Tom Gellatly4

Tom Gellatly

Freelance Software Engineer

Tom Gellatly is a freelance software developer living in Oakland, CA. He was employee #1 at Sidecar Technologies where he managed the mobile engineering team. Following Sidecar's acquisition by GM, Tom transitioned to leading the Mapping & Labeling infrastructure teams at Cruise Automation.

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June 26, 2018

How Sharing Context Early (and Often) Engages Your Engineering Team

There's a common misconception that software developers just want to write code. Their co-workers are wary of annoying them,…

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June 25, 2018

Motivate Your Engineering Team by Creating a Culture of “Celebrating Success”

Engineering management is a difficult job. There’s a lot to stay on top of, and it’s typical for major…

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Actionable Ways for Engineering Managers to Hold Effective One-on-Ones

One often overlooked, but critical duty of an engineering manager is regular one-on-one meetings with each of your team…

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May 22, 2018

Planning for and Responding to Software Failures

You’ve probably heard Murphy’s law: “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” That sounds hyperbolic, perhaps because it’s a…