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Hello there ๐Ÿ‘‹

Working w/ Chad ๐Ÿ’ป

  • Created date: February 2021
  • Last modified: March 2024

About me

  • Work hours for me are typically 8:00AM - 4:30PM Pacific Time, and sometimes in the evenings.
  • My family is wife Renee, son Finn (b.2016), and daughter Olive (b.2018).
  • Hobbies include: music (listening / vinyl records / concerts), coffee (drinking / roasting), volunteering (PNA), cooking, pickling, and video games.
  • I respond quickest to Teams messages, then email, then pull request comments/reviews, then work items.
  • I value honesty, accountability, collaboration, transparency, authenticity, "bringing the team along" (no lone wolf development), efficiency, and humility. Call me out if I miss the mark on these!
  • I am passionate about the web and how people use it, accessibility, design systems, front-end performance, user experience, and process and planning evolution.

What I enjoy doing

  • Generating excitement and clarity within a team.
  • Building systems and solutions for real people.
  • Being creative to solve complex, impactful problems.

Guiding principles

  • Assume good intent.
  • Disagree and commit.
  • Emphasis on output, not hours of input / number of activities.

If you're on my team (this is not in any particular order)

  • Due to the distributed nature of our team, the pandemic, and each individuals' needs consider all communications as async. We all manage our working hours individually and they may not always overlap across the team. Any email, Teams message, or work item update does not have to be responded to outside of your working hours. If possible, consider sending emails with a delay delivery.

  • Make sure to make room for personal time. It is easy to forget to take time off for yourself. It's important to take time away from work and go offline. Don't worry, there will be plenty to do when you return.

  • Every meeting needs a Purpose and Objective -- why are we here and what do we need to get out of the meeting. Feel free to decline meetings that do not have a Purpose or Objective. Also trying out a document for every meeting, ideally pre-filled and providing space in the meeting to read it.

  • Avoid same day meetings. They can disrupt an already planned out day and do not leave a lot of time to prepare.

  • Treat every project like we're blogging about it. Collect data before we start, take screenshots, and share the outcome and impact.

  • Documentation fosters transparency and easily allows information to be shared and collaborated on. The documentation is "living" meaning it's always editable and never "done".

  • Centralize the documentation in our wiki, but feel free to link to any other related artifact (Figma, Word doc, etc.) Consider a Word doc when collaborative editing or rich formatting is desired.

  • Challenge the status quo. I may be stuck in my ways or not aware of another perspective. If you see room for improvement, let me know.

  • Celebrate our wins! We work hard and it takes a lot to ship something. When we do, let's share it with the team and discuss what went well.

  • 1:1 time is yours. Let's chat about what is most pressing for you.

  • If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, or drowning in work, reach out. I will work with you to load-balance and/or modify scope.

  • I trust your time management. No need to send updates or end of day mails.

  • My calendar is public -- if you see something you want to know more about, or even attend, let me know.

  • If you have a question, ask! I prefer nohello.

  • I recommend this Learn Collection for content related to our scope of work.

  • I'm always learning and encourage you to share feedback with me in areas I can improve.

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