Hey there! Only one week to go!
We're putting the final touches on the talks, the platform, and the experience for next week's CTO Craft MiniCon on Hiring, and we're chomping at the bit to welcome you all. The quality and range of the speakers is amazing - we're so grateful to all of them for taking part and sharing their insights and experience.
So far, 760 of you have signed up to participate - if you don't yet have your ticket, and would like to join in and learn how to survive through the most difficult hiring spell in many years, please do jump in!
Last week we chatted with keynote speaker Jacob Kaplan-Moss to dig deeper into the subject he'll be talking about at the MiniCon, crafting successful job offers - take a look at the link below for some fantastic insights!
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Jacob is a software developer, co-creator of Django, and engineering leader. He discusses how you can make a compelling job offer in a competitive tech market.
Demand from start-ups through to corporates is outstripping supply and pushing wage inflation and candidate rejections. Join us on May 31st for 3 hours of in-depth insights from some of the world’s leading experts in Hiring Engineers, and learn how they’ve sustained successful team growth through COVID and the Great Rethink.
Reads of the Week
We asked top startup leaders to share the questions they ask themselves to become better managers and assembled their answers into a can't-miss checklist.
I became an engineering manager two years ago, which was also two years into my career. The reason is mainly that we were a small team and when the time came to add line management I was around and down for it.
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Culture & People
Former recruiter at Facebook, eBay and Robinhood explains how to use economic slowdowns as an opportunity to create better hiring processes and increase efficiency.
How important is communication in technical interviews, really? We looked at the data, and it turns out that talk is cheap. Read on to find out how and why.
As I reflect on my experience working with or for some experienced managers in large companies, I realize how good some are at developing robust org structures that survive leadership changes or other challenges.
Creating a high-performance culture is often touted as the holy grail of today's organisations. It is an elusive concept, with many thinkers and practitioners offering their version of what creates such a culture.
Leadership & Self-management
Short post today. They nobly shield their team from dysfunction. They attempt superhuman feats of managing up. They filter every word—juggling the dual demands of caring for their teams, and doing the company’s bidding. They bottle their emotions to keep a veneer of being professional.
Most people suck at decision-making. Let's change that. Here are 15 of the best decision-making mental models I've found
Welcome to the first part in my occasional series on professionalism. You may want to read the introduction to the series for some background and a working definition of “professionalism”. In this post, I want to discuss a professional behavior that seems simple but is anything but: honesty.
Positive leaders work to improve positive emotions in their employees. They also model positive behaviours that their teams can replicate. The focus with this leadership style isn’t only the professional development of employees, it also extends to helping them develop their personal abilities.
Agile, Engineering & Product
I’ve recently been involved in OpenFeature, an effort to define a standard API and SDK for feature flagging. At first glance, you might wonder whether feature flagging needs a standard. It’s just a function call and an if statement, right? Well, no, not really.
This article will guide you through the process to craft a technical debt proposal to justify the time spent solving technical issues. Technical debt is a slow killer of an engineering team’s productivity.
In a recent project, The Software House team managed to reduce a client’s cloud bill from $30,000 to $2,000 a month. This experience made us realize just how many companies struggle with cloud cost optimization.
Experimentation is increasingly becoming the standard for enabling data-driven decisions to determine the impact of every product change. It is an integral part of the product lifecycle at PayPal.
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