🔗 Shreyas Doshi on the hiring fallacy December 4th, 2021
Great Twitter thread with some hard truths about “we need to hire more engineers”
🔗 Maintaining a healthy work culture is the first role of every executive - Graham says wrong things January 12th, 2022
“This is the part where I say something about how more diverse teams build better products, and how diversity of backgrounds, identities, and opinions leads to better decisions. That is all true. However, in this organization we value diversity and inclusivity because that is the morally and ethically correct thing to do. That it benefits us, our customers, and the company is nice. We will do it regardless of how true that is.…
🔗 Becoming a Better Writer in Tech January 19th, 2022
Great advice on getting better at writing.
🔗 Working with Integrity January 30th, 2022
I’ve been thinking lately about what “professionalism” means. This is a great part of it.
🔗 People don't work as much as you think January 30th, 2022
“If you do not realise this, and assume that everyone who says they are working eight hours per day actually is, you are probably going to wreck your mental health trying to keep up with them. Stop it at once.”
🔗 Managing people 🤯 | Andreas Klinger February 7th, 2022
“your job is not to manage people but to manage processes and lead people”
🔗 Sometimes you have to choose between being right and being effective February 7th, 2022
🔗 Story Points Revisited March 15th, 2022
Feeling pretty vindicated about my feeling that study points are bullshit: the dude who invented them agrees.
🔗 Jade Rubick - What do great engineering managers need to know about compensation and equity? May 15th, 2022
Really fantastic crash course in pay systems.
🔗 How to plan? October 28th, 2022
How to plan? How hard could it be? 4k words scribbled down on a sunny October afternoon for people in tech observing the Season’s Traditional Annual Planning Process, inspired by a recent interview question (and 25 years of variously painful planning processes).
🔗 Prioritizing and Planning within Heroku Postgres - Craig Kerstiens October 31st, 2022
My favorite planning exercise
🔗 Thoughts on my first machine learning project November 11th, 2022
Fantastic post about what building an ML system feels like.