Issue #212

27 October 2020

Issue #212
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Engineering Management 101: Evaluating Your Team’s Performance
- Camille Fournier
#Leadership #Management
tl;dr: Considerations when reviewing a report's performance against established goals, grading against a set of attributes, and using judgement. "The most interesting and useful part of this exercise is comparing what you get from this data against your gut reaction to the rating you think someone should get."
Early Work
- Paul Graham
#Startup #CareerAdvice
tl;dr: "We just don't have enough experience with early versions of ambitious projects to know how to respond to them. We judge them as we would judge more finished work, or less ambitious projects." Optimism and imagination become urgent.
tl;dr: (1) Support members of your team and help them grow. (2) Set quality standards, make sure the team has the required support, upper management has the required feedback. (3) Create, improve or eliminating the team and processes. 
#InterviewAdvice #Guide
tl;dr: Questions are divided into categories, such as Company Growth and Diversity. Examples of questions are "what are some of the key financial metrics that the company optimizes for? What is the title of the most senior underrepresented person at the company?"
Hands-Free Coding
- Josh Comeau
tl;dr: Josh lost his ability to use a mouse and keyboard and taught himself how to code using voice commands and eye tracking, using Talon and tobii 5. He demonstrates how he creates code. 

Testing can only prove the presence of bugs,
not their absence.

- Edsger W. Dijkstra

tl;dr: For Daniel, the 5 physical activities of effective software development are talking, typing, writing, reading and thinking. "My times of greatest clarity are invariably when I’m moving, often when I’m exercising." 
tl;dr: UTC offsets go from -12 to +12, every UTC offset corresponds to exactly one time zone, there are more countries in the world than time zones, and more. 
tl;dr: "How programming can be such a vital part of bringing moving to life nowadays, and more specifically, how Python itself is so useful." Dhruv shows us how Python contributes to lighting, fx, animation, and more. 
React v17.0
- Dan Abramov, Rachel Nabors
tl;dr: "The React 17 release is unusual because it doesn’t add any new developer-facing features. Instead, this release is primarily focused on making it easier to upgrade React itself."
tl;dr: "The specific questions each person will see are randomly selected, so folks who’ve taken the survey in prior years may not see all of the questions they are used to."

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