With family gatherings looming and festive decision trees decking the whiteboards of many a Q1 planning session, the holidays are here. With them comes quality time with relatives from all walks of life. If there’s one thing I’ve learned working as a software engineer, it’s that few of our extended families understand what we do. I am here to help.

The most important thing to keep in mind when you explain your job to your family is that they are smart. They have the capacity to understand what you’re talking about. Odds are, they also love you very much and…

Hannah Henderson

Software engineer @CircleCI and cynical optimist — hannah-henderson.com/

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