Thanks for the read. Forwarding.
On Jun 19, 2015 7:07 AM, "Brian Gerstle" <bgerstle(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Thought some people would find this stream of tweets
from Charlie Kindel
interesting. I'd also recommend
perusing his other posts about leadership
& engineering culture. Here's my take on a few snippets, curious to hear
your thoughts as well:
*"the only work that truly matters is that of the engineers"*
While engineers might be responsible for "actually building things,"
Charlie himself admits that the quality (and relevance) of our work is
highly dependent on multiple factors leading up to the first engineer's
*"left to their own devices, engineers will do two things: 1) the most
complicated thing, 2) the thing they think is fun"*
Guilty as charged, but I think engineers who are "sold" on the teams'
mission are capable of making good decisions about what to work on. Our
current situation in the Readership vertical is a live experiment on this
Finally, I wholeheartedly agree that I do my best work when it's crystal
clear *"who the customer is, where the customer is, why the customer cares,
why it’s important for the business, and when it’s relevant."*
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