Issue #253

21 September 2021

Issue #253

The Tuesday 21st September issue is presented by Vanta
#Leadership #Management #CareerAdvice
tl;dr: Twitter Engineering VP Nick Caldwell's 8 lessons for eng managers: (1) Take full responsibility for what happens next & remove yourself from the day to day. (2) Map your org chart to to whatever product or objective the business is trying to achieve. (3) Code doesn't solve everything, and more. 
Speaking Up: How To Have Hard Conversations
- Angela Riggs
#Leadership #Management 

tl;dr: Before speaking, give yourself space to check in with your emotions, consider your goals and intentions to help frame the approach. When talking, start by observing behavior, describe the impact of their actions, and follow up with a question or a request for changed behavior so conversation comes from a place of curiosity instead of judgment. Practice.

#Guide #Security #Management
tl;dr: What is ISO 27001 and why might your startup need it? Use this guide to learn all about this compliance standard and the recommended approach to building an Information Security Management System (ISMS) according to the ISO 27001 standard.

Presented by Vanta
#InterviewAdvice #CareerAdvice
tl;dr: More emphasis on total comp packages, seeing some companies move to one-year stock grants. Job seekers should optimize for happiness, identifying their "must-haves," and also have the opportunity to negotiate v hard. Employees can negotiate with current employers to improve their situation. Gergely also outlines how this is impacting more junior tech workers too. 
tl;dr: "In this tutorial I’ll try to describe how git works without using git itself. Instead, we’ll create a simple, git-like system using just zip, diff, patch and a few simple filesystem commands. The idea is to build a good mental model of how git works conceptually.
A note from 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. 
Diagnose Engineering Process Failures With Data Visualization
- Ian Johnson
#Management #DevelopmentProcess

tl;dr: Ian shows us how data visualization helps productivity and processes in the following: (1) Detecting flaky tests (2) Pull Requests (3) Monitoring e.g. CPU usage, latency, errors, etc...

Great Attrition’ Or ‘Great Attraction’? The Choice Is Yours
#Leadership #Management #Hiring
tl;dr: This article highlights factors important to employees but under-appreciated by employers e.g. flexible schedule, sense of belonging. It also prompts companies to reframe attrition as an opportunity to attract talent. This starts with asking 7 key questions e.g. do we shelter toxic leaders? Do we have the right people in the right places (especially managers)? 
Exploring 120 Years Of Timezones
- Colin Eberhardt

tl;dr: Since the rules for timezones are constantly in change, this post visualizes the increasing complexities of dealing with time related data.

Rocket: A Web Framework For Rust
- Mark Litwintschik
#Rocket #Rust
tl;dr: "Web framework written in Rust. It provides a concise API and is opinionated and feature-rich beyond what you would typically find in a micro-framework."
tl;dr: "Unicode 14.0 adds 838 characters, for a total of 144,697 characters. These additions include 5 new scripts, for a total of 159 scripts, as well as 37 new emoji characters."
Notable GitHub Repos
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Curated papers, articles, and blogs on data science & machine learning in production.
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A set of reusable solutions to commonly occurring problem within a given context in software design.
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