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December 6 · Issue #69 · View online

Level Up delivers a curated newsletter for leaders in tech. A project by http://patkua.com. Ideal for busy people such as Tech Leads, Engineering Managers, VPs of Engineering, CTOs and more.


Grounded in gratefulness
Last year I finished the online Yale course, “The Science of Well-Being”. One of the habits that stuck for me was keeping a gratitude journal. This activity has helped me navigate through some of this year’s challenges. And there have been many 😕!
Gratitude and practicing gratitude can help you and your team thrive. There is always more you could do. There are always more issues to address. But you can also celebrate how you’ve progressed, or use gratitude to recognise what you already have.
In this issue I’ve included news of a couple of significant leaders who passed away. It’s sad but also is inevitable. In times of sadness or grief, practicing gratitude might offer you support. Ask questions like:
  • What is one thing you recently received recognition for?
  • What have you learned that has made you grow?
  • What has recently made you laugh or smile?
  • What is it that you can do that others may struggle with?
I hope you enjoy this week’s content. If you find it useful, please forward to someone else and send me feedback. Stay safe and healthy 🙏
The online guided workshop, “Shortcut to Tech Leadership” is all sold out for 2020 but new dates for Q1/2021 are now online 🥳.

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Leadership
The Small Voice in the Room
‘Father of the Indian IT industry’, Tata Consulting Services founder F. C. Kohli passes, aged 96
Celebrating Tony Hsieh
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Click the image to see new dates in Q1/2021 for Shortcut to Tech Leadership
Tech
Data Mesh Principles and Logical Architecture
Five Years of Lets Encrypt
Changing Lanes: How Lyft is Migrating 100+ Frontend Microservices to Next.js
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Organisation & Processes
The State of the Octoverse
How Zoom pulled off the scaling event of a lifetime
Stopping the conversation car crash - a guide to help big groups use Slack
Addressing The Developer Experience Gap with Newcode or Gluecode
Interesting tweets
Big news as AWS now supports multi-cloud (at least with one service) 😲
Forrest Brazeal @re:Invent 2020
Confirmed: EKS Anywhere will support workloads on Azure and GCP.

This is it. As predicted: AWS hearts multi-cloud. https://t.co/LbJUQouFVM
We are so lucky to have people like @jezhumble (co-author of Continuous Delivery, Lean Enterprise and more!) who share their knowledge so generously 👏
Jez Humble
I teach a class on software product management at UC Berkeley's @BerkeleyISchool. For 2020 I recorded all my lectures, and you can find everything available for free (licensed CC-BY-SA) here: https://t.co/7bHktJz1Y5
Thanks for making it this far! 🤗
If you enjoyed this newsletter, please send me feedback and share with others!
Want to level up your technical leadership skills? Watch out for future dates for the Shortcut to Tech Leadership online workshop, or check out self-paced courses at the Tech Lead Academy including “Time Management for Technical Leaders” and “Fundamentals of Systems Thinking”.
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