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This 90-Day Plan Turns Engineers into Remarkable Managers
There's an all-too-common cycle in tech these days. Startup avoids management. Founder makes all the decisions. Startup gets traction. Hiring takes off. Management is suddenly needed. Founder turns to his best engineer: "I'm drowning. Can you manage this team for me?" David Loftesness, Twitter's former Director of Engineering, has been that chosen developer many times over two decades and six technology companies, including Xmarks and Geoworks. After steering his way through multiple engineer-to-manager transitions, Loftesness started shepherding other developers into their first leadership positions. Recently, he collected his wisdom on the subject into a 90-day plan for developers who transition into management. In this exclusive article, he breaks down this plan to help engineering leaders set their priorities, gain their footing, and assess their own performance so they can grow fast and start empowering others.

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Amazon’s come up with another way to get Alexa into your house

Amazon is investing in a $6.7 million fundraising round for Plant Prefab, a California company that manufactures modules that can be assembled quickly into a home at a job site

AI brings down digital marketing costs by 50%: Jodie Sangster

AI will step in every single role of digital marketing and will help companies save money, says Jodie Sangster, CMO Liaison Lead at IBM Watson

Tinder India trials extra control for women to enhance security

The ‘My Move’ feature allows women to choose in their settings that only they can start a conversation with a male match

SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announce data alliance

SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announced the Open Data Initiative at a Microsoft conference in Orlando, Florida, saying it would help break down information silos that make it hard for businesses to make the most of their customer base

AI is key to driving customer engagement, say top marketers

In the inaugural episode of HT Brand Studio Series, a monthly telecast live from the HT newsroom, eight CxOs threw light on the latest marketing innovations

Biggest marketing transformation will be in data: Krishnan Chatterjee

Technology will never rest, but you have to understand which layer that technology attacks will be the most effective, says Krishnan Chatterjee, CCO and Head of Marketing, SAP

Cloud technologies growing fast in India: Prasad Rai

Indian companies are now keen to experiment and try out latest technologies, says Prasad Rai, Vice-President, applications, at Oracle

Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel

Qualcomm alleges that, since filing its lawsuit in November, it has discovered that Apple repeatedly used Qualcomm software to help Intel’s engineers ‘improve the sub-par performance of Intel’s chipsets’

Indian filmmakers go digital for small movies

The logistics of Indian film production, distribution and marketing, industry experts say, are clearly responsible for filmmakers increasingly looking beyond theatrical showcasing.

Cybersecurity, privacy biggest issues for India Inc's digital goals: Report

Close to 75% of Indian businesses -- 19% more than in China -- intend to invest in cybersecurity in the next one to three years, says the report

Parties mining Facebook data, fear experts

CHANDIGARH: Political parties trying to use social media data of people without their knowledge for their own political use is breach of an individual.

Facebook slides after Instagram's cofounders resign

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuInstagram CEO Kevin SystromInstagram's two cofounders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving the company, they said in a statement

Infosys deploys digital banking solution at Australian Military Bank

It added that deployment of Finacle has enabled AMB with significant operational benefits and cost efficiencies, along with enhanced security and scalability.

Unisys signs pact with Bengaluru airport operator to improve passenger experience

The Analytics Center of Excellence will support a business intelligence and advanced data analytics platform for BIAL

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