☕️ Speaker Takeover part 1! Attrition, Onboarding, Workloads, Ecosystems, Uncertainty, Cloud Migration: TMW #240 by CTO Craft
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Today's TMW will showcase some amazing posts from the speakers on days 1 and 2 - the Hiring and Learning days. Don't forget there are still Member Tickets available, just remember to use this promo code when checking out in Eventbrite: frl2rostuchoz7yot61c
We'll be back later in the week for our second speaker spotlight, focusing on days 3 and 4 - stay tuned!
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Culture & People
Why This Engineering Leader Thinks You Shouldn’t Aim for Zero Regrettable Attrition - Mike Boufford of Greenhouse
As Greenhouse’s CTO, Mike Boufford built an engineering team that grew from one to 60 in its first five years — with zero regrettable attrition. Here, Boufford shares the recruiting tactics and culture practices that made engineers want to stay, and then opens up about why he started encouraging them to consider leaving the nest.
Treat Your Onboarding Process Like Your Build System - Don Neufeld of VPE Coach
Whether you have one, ten, or a hundred engineers, a scalable onboarding process is a very high leverage activity.
Back in the Hot Seat - Karat's Global Head of Solutions Engineering, Shannon Hogue
Karat's Shannon Hogue, talks optimising hiring processes and how focusing on diversity means the rest falls into place
Developers aren’t rockstars; they’re footballers (and that’s a good thing) - Hywel Carver of Skiller Whale
When a player joins a football team, they’re subjected to whatever fitness and nutrition programme the team’s coaches and doctors have designed. This is because each individual’s fitness is critical…
Leadership & Self-management
Slack’s Cal Henderson: The Engineering Leader
"The hardest move for me was from being a person who wrote code and an individual contributor to somebody who doesn’t. That transition was all about, ‘We’re big enough at this point that I can be more effective as a force multiplier.'"
Structuring ourselves for the right workload - Nik Silver
One of the constant challenges software engineering organisations face is not just how to prioritise the work, but how to prioritise the different kinds of work. That is to say, it's not just whether project A takes priority over project B, but how to balance this kind of activity against that kind of activity. What…
Being a start-up CTO (or ‘how I fired myself enough times to finally become CTO’) - Joshua Wöhle of Mindstone
A little over 5 years ago, we started SuperAwesome. With just a few people in a small office in central London, we didn’t realise the scale of the challenge. To us, it was still a product problem and…
Balance your ecosystem to succeed at business – Laura Baldwin of O’Reilly
President Laura Baldwin discusses O’Reilly’s approach to running its business.
Agile, Engineering & Product
Choosing a tool to track and mitigate open source security vulnerabilities – Guy Podjarny of Snyk
How to find the best Software Composition Analysis (SCA) for your organization
Letting Change and Uncertainty Advance Your Software Architecture – Rob Zuber of CircleCI
Watch how your market is changing and reflect on how that impacts your architecture, so that you can make targeted, incremental improvements.
Critical cloud migration facts explained by a CTO of 9 years - Marek Gajda of The Software House
This CTO of 9 years saw many clients fail at cloud migration. Hear his true answers on on-prem vs cloud, team-building, planning, cost, risks, and maintenance.
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