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Gordian Knots in Software Engineering

Tom Tunguz

Measuring engineering productivity is a Gordian knot. How does a manager measure the performance of an engineer? LinkedIn selected three metrics for most engineers & they all revolve around speed. Lines of code or number of commits focus on components of the engineering process. Great code is succinct & clear.

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$112m of Market Cap per Engineer

Tom Tunguz

Those 18,000 active engineers have created $2 trillion in market cap across the top 100 projects - $112m of value per person. With such massive potential impact, why are there so few engineers working on web3? Imagine if half a million of the US engineering population suddenly were capable of working in web3. Crypto is young.

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Dear SaaStr: How Often Will a Sales Engineer Also Wear a Customer Success Hat in an Early Stage of a SaaS Startup?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: How often will a sales engineer also wear a customer success hat in an early stage of an SaaS startup? The “traditional” role of a sales engineer is to support the sales team through the close of a deal. Pretty darn common. And as you scale, the role should likely end there. You’ve learned the issues and challenges.

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Dear SaaStr: Why Are So Many CEOs Former Engineers, or At Least Have Technical Backgrounds?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Why Are So Many CEOs Former Engineers, or At Least Have Technical Backgrounds? I’ve come to almost exclusively invest in founder-CEOs that are engineers. You need to recruit a great engineering team. You don’t need to be an engineer to do this, but most “salespeople” CEOs can’t pull this off.

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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The 4 States of an Engineering Team

Tom Tunguz

Most recently, I read An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management by Will Larson. It’s the best book I’ve read on engineering management. Will has worked at Digg, Uber, Stripe, and is now at Calm and has seen many engineering teams endure and thrive through hypergrowth. First, I read High Growth Handbook.

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WP Engine Review

The Daily Egg

WP Engine is a top choice when it comes to WordPress web hosting services. The post WP Engine Review appeared first on The Daily Egg. It lets you manage your site hassle-free, so you can spend more energy keeping your business running.

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The 5 Product Discovery Secrets Every PM Should Know

Speaker: Jim Morris, Founder, Product Discovery Group

Why you should be involving engineers at every stage of the Cycle. During this presentation, attendees will hear case studies, examples, and best practices gleaned from Jim's 25 years of using the Product Discovery Cycle. In this webinar he will discuss: Data interpretation and numerical goal setting.

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A PM's Guide to Building a Culture of Product Innovation

Speaker: Bob Webber, VP Product Flow Optimization, Construx

This webinar is for engineering and product leaders who are struggling to find an innovation strategy that works. There's a lot of innovation advice out there, but very few companies are recognized for their innovation. Despite the importance of new product development, more than half of all product launches and innovations fail.

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Fuel the Engine of Product Growth with an Impeccable Framing Model

Speaker: Scott Sehlhorst - President, Tyner Blain

For this model to work, your product has to be genuinely desirable to the users you want to engage as the company's engine of growth. Participants in this webinar will learn: A framing model of the key decisions that give a product a chance to succeed and fuel the engine of growth.

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Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Prioritize engineering work by putting it in the context of end user experience. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Data is the fuel that powers your ABM engine. The benefits of account-based marketing are clear: internal alignment, shorter sales cycles, higher conversion rates. But none of this is possible without the most important element of a successful ABM program: good data. Without it, you can’t find and reach your target accounts.

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5 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Automating Data Science, But Never Asked!

Speaker: Judah Phillips, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Product & Growth at Squark

What feature engineering means, how it's applied to your data, and what it does. In the 30 minute webinar, you’ll learn: How machine learning and augmented AI play a role in delivering your predictive results. What each model class is and how they're different from one another.

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A DevOps Guide for Product Managers

Speaker: Suzie Prince, Head of DevOps, Atlassian

At the same time they, and their engineering teams, are struggling to adapt to work in new all remote ways. In an ever changing world Product Managers are being pushed now, more than ever, to keep up with business and customer demands.

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Cracking the Code to Product Team Success: Data, Empathy, and Extraordinary Communication

Speaker: Donna Shaw - Senior Product Manager & Eric Frierson - Director of Innovation for Public and School Libraries

Master the art of communication for team success, informed leadership, and nurturing strong customer relationships Don't miss out and register now!