Women Who Code Fellowship 2021 - The application phase

Posted on Thu 07 July 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with wwcode

This was my pitch while applying for the wwcode fellowship.

Hi, My name is Princiya Sequeira. I am from India but now living in Germany. thanks to the job advertisement I found in the Women who code's newsletter 6 years ago which landed me a job here in Berlin. I …

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3 tips for volunteer management

Posted on Wed 15 June 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with wwcode, time management, advice

As a Leadership Fellow at Women Who Code, I talk to many folks interested in volunteering. These folks are either students or full-time job holders. They are usually excited about the prospect, but many fail to balance their time or even find the time and are ultimately unable to uphold …

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My Pitch

Posted on Sat 04 June 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with resume, pitch

It's been 10 months since I joined Anaconda and I realised I hadn't updated my Linkedin bio or other references to reflect this new job in the description.

I 💙 food and JavaScript! At Anaconda, I am now getting Pythonised!

I am a skilled programmer with strong communication skills and a …

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Things that made me smile today

Posted on Mon 30 May 2022 in Journal • Tagged with random

Happy Monday! Yet another Monday, but I had a relaxing day today after a 4 day long weekend.

Bonus, it is US holiday today, it is memorial day there and my US colleagues are having a long weekend too. This is also the reason why my day is not too …

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What to learn

Posted on Sun 29 May 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with mentoring

Today is the end of the 4 day long weekend. I have had a great Sunday so far, and I still have time today to quickly jot down something for a daily blog post.

I spend time with the WWCode Frontend technical track community as a Leadership Fellow. During the …

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Leader vs Manager

Posted on Sat 28 May 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with interview, EM

I am an Engineering Manager and an Engineering Leader. What is the difference?

This can be an interview question and it is very important to be prepared with a good answer here.

When I was asked this interview question during one of the panel rounds at Anaconda, I really liked …

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How I spent my holiday

Posted on Fri 27 May 2022 in Journal • Tagged with random

It is a 4-day long weekend. Yesterday, 26th May was a German public holiday, and today is a snake day holiday from Anaconda.

I spent the entire day yesterday preparing for my keynote talk at WWCode Connect 2022, which was very well received. There was a lot of positive feedback …

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Reset and Recharge - my first keynote

Posted on Thu 26 May 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with career, story, advice, wwcode, speaking

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Slides - Reset and Recharge

When the phone battery drains, what do we do? When the laptop gets heated up, what do we do? We are forced to shut it down, or buy a replacement in the worst case. In this era, the blinking red battery icons on our smartphones, tablets …

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How does a successful career look like

Posted on Wed 25 May 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with career, interview, mentoring

I had to replace my sick colleague today for an interview. As an Engineering Manager I do a lot of interviews as the hiring manager. Today's interview I was in the panel to test the candidate's ability & humility.

My last question to this candidate was:

What does success look like …

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My onboarding experience in a remote world

Posted on Tue 24 May 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with onboarding, EM

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I joined Anaconda in September 2021. During the pandemic, although I got used to working in a remote work setup, starting a new job in a remote first setup was difficult.

The difference

During my time at Curalie, ~1 year was spent in pandemic and remote setup. Things were direct …

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