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:
Masterful thread by @FlintDibble re 430 BC Athens plague. We have faced plagues forever. Thucydides: "the physicians were not able to help at its outset since they were in ignorance, & indeed they themselves suffered highest mortality since they were the ones most exposed to it." https://t.co/afNvhsLFgn— Nicholas A. Christakis (@NAChristakis) March 25, 2020
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:
- WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard from World Health Organization
- COVID-19 / Coronavirus dataset for hacking on
- COVID-19 pandemic on Wikipedia
The struggle for calm and peace:
- Interview with Jack Kornfield - How to Find Peace Amidst COVID-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos by Tim Ferriss
- What N.Y.C. Sounds Like Every Night at 7 from The New York Times
Preventing the spread:
Working on the problems:
- It's Time To Build by Marc Andreesen
- List of Companies Responding to COVID-19 from Y-Combinator
- Now Anything Is Possible by Mitch Anderson
Remote and the future of work in tech:
- Tweet thread on remote in tech after Facebook announces their intentions to become at least half-remote by Sid Sijbrandij
Minimally-political twitter accounts to follow:
Much love to all... peace.