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Crafting meaningful OKRs

This month, Cal sat down with Boyd Hemphill, Director of Cloud Infrastructure at Contrast Security, to chat about the acronym on everyone’s mind: OKRs. Despite being a common goal-setting framework among technology companies, few really understand the purpose of objectives and key results, and how to set truly meaningful ones.

Lessons from a remote worker

Olivia Liddell is a Technical Curriculum Developer at Amazon Web Services developing innovative teaching and technical training courses for partners and customers who are trying to learn more about AWS products and services. Over the course of her career, Olivia has provided her expertise as a Technical Curriculum Developer and Certified Ethical Hacker to audiences […]

Why is hiring people so hard on LinkedIn?

It might seem odd that I used LinkedIn Jobs to make a recent hire. After all, it’s my job to grow, a hiring platform that seeks to outpace LI (and all other hiring platforms, for that matter). The thing is, we operate exclusively in the software development space, and I was tasked with making […]

The importance of writing for software developers

Recently I interviewed Josh Holmes about the importance of public speaking on a developer’s career. Public speaking is one of the most important skills any developer can master for all the reasons we discussed. However, there are other very important skills that developers need to master beyond the ability to solve problems with code. Writing […]

How to change careers as a software developer

Cal Evans,’s Developer Evangelist, has been committed to providing valuable resources for software developers through conversations with experts. These have included Josh Holmes from Microsoft on public speaking, and Keith Casey, who previously served on the product team at Okta and as an early evangelist at Twilio on how to become a software architect.

Engineering update: August 2021

In our July engineering update, we walked you through how we’ve been working to improve the way we match you to the best-fit roles. This month, we’ve been focused on the most pivotal stage of your job-seeking process: interviewing.

Public speaking for software developers

If you’re like Cal Evans, a Developer Evangelist at, and other such software professionals with 35+ years of experience, you probably got into software development because you were more interested in working with technology than talking to people.  Fast forward to now, and Cal has given countless talks to thousands of people at tech […]

How to get paid on time

Fact: being paid on time for your work should be simple. Another fact: a third of freelance invoices are paid late (particularly if you’re a woman). After facilitating hundreds of thousands of freelancer payments, we’ve been able to pinpoint what works when you want to know how to get paid on time.

Engineering update: July 2021

Yes, even more, improved job matching We’re continuing to perfect how we match our developers with their ideal jobs by drilling down our job matching to target the exact preferred roles you’ve listed on your profile. So, If you’re skilled in React and TypeScript with an exclusive interest in a tech lead or front-end role, […]
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