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. Thoughts on approaching a systems design interview

2. Startup Writing Worth Reading

Paul Graham is posting essays again! It had been a few year hiatus. I've probably recommended this post more often than any other single post over the years.

3. Mental Models Around Scaling A Tech Org

Work Is Work by Coda Hale

Deep, linky, thought-provoking yet authoritative... this is the kind of writing on tech that - whether I agree with all the conclusions or not - I love to read.

4. Tweet Thread On Working Remotely

5. Mnemotechnics

Summon Up Rememberance by Elizabeth Della Zazzera from Lapham's Quarterly

Warning: Pretty awful parralax. Worth it for gems like:

the best aid to clearness of memory consists in orderly arrangement.

6. Impending IPO

Casper files to go public, shows you can lose money selling mattresses from TechCrunch

For the snarky title, if nothing else.

7. SoftBank's Mess

SoftBank-Backed Startups Rappi & Oyo Hotels Facing Major Layoffs from Crunchbase News

I like keeping up on news like this from an industry perspective. Also interesting to consider the impact to the talent market in places where events like this are happening, if you happen to be in that market too.