I did lots of things this sprint. Very few of them involved writing code.
- Taught an Engineering 101 onboarding class on testing.
- Wrote and deployed several experiments on card payments in Mexico to optimize
- Took the team pager three times.
- Consulted on a cost attribution project that my old team is working on.
- Wrote the first draft of the shipped email for the cost attribution project.
- 1:1 conversations with 8 engineers, 1 account executive, 1 product manager, my
engineering manager, and my skip level manager.
- Created the outline for a blog post targeting the
Stripe engineering blog on our use of
graph theory to approach cost attribution.
- Sprint stuff, planning, standups, retrospective. Led the good/bad/try starfish
discussion at retro.
- Wrote up notes on the competitive landscape in LATAM framed by what
engineering effort it takes to win these markets and added it to my team's
- Brainstormed with the Education team on how to create a drip-style marketing
campaign over Slack for surfacing onboarding materials to new engineers.
- Wrote a quickref on debugging with pry as sample
content for the drip campaign.
- Crowdsourced two additional engineers to commit to writing sample content for
the drip campaign.
- Onboarded a merchant in Mexico to a trusted MID to optimize acceptance rates.
- Discussed building a program that teaches engineers to market themselves
effectively during the performance cycle with the Education team.
- Reviewed and approved 6 PRs.
- Hosted a
Carly Rae Jepsen listening party
for the Seattle office.
- Worked on slides for
- Partnered with another engineer and proposed an internal tech talk called 7
weird things you wish you knew about AWS.
- Synthesized the raw data on
Stripe's carbon footprint from our AWS
resources and shared with the infra organization.