#33: Why Don’t Tech Companies Pay Their Engineers to Stay? Learn Terraform
Something to read 📖
Why Don’t Tech Companies Pay Their Engineers to Stay?
The hard truth that many companies struggle to wrap their heads around is that they should be
paying their long-tenured engineers above market rate. This is because an engineer that’s been
working at a company for a long time will be more impactful specifically at that company than at
any other company.
On leaving Mapbox after 12 years
It’s been about nine months since I left Mapbox and the circumstances of my exit may offer some
insight into how the tech industry operates. Mapbox’s story is likely similar to other companies
with promise and ambition that haven’t quite broken through.
Organizing and scaling an effective data team
Here’s a high-level sketch of how to organize and scale an effective data team.
First, for the avoidance of doubt, a company should have an expressly-organized data team whose
strategic purpose is advancing the company through data. Some analysts siloed within the finance
and product teams won’t cut it.
Hire and retain people who increase momentum. Shed the rest.
Something to watch 📺
Learn Terraform and AWS by Building a Dev Environment
Terraform is an open source Infrastructure-as-Code tool. It helps you write code that will
spin up cloud servers and other cloud services. This saves you the hassle of manually
configuring them each time you want to deploy
"Tribes is a web3 gaming studio - we're building super exciting NFT and blockchain
We're looking for a CTO who'd like to join the founding team. If you're from gaming, you
have a passion for blockchain and want to join at the earliest stage and build our
future together - then hit us up!"
haddock is looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineer
experienced in NodeJS
"We are the first B2B SaaS (Software as a Service) specialized in “Horeca”. As a
full-stack software engineer, you will help drive architecture and technology decisions
across the full development stack."
Seen on the net 🌐
Good First Issue
Good First Issue curates easy pickings from popular open-source projects, and helps you make
your first contribution to open-source.
7 Free Terminal Tools and Emulators to Boost Development Productivity
The terminal has been around for decades and is an essential part of a developer's toolbox.
Interestingly, I've noticed that there have been a ton of new tools and emulators popping up
into the terminal ecosystem. It has been exciting to see that the terminal is still getting some
love even after all these years.
HTTP/3 From A To Z: Core Concepts
After almost five years in development, the new HTTP/3 protocol is nearing its final form.
Earlier iterations were already available as an experimental feature, but you can expect the
availability and use of HTTP/3 proper to ramp up over in 2021. So what exactly is HTTP/3? Why
was it needed so soon after HTTP/2? How can or should you use it? And especially, how does it
improve web performance?
At a certain point in your professional growth, you need to actively choose whether to focus on
technical challenges in the context of people, or people challenges in the context of
Something to laugh (or not) 😂
Some events to attend 📍
Introduction to Front-end Development with React
library that encourages declarative component-based development of user interfaces