Hi, I'm Kris Kula #
Welcome to my online home.
I'm a writer, programmer, consultant, mentor, and public speaker.
I have recently spent a lot of my time reading and thinking about mental models, complex systems, stress, and everything else that improves our work performance and personal life.
See about me page if you're interested in learning more about me or contact page to reach out.
Most popular articles #
Is "Strong Opinions, weakly held" good advice?. It's one of my first essays, but I've added a couple of updates with different takes on this idea.
My summary of "Storyworthy" book. Some notes on telling stories from my favorite book about storytelling. My summary was even used as a handout for English students.
History of how YAML got so popular lately..
I've written a summary of the book "The Coddling of the American Mind". I think the book is excellent and I recommend you get a copy. Read my summary to get a taste for it.
The best advice for a conference or meetup organizers, virtual or physical. I've gathered the best resources I can recommend.
I run a monthly newsletter with the best articles from the whole month, but there is an RSS feed if you prefer that.
Teaching Tech Together Book Summary
How can you teach programming?
Want to remember more of your life?
Ideas for improving autobiographical/episodic memory.
2023 February. Teaching Observability.
Golang, Prometheus, TypeScript, Management, and many other things going on.
Is your daily schedule helping you?
2023 January. New Keyboard.
New keyboard, new furniture, learning Go and TypeScript at the same time.
2022 December. Tooth. Time off.
Tough time, but I also learned about the importance of taking time off.
2022 November. Sick.
For the whole month, I had at least one person sick at home.
2022 October. Cleaning Pocket backlog, learning Golang, and counting steps.
A productive month, but I've gained most of it back. Yes, it's a 🪀. The good thing is that I walked more because of a walking challenge at work. I also started going outside in the morning as I started feeling less sun was impacting my sleep and mood.
2022 September. Fasting and Meet.js meetup presentation.
I did almost 9 days of prolonged fast and talked about Snapshot Unit testing at Meet.js Kraków.
My experience with prolonged fasting