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darron @darron Calgary, Alberta

Principal Engineer @salesforce PCG. Previously IoT, @datadoghq. Hacks with Golang, loves scuba. Tweets are my own.

1,177 Following   826 Followers   8,292 Tweets

Joined Twitter 12/14/06


I wrote a bit about the value of nurturing relationships for your work as a senior IC https://t.co/ZubyqJKBzh
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2/25
2020
@tlakomy I had a Commodore Vic 20 with the tape drive and 3k RAM expansion cartridge. #power #20goto10
2/24
2020
containers aren't magic https://t.co/SB2LoD6wDm
Retweeted by darronMe: Hey. Did you forget to unplug? B: I’m so sorry I did. Me: That was your freebee! Gotta pay attention. B: I’m so… https://t.co/LyBW6TYxcN
2/20
2020
BIKE STOLEN: 2002 Gary Fisher Mt Tam. Winter commuter, studded tires front/back. fenders, rack. Weird green/black p… https://t.co/afnyFWmoVu
Retweeted by darron @MarcMillerVM And by progressive leadership you mean the Bloq - who discriminate against the exact headwear that th… https://t.co/4rBZBpLNIv
2/19
2020
When building an offline #marketing campaign, choose your URLs carefully! Published #URLs should be easy to type, e… https://t.co/vQ0uB1kzyP
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2/18
2020
@donnacamos88 Congrats! And yes - printers are terrible whether you're a new developer or an old one. That's one th… https://t.co/G6cY5FUTrC📢 LOOKING FOR A JOB 📢 I am considering engineering leadership roles at late-stage startups and public cos with: -… https://t.co/P44Hg7lUU4
Retweeted by darronA story about a startup engineer who’s team is forced to increase their deploy rate by the powers that be. It’s my… https://t.co/lrplJAUfsA
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2/7
2020
I just found out that my position at Gremlin has been eliminated. So I’m in the market for something new. I’m most… https://t.co/8RvM4KewKd
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2/5
2020
@TheAmyCode @boop I feel like I just hit my stride the last 5 years in tech and I'm 46 now. It's possible my result… https://t.co/ofzhHS1pvbHappy to be back home after a great relaxing week in Cancun with my favourite people. @ Royalton Riviera Cancun https://t.co/BvKf2yIyE0
2/3
2020
@rothgar @NetflixEng @ShopifyEng You're lucky. I had 2 terrible separate rounds of interviews with @ShopifyEng. One… https://t.co/izLDh8mS1l @rothgar @datadoghq @wernerdrew They were interviewing me and at the same time I was interviewing them and observin… https://t.co/Ru5uS05PG3 @rothgar @datadoghq It was a bit of a roller coaster. I remember taking a picture of a white board when I was being… https://t.co/B1NHq8yIHi @rothgar I remember when I interviewed at @datadoghq in NYC it started in the AM - I think around 10. I was invited… https://t.co/8z2lceFK0E
1/18
2020
my teammate @rynchantress always writes so thoughtfully on engineering and navigating one's career. i look forward… https://t.co/EPMSGNGNE3
Retweeted by darron @standaloneSA I interviewed here a couple years ago - when they were named something different - they seemed super… https://t.co/17kpSa0gwVHey twitter friends, if you got into tech through bootcamps/code schools, if you earned a cert to land a role, or y… https://t.co/NySNgxrZ9J
Retweeted by darron @wcgallego There was an Apple certification process but it was pretty much paint by number - swap this part. I was… https://t.co/iSoTjxwgJ2 @wcgallego After that I taught myself web tech starting in 95 through view-source and went from there. My first web… https://t.co/WC7U2QaNgg @wcgallego In 9th grade there was a work experience program at my school where I worked at an Apple dealership. The… https://t.co/RqeQhkUCwN @wcgallego I have Bachelor of Arts in Theology - was going to work with high school kids in a church - but the Inte… https://t.co/4rWLFGMBK4
1/17
2020
@harriepw My phone had been turned off because it was interview after interview all day from early in the AM until… https://t.co/CV4ZGjnBol @harriepw Was at an all day onsite interview. Programming interviewer showed up 20 minutes late for a 30 minute int… https://t.co/QcvpnLtfFjFriends in the #MozillaLifeboat, if you're interested in a position at @datadoghq my DMs are open. We do a lot of… https://t.co/VrcD9LohTA
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1/16
2020
@beajammingh 💯 @beajammingh A lot of copy pasta, looking for things that look similar and cursing. A few days followed by 2 hours… https://t.co/gGtF80jL6vReason 986 why I love working from home. #distributed #remote #waytoocold https://t.co/D96aduHLDtThe team I've been on for 3 years is continuing to grow. If you want to come work with the public cloud, using Gola… https://t.co/FHbthiK8M6 @inkmixerYYC Reverse twinsies!Once again, we could barely get the Druid to stop snuggling with the puppy in order for her to roll. #dnd #onbrandhttps://t.co/P7EuuCo1Pj
