tl;dr: To change engineering values as a leader, you need to change what you reward and focus on. This can be slow and has negative consequences e.g. some feel their skill are less relevant. As a platform engineer, you can find tools that bake in and support the values you want to be taken seriously.
tl;dr: Given many tech companies push social impact ideals, Marianne feels it's important to understand internal, external and interpersonal boundaries of her reports. "It is so easy to violate or indeed completely throw out appropriate boundaries" when the cause is important.
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tl;dr: The chance to study what goes on in the "guts of boring, everyday systems" - how Git stores data or why pip install failed - is often ignored or circumvented. However, it's helped Ben. It's become easier to track tricky bugs, learn languages and libraries by pattern-matching, improved software design skills and provided confidence in understanding complexity.
"Debugging is like being the detective in a crime movie where you are also the murderer."