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. Podcast Episode On Psychological Safety

Michael Lopp (AKA Rands in Repose), VP Engineering at Slack on psychological safety by Shannon Maloney from Soapbox Blog

2. The Canon of Making Software

3. Making Lists Of What's Broken With Remote

What still sucks about remote work? from Hacker News

4. Alternatives To Dopamine Fasting, Etc

More is never enough from Ramp Capital's blog.

This is a little far afield. Only maybe it's not. Leadership in a tech org might not be on par with working the ER, where lives are on the line, but it's a stressful position. Many of us start off Monday morning overstretched - and that's before the new vectors arrive. Crises, urgent asks, outages. Then it's Thursday and what happened to everything we needed to get done this week... welp, there goes Saturday afternoon.

5. Observability

6. Interview Worth Listening To On Bias

A New Way to Combat Bias at Work from Harvard Business Review

Warning: obnoxious popups.

7. Not Necessarily About Tech Leadership But So Interesting

Japan's Prisons Are a Haven for Elderly Women by Shiho Fukada