Meeting attention for software engineers

2023-04-28 10:11:23 +0200 +0200

Much of my day-to-day work as a software engineer involves multi-tasking, more multi-tasking, and then multi-tasking while multi-tasking.1

Transitioning from that to sustained focus in online, multi-person meetings is hard (relevant Calvin and Hobbes comic).2

Synchronous meeting time is precious3, expensive and valuable. So I’m sharing some tips that are helping me make the most of that time:

If you’ve got other suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

  1. e.g., programming, debugging, etc ↩︎

  2. Most things here also apply to 1:1 meetings and in-person meetings. ↩︎

  3. “Please read before scheduling” ↩︎