Charity Majors+ Your Authors @mipsytipsy CTO @honeycombio; co-wrote Database Reliability Engineering; loves whiskey, rainbows. I test in production and so do you. 🌈🖤Black Lives Matter🖤 Apr. 12, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

one of my favorite things about having a blog is occasionally sifting through all the interesting pieces that link back to mine. 🌻

@shaunabram breaks down a bunch of the skills that add up to managing a team (but can be practiced by any engineer):  https://www.shaunabram.com/so-you-want-to-be-a-manager/ 

Taylor Murphy recaps his time managing the @gitlab data team. He interrogates his personal struggles with a touching frankness as well as delivering solid advice on the technical front. More stories like this one, please. 🌷

 https://gitpossible.com/lessons-learned-managing-the-gitlab-data-team/ 

this may be one of my favorite pieces of 2020, judging by the shit-eating grin on my face as I read it: a thoroughgoing doomsday investigation into recreating your entire infra from scratch using Terraform and AWS, by @vonfreud of SignalAI. 🤘💥

 https://fmarques.org/disaster-recovery-with-terraform-aws-and-a-few-lessons-learned/ 

i liked this piece for its description of senior engineers vs principals, and for its reminder that not every job is for every person.  https://areyoupop.com/how-to-break-the-senior-engineer-career-ceiling/ 

it's really hard, as humans, to untangle growth and personal development from "climbing the nearest hierarchy".

this one linked to my piece on why shipping software should not be scary; turns out it's a treasure trove of resources on EVERYTHING. product, strategy, managing, emotional intelligence, execution ... there's like a month of good reading here. 💫whoa💫

 https://theproductmanager.com/topics/the-product-managers-reading-list/ 

a rad slide deck from @kathleencodes on how to keep your technical skills sharp as a manager (without annoying your team), and why you should invest in yourself and your future. i found this one via @shaunabram's piece, i think.

 https://www.slideshare.net/kvignos/how-to-keep-up-your-technical-skills-without-annoying-your-teams/ 

and @lunivore on running pre-mortems, or "futurespectives". this is one of my favorite interview questions for seniorfolk. "it's 2021, everything's in flames, you are ruefully shaking your head thinking you should have known because of ... what?" 🤨

 https://lizkeogh.com/2018/09/12/how-to-run-a-futurespective/ 


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