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A dad and a software architect with a passion for photography and music. These are my thoughts and opinions, sometimes accompanied by code and photos.

A proud father, enthusiastic guitarist and passionate software engineer, geeking out in the cloud. Briefly a Microsoft MVP for Azure before forfeiting the title when I joined Microsoft UK.

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About a month ago, I left my position as a Senior Software Engineer / Architect. I held that position for about three years. I think these three years were some…

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About a month ago, I left my position as a Senior Software Engineer / Architect. I held that position for about three years. I think these three years were some of the most productive years, in terms of learning, productivity itself, communication skills... While it is true I ultimately said I want to leave, the story is a bit longer and deeper. I do not want to go into full details here, those who know me are fully aware of the reasons, as are my former co-workers who I still hold to the highest regard. What I do want to point out however, is that the final decision was a culmination of various things done wrong (by me, and by others) and clashes in the way I feel (certain) things should have been handled. And these are exactly why I wanted to write this blog post. I feel that the suggestions I have can be useful to team leaders & managers to motivate their team members and encourage them to stay and contribute to the company, while also feeling welcomed and rewarded.

Things I want, looking forward...

Like I said, I have learnt several things during this time and I will be forever thankful to the whole team for this opportunity. I hope I also taught them some things and gave them some inspiration on how to solve problems. The list under this paragraph is a composition of thoughts I had after I left the office and spent some time at home, just thinking. It's a composition of what I feel are best practices for small teams, and it's a list of things I would do if I were starting my own company today. You may not like all of them. I never said they're the only ones. I know I would be happy in a team that implemented them, and I know a lot of people who would be happy in such a team as well.

Whoo... that was a long post. If you read through that, I salute you! I would really welcome any comments you have, even if your views are different from mine.

A proud father, enthusiastic guitarist and passionate software engineer, geeking out in the cloud. Briefly a Microsoft MVP for Azure before forfeiting the title when I joined Microsoft UK.

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