I just finished reading Rythem of War (Book 4 in The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson). The Stormlight Archive series has been one of the best fiction series I’ve ever read. It beautifully combines engaging storytelling with an honest exploration of the joys and struggles of being a person.


I love making things! For me, making provides an opportunity for so many things that I value. Making lets me focus on something challenging and experience a state of flow. Making provides an opportunity for me to exercise my skills and deepen my mastery. …


I’d like to share an appreciation 👏. A big appreciation 👏👏👏. I appreciate having the opportunity and resources to take a break from my normal routine. As some of you know, since March I haven’t been working a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job. Instead, I’ve been taking a…


There was a time when I loved my “to do” lists. Making a list of all the things, doing them, checking them off can provide a great sense of accomplishment! But to do lists can also provide a lot of stress and anxiety — at least for me. There are…


Over the past few years, I’ve become a fairly regular journaler 📝. What once started as a way to remember enjoyable memories and funny quotes from my friends and family has turned into an extension of my mind that helps me to live a happier and more fulfilling life. Especially…


Last week Twitter caught on fire 🔥(more than normal) when GitHub announced Actions 🏃🏃🏃at GitHub Universe 2018.

“With GitHub Actions you can automate your workflow from idea to production.”

“With GitHub Actions you can automate your workflow from idea to production.” Actions let you write scripts that are triggered based…


Why? Why are we doing this? Was that change successful?

How often can you answer these questions? Hopefully most of the time. But too often, team members are assigned tasks that explain the “what” without the “why”. Even if one or two team members understand the “why”, how does the…


I’ve been a member of several software product teams over the years. While each of these teams has had their own unique culture and way of working, all of them had one thing in common — a daily standup meeting.

A daily standup should be a quick 5–10 minute gathering…


Over the years, I’ve worked in a lot of different roles. I love learning, and one way to learn is by trying new roles. I’ve been a developer, project manager, product manager, agile coach, and now developer advocate. …


GitHub pull requests are a great way to conduct code reviews, with easy to use features to review what changed and have conversations with your teammates to improve your code before shipping. But pull requests are more than just a way to review changes before merging into master. In fact…

Adam Zolyak

I’m a maker and product manager helping people have more wellness — mentally, philosophically, and physically.

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