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Learning to Learn
The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn" was the capstone course by Dr. Richard W. Hamming (1915-1998) for graduate students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California.
hamming  youtube  learning  science  engineering 
september 2018 by drmeme
Books for Budding Engineers – UCL Engineering favourites!
A list of books on engineering thought that are tailored towards younger readers.
ucl  books  list  engineering  engineers 
december 2017 by drmeme
Making Engineering Team Communication Clearer, Faster, Better | First Round Review
A design document includes:
1. Background
2. Design goals
3. System diagram
4. Design summary
5. Design details
6. Tradeoffs made

Socialize the process and have a meeting.

Dealing with dissent.

Force focus
1. Send a reminder
2. Review the rules
3. Have each person read their question out load
4. Open up the discussion
engineering  review  process  development  design  product  communication  dissent 
july 2017 by drmeme
Notes on Startup Engineering Management for Young Bloods
Managing people at startups is different because you have no safety net.
Coordination is very hard.
If the set of projects going on can fit into your head, your project list is probably trivial.
If the set of people is small enough that everyone knows everyone else, politics is trivial.
“The team is moving too slow” is the hardest problem you’ll ever debug.
Implement trust and communication throughout your team.
Metrics are not the only way to get your job done, but they can be useful.
Learn to estimate your capacity, and your team's capacity.
Prepare for long feedback loops, and look for opportunities to shorten them.
Choose your structure (or lack thereof) wisely.
People can do more than they think they can.
People will quit.
Your job is to survive.
startups  entrepreneurship  engineering  management  lessons  mistakes 
august 2016 by drmeme
Eng Interview Guide · Asana
Preparing for the Asana engineering interview.
engineering  interview  questions  preparation 
march 2016 by drmeme
Engineers Shouldn’t Write ETL: A Guide to Building a High Functioning Data Science Department | Stitch Fix Technology – Multithreaded
Instead of having a "waterfall" approach to data science and engineering aspects of a team, have the engineers build generic horizontal building blocks that can then be used by the data scientists to build their own end-to-end solutions.
datascience  teams  datascienceteams  etl  engineering  engineers  datascientists 
march 2016 by drmeme
Code as Craft - Blameless Post-mortems and Just Culture
So: failure happens. This is a foregone conclusion when working with complex systems. But what about those failures that have resulted due to the actions (or lack of action, in some cases) of individuals? What do you do with those careless humans who caused everyone to have a bad day?
engineering  postmortem  software  culture 
august 2014 by drmeme
Frequently Forgotten Fundamental Facts about Software Engineering
Important issues (e.g., complexity, people, quality) related to software engineering. That people often forget or do not apply.
softwareengineering  software  engineering  tips 
november 2008 by drmeme
Robert Full on engineering and evolution | Video on TED.com
Springy legs overcome obstacles. Tiny hairs provide geko adhesion.
ted  video  robots  biology  evolution  engineering  gekos  legs  springs  adhesion 
june 2008 by drmeme
Rhetoric for Engineers: Introduction
Introductory tutorial on how to use rhetoric effectively.
writing  rhetoric  engineering  tutorial  presentation  teaching  argument 
february 2008 by drmeme
36 Startup Tips: From Software Engineering to PR and More! - ReadWriteWeb
Software engineering, hosting infrastructure, conference marketing, legal and fiancial tips for startups.
entrepreneurship  tips  startups  engineering  pr  hosting  infrastructure  conference  marketing  legal 
december 2007 by drmeme

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