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.
Systems design interview tips:— Gergely Orosz (@GergelyOrosz) January 10, 2020
🧐 Verify assumptions (use case, # of users, data storage etc)
👌Start with a simple architecture
⏳Identify bottlenecks & verify which ones to address next
🔄Iterate on the design
🛠Go down the rabbithole, to specific technologies & how they work
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.
I've been working remote, managing teams/projects for a couple of years now (with a brief stint back in an office at a hyper growth startup), and @kf's tweet re: remote employees taking sick days (please do!) reminds me of a few tips I have...— Jayson J. Phillips (@_jjphillips) January 12, 2020
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.
For the snarky title, if nothing else.
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.