Permalink
Branch: master
Find file Copy path
Fetching contributors…
Cannot retrieve contributors at this time
95 lines (67 sloc) 4.94 KB
layout title full_name github_url picture categories
profile
Adam Bloomston
Adam Bloomston
./abloomston.jpg
profile

Values and Personality

  • I aspire to be self-reflexive, to have and model humility.
  • I place a high value on self-accountability and follow-through.
  • Facilitating the growth of other technologists is very important to me.

Please provide feedback if and when you feel I could do better in holding these values.

Me Being Me

  • I'm very confident, often to a fault. Sometimes I sound more confident than I am or feel. Feel free to probe if you perceive me as being overly confident—I'm working on this.
  • I can be quite frank, especially when I'm lost in the idea being discussed.
  • I come from a very large, vocal family—I can sometimes worry about feeling heard.
  • I've been known to be verbose, e.g. this document, and can sometimes get caught up in the details.

Personality typologies

Receiving Feedback & Recognition

Airbnb colleagues: Reflektive is a great place for appreciation/recognition. You can also submit feedback (compliments, suggestions, criticisms, and advice) to my manager using this form.

  • I prefer when others ask permission before giving feedback. This helps me to prepare for potential criticism, and gives me the choice to defer it if I'm not in a good place to receive it.
  • I prefer to receive criticism in private and with concrete examples of where I could have done better—these help anchor me in the facts, rather than my emotions. I appreciate and value this feedback, and can’t get enough of it.
  • I appreciate recognition for my positive impact.

Areas for Development

Feedback is always appreciated, especially in the areas above.

Work Patterns

  • I work as an engineer on the Anti-discrimination team at Airbnb.
  • In the mornings (9am-12pm) I tend to focus on solo (🎧) work.
  • I prefer meetings, including 1:1s, after lunch (1pm-5pm).
  • I follow and work from home on No Meeting Wednesdays.
  • I keep my Slack status and calendar very up to date.
  • I bring my dog, Baby Doctor, to work with me every day. If he's bothering you at all, please let me know—no offense will be taken, I promise!

Communication Preferences

  • I aim to respond to emails the same business day.
  • I aim to respond in Slack within an hour.
  • I take distraction seriously and am very sensitive to work-life-balance; for example phones are left by the door, on vibrate (exception is if I'm on-call), in my home.

How To Know I’ve Gone To The Dark Side

Warning Signs

  • I'm quick to judge or make large generalizations such as "I hate postgres."
  • I focus on minor points of logical error, losing the forest for the trees in a discussion.
  • I mention that I'm "hangry" (hungry + angry)—this means I haven't eaten in a few hours.

How to help

  • Ask me if it would be helpful to table the conversation until later.
  • Ask me what my goal is in the conversation.
  • Offer me food, such as a 🍌

Pet Peeves

I don't expect this list to change your actions—but it might help you better understand and empathize with my reactions.

  • Tardiness—I'm a New Yorker, after all.
  • Meetings without a clear agenda or an explicit facilitator.
  • A (perceived) lack of follow-through.

Ask Me About

  1. Why I love to travel (hint).
  2. My uninformed obsession with birds.
  3. My dog, Baby Doctor.