1/14
2020
@WaywardSage It ended up working out pretty good. Had a great first session and will be going back for more.
1/13
2020
@WaywardSage My son started playing with his buddies earlier this year - by the end of the year myself and all 3 ki… https://t.co/p6o2QrhhXz @cmcluck @jbeda I got stuck at the US border due to ICE and couldn't start my job at the @nytimes. Ended up landing… https://t.co/uumZ9BYyUuIs "I set myself on fire" the new "the dog ate my homework"? Just got told that by a house contractor.
1/10
2020
@adamhjk @courtneynash I had so many problems with Eero and my mostly IOS family that I finally bit the bullet and… https://t.co/4DGfl7IRhJ
1/1
2019
@ripienaar @randomfrequency Hmm - I haven't seen that yet - but I'm only on 1.13.4 @randomfrequency Dude - aren't you on holidays? Go chill!
12/24
2019
@freeformz Take care @freeformz - I hope you get the time and space you need to work through this. #hugops
12/16
2019
@QuinnyPig I think the biggest was when we updated SSL certs on the main endpoint. I didn't have perms so I enliste… https://t.co/RMho2SrkUj @mikefiedler @QuinnyPig It didn't help that your "Consul guy" was super light on documentation and was away on holidays. #mybad #oops @lstoll I use it and have settled with the idea of never actually getting through all the things I bookmark. Many o… https://t.co/g1aw1qrYe2Went to a Christmas light show with my family and parents. Merry Christmas! #lights #cold @ Nutrien Western Event C… https://t.co/BMBe7i6DJT
12/9
2019
Finally had the time to play DnD with the kids for a few hours tonight. Sorry for the natural 1 J and B - didn’t me… https://t.co/vzfqvs4pDi
12/7
2019
so i’m willing to go along with the the AWS preference for “ah-mee” over “A-M-I” *if* AWS is now prounced as “ah-wi… https://t.co/WzfEkqCvUM
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12/2
2019
This story is WILD ICE created a fake university, then: - enticed foreign-born students to attend - charged them… https://t.co/cu8Vs3FWYu
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11/27
2019
@kstewart @IncrementMag Congrats! I was asked to be a part of one of the first issues but I could never get… https://t.co/WF6CUhPJa2Hey @LachlanEvenson - I know this isn't you - but it seems like maybe you're related: https://t.co/e9R375K0eo
11/21
2019
@elchefe I had a single drug screen when interviewing for Google but nothing else since or before.
11/18
2019
@mattly I think you normally have to pay extra for that sort of luxury switch. #yourewelcome
11/16
2019
@bketelsen We're having our electrical walkthrough in a couple weeks - reading through this for any things I've already missed. @amerine @bketelsen That's such a great idea - will make sure I do that as well. @freeformz That thread was a toxic wasteland from the top post on down.
11/15
2019
@svrc And tomorrow it’s back to -10. 🤷🏼‍♂️
11/8
2019
@andrewknapp Absolutely. The spectacular highs and the crushing lows are many in software development. I was gettin… https://t.co/B7tp0eaCa7📣Calling all developers 📣Meet Compute@Edge - our new language-agnostic compute environment. Our CTO @tbmcmullen l… https://t.co/lkopuftgmk
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11/7
2019
"Take your kid to work" day seems to have been a success. He got to stay at home when it was -14C outside and type… https://t.co/6AZRn91wZx @skeptomai @dysinger It's unfortunate the media and popular discourse has turned firearms ownership and self defens… https://t.co/G52Cu3FxMy
11/6
2019
https://t.co/h9rsLuO8hF - laserbeams through windows setting off your voice command based tools #hackerzCanada needs to get its shit together and toss the eco-alarmists - devoid of facts - hypocrites to the core - right… https://t.co/n31WLVavhi
Retweeted by darronSomebody tried to burn down our new house yesterday afternoon. Lucky for us, there were firefighters already on sce… https://t.co/lIXi8zun3C
11/5
2019
Hello internet friends! I am looking for my next career adventure and need your help spreading the word. Ideally th… https://t.co/JgN6Mw5zwj
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10/31
2019
About software ETAs: https://t.co/HI3Jyfz6fE https://t.co/b8ZGtM1qB0
10/29
2019
Anyone advocating 50% reduction in 2030 is engaged in climate theater The world’s growing supply of carbon-free en… https://t.co/F9DoXfQB0E
Retweeted by darronJohann Pachelbel's Canon in D, performed on rubber chicken, has renewed my faith in mankind. https://t.co/gLyxx9l5YL
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10/27
