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Rahul PandeyTech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei

Rack Up Small Wins

A promising sign for a new employee is if they can have a quick win, no matter how small. This means you want to avoid ambiguous or complex projects.

Ideas for quick wins:

  • Share something your learned
  • Update docs and tell people about it (not to brag, but to invite feedback)
  • Improve wikis by adding screenshots: e.g. a screenshot or video of the setup flow
  • Fix a "papercut," e.g. a misspelling in the code or a minor bug

Notice that many of the ideas above don't even involve committing code!

Talk link: Don't Walk Away from Complexity, Run! (Venkat Subramaniam)