Lucas' Refuge

Lucas Lira Gomes

Written by Lucas Lira Gomes. You should follow him on Twitter, GitHub, and LinkedIn.

Choose to score B

April 07, 2024

My current rule of thumb, as I voiced to my mentees and manager alike, is that I proactively ask to work on projects where I can score a B…

The most insidious career mistake

March 22, 2024

After eight years in tech, there are very little career traps I haven't seen. However, the most alarming one to this day occurred when I…

On deserving

March 17, 2024

During my career, I've seen countless articles out there acknowledging imposter syndrome. A concept, which I only experienced in practice…

A Treatise on Brag/Hype Docs (Part 2)

March 16, 2023

At the surface, a brag doc seems like a simple enough technique. In fact, it can be and, even in the cases you don't put much effort, you'll…

A Treatise on Brag/Hype Docs (Part 1)

March 15, 2023

For the vast majority of my career, I had no formal way of tracking my progress – an unfortunate mistake. During yearly performance rounds…

Advice to those onboarding

October 16, 2022

As I was having a chat with a new teammate, who had just hit the three-week mark with us, we got to speak about what advices I'd have for…

Being an engineer makes me tick

October 13, 2022

During my first performance evaluation round with my current manager, he has asked me: what is that motivates you at work? To properly…

Career fears

October 09, 2022

The other day, as I was trying to spice up my 1on1s, I've proposed to my manager that we played out with the idea of awkward 1on1s. The…

I used to hate 1on1s

September 10, 2022

Yes. I used to hate 1on1s. At the beginning of my career, they just felt like an obligation – despite what 1on1s are meant to be or not…

Narrative matters

September 09, 2022

For a long time, I thought doing good work would be enough – my code, among other things, being testament to that. It would be all I had to…

Deep thinking time

August 14, 2022

One of those days, as I got to share an idea with a coworker on how to move forward with a project, which has been in the planning phase for…

How can I help you?

August 10, 2022

Roughly speaking, I'd claim that most members of an organization are keen on helping their peers – tech companies being no different in my…

Personal README

July 24, 2022

This document is meant to give colleagues a quick rundown on my work preferences, as well as some context about my life. My work hours: I…


August 18, 2015

I have been an enthusiast of ZeroMQ for quite some time. If there was an opportunity that required some sockets on steroids, I would not…

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