched my first SaaS project. The way I priced my product was by solely relying on my own intuition, as well as looking at how other similar SaaS products priced their services. I think this is what most beginners do.

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