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

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

"You have power over your mind β€” 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)


πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί 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.

πŸ’» 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."