Yes if: My first post on the Squarespace engineering blog

Complicated gears. The inner workings of a transparent machine.  Image by  Gerd Altmann  on Pixabay.

Complicated gears. The inner workings of a transparent machine.

Image by Gerd Altmann on Pixabay.

When I was looking around for my next role, one of the things that drew me to Squarespace was their engineering blog. I love that feeling of doing engineering “out loud”, of sharing what you learn. Public post-mortems appeal to me in the same way, and so do conference talks that describe how engineering organizations solve problems and build their systems. We all get better when we learn from each other.

In the spirit of that, I’m excited to have my first post up on the Squarespace engineering blog. It’s the story of how we got better at writing and reviewing RFCs (aka design documents), and built community along the way. It includes a link to the RFC template we use, as well as descriptions of my favourite two meetings of every week.

It’s up at https://engineering.squarespace.com/blog/2019/the-power-of-yes-if.