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Site Reliability Engineering - May 31, 2022

Fundamentally, it’s what happens when you ask a software engineer to design an operations function. Google SRE resources website is here. Read Google “Site Reliability Engineering” book online for free from here. Read Google “The Site Reliability Workbook” book online for free from here.

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Quotes from the TED talk “Rita Pierson – Every kid needs a champion” - May 21, 2022

Seeking first to understand, as opposed to being understood. I am somebody. I was somebody when I came. I’ll be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful, and I am strong. I deserve the education that I get here. I have things to do, people to impress, and places to go. You say […]

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Quotes from the TED talk “Regina Hartley – Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume” - May 11, 2022

A series of odd jobs may indicate inconsistency, lack of focus, unpredictability. Or it may signal a committed struggle against obstacles. But if your whole life has been engineered toward success, how will you handle the tough times? But on the flip side, what happens when your whole life is destined for failure and you […]

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Quotes from the TED talk “Natalie Fratto – 3 ways to measure your adaptability and how to improve it” - May 1, 2022

It’s adaptability. How well a person reacts to the inevitability of change. I subscribe to the belief that adaptability itself is a form of intelligence, and our adaptability quotient, or AQ, is something that can be measured, tested and improved. The world is speeding up. We know that the rate of technological change is accelerating, […]

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Quotes from the TED talk “Lorna Davis – A guide to collaborative leadership” - April 21, 2022

In a world as complex and interconnected as the one we live in, the idea that one person has the answer is ludicrous. It’s not only ineffective, it’s dangerous, because it leads us to believe that it’s been solved by that hero, and we have no role. We don’t need heroes. We need radical interdependence, […]

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Quotes from the TED talk “Ipsita Dasgupta – To challenge the status quo, find a co-conspirator” - April 11, 2022

To achieve great heights or change the world, no matter how smart we are, we all need people. And for conventional people, the universe seems to conspire to make them successful. For the unconventional, I think we need something that I like to call “co-conspirators.” Co-conspirators are different not because they’re different themselves, but because […]

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NALSD (Non-Abstract Large System Design) - April 1, 2022

Introductory information is here. Non-Abstract Large System Design for Sysadmins Interviewing for Systems Design Skills I am looking for some more resources, questions and design approaches. If you too or you already have, ping me. Let’s discuss this.

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Google Meta Amazon Coding Interview Question – Toeplitz Matrix - March 22, 2022

Given a matrix in the form (int height, int weight, vector < vector < int > > matrix), determine if the matrix is in the form of Toeplitz. In linear algebra, a Toeplitz matrix or diagonal-constant matrix, named after Otto Toeplitz, is a matrix in which each descending diagonal from left to right is constant. […]

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Helpful Resources for System Design Interviews - March 2, 2022

University Courses / Lectures Online Courses Research Papers Books YouTube Videos / Playlists Other Resources

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