This library is a resource of collected resources that I’ve found helpful along with way of my journey, learning as a leader at Tilled.
Tech Culture Insight
- Reddit: How do you build a strong team in a remote environment?
- Reddit: What makes you feel valued as a developer?
- HackerNews: Opinions on owning and AWS us-east-1 outage
- Reddit: What Are your “red flags”?
- Reddit: Engineers. What would you like to see from your manager?
- Reddit: How to shape competency based interviews
- Reddit: I don’t get the corporate take on compensation
- Open Source Employee Survey - Getting Feedback
- The Poisonous Myth of Hustle
- Reddit: What is the ‘best’ behavior, you, as a leader, are not willing to tolerate?
- SRE Leadership? - biggest head aches you face
- Difference between Junior, Mid, Senior
- Paylocity’s Engineering Principles
- Learnings from 5 years of tech startup code audits
- How to structure the interviews process to limit bias in hiring
- Reddit: What would your ideal technical interview look like?
- Reddit: Job ad to tell when an org wants and actually needs a SRE
- Reddit: Good questions to expect
- Engineering management 101: evaluating your team’s performance
Meeting the standard vs being the standard
How do we evaluate whether or not we, or our team members, are performing at a “high-level”? Is your “high-level” high enough?
- “I know it when I see it”
- Performance reviews?
- Number of tickets closed/commits/bugs/some other metric/company poll
- Being held accountable for goals
- Just be better than the worst person (NO!)
How do we encourage a culture of excellence? “Just hire good people” is part of the solution but it is certainly not the entire solution.
Without something to strive towards, it is too easy to get complacent and slowly rot, especially if we tolerate mediocrity.