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In September 2015, I was looking for a job in Austin and started interviewing at Yodle, a marketing tech company. Yodle was looking for someone with experience in data and predictive analytics, and I was looking for a company where I could learn how to code and work on new, interesting problems. It was a good match, but one thing that made this opportunity stand out was the way that my soon-to-be boss described what my time there would be like — a “tour of duty”. Tim was building a data science-y team and was testing out a management framework he had discovered called “The Alliance”. …


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I have a fantastic coworker who I’ve been pair programming with a lot with lately, and he does one thing that I wish everyone did:

He has a habit of stating something (usually an answer to a question I’ve asked), and then after a beat, saying something like, “I said that very confidently, but I’m only about 60% sure”. This is usually followed by a suggestion to firm up his answer, like “you should ask X person”, “you should try it and see what you think”, or “you should maybe research that more”.

Caitlin Hudon

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