Issue #294

25 February 2022


Issue #294
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Friday 25nd February's issue is presented by Vanta
 

 
Vanta is the easy way to get SOC 2, HIPAA, or ISO 27001 compliant. 1000+ companies trust Vanta to automate their security monitoring, and get ready for security audits in weeks instead of months.
 
Good Leaders Are Great Storytellers — Our 6 Tips For Telling Stories That Resonate
#Leadership #Management
 
tl;dr: (1) Imagine you're telling your story at a bar. How would that change the way you related information? (2) Use the art of persuasion to tell stories that change minds and rally teams - "stick to a very short, simple message that you repeat in different ways again and again." (3) The best leaders know how to tell stories about failure - "being vulnerable doesn't weaken your authority. It strengthens everyone else around you." And more. 
Ten Rules For Negotiating A Job Offer
- Haseeb Qureshi
#InterviewAdvice #CareerAdvice

tl;dr: Haseeb explains each of the following in detail: (1) Get everything in writing. (2) Always keep the door open. (3) Information is power. (4) Always be positive. (5) Don’t be the decision maker. (6) Have alternatives. (7) Proclaim reasons for everything. (8) Be motivated by more than just money. (9) Understand what they value. (10) Be winnable.
SOC 2 and ISO 27001: Why Both is Better
#Management #Security

tl;dr: Managing cybersecurity is rough these days. As a scaling business, you've likely been asked to prove your security posture -- and for good reason. More organizations are getting both SOC 2 and ISO 27001 compliant in order to expand their business potential and alleviate security concerns. Learn how this strategy can benefit your business and why it isn't as hard as it might sound.

Promoted by Vanta.
Software I'm Thankful For
- Jowanza Joseph
#ThoughtPiece

tl;dr: "This blog post is for top-of-mind technologies that are improving my life at the moment." Jowanza provides insight into how he's leveraging: (1) Docker. (2) Httpie, a CLI tool for HTTP calls, (3) OpenAPI 3, a specification for describing RESTFUL APIs. (4) TypeScript.


"If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate."

— Thomas Watson Jr

 
#Netflix #Scale
 
tl;dr: "I hope this post will help platform engineers develop their cloud-native, self-serve streaming data platforms and scale use cases across many business functions (not necessarily from our success but maybe more from our failures)."
When I'm Sad My Computer Sends Me Cats
- Andrew Healey
#Python #ComputerVision

tl;dr: "I split the emotions into good vs. bad to get a clearer read of my mood. The overall score swings between -1 (very bad) and 1 (very good). I don't want to be spammed with cats every time I itch my nose and trigger a frame of video that's interpreted as negative so I added a three-second trailing average to look for prolonged periods of negative emotion."

Support Open Source That You Use By Paying The Maintainers To Talk To Your Team
- Simon Willison
#OpenSource

tl;dr: "Reach out to the maintainers and offer them generous speaking fees for remote talks to your engineering team." Simon believes that companies are more likely to spend on a one-off paid speaking opportunities than pay a monthly donation. If the maintainer is not an experienced speaker, find a member of your team to act as a host and gather questions from your engineers in advance to run the session as a Q&A.

Rust Compiler Ambitions For 2022
- Felix Klock, Wesley Wiser
#Rust 

tl;dr: "This document is structured into three parts: our Overall Themes for this year, the Concrete Initiatives we have resources to drive, and Aspirations for what we could do if given more help."

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