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Former engineering manager at LinkedIn, on sabbatical but open to interesting opportunities. Interests include blockchain/smart contracts, VR/AR, Arrested Development (@bluthquotes), Blender3D/Unreal Engine, sci-fi and fantasy, open-world crafting, Peloton.
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What Brian's working on

What Brian's working on

2022
Jan 11, 2022
Jan 11, 2022
Passed the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam.
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2021
Jun 26, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
I'm checking out Polywork. Instead of posting a CV and calling it a day, Polywork wants context and color for the things you've worked on. I like that. Will it help me find my next role (I'm casually looking)? We'll see.

Hat tip to Ryan @ One Dog Solutions for the VIP invite. 
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Jun 05, 2021
Jun 05, 2021
March 5 was my last day at LinkedIn as an engineering manager. I'm deeply grateful to have had the experience, and was blessed to manage such a talented team. Two months later, I reflected on some of the reasons I left in this post: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-i-left-linkedin-brian-hart/
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Engineering Manager, LinkedIn
Mar 01, 2021
Mar 01, 2021
I wanted to share a lightly-edited email I sent to my team of software engineers a few years ago. This was at a point when we were struggling with an above-average number of operational issues, while still needing to deliver projects on time. Several new hires had arrived, so help was on the way, but they were still coming up to speed. Plus, we'd recently reorganized teams, but there was ambiguity about where the lines were between two teams I needed to try to clear up.

That post is here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/team-brian-hart/
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Engineering Manager, LinkedIn
2017
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
Change Management can sometimes feel onerous sometimes, like management CYA, but it's an essential part of Site Up at a company like LinkedIn. Not only does it help prevent some problems from making it into production, it helps recover faster once they do. Here is a LinkedIn post about it: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ok-what-changed-brian-hart/
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Engineering Manager, LinkedIn
May 29, 2017
May 29, 2017
About a year after returning to LinkedIn -- this time in a management role -- I worked with our TPM team in Production Infra Engineering to try to formalize some of our work processes around agile methods. This is a post I wrote back then about our efforts: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hows-agile-going-brian-hart/ 
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Engineering Manager, LinkedIn
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