We've been busy cramming in more and more amazing content and resources to give attendees of the upcoming CTO Craft MiniCon: The Complete Hiring Arc - thank you to everyone who's committed their support, picked up a ticket, made suggestions and most of all to the amazing speakers. It's going to be a brilliant event
One new thing we're doing this time around is asking all our members and subscribers to send in their questions in advance, which we'll use in planning the talks and when speakers are doing Q&A. If you have anything you'd like to ask one of the speakers on the topic of hiring, drop me a reply here with your question :)
That's it, see you next week
Andy @ CTO Craft
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Reads of the Week
Have you ever woke up to find that you have a target of hiring 100 Software Engineers in a quarter?
The dissimilar backgrounds of diverse team members often result in clashes unless care is taken to create a psychologically safe environment.
Culture & People
The concept of “healthy teams” is something I stole from the Engineering Org at Pluralsight before the Vista acquisition. Most people attribute healthy teams to buzzwords like “collaboration” or “psychological safety".
When the job of a young east coast-based analyst – we’ll call him James – went remote with the pandemic, he didn’t envisage any problems.
It’s Monday. You’re back at work after a nice weekend, feeling excited as the new engineer is joining your team today! She arrives, gets her laptop and first coffee, you have a nice chat about the weekend, then the question hits you: “So, what’s my first task?”.
So, I recently came across an old tweet of Jurgen Appelo, in which he asks: "Apart from Holacracy, the "Spotify model" and Liquid Organization, what other frameworks/models do you know for adaptable org structures?" It made me reflect on all the different "adaptable organizational structures" we've
Leadership & Self-management
What do the goals we set, whether personal or professional, require? If we hope to accomplish our goals, we need the discipline to hold ourselves accountable. We need the self-control to stay focused only on the things within our control. And we need the endurance to persist through difficulty.
Recently I got an interesting question from someone looking for resources for Engineering Directors, as distinct from general engineering management:
I was wondering if you’ve written any posts geared towards engineering directors or have any recs for posts others have written..
In the era of the Great Resignation, engineering leaders need to get a 360 degree view of how their individual contributors and teams are doing. Creating a strong engineering culture is one of the most valuable things that you can do as an engineering leader.
Agile, Engineering & Product
Understanding SLAs, OLAs, and UCs is crucial to the software development process. Knowing the differences can help you create the best agreements for each relationship. Software development is a complex process, and the language that comes with it can be equally complicated.
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, Dropbox did not go down. On a normal day this would be a non-event—a sign that everything was operating as usual. However, this day was anything but usual.
Running any scalable distributed platform demands a commitment to reliability, to ensure customers have what they need when they need it. The dependencies could be rather intricate, especially with a platform as big as Roblox.
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