Вот идешь ты в бар после тяжелого рабочего дня и жалуешься своей любимой коллеге о том что решения по релизу приняли без тебя. А коллега берет тебе пива и говорит “Ну чего ты ожидаешь, это же не демократия.” …


I want to share with you the product of my thought experiment: “If an IT company was a country”. I often conduct thought experiments, but it is the first time I am sharing it publicly, so please do not judge and do not take it seriously :)

I compared some…


If you are not an Ops person, do not know anything about Linux and not a big fan of Linus Torvalds — Linux conference is for you!

January this year I was lucky enough to attend Linux Conf AU 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was hard to conclude from…


This autumn and winter I watched quite a lot of stand up comedy shows, following the Comedy festival in Melbourne. I was inspired by many men and women and their awesome performances, so I decided to try it myself.

I realised that the IT industry is full of funny stories…


For many years I have wondered why we are not good at having tough conversations in our company, at least according to our engagement surveys for the last six years. My random thought on this topic had lead me to nowhere so far.

Recently, I decided to change the question…


Recently I read the survival tips from female software engineer Patricia Ass (https://patricia.no/2018/09/06/survival_tips_for_women_in_tech.html). Her advice is way more radical and defensive then mine (https://medium.com/@anna.fiofilova/survival-guide-for-women-in-it-c7851c541138) were!

I do agree with the majority of her tips. It saddens me that women in IT have to follow them to be recognized and heard…


After attending more than fifteen conferences in the last six years my friends and I accumulated lots of good tips and tricks to make those events more pleasurable and productive, today I am sharing the collective wisdom.

When you have decided on which conference you are keen to attend ask…


You may have heard of the “bus factor”. For those who have not, the bus factor is a measurement of risk: “The minimum number of team members who need to be hit by a bus before the project stalls”. …


Here are the demographics of responders:


Some time ago, I shared the story of how I ended up in IT, and some of the challenges I faced on the way. Now I am in the process of gathering personal stories from other women in IT.

The more stories I hear, the more I realize that we…

Anna Fiofilova

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