/Will Larson

How Stripe Invests In Technical Infrastructure (Video) tl;dr: Prioritization is especially challenging for infrastructure engineers. Will presents his approach as Stripe scaled, discussing when to firefight, work on new features and more.

featured in #164


Reclaim Unreasonable Software tl;dr: Code is "big ball of mud" at growth stage companies. Will describes a new approach to untangle it. "List all the beliefs you'd need to have to be confident in modifying your software" and see how they move up the behavior & property ladder, which he describes in detail.  

featured in #162


A Forty Year Career tl;dr: Will focuses his career on growth and engagement, not equity & IPOs. He looks at it from a 40 year perspective, and how to maximize factors important to him - pace, people, prestige, profit and learning.

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How To Size And Assess Teams From An Eng Lead At Stripe, Uber and Digg tl;dr: Larson shares his system for gauging size and state of engineering teams - ratios and frameworks to structuring team size, combining and spinning up teams, and assessing and accelerating team progress.

featured in #144


How To Invest In Technical Infrastructure tl;dr: Playbook on managing technical infrastructure focussing on how to transition from constant firefighting mode to a structured operational framework.

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How To Evolve An Engineering Organization tl;dr: The following are explained in detail (1) measure what you hope to improve (2) size the org against peers, goals and performance (3) structure into smaller teams (4) project growth (5) rest in between changes to master the current structure.

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