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Level Up

September 8 · Issue #4 · View online
Level Up delivers a curated newsletter for leaders in tech. Ideal for busy people such as Tech Leads, Engineering Managers, VPs of Engineering, CTOs and more.

During one of my mentoring sessions this week, I suggested to a person interested in engineering management to connect with existing engineering managers and with others outside of our organisation. As a leader, it’s easy to feel alone. To feel isolated. That’s why it’s important to build a support network for testing ideas and gathering input or feedback. A great online channel I recommend is the Rands slack group. Nothing beats meeting face to face, so look out for meet ups like the Lead Dev meetups or reach out to local folks for a coffee/meal/evening event. For those in London, I came across a new event that sounds fun, Hullabaloo - an un-conference for engineering leaders. Mark it for your diaries on Oct 5.
I hope you enjoy this week’s content and please send me feedback and share with others if you find this useful.

Leadership
Growing and teaching tech leads
lucamezzalira
@patkua sharing a very clear and well organised explanation on how a tech team should be structured explaining role by role their responsibilities
#technology #tech #coding #team #bestpractices #Insight #SuccessTogether #architect #Developer #leadership

https://t.co/IPhYD4vUWK
9:49 PM - 7 Sep 2019
Autonomy != Anarchy
The Change Onion by Stephen Hardisty
Becoming a Technical Leader eMag
Tech
Former Star Google and Uber Engineer Charged With Theft of Trade Secrets
Why I Turned Down an AWS Job Offer
Continuous Compliance
Browser Fingerprinting: An Introduction and the Challenges Ahead
Six Shades of Coupling
How to do a code review
Building a Kubernetes platform at Pinterest
NCSC Whitepaper - Security architecture anti-patterns
Organisation & Processes
Facebook Engineering Process with Kent Beck
Unusual perks at the UK’s top startups
What Is a Tech Company?
The Next Hot Job: Pretending to Be a Robot
Interesting tweets
This twitter thread provides some interesting trade-offs and decisions that you can affect and the consequences. Good food for thought.
Kevin Mas Ruiz
I've been thinking for several years how software architecture affects the culture in a company and how business capabilities gravitate around architectural decisions. I want to share some of my findings (long thread). Hope it's interesting and I'll be happy to discuss any topic.
10:35 PM - 2 Sep 2019
A great twitter thread about what’s wrong with the average Product Roadmap.
Janna Bastow
Most roadmaps are setting up their product teams to fail.

That's because, even today, most roadmaps still follow the dreaded *timeline roadmap* format 😱

And here's why that sucks. THREAD 👇
4:30 PM - 2 Sep 2019
A tweet that made me smile…
Toby
Food for thought: isn't an optician just a sight reliability engineer?
10:06 AM - 3 Sep 2019
And finishing off with some simple but great advice from the CTO of Amazon.
Werner Vogels
in one tweet? 1) if you want to be a VP of Engineering focus on teams and people and how to make them succesfull 2) wanna be a CTO? Simplify. Focus on the business, what is the simplest, most robust Tech/Ops that makes the business succeed. https://t.co/LPZxMAlQkk
4:22 PM - 6 Sep 2019
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