Trevor’s Blog

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Pitfalls of poor technical documentation and how to remedy

You might be surprised on your first week of work to be met with either a bunch of documentation links that point you to dozens of other confusing wiki links, documentation that is stale and out of date, or even a general lack of documentation all together. In general, it seems that without strict guidance and upkeep, documentation is often treated as a second class citizen a lot of the time....

February 7, 2023 · 6 min · Trevor Parchem

Non-technical traits of a "successful engineer"

Believe it or not, being a great and successful engineer doesn’t always mean you are the smartest in the room. While technical skills are absolutely necessary, I would like to talk about the other side of the fence. In fact, some of the most successful engineers I have worked with haven’t been the smartest in the room, but they all did share a few non-technical traits that I have picked up to excel in my own career that has merit sharing....

February 4, 2023 · 4 min · Trevor Parchem