Five Faves: March Edition

The best articles I read this month

‘Tine Zekis
3 min readApr 1, 2022


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The following are my favorite articles I read on Medium this month, in chronological order based on when I happened to come across them.


Hiring more Junior Software engineers is crucial to diversify your team

I am passionate about this topic, and Damien Hié-Coloby does an excellent job of capturing both the why and the how of hiring junior developers. My favorite part is the explanation of how to value and reward the experiences that career changers bring to a junior-level role.


3 Mistakes Solopreneurs Make When Trying to Position Themselves

As I wrap up my very first quarter as a business owner, I appreciate Diego Pineda’s insight into the common pitfalls of solopreneurs. My goal for next quarter is to get rid of my OOPS (Only One Product or Service).


Defining an Empath

It can often be difficult to find the words to describe certain experiences, especially when you’ve only recently learned that they aren’t universal. Alishah Savage explains what it means to be an Empath or an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person). And, perhaps most importantly, she provides a couple of coping strategies for when it all gets to be too much.




‘Tine Zekis

Christine (‘Tine) Zekis is a keynote speaker, software engineer, and Imposter Syndrome coach. She champions diversity, equity, and belonging in tech.