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Bricoleur (french) — A bricoleur is a handyman who uses whatever materials they can get his hands on to create a construction (or bricolage). Think of the well-known term Bric-à-brac – miscellaneous objects and ornaments of little value. The closest equivalent in English would be something like a DIY-er.

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🐕‍🦺 Leadership

The MOIA Ice Cream Model of Growth and Career

People often discuss how to advance their careers. This is often associated with "climbing the corporate ladder" and is commonly either achieved by getting promoted or switching employers. The folks at MOIA have established a different way to pursue growth.

Hire the right person

There are tons of posts about how to be better at interviewing as a candidate, but very few about how to behave on the other side of the proverbial table. Gabor's post gives some good pointers to y'all hiring managers and interviewers.

The 10 Golden Rules of Team Leadership

I've been supporting software development teams for nearly 10 years as an engineering manager now and have worked in teams for twenty. Here are ten observations I've made along the way that will help you in building and leading teams.

Understanding the DE&I Landscape 2022

Over 1 million respondents(!) to this survey on DE&I. It’s a landscape report that has become an annual must-read.

Finding your leadership style

How on earth do you start to work out what your leadership style is, or could be? What skills do you need? What do you need to do to live it?

What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Survival Zone

The survival zone is when your energy is high but negative. When we feel threatened or devalued, control of our nervous system shifts from the prefrontal cortex to the sympathetic nervous system and we move into fight-or-flight mode. People in this zone are anxious, impatient, irritable, fearful, and self-critical.

🛡️ Security

Hacktivists say they hacked Belarus rail system to stop Russian military buildup

If confirmed, the attack would be one of the first times ransomware has been used this way.

How I got access to 25+ Teslas around the world. By accident. And curiosity.

How the heck did a 19-year-old from Germany manage to be able to take over more than 25 Teslas around the world?

💻 Tech

Designing WhatsApp

Ankit shows us how to design such a system factoring in such a scale: 1 Billion users on the application per month, 650,000 active users per second at peak, 40m messages per second at peak.