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  1. SREcon19 Europe/Middle East/Africa - Pushing through Friction

    Note: This talk contains language that some viewers may find objectionable.

    Pushing through Friction

    Dan Na, Squarespace

    Things are broken. The deployment pipeline is painfully slow. Your engineering team has doubled in the last year and there’s a lack of sufficient process and management. You git blame a file that’s used everywhere but nobody understands it; the person who wrote it left the company five years ago.

    As a senior-level engineering leader, experience tells you things could be better. You see the gaps. If only the company adopted policy A or dumped technology B, everyone would benefit. But there’s so much inertia. The company has always used B. You are frustrated. Can you actually make a difference?

    Yes. You are encountering organizational friction, and learning to identify, accept and push through friction is a key skill of engineering leaders. In this talk, Dan will talk about why organizational friction occurs and how to mitigate it. The ability to push through friction will distinguish you throughout your career.

    View the full SREcon19 Europe/Middle East/Africa Program at https://www.usenix.org/conference/srecon19emea/program

    Sign up to find out more about SREcon at https://srecon.usenix.org

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  2. Scott Hanselman – Scaling Yourself

    This presentation was recorded at GOTO Aarhus 2012. #gotocon #gotoaar http://gotocon.com

    Scott Hanselman - Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

    ABSTRACT As information workers, we are asked to absorb even more information than ever before. More blogs, more documentation, more patterns, more layers of abstraction. Now Twitter and Facebook compete with Email and Texts for our attention, keeping us up-to-date on our friends dietary details and movie attendance second-by-second. Does all this information take a toll on your psyche or sharpen the saw? Is it a matter of finding the right tools and filters to capture what you need, or do you just need to unplug. Is ZEB (zero email bounce) a myth or are there substantive techniques for prioritizing your life on the web? Come see Scott’s famous "Scaling Yourself" talk, adapted to take only 15 minutes of your time!

    https://twitter.com/gotocon https://www.facebook.com/GOTOConference #Productivity #PersonalProductivity #ProfessionalProductivity

    Looking for a unique learning experience? Attend the next GOTO Conference near you! Get your ticket at http://gotocon.com

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  3. Superhuman’s Founder on How to Move Beyond Gamification

    Forget gamification. If you want to make software that feels like play, rather than work, it requires tapping into deeper, more intrinsic motivations. And that’s about game design. Rahul Vohra, the Founder and CEO of Superhuman, shares how he has designed an enterprise product that people actually want to play with. He breaks down the seven principles of game design and how they give users an experience that’s rewarding, fun, and productive.

    Highlights The reason business software today feels like work [0:50] Why game design is not gamification [1:12] The 5 factors Rahul uses when designing games [3:06] Defining concrete goals for your products [3:44] Exploring models to design emotion into your products [5:08] Creating rapid and robust controls for business software[7:24] Why the best games include toys [8:46] Demo of Superhuman’s favorite toy — the time autocompleter [9:03] Rahul defines flow and how to achieve it [10:56] Why flow depends on balancing challenge and skill [13:50] Summary of Rahul’s 7 Principles of game design [15:22]

    Pull quotes “Games need goals. In fact, goals are a defining feature of games. But we can’t just have any goals. We need good goals. And for a game, good goals are concrete, achievable, and rewarding.” “The best games create strong emotions because emotions are the fou…

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  4. Why You Should Be Optimistic About the Future

    Many skeptics thought the internet would never reach mass adoption, but today it’s shaping global culture, is integral to our lives—and this is just the beginning. In this conversation, Kevin Kelly (Founding Executive Editor, WIRED magazine) and Marc Andreessen (Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz) sit down to discuss the evolution of technology, the new “Space Race,” and how measuring prosperity on a global scale is the key to our collective success. Learn why they share an optimistic view on the possibilities of the future.

    HIGHLIGHTS Discussion on closing the digital divide [3:00] The many possibilities of voice technology as an interface [9:59] Moore’s Law vs. Eroom’s law [14:14] Looking at 5G Technology as the next global driver [20:38] New models for VC and company models [27:05] How long-term thinking can be applied in Silicon Valley [29:53] Measuring prosperity on a global scale [34:00] The potential impact of cyber technology on global conflict [38:45] The foundation of Marc’s optimism [41:05]


    The views expressed here are those of the individual AH Capital Management, L.L.C. (“a16z”) personnel quoted and are not the views of a16z or its affiliates. Certain information contained in here has been obtained from third-party sources, including from portfolio companies…

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  5. The Smartphone on Wheels by Horace Dediu | Micromobility Europe 2019

    Horace Dediu, the famed disruptive innovation analyst who made his name as the "King of Apple Analysts" and coined the term "micromobility," delivers his most sweeping manifesto yet on the future of urban mobility at the Micromobility Europe conference, The Smartphone on Wheels.

    Learn more: https://micromobility.io/

    Micromobility Europe | Berlin | October 1, 2019

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  6. Leadership Guide for the Reluctant Leader - David Neal

    Regardless of the technology you know, regardless of the job title you have, you have amazing potential to impact your workplace, community, and beyond. In this talk, I’ll share a few candid stories of my career failures… I mean… learning opportunities. We’ll start by debunking the myth that leadership == management. Next, we’ll talk about some the attributes, behaviors and skills of good leaders. Last, we’ll cover some practical steps and resources to accelerate your journey.

    You’ll walk away with some essential leadership skills I believe anyone can develop, and a good dose of encouragement to be more awesome!

    NDC Conferences https://ndcsydney.com https://ndcconferences.com

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  7. Principles of Technology Leadership | Bryan Cantrill | Monktoberfest 2017

    The kind of talk that only Bryan Cantrill of Joyent can give, one which (enthusiastically) explores the importance of leadership principles ranging from the Gettysburg Address to Uber and exhorts the audience to think about how they might consider and apply these lessons to their own organizations.

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  8. Soft Around the Globe (v1) - How to find growth material & learn 2x faster (by Oren Ellenbogen)

    Episode 1 of Soft Around the Globe - A 100% FREE online conference by Developers for Developers.

    Find more about us on https://eventil.com/events/soft-around-the-globe

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  9. #heiseshow: Das Cloud-Geschäft – Geld verdienen mit Open Source?

    Obwohl die großen IT-Konzerne stark konkurrieren, arbeiten sie im Cloud-Geschäft friedlich nebeneinander her. Wie das aussieht und woran das liegt, besprechen wir in der #heiseshow.

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