Will Larson's Best Pieces of Advice for a Remarkable Forty-Year Career in Tech

Will Larson (@Lethain) has written two books (An Elegant Puzzle & Staff Engineer) & many articles about Career Growth for Engineering Leaders. I have read all of them! Below are his Best Pieces of Advice for a Remarkable Forty-Year Career in Tech. ↓↓↓

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On Mentoring Software Engineers

Last week I shared that @xdg's piece on Mentoring Engineers was one of my favorites. Here is why. Highlights: Mentors should operate at 3 levels: 1️⃣ Goals - Figuring out what they really want 2️⃣ Situations - Handling the unfamiliar or difficult 3️⃣ Skills - Getting promoted 🧵 https://twitter.com/thiagoghisi/status/1617250051302248449?s=46&t=_QZBILfZVS1iXvZKhwYQ6Q

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The 22 Articles that Impacted my Career In Tech The Most

I've read thousands of articles over the last 20 years in Tech. Agile, Career, Distributed Systems, Engineering Management, Metrics, Programming, Testing, Types... Below are The 22 Articles that Impacted my Career the most ➕ my main highlights from each one. 🧵🧵🧵

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The 22 Conference Talks that Impacted my Career In Tech The Most

I've watched 1000+ Conferences Talks over the last 20 years in Tech. I used to watch one every night after dinner for years. Below are The 22 Talks that Impacted my Career the most ➕ my main highlights from each one. 🧵🧵🧵

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My Top 10 Most Popular Twitter Threads in 2022

I tweeted 4000+ times, got over 9M+ impressions & gained 12k+ followers this year. Below are My Top 10 Most Popular Twitter Threads in 2022: 🧵🧵🧵

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The 22 Technical Books That Impacted My Career in Tech The Most

I've read 500+ books and accumulated 55.000+ notes & highlights over the last ten years. 99% of those books were non-fiction & mostly around Software Engineering. Below are The 22 Technical Books that Impacted my Career the most ➕ their highest-density chapters & pages. 🧵

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My Top 10 LinkedIn Posts

I went from 3k to 15k followers on LinkedIn in 6 months and here is my main lesson learned: POSTING DAILY IS BS! 💩 Focus on posting high-density content weekly instead. 🚀 My Top 10 Posts had ~3M views together and gave me roughly 80% of my new followers. Here are they 👇

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If you see something, say something

Incredibly Inspiring & Actionable Advice by @whereistanya & @SarahM for Staff+ & EM+ People. Conventional wisdom for feedback is to praise in public and criticize in private, but there will times when its vital that you speak up & say something in public. A story on this…

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Seven Controversial Pieces of Advice for a Remarkable Forty-Year Career in Tech.

Seven Controversial Pieces of Advice for a Remarkable Forty-Year Career in Tech. 🧵 🧵 🧵 🧵 🧵 🧵 🧵 ↓

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Insights on How Google Hires Engineering Managers

This interview with former Google's Sr. Eng. Director (ex-Amazon) on How Google Hires Engineering Managers is a goldmine! Many insights in so many areas: 1:1s, Delegation, Growing People, Questions he asks & how he assesses EM candidates… Here are my 7️⃣ favorite learnings: 🧵

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