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Balancing Competing Interests in Software Projects

The typical software shop is both overcommitted and poorly coordinated. These conditions form a vicious cycle: a lack of effective communication leads to inefficient work, which in turn leads to a permanent state of being too busy to communicate with one another. The traditional remedy to this...
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Hallmarks of a Good Technical Leader

I recently sat down with Camille Fournier, the head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma, to talk about what constitutes great technical leadership and how organizations can foster it. Here are some highlights from our chat. How do you define technical leadership (as opposed to leadership in...
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Much Ado About Communication

One of the first challenges an open source project faces is how to communicate among contributors. There are a plethora of options: forums, chat channels, issues, mailing lists, pull requests, and more. How do we choose which is the right medium to use and how do we do it right? Sadly and all too...
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Brent Roman
Brent Roman describes the Linux-controlled Environmental Sampler Processor, which performs chemical and genetic assays on water samples and transmits the results back to shore.

Trimming Power on Remote IoT Projects

At last October’s Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Brent Roman, an embedded software engineer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), described the two decade-long evolution of MBARI’s Linux-controlled Environmental Sampler Processor (ESP). Roman’s lessons in reducing power...
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