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When I worked at GitHub as a manager, I used to share a short synopsis of the week at the end of each week. I shared that with my team, and it had various items in it. Project progress, thoughts, direction, insights, questions, and many more.
I changed formats and what went into it from time to time. It stayed a great communication tool on top of 1:1s, team meetings, and the every day interactions.
Most folks enjoyed the frequency and the format. I tried hard to stick to a certain number of words. That constraint helped with how easy it was for folks to consume the material. They were bombarded with content from many different sources. They didn’t need one more long form article to read on a Friday. It also helped me leave out the trivial stuff and only keep what’s important.
Why am I telling you all that? I thought it would be interesting to start dong this again, but this time make it public. It will be more of a weekly diary. I may have similar things like thoughts, news, updates, etc. But it can also be the TL;DR of what happened during the week. I will keep it short. You can use it to follow what I am doing, leaving out what you are not interested in.
Let me know how you like it in the comments or shoot me an email.
Just for this week, here is a quick list:
- I talked about why Basecamp’s chat sucks which generated quite an interest on Twitter and elsewhere. Even DHH himself linked to the article, which one could say is an achievement unlocked 😀.
- We are implementing Payments in Supportress as we speak, and Payments with Ruby on Rails Master Class is a great resource.