Joao Alves

Engineering Manager at Hopin

Recent posts

Jul 24, 2021
Goodbye UK, Hello again Portugal The time has come to say goodbye to the UK and move back home to Portugal. Covid put a lot of things into perspective in the last year and a half. Family comes first, so some goodbyes to say and say hello to new and exciting experiences to come.
Apr 14, 2021
Leading with Context vs Leading with Control A culture of trust that empowers people to own things and make decisions, where you have self-directed teams is the way to go. In places where such a culture exists, innovation occurs naturally, things move faster, and ultimately people are happier.
Mar 14, 2021
Why Compensation Is Broken Compensation in the tech world is broken. Companies fail to reward talent accordingly to their value just to go and spend that and more on new hires. How rewarding people properly and having an open and transparent approach to compensation could improve both companies and employees' lives.
Jun 3, 2020
Furlough schemes - solution or problem? Furloughs and other hour reduction schemes have never been talked about as much as during this Covid-19 crisis. Government programs having them as a base and with shared costs...
May 24, 2020
Predictable codebases - a silent retention killer Predictable codebases are great and most teams should aim for it, but it can also be one of the culprits in one of hardest solving problems in tech - retention.