The term "DEIB" (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging) has become a hot phrase in Silicon Valley, as companies strive to create a workforce that's a better reflection of our communities. However, I find that Diversity and Inclusion tend to get lumped together as one thing, when in fact they're quite different.
For the past 15 years, I've been really focused on deepening my personal toolbelt when it comes to understanding and de-escalating highly charged personal interactions, and generally how to improve my own personal ability to understand and live with empathy for the incredible people in my life. Fifteen years might
The deeper Armory goes on our journey to help the world innovate faster by creating an Open Source Culture [https://drodio.com/creating-an-open-source-culture/] that empowers our tribe with Roundabouts, not Stoplights [https://drodio.com/roundabouts-not-traffic-lights/] so we can productize our cultural values intoArmory's software delivery platform [http://www.Armory.io]
Evolving relationship norms and expectations around trust and fulfillment are the underlying forces motivating us to create an Open Source Culture [https://drodio.com/creating-an-open-source-culture/] at Armory. I was reminded of this slide when I saw Esther Perel's Summit talk. She is a psychotherapist who comes from a couples therapy
Armory [http://www.Armory.io] is commercializing the open source project Spinnaker [http://www.Spinnaker.io], making it a "COSS" company. As Joseph Jacks puts it: > COSS companies are fundamentally different from all other kinds of companies. Why? They create value differently. They capture value differently. COSS companies fundamentally do
There's a really interesting comment thread [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21350146] happening over in Hacker News right now, about a decision Gitlab made (and then reversed [https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitaly/issues/2113]) to require users to accept telemetry in their offering without any option to turn it
Last night, I was in a Lyft with Brandon, one of Armory's [http://www.Armory.io] engineers. For the past few months, Armory has had a very strong focus on creating a "Roundabout" vs. "Stoplight" culture [https://drodio.com/roundabouts-not-traffic-lights/]. I asked him how that transition has felt for him.
As Armory continues to scale, we're crafting a "Roundabout, not Stoplight" culture because of Conway's law: I spend my days interacting with Global 2,000 CIOs who are trying to figure out how to innovate faster. But the hard truth about unlocking innovation is that: * Innovation stems from learning. * Learning
There's a great article in the NYTimes [http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/is-slack-really-worth-2-8-billion-a-conversation-with-stewart-butterfield/?_r=0] about Slack, a new startup that the Valley is buzzing about. Slack is a business messaging & collaboration app, and it's really, really good. The reporter in the article questions whether this year-old