Maria Polonchek, Author at candidates
Maria Polonchek
Maria Polonchek
Maria Polonchek is a writer at Torch, a digital agency in San Francisco. She has published award-winning poetry, short stories, and essays in a variety of national publications. She is also the author of In Good Faith: Secular Parenting in a Religious Word. She holds her BA and MFA in English from the University of Kansas.
February 10, 2020

Running Effective Meetings: An Engineer's Guide

If you’re the leader of a software development team, chances are good that your engineers spend more time than they’d prefer on things other than developing software. Much of this time is probably...

July 19, 2018

6 Ways to Retain Your Development Team

A good developer is hard to find. Between a combination of mad skill and pure luck, you’ve succeeded in one of the most difficult parts of managing a team of developers: finding the right people....

July 19, 2018

How Mindfulness Can Make You a Better Programmer

Maybe it was the last time you listened to a podcast, skimmed recent headlines, or caught up with friends, but chances are, it hasn’t been long since you heard a reference to “mindfulness.” No...

July 17, 2018

How to Have Difficult Conversations at Work

As a software engineer, you may spend most of your time in front of a computer, but you're still part of a human team. In any team, difficult conversations are inevitable. Whether you are an...

June 30, 2018

Knowing Your Myers-Briggs Type Can Help You on the Job More Than You Think

If you’re a software engineer who’s completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, chances are good you already know you’re some combination of an I, T,or J. If you haven’t done the MBTI, you’re...