Tis the Season to Be Jolly!

Issue #7

Merry Christmas - Feel the love this holiday season with two identical Christmas trees on either side

(Have you been forwarded this email?)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It's been awhile hasn't it?

Let me not bore you, but between interviews, not having interviews, getting a 2 week long case of the worst strep throat I have *ever* had, and then having interviews again, the newsletter got put on the backburner. I'm sorry about that because I have missed writing to you all, but my sanity and health come first, and to be fair, I am pretty sure I was losing both there for awhile.

This issue is going to be a bit of a short one because I am workig on something that you will see later on in the newsletter...


  • I am proud to announce that the first module of Conquer System Design will be available this week! How exciting! I had planned to release the modules two weeks earlier, but because of my strep throat, I couldn't do any voiceover work and I didn't do any work on it all because... well, strep is terrible. Either way, it seems like people have been preordering through the holidays so feel free to be able to get to see the module first!

    • A Software Engineer's Guide to Seniority has been republished with Apress! Feel free to purchase the ebook or physical copies below! Ah, happy holidays to me indeed!

    • I officially made it through my on-site interviews for a potential company! I am very excited because this company, the manager, and the product would be amazing to work for and on. There is one more interview that I will have next week and then I will be told if I got the position the first week of January. I will say this is the most amount of interviews that I have done for a position - last interview will mark 7 interviews - but... I'm just anxious to start a job.


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    Have an amazing week and please be kind to yourself.

    xx Josie