My org is still figuring out how to transition from function-oriented platform teams to mission-oriented product teams. My team in particular needs to clarify what our mission and vision are. So my readings this week are oriented towards those themes.
Software Engineering ⚙️
GraphQL, meet LiveGraph: a real-time data system at scale
Figma engineers discuss how they implemented their real-time collaboration with GraphQL Live Queries. I particularly found it interesting to read about how they made it scale using shared subqueries.
This slide deck explains why it’s so much harder to prioritize decisively and get things done in a larger organization. This is why we need a strategy and get everyone aligned.
The Building Blocks of Strategy
This article reminds me that when we come up with a strategy, we need to consider the needs of our customers first.
Tool: Create a vision with the team
I have a 4-hour block next week to create a team vision with my team. I had limited internal resources so I scoured the internet and found this resource from Google:reWork.
Evolving our business model to address developer needs
Google announced various programs that will lower fees for Android developers. For example, if you have a subscription business or a content business with high content costs, you will qualify for a service fee of 15% or less.
It Was Never About Dave
Netflix employees walked out last week to demand action from Netflix to instigate cultural changes. I’ve been proud that I worked at Netflix and hope I can stay proud. Trans lives matter