Everyone is not Ops

Aug 3, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: 42 things people outside of engineering miscalculate, Bruce Lee vs. Mel Conway, Everyone is not Ops, Learning to recruit as an engineer.

 

42 things non-front-liners misunderstand about software development

CULTURE

42 things non-front-liners misunderstand when thinking about software development

It is unfair to expect people who haven’t worked on the front lines in software development to “just get it.” John Cutler compiles a list of things routinely underestimated and overestimated by those outside of engineering to help teams build bridges and shared understanding.

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organizational Jeet kune do: Bruce Lee vs. Mel Conway

LEADERSHIP

Organizational Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee vs. Mel Conway

Nick Caldwell, VP of Engineering at Reddit, with an insightful take on Conway’s Law—that you are going to ship your culture, so make sure you have the right one.

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everyone is not ops

INDUSTRY

Everyone is not Ops

The problems facing most organizations are unlikely to be solved by idealistic chants of “everyone is Ops.” Cindy Sridharan, engineer and organizer of the SF Prometheus meetup, shares her take on the effects of automation, division of responsibilities, and the future of the holistic software lifecycle.

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learning to recruit as a software engineer

RECRUITING

Learning to recruit as a software engineer

Austin Gibbons, an engineer in S.F., delivers a comprehensive piece on the steps, tactics, and tools you can use to rev your recruiting engine and ramp up hiring.

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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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