Hi, I'm Kris Kula #
Welcome to my online home.
If you know Polish, then my full name is Krzysztof Kula. I'm using krzychukula as a unique identifier on the internet (Twitter, etc. in case you want to look for me elsewhere).
I write code, speak, and organize meetups and conferences.
I'm interested in JS, UX, and user-facing sides of the product. Recently I'm spending a lot of my time reading and thinking about mental models, complex systems, stress, and everything else that impacts work and life.
See about me page if you're interested in learning more about me.
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 have an RSS working for all the content on the blog.
I run a monthly newsletter #
Usually, it's the best articles I've read over the whole month. See the email archive
Working Effectively with(out) Tests.
How to effectively work with code without test and how to add tests to your project for them to help you the most.
- 2020 October. Tech Lead.
Choosing the Management Track. Notes on Becoming a Tech Lead
Thoughts and resources for new managers.
Are media news information or entertainment?
Book review of Amusing Ourselves to Death
- 2020 September Update. Learning about Management.
Ugh field or Why can't you do this task?
How your emotions can stop you from doing your work.