A healthy attitude towards writing code

Working as a developer, programmer or software engineer can be an extremely rewarding and fulfilling career, but there are many pitfalls that can result in a whole host of negative outcomes: stress, anxiety and burnout plague our profession, all while demand for talent is seemingly high.

I am a startup veteran of 20 years, having been CTO twice at two early stage startups, and now a staff engineer (high level IC) at a growth stage company. I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs along the way, this newsletter is my attempt at distilling what I’ve learned over that time, and helping others develop a positive approach to their work.

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Tom White

Staff Engineer, ex-CTO, runner, thinker.