Christian Heilmann

⚡️ Swagged out

January 9th, 2020

I attend a lot of conferences and have done so for the last ten years or so. I just moved and had to pack and unpack a lot of things I accumulated over the years. Sifting through piles and piles of T-shirts, hoodies, stickers, connectors, leaflets, tote bags, bottle openers, phone chargers, memory sticks, lanyards […]

⚡️ The seven sins of meetings with remote participants

December 17th, 2019

“Thou shalt not forget about the agenda or deviate from it” It’s a lot of work to stay up late (or early) and dial into a meeting. An agenda published at least a day before makes it worth while. If people can’t attend, they can add the info you need from them to the agenda. […]

⚡️ Develop, Debug, Learn? A time to re-think our tooling.

December 12th, 2019

This is a write-up of my talk at DotJS Paris this year. The video is also out. We obsess about coding, creating automated workflows and optimising. And yet our final products aren’t making it easy for people to use them. Somewhere, we lost empathy for our end users and other developers. Maybe it is time […]

⚡️ Wanted: disabled developers to help improve tooling accessibilty

November 5th, 2019

I have a new job. I am now Principal Program Manager for developer tools. As part of this job, we’re improving and changing the developer tools in the Chromium project. We already fixed quite a few bugs and got ourselves and our engineers ingrained in the project. Chromium is the base for quite a few […]