Candost Dagdeviren

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  • Engineering Manager, Software Engineer, Writer
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I'm an engineering manager, software engineer, writer, mentor, and podcaster. I work towards creating great and high-performing systems and teams whose members work in sync, have good communication, share common principles, and are aligned on the same goal.

I write, host a podcast, send a newsletter, advise companies, and mentor/coach people to share whatever I learned.

I hike, snowboard, swim, read, play bass guitar, and travel. Once I had a garden and I'm looking forward to having it back soon!
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Podcast Speakers for Software World Podcast
Posted on Mar 21, 2022
2022
Jun 14, 2022
This month candost.blog passed a big milestone of 100,000 page views from whopping 94,000 visitors like you!

In honor of achieving the milestone, I will keep it short and recommend five articles I have written before. 

#33: One milestone and five articles.

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May 31, 2022
Up until my mid-level engineering, I didn’t think about the product and focused on writing and delivering good code and software design.

Product Thinking helped me go beyond mid-and senior-level when the time came.

#32: Product Shouldn’t Be Left to Product Managers

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May 19, 2022
Blame absorbers are everywhere. It's not a personality; it's a behavior that everyone develops from time to time. For some people, it happens often; for some, it's rare.

I'm one of them and I wrote about how learning turns into a self-blame.

Learning Cone and Blame Spiral—The Case of Blame Absorbers

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May 17, 2022
It's essential to understand the system's technical fundamentals when designing software teams unless you have a great support group.

Mektup #31: Can non-engineer leaders be successful in leading engineering teams?

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May 03, 2022
I wrote the nine essential resources for engineering leaders, staff engineers, and engineering managers.


The Exceptional Books, Articles, Videos, and Communities That Made Me a Better Engineering Leader

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Apr 28, 2022
Recently, in a book club, we read Think Again by The New York Times Bestselling Author Adam Grant. I wrote down my summary, notes, and review.

Writing book notes help me grasp the idea in the books better. Let me know what you think about the book.

Think Again Book Summary, Review, and Notes

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