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Undervalued Software Engineering Skills: Writing Well
“For software engineers, writing becomes the tool to reach, converse with and influence engineers and teams outside their immediate peers.” Here’s Gergely Orosz, Engineering Manager at Uber, on why understanding the fundamentals of writing is key to a developer’s career growth.
The Design of Engineering Culture
Ryn Daniels, Senior Software Engineer at Terraform, defines “culture” and identifies some key elements for creating one (and making changes stick). They say “Changing designable surfaces in an organization, monitoring the impacts of those changes, and iterating toward goals is how to build lasting culture change.”
A Tiny, Powerful Question for Better Feedback
“One important component I’d like to explore here is how to ask the feedback recipient a question, instead of making a request for them to change their behavior.” Here’s Lara Hogan, Engineering Leadership Coach at Wherewithall, on what that looks like in practice.