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.


This Coronavirus Sucks

It's Spring! Here in Portland that means cherry blossoms, plum blossoms, magnolias in bloom, tulips budding up and blooming. Maples sending out spinners, chestnuts with their conical blooms and even the big Black Walnut in our front yard reluctantly pushing buds. And warmth: Afternoons on the deck, evenings without the heaters, mornings without the shivers. It's all the opposite of sucks.

And yet, despite all of it, this sucks.

As it turns out, all this stuff we've built on top of that beautiful blooming world? It's all really fragile.

As it turns out, it's all happened before:

Here are some lists of links that I've found myself either returning to regularly or pondering during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Just the info... data and visualizations:

The struggle for calm and peace:

Preventing the spread:

Working on the problems:

Remote and the future of work in tech:

Minimally-political twitter accounts to follow:

Much love to all... peace.