Spoondrift

Spoondrift

Spoondrift: Spray blown from waves during a gale at sea.


💡 This week's wisdom is by Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius on focusing on what you can control:

"You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."

Let's rub some salt into the wound (for reference: Twitter original, critical Log4j vulnerability)


🐕‍🦺 Leadership

Communication skills for successful software engineers

Understand how communication is an essential skill area for successful software developers on all levels.

State of European Tech in 2021

A really nice analysis of the European tech scene's state and changes in 2021.

New data: What developers look for in future job opportunities

Survey results of 500 participants analyzed - not surprising, but still useful. If you want to understand how to retain or attract talent, it's a must-read.

Hiring (and Retaining) a Diverse Engineering Team

Stories from six engineering leaders who succeeded in building and growing diverse teams

Unconscious Bias Training That Works

Increasing awareness isn’t enough. Teach people to manage their biases, change their behavior, and track their progress.


💻 Tech

Scaling productivity on microservices at Lyft (Part 2): Optimizing for fast local development

This post focuses on how Lyft brought a great development experience right to the laptop to allow for super-fast iteration.

How To Decipher Messages From Companies While Interviewing

This post goes through some code words for rejections, how to ask for feedback and red and green flags during the interview process.

Understanding Zero-knowledge proofs through illustrated examples

This is a somewhat illustrated guide to Zero-Knowledge - helped me a lot to grasp the topic.


Closing thoughts:

Mike Crittenden's excellent short bit about discipline:

"Discipline is sacrifice any way you spin it. But it’s the only superpower I know about."

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