VPE and CTO - The First 90 Days
tl;dr: Map of the areas in a company every technical leader should look at - company, product, technical and humans. Also "a roadmap for thinking about future requirements as you grow and scale."
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Looking Back On Four Years At The Times
tl;dr: Looking back at his time as the CTO of the NY Times, Nick shares what he learnt. Including how to evaluate technology, best practices on product growth, fixing data infrastructure, and more.
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How GitHub’s CTO Architects Engineering Teams That Scale
tl;dr: Software distribution is based on a social network, and it works well. It's a system of checks and balances refined over time. As engineers we perceive it to be slow, which is not always the case. There is a stark difference in quality between managed (Linux, Debian) and unmanaged (Chrome Extensions, PyPi) distribution.
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