Revamping My Tech Blog
After nearly a decade of inactivity, I thought to revive my blog. I created this blog in 2006 while I was a core contributor to Apache open source projects. In those days when social channels like YouTube and Stack overflow were not readily available for software developers to assist in technical subject matters, bloggers like me became reference materials for open source software troubleshooting. Some posts in this blog generated 1k+ daily hits and tech enthusiasts reached me via various channels and engaged in productive discussions.
I quit contributing to open source software since I joined Amazon in 2014. Since then, I was not active in the blogosphere primarily because of the proprietary technologies that I have been using at Amazon and the restrictions on sharing confidential information. Over the last 8 years, I advanced my career at Amazon by transitioning from an individual contributor to Engineering Management role. In this process, I gained a wealth of experience in working in 7 different organizations across Retail, Alexa, Amazon Ads and People Experience and Technology (PxT). This has given me a unique opportunity to share my learnings, opinions and engage with the wider tech community while also being careful about not disclosing confidential/proprietary materials.
This time around, I will focus more on topics in software engineering management, system design and operational excellence . I have witnessed firsthand how effective management can make a significant difference in delivering successful software products. As technology continues to advance rapidly, the demand for software engineering management has never been higher. By focusing on software engineering management in my blog, I hope to provide valuable insights and guidance to those seeking to improve their management skills. Stay tuned!