A Meeting Across Continents

The Story Behind “I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge”

In the heart of Paris, a city known for its rich history and culture, we, Alexis Monville and Michael Doyle, finally met in person after months of remote collaboration. The occasion? The launch of our book, “I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge”.

Our journey to this point was not a typical one. When we embarked on this project, we were separated by oceans, with Alexis in Boston, Massachusetts, and Michael in Brisbane, Australia. Despite the geographical distance, we found a way to work together, synchronizing our schedules and doing most of the work asynchronously. The result of our collaboration is a book that aims to empower software engineers and increase their impact and satisfaction at work.

We had originally planned to meet in Paris and organize events for the book’s launch. However, the pandemic had other plans, and Michael had to postpone his travel with his family. But as they say, good things come to those who wait. Our long-awaited meeting finally took place in June, with us signing copies of our book in the city of lights.

In a previous crossed interview, we shared our hopes for the book and its readers. We hope that readers will increase their impact and satisfaction at work and realize their power in shaping the future of software engineering.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights from us as we continue our journey with “I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge”.

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