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): 

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. 🌷 

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. 🤘💥 

i liked this piece for its description of senior engineers vs principals, and for its reminder that not every job is for every person. 

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💫 

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. 

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?" 🤨 

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