Issue #150

16 August 2019

Issue #150
Weekly Reading For Technical Leaders
Clearbit's Approach To Management
- Alex MacCaw, Co-founder and CEO at Clearbit
tl;dr:  The tl;dr guide to management at Clearbit includes do's and don'ts, motivation, hiring and more. Written in a digestible, easy to read, way. 
- James Governor, Analyst & Co-founder
tl;dr: Progressive Delivery is the term the author has coined for the new basket of skills and technologies concerned with modern software development, testing and deployment i.e. Canarying, Feature Flags, A/B testing at scale. 
- Vy Luu
tl;dr: Communication frequency and style is critical. Remote workers need leaders that are high energy, personable and communicate frequently. 

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- Anna Weiner, Writer at The New Yorker
tl;dr: Superhuman's email client revealed the location and time of an open email without the user's consent. This was criticized and rolled back, but the subsequent debate reveals a "knot" in SV's view on privacy. Many defended the company. 
- Ali Spittel, Distinguished Faculty at GA
tl;dr: Documenting your wins so you can remind yourself of them on bad days. Focus on your own journey so you don't compare yourself to others. Be open about having imposter syndrome so it normalizes the struggle.  
- Nitasha Tiku, Writer at Wired
tl;dr: Deep-dive into the internal culture clash at Google starting with internal pressure on executives to protest the 2016 immigration ban while fearing political backlash. 
- Daniel Miesller, Cybersecurity Expert 
tl;dr: "Basically, software remains vulnerable because the benefits created by insecure products far outweigh the downsides. Once that changes, software security will improve — but not a moment before."
- Aakash Sabharwal & Jingyuan Zhou, Data Science at Etsy
#MachineLearning #DataScience
tl;dr: Overview of how Etsy built a ML tool that analyzes a user's taste and subsequently generates personalized recommendations. 
Zero Config Deployments
- Leo Lamprecht, Andy Schneider & Guillermo Rauch, Zeit
tl;dr: Post introduces "Zero Config, a conventional and completely backwards-compatible approach to deployment."
- Eyal Guthmann, Staff Software Engineer at Dropbox
tl;dr:  Writing code once sounds like a good idea but doesn't factor in the additional costs associated with it. The Dropbox team doesn't share code via C++ but writes in platform native languages.  
tl;dr: Free PCRE-based regular expression debugger with real time explanation, error detection and highlighting.
- Chris Ashton, Developer at Government Digital Service
tl;dr: Data can be prohibitively expensive, especially in developing countries. The author puts himself in the shoes of someone on a tight data budget and offers practical tips for reducing our websites’ data footprint.
Notable Developer Conferences 2019
Sept 9–12
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Strange Loop 
Sept 12-14
St. Louis, Missouri, USA 
DjangoCon US 
Sept 22-27
San Diego, CA
Oracle CodeOne 
Sept 16–19
SF, California
React Day Berlin 
Nov 30
Berlin, Germany
Microsoft Ignite 
Nov 4-8
Orlando, Florida, USA
Dec 5-6

Paris, France
December 6-7

Riga, Latvia

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