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August 25 · Issue #2 · View online
Level Up delivers a curated newsletter for leaders in tech by @patkua. Ideal for busy people such as Tech Leads, Engineering Managers, VPs of Engineering, CTOs and more.

Welcome to Level Up!
When I started this newsletter last week, I wasn’t expecting so many of you to sign up so quickly. I am really humbled by this, and I want to really thank you for subscribing. I hope you enjoy the content I’ve been consuming and learn about something new, or take an action item away. Thank you once again for being here.
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Leadership
Slack's 2019 The State of Work Report
Career Conversations With Employees: Questions And Tips For Managers
Where I Think “Agile” is Headed, Part 2: Where Does Management Fit?
Saying Goodbye
Tech
Scared of FaceApp Stealing Your Data? It's Not The Creepiest Part of Their Fine Print Scared of FaceApp Stealing Your Data? It's Not The Creepiest Part of Their Fine Print
The traits of serverless architecture
Experimental alternatives for git checkout
Warning! Rest-client 1.6.13 gem hijacked!
Organisation & Processes
2019 State of DevOps Report out now
Why I love Trunk Based Development (or pushing straight to master)
Celebrating 50 Years of the RFCs That Define How the Internet Works | Internet Society
What I’ve learned interviewing 500 people
Interesting tweets
An study about the relationship of founders during different rounds of funding.
Ethan Mollick
Let's talk about VCs kicking founders out of their own companies! First off, it happens, a lot. As @noamwass shows, by the time you are three rounds of funding in, over half of founders have been replaced as CEO. 1/5 https://t.co/wZ4QD8pKKx
4:10 AM - 29 Jul 2019
Follow the thread below to see how organisational processes can build up, and dangerous consequences if you don’t connect all of the dots.
Joe Pettersson
I saw a tweet asking why sometimes when you unsubscribe from an email list it says it can ‘take a few days’. Buckle up, as I have a RIDICULOUS story about this happening in The Enterprise™️...
11:17 PM - 30 Jul 2019
Click through to see this black hole (written in a short amount of JS) working
Addy Osmani
A black hole simulation in 140 bytes of JavaScript: https://t.co/SmCQzqLmVk 🤯

for(i=0;i<2e3;x.fillRect(i?960+i*S(F=260*(t+9)/i+S(i*i)):0,i?500+.2*(2*i*C(F)+2e4/i):0,K=i++?S(i)*9:2e3,K))x.fillStyle=R(99*i,2*i,i,i?1:.4) https://t.co/nspJxGWX8p
8:14 PM - 17 Aug 2019
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