27 things I learned about hiring in tech

May 24, 2018 | Newsletter

Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams. 

This week features posts on: Hiring, Culture, Career, and Decision Making.

 

an outline of lessons learned in the hiring process from a VP of Engineering

HIRING

27 things I learned about hiring in tech from looking for a new engineering management role

After spending 143 hours in interviews and working through her “spreadsheet of doom,” Lena Reinhard, VP of Engineering, shares an insightful take on the hiring process — and the process of being hired.

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The why, how, and various types of team retreats

CULTURE

How to make the most out of a team offsite

Gustavo Razzetti, CEO and Leadership Consultant at Liberationist, on the why, how, and various types of team retreats.

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what makes for a good senior engineer

CAREER

On being a senior engineer

John Allspaw, Co-founder of Adaptive Capacity Labs, sheds light on what makes for a good senior engineer and discusses the 10 commandments of egoless programming.

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Type 1 vs. Type 2 engineering decisions

DECISION MAKING

Stop making “irreversible” engineering decisions

Jakob Heuser, CEO and Founder at Lead SV, articulates why organizations often fall prey to applying Type 1 engineering decisions to everything, and explains how to get back to Type 2.

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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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