Jack Finlay

Jack Finlay - Software Engineer in Melbourne, Australia. Exploring the writing process and developing my skills through the occasional article on life as a programmer. Follow me on Twitter for updates.

How I approach writing a blog post

February 14, 2021

My personal process for putting together a blog post

A better interview experience

January 12, 2021

Reflections upon good interview experiences.

You can be a mentor at any level

April 30, 2020

Mentoring and learning happens at all levels.

Reliving the joys of learning to program

November 09, 2019

A rediscovery, or, reinvigoration of a love for programming.

Mistakes I made as an intermediate developer

September 18, 2019

Previously I made a post about mistakes I made as a junior developer. Since then I’ve made more mistakes, but also learned a lot…

My worst interview ever

July 30, 2019

This is a story of the worst interview I have ever experienced

Why you need technical leadership, and what happens when you don’t have it

December 26, 2018

Reflections and observations from a project that went poorly.

What to expect as a software developer

August 30, 2018

Experiences you’ll encounter in the early years of your career

Mistakes I’ve made as a junior developer — and how you can avoid them

June 12, 2018

Reflections on my first years as a software developer

JetBrains’ Rider: First Impressions

January 02, 2018

I tried out JetBrains’ Rider IDE, here are my first impressions…