For Software Engineers

As a self taught software engineer, I've come to appreciate the value and insight of mentors and experienced professionals in the industry. Writing about my experience has become a reflective practice as well as an opportunity to pay it forward.

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CEO @polarnotion. CTO @newstorycharity. Coowner @tenrocket & @sharpp. Run fast. Stay strong. Go boldly forward. Godspeed :: morgan@polarnotion.com

Jobs to Be Done and Software to Be Built

Valuing more than the code we write or the pixels we push.


Clients don’t pay us to write code.

They don’t pay us to produce designs.

If that’s all they were buying, they could easily go elsewhere to spend less money and get a closer picture of exactly what they asked for when they walked in the...

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CEO @polarnotion. CTO @newstorycharity. Coowner @tenrocket & @sharpp. Run fast. Stay strong. Go boldly forward. Godspeed :: morgan@polarnotion.com

Purpose eats Work for Breakfast

It’s 6am and lines of code are rolling down my screen at an indiscernible pace. My daughter will be up soon and these things tend to go much smoother without interruption. For minutes the feed of information pours down the page as our system tears through the information locked away in our...

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CEO @polarnotion. CTO @newstorycharity. Coowner @tenrocket & @sharpp. Run fast. Stay strong. Go boldly forward. Godspeed :: morgan@polarnotion.com

Sets and reps

The endless path to proficiency


Proficiency doesn’t come through mere patience. It comes through effort and time. Repetition. Sets and reps.

For an athlete to assume they would get faster, lift more, or level up without practice is laughable. In sports, athletes understand that decades of practice,...

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CEO @polarnotion. CTO @newstorycharity. Coowner @tenrocket & @sharpp. Run fast. Stay strong. Go boldly forward. Godspeed :: morgan@polarnotion.com

Healthy Habits for Growing as a Software Engineer

Building disciplines around lifetime learning within tech