On Becoming a VP of Engineering

VPs of Engineering often have a lot of influence over both company culture and policy, and the decisions our companies make ripple outside of the companies themselves.

On Becoming a VP of Engineering
13 minutes by Emily Nakashima

People rarely talk about how they made it into the role of VP of Engineering. Join Emily as she opens up about the process - good and bad. Here is the part 2 of the series.

The battle against bot attacks and fraudsters is intensifying -time to gain an advantage.

In this webinar, Fingerprint CEO Dan Pinto uncovers the secrets of device identification and outlines the irreplaceable role that engineers play in solving fraud. Find out how developers can thwart fraudsters by building a ‘web’ of user behavior using high-accuracy device IDs.

How platform teams get stuff done
19 minutes by Pete Hodgson

Platform teams ensure success by thoughtfully selecting which collaboration patterns to use with their customer teams, based on the maturity of each team and the phase of their platform adoption.

In the early-career phase, your technical competencies get you the job and, perhaps, a few promotions. By technical, I don’t mean competencies related to software technology but essential skills associated with a particular profession.

It's easier to measure and feel high autonomy than it is to measure high alignment. But without alignment, autonomy is squandered.

Product development is increasingly collaborative. But what does it mean to be collaborative as an engineer?

I’ve reviewed roughly ~100,000 lines of Python code at Google, written by hundreds of different authors. In doing this, I am one of thousands at Google who collectively have shepherded hundreds of thousands of Googlers through the readability process.

Anyone who built software for a while knows that estimating how long something is going to take is hard. It's hard to come up with an unbiased estimate of how long something will take, when fundamentally the work in itself is about solving something.

Here at Tumblr, we’ve been working hard on reorganizing how we work in a bid to gain more users. A larger user base means a more sustainable company, and means we get to stick around and do this thing.

If you find Leadership In Tech useful, you should check out Pointer.io. It’s a reading club for software developers that’s read by CTOs, engineering managers and senior developers. They send out super high quality engineering-related content and it’s completely free!

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