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JxubwnzouxΒ inΒ Β 
Software EngineerΒ 5 months ago

Time management for swe

A junior swe at my company asked about how she could manage her time better. I sent her the following and thought itd be helpful for people here:

1: automate what you can- write and save a library if excel macros or selenium scripts to automate repetitive manual data entry
2: pick up the phone, walk over, or huddle your teammates when your email exchanges get long and tedious to follow.
3: document everything you can so you're not reinventing the wheel. Also helps with reviews and resume updating.
4: use your calendar to block off focus time, breaks, and chit chat
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telescopeSoftware EngineerΒ 5 months ago
All good points, I'd also blocking off days sometimes. Not just for focus or a break, but to really just have empty days. So you can feel the ebb and flow of creativity and not be distracted with any meetings.

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