This is a collection of my favorite writing from over the years. It ranges a bit from personal stories to technical advice. That said, I hope you’ll enjoy all of it!
⭐ Deciding to leave your (executive) job.
⭐ Writing an engineering strategy.
⭐ Setting engineering org values.
⭐ Measuring an engineering organization.
⭐ Reading a Profit & Loss statement.
⭐ Trunk and Branches Model for Scaling Infrastructure Organizations
⭐ Inspection and the limits of trust.
⭐ How to safely think in systems.
⭐ How to be a tech influencer.
⭐ Write five, then synthesize: good engineering strategy is boring.
⭐ Managing technical quality in a codebase.
⭐ Your first 90 days as CTO or VP Engineering.
⭐ How the Digg team was acquihired.
⭐ Reclaim unreasonable software.
⭐ How to invest in technical infrastructure.
⭐ How to evolve an engineering organization.
⭐ Why limiting work-in-progress works.
⭐ Metrics for the unmeasurable.
⭐ Infrastructure planning: users, baselines and timeframes.
⭐ Work the policy, not the exceptions.
⭐ Introducing SREs, TPMs and other specialized roles.
⭐ Digg's v4 launch: an optimism born of necessity.
⭐ Staying on the path to high performing teams.
⭐ Migrations: the sole scalable fix to tech debt.
⭐ Some of my favorite technical papers.
⭐ Product management in infrastructure eng.
⭐ Inclusion in the first shift.
⭐ Cold sourcing: hire someone you don't know.
⭐ Engineering management stuff I learned in 2017.
⭐ Productivity in the age of hypergrowth.
⭐ Introduction to architecting systems for scale.
⭐ Genetic algorithms: cool name & damn simple.