CTO Insights - Kickstart your 2024 (Issue #147)
Architecture of Serverless Data Systems, Scaling Generative AI, Future of Technical Leadership and Async Collaboration.
We made it to the last issue of the year. With less than 24 hours left in 2023, I’m bringing you a shorter edition of CTO Insights.
It’s a strategy and reflection focused newsletter so that you can start thinking about your goals and expectations for the new year.
Let’s level up next year.
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In this article, you'll explore the balance between rapid iteration and sustainable growth in system design.
It should be possible to test out ideas and establish demand without having to spend months designing battle-hardened architecture.
Dive into the 'Minimal Viable Architecture' concept and the necessity of up-front design in agile environments. optimize for rapid iteration without compromising scalability and resilience, and learn the importance of risk-driven architecture to manage evolving challenges.
A story on how Meta's new app, Threads, achieved an astonishing 100 million sign-ups in just five days, thanks to a rapid five-month development by a small team of engineers.
Dive deep into the behind-the-scenes story of this launch, exploring how their robust infrastructure, including key components like ZippyDB and Async, and a culture of swift, efficient engineering made this massive scale-up possible, setting a new benchmark in tech innovation.
Explore how companies utilize AI to revolutionize software development. Dive into their innovative use of AI prompts in ensuring coding consistency across teams, transforming code maintenance and quality assurance.
Learn about their approach to integrating AI into their workflow, maintaining coding standards, and automating foundational coding patterns, which has significantly accelerated their development process and integration capabilities with third-party APIs.
Explore how your beliefs shape your world. This framework dives into the Fixed and Growth Mindsets, revealing how your perception of abilities impacts everything from facing challenges to personal growth. Beyond these, discover various mindsets like Open, Closed, and Optimistic, and how they influence decision-making and life experiences.
Unlock the potential for transformation in education and self-development by understanding and shifting your mindset.
Master the art of feedback in engineering teams with this guide. Discover effective strategies to tackle common challenges, foster a growth-oriented culture, and enhance team performance. Learn how to balance critique with encouragement, handle defensive reactions, and establish a routine that normalizes feedback. Transform your engineering team into a dynamic and innovative powerhouse where constructive feedback drives success, collaboration, and professional growth.
Unlock the potential of AI for your business with this AI Implementation Strategy Guide. Craft a forward-thinking plan encompassing AI vision, strategic initiatives, ethical guidelines, and more.
Whether you're a startup or an established company, this template guides you through integrating AI seamlessly into your operations.
Discover how to streamline your engineering teams for success with our guide on 'Team Topologies for Product Leaders.' Learn how to effectively restructure and empower your teams, ensuring swift and impactful delivery of customer value.
Understand the key principles of team topology, navigate common restructuring challenges, and transform your organization's approach to problem-solving and innovation.
A story from Sam Altman on things he wishes someone told him. It’s a must-read.
Discover Airbnb's innovative strides at KDD (Knowledge and Data Mining) 2023, where they showcased their latest breakthroughs in data science. Learn about their cutting-edge multi-task learning model, Journey Ranker, optimizing search experiences, and their novel approaches to online experimentation, reducing variance in A/B testing. Dive into their insights on causal inference for marketing, AI advancements in software development, and Onebrain, their solution for data science reproducibility. Get a glimpse of Airbnb's data-driven future in this summary of their pioneering research and talks.
Uncover the future of software development with Internal Developer Platforms (IDPs). Learn how platform engineering is revolutionizing DevOps, enhancing collaboration, and streamlining software delivery. Dive into the world of APIs, webhooks, and automated toolchains that are key to these platforms.