37. Note Taking and Information Management

To be effective at work these days, you have to make sense of a large amount of information on a daily basis. What strategies and tools can you harness to organize information quickly as you come across it? Can this also help you choose which skills or concepts to learn?

We talk to Chirag Jain about these ideas. Chirag has worked as a Software Developer at Google, Uber, and Directi. He has a keen interest in note taking and personal information management, and shares some of the techniques that have worked for him.


Chirag's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chirgjn/

Episode length: 26 min | Listen on: Spotify | Google | Apple | More options


Mentioned in this episode

1. Notion: https://www.notion.so/

2. Chirag's Tech Talk Notes (in Notion): https://chiragj.notion.site/94e9c669e6a24d92ac0b7ebc7a711814?v=9ea352096a8046648d86a797c1a52406

3. Sublime Text: https://www.sublimetext.com/

4. Roam Research: https://roamresearch.com/

5. Obsidian: https://obsidian.md/

6. Zettelkasten: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zettelkasten

7. Tim Ferris: https://tim.blog/

8. Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://jamesclear.com/

9. GTD (Getting Things Done): https://gettingthingsdone.com/

10. Alan Kay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay

11 Simon Willison's Today I Learned: https://simonwillison.net/2021/May/2/one-year-of-tils/

12. Chirag's Twitter id: https://twitter.com/cjTheDev

13. Chirag's email: hi@chiragjain.com

14. Work At Tech: https://workat.tech/

14 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

43. A Career in Systems Programming

What does building system software feel like? What does a long term career in Systems Programming look like? What kind of mindset and skills are required to succeed here? What are some misconceptions

42. Technical Leadership: A Principal Engineer's view

How does one get into positions of leadership and influence, while staying on a technical career path? What does a Principal Engineer bring to the table at a top tier technology company like Amazon? T