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Welcome to my newsletter. Highly relevant for software engineers and engineering managers, useful for those working in tech. Written for anyone who works with software. By Director of Engineering at Forbes and former software engineer Caleb King who was previously at USAA, WebPT, and Ticketmaster.

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πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸ’»What to expect:

  • Actionable advice for engineering managers, software engineers and tech workers. Topics covered are relevant to those working with software.
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  • Explanations in a concise format. If it's a SaaS, PaaS, IaaS or FaaS we'll cover it. We'll breakdown the most popular tools in the industry and why businesses are using them, what to consider and an EM, how to pitch software at your organization.
  • A parents perspective being in tech. I am proud a father and I wish I had a newsletter that shared stories from the parent persona.
  • An candid viewpoint. Ownership of the newsletters allows us the ability to be blunt in our reviews. 😜
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Read past articles

Get a sense of the type of content I write with these essays:

  • How to only do the good parts of scrum
  • Rising in the ranks as a software engineer
  • Incident review and postmortem best practices across the industry
  • πŸ”’ The perfect storm causing an insane hiring market
  • πŸ”’ The platform and program split at Ticketmaster
  • πŸ”’ Hiring an engineering manager
  • πŸ”’ Dealing with a low performing employee
  • πŸ”’ Engineering career paths at Big Tech and high-growth startups
  • See the full archive here

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