Prattfalls: better communication

Mar 22, 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: Communication, Hiring, Leadership, and Culture.

 

Director of Data Engineering at Slack on an alternative approach to effective communication

COMMUNICATION

Pratfalls: better communication

Roy Rapoport, Director of Data Engineering at Slack, offers an alternative approach to effective communication, and elegantly describes “ways in which we utterly, delightfully, screw it up.”

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A discussion on the crucial flaws in gauging how talented developers are by their GitHub profiles

HIRING

Why GitHub won’t help you with hiring

Ben Frederickson points out several crucial flaws in a common hiring practice: reviewing a developer’s GitHub profile to gauge how talented they are.

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10 ways to be a better teammate

LEADERSHIOP

Becoming a 10x developer

“A 10x engineer isn’t someone who is 10x better than those around them, but someone who makes those around them 10x better.” Here’s Kate Heddleston, Founder and CEO at Opsolutely, with 10 ways to be a better teammate.

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a case against dividing backend from frontend developers

CULTURE

Dividing frontend from backend is an antipattern

“What does a frontend dev actually do that’s so different from a backender?” Rufus Raghunath, Software Developer and Consultant at ThoughtWorks, asks. “We don’t just share the same problems — we also solve them in a similar way.”

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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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