Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hello from over here

This blog is a bit of a time capsule. I started it in 2006 and my last entry was posted in 2012.

The content makes me smile. It's was mostly written during my twenties and has all the happy cringe that goes along with the perspective of time. Some of it has aged well, some of it...not so much.

I find myself blogging again for the first time in half a decade. I'm not only blogging, I'm putting up  a post a week. And all of these posts are about leading, managing, and growing in a tech org.

For me, everything I know about this topic is in some way tied to my time at Mozilla. That's not to say that Mozilla always got these things right. Sometimes the counterexample can be just as instructive as the model.

In many ways my life feels light years away from Building K in Mountain View. And in others, eternally linked. My husband and I are both Mozilla alum. Our kids sleep in oversized Firefox t-shirts and play with red panda plushies. It's been years since I've filed anything in bugzilla or checked in on IRC. These days, we root from the sidelines. Our contributions happen via emails, coffees, and late night sessions in our living room when former colleagues are passing through Toronto.

We started The Co-pour to bring those living room conversations into the open, to share what we've learned, to talk about the hard things and address the lonely road of tech leadership.

If you're interested in checking out our posts, you can find the full collection at We won't be cross-posting to planet but if you have a Medium account, you can follow The Co-pour and get notified when new posts go up.