Seven For Sunday

Hi. I'm Jon Oropeza, and these are the seven most interesting things I discovered, referenced or dug up this week for my fellow engineering leaders: Engineering Managers, Principal and Distinguished Engineers, VP / Director of Engineering, Startup CTOs and those aspiring to be.


1. Remote, Perk or Feature?

You should be working asynchronously (async) by Marcelo Lebre.

Remote still has a branding problem. Especially amongst leaders who've been there for the bad days of remote or seen remote not work. For many, it's still seen as a perk. Articles like this reframe Remote as a feature, beyond the advantage of being able source your team from the world rather than a 20 mile radius.

2. Now That's Testing In Prod

3. Accelerate

Accelerate [Review] by Stefan Wolpers.

I'm trying to find the right balance between asking my team to read a book that I know will be beneficial for them, and the reality that members of my team have families, obligations, and just plain the need to get away from Tech when not in the office.

I'm arriving at something like this: Recommend the book, advise 'at least a skim', source and offer the best TLDR post for those who realistically won't be able to read the book.

4. One Developer Journey

My journey to landing my dream job at Amazon by Arely Miramontes Rodríguez

Sometimes we're here to help someone learn what they need to take the next step in their career. The step to the thing they really want. That can be hard to accept. There's a thing in me that wants to build teams that want to stay together forever. The reality is, people don't stay long at any tech org...

5. How Long People Stay At Tech Orgs

Here's how long the average employee stays at the biggest tech companies by Kaylee Fagan (Business Insider)

6. Are you sure it's only 5?

You're NOT The Average Of The Five People You Surround Yourself With by David Burkus.


7. Two of my favorite topics together

What Most Remote Companies Don't Tell You About Remote Work by Amir Salihefendic