George Stefanis

Nov 30

Measuring your value

There are certain types of work out there that you can visibly measure the work you did. When you are writing code you can measure the lines of code you wrote, or if you are more experienced the features you deployed.

Nov 28

Working with (data) driven and talented people

For the past 10 years of my career i’ve been extremely lucky as I worked with some very talented people. In several occasions i felt inspired by the talent my colleagues possessed. Still remember the first female intern i worked with and how good she was (she is thriving now), that technical architect in my first job that had all the answers and my amazing colleagues at TransferWise now.

Oct 06

Why frameworks like ReactJS have the HTML in the JavaScript?

TL;DR We keep the html in the javascript prerendered in order to achieve server side rendering and not track change. Makes our lives easier and our software less error prone.

Apr 18

Cowboy Programming

Recently i stumbled on this, fairly, old article from Evan Miller talking about Julia programming language. It’s a nicely written article about the strong parts of Julia and it’s worth your time. Early in his article, Evan, mentions cowboy programming as a method that most developers are using to quickly create something that works. I am doing the same and i bet you do too.

Apr 11

My glasses are from Texas

One of the first things i remember of my self is being really really young (5-6 years old) and sitting very very close to the TV and watching Inspector Gadget. Turns out I was nearsighted. I remember myself wearing glasses since the age of 7. There are no pictures of me without glasses. I kinda like glasses too. The problem is though that my prescription is way too strong, it’s not uncommon for my lenses to cost around the 300£ mark. If you add the frames on that my glasses usually cost anywhere around 400 - 500£. So changing glasses is a rare thing.