2019
This looks pretty interesting: https://t.co/vF50BAa80R @stahnma @jaydestro He’s absolutely welcome here. There are lots of us who aren’t into Rush eh. @aplus Works for me! Might as well!
10/25
2019
@RunnallsGlenn @JonathanNikkel Better would be through something like Keybase or GPG/PGP. Or even through some form… https://t.co/DqPviSPXIT @RunnallsGlenn @JonathanNikkel That would be an OK version of it - not spectacular but it would do. If you at least… https://t.co/WR3vLOsj7yMarni Soupcoff: What Jane Philpott's loss tells us about the shallowness of voters https://t.co/p4zb37CMs6 @soupcoff https://t.co/BxsjFuLTDi
Retweeted by darron @inkmixerYYC Yeah. Was super surprising. Now I've got a lot of passwords to rotate.I just got an email full of passwords for an entire volunteer organization. All. Of. Them. Sent by an "IT Director"… https://t.co/gQmIqSChtbI told my son, who's starting a new tech job today, my top 3 on success in the office: 1. People. Respect & give a… https://t.co/u1rBSDMFWG
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10/23
2019
As an expat living in Canada, the more I live here, the more I'm convinced I'm actually stuck in some kind of crypt… https://t.co/5rCnyzkuQi
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10/22
2019
If you’re not gonna be at @monitorama tomorrow you can check out the work behind tomorrow’s talk in a four part ser… https://t.co/yR3EAYup3n
Retweeted by darron @richardvadon @IEA @nypost I do — innovation. Shale gas in the US (an innovation for about $10bn R&D, though not de… https://t.co/2YOzekJOa1
Retweeted by darron @BjornLomborg @nypost Hey - do you have facts and data to support your claims in this article? I’d love to share it… https://t.co/HHFn19nJzSIn 2017, we shared details of how we shaved $1 million dollars off our AWS bill. Today, we're sharing the story of… https://t.co/TynT3nR2AD
Retweeted by darronTomorrow’s an important day for Canada. #vote #canada🇨🇦 https://t.co/MQLnVPvI1N
10/21
2019
The Iceberg of Ignorance is my favorite metaphor for organizational cultures where all the rank & file people know… https://t.co/vrtQ6nouhI
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10/17
2019
@jaydestro I’m still on some grandfathered Google Apps accounts since I moved off postfix/clam AV/cyrus imapd and w… https://t.co/eEaPn9xnqx
10/16
2019
America is now going to sanction Turkey for doing the thing the US tactically endorsed last week which absolutely e… https://t.co/GDmaXDQYOF
Retweeted by darron @garethgreenaway 'We are scattered, each platoon alone and left to fend for itself. The enemy has us in a service m… https://t.co/38G3XQ97CT
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10/14
2019
Setting the record straight on restricted firearms ownership in Canada. @JustinTrudeau doesn’t want Canadians to kn… https://t.co/vi7cajmZgf
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10/9
2019
@RealGeneKim 1. Ops 2. Sadness and Garbage Collection
10/8
2019
1. first language: BASIC on Vic-20, Pascal 2. had difficulties: Java 3. most used: PHP, Golang, Ruby 4. totally hat… https://t.co/f5koOe5VS6I don't remember who posted this on Twitter a few years ago, but whoever you are: you have improved every night I'v… https://t.co/BgBtokxHL1
Retweeted by darron @ChahalGeorge Please don't waste our limited tax dollars with a symbolic "do something". Work with us to come up wi… https://t.co/GydyNNauzF @ChahalGeorge Lawful gun owners aren't the problem here. And you targeting *us* is ultimately a waste of money. It… https://t.co/AJJxMsj0UT @ChahalGeorge Handguns have been banned and registered since the 1930s - and likely none of the shootings in your w… https://t.co/maX17wIGQQ @ChahalGeorge I'm not sure if you're aware just how stringent the current firearms laws actually are. A handgun ban… https://t.co/ZEnVcfiSe4They started framing finally. #wahoo #homesweethome #march2020 https://t.co/w8qdjQD9Au
10/4
2019
@freeformz Good luck man!
10/3
2019
Are you an #SRE who enjoys working in #AWS, #Kubernetes, Video #Streaming and working with an awesome team of peopl… https://t.co/uxY3iA0V7E
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9/21
2019
Ah, I love living in canada, away from all those shitty racist US politicians. Time to take a biiiig sip of coffee… https://t.co/0ZZBRTESPa
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9/19
2019
Ubiquiti setup has been pretty good. I have some more work to do tomorrow when more gear comes but I’m really likin… https://t.co/pVCEAnV0Ul
9/17
2019
Finally bit the bullet and ordered a bunch of @ubnt gear to replace the @geteero gear that has been driving me and… https://t.co/CPFrpjNZnP
9/16
2019

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