Caroline Simpson (she / they)
Pronounced as: care-o-line
Please @ me for anything requiring my attention, so I don't miss your comments.
Caroline Simpson, Engineering Manager - Verify:Pipeline Execution
This page is intended to help others understand what it might be like to work with me, especially people who haven’t worked with me before.
It’s also a well-intentioned effort at building some trust by being intentionally vulnerable, and to share my ideas of a good working relationship to reduce the anxiety of people who might be on my team.
Please feel free to contribute to this page by opening a merge request.
I've worked in the software industry for 20 or so years in various different roles. I spent the majority of my career working as a developer. Python is my language of choice generally, but I try not to judge other ones too harshly. They each have their benefits and drawbacks.
I am currently working on a second degree at the University of Waterloo. I'm doing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology currently. I am interested in how people think, communicate, and develop. Each new area of psychology that I explore leads me to new paths I want to go down.
I also play bass in a band. We aren't particularly good, but we have fun trying.
I co-host a podcast called Ephemeral Existence, where we try to find people that meet certain criteria through interviews in our social networks. Currently we are on a quest to find someone who has been licked by a giraffe. I previously co-hosted a sewing advice podcast with the same co-host called SewQuest.
- Let me know if you need/want something from me and aren't getting it.
- Remind me if it seems like I've forgotten about a request you've made, it is entirely possible I have.
- A greater understanding of the Verify stage of GitLab as I'm still fairly new and getting acquainted with the details of what we do.
- The trust and respect of fellow team members.
- Greater skills as a people manager.
- I prefer honest, open communication
- Even if something might seem hard or upsetting, honesty and clarity result in better outcomes.
- I like aynchronous when possible, so that I have time to process the message and respond thoughtfully.
- There is a good chance I will respond at random times of day depending on what else I'm doing.
- I don't expect this of others; I know it isn't a great habit.
- If I am busy with something else, I will get back to you as soon as I am available.
- I make heavy use of slack reminders so I don't loose track of messages.