The Secret

The Secret

The Secret of writing code is that it's not about writing code. Teams, not individuals, create the software we all use today. Those, who can type the fastest, commit the most code, know the latest tools, review all the pull requests don't make the best team.

Learn how writing code is similar to other team activities, including basketball. Take a journey with me through basketball rivalry, people, code and building teams at Vinted. Great teams don't just happen, they are intentionally formed.

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Mindaugas Mozūras

October 24, 2019
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  1. The Secret

  2. CODINGFEARLESSLY.COM HEAD OF ENGINEERING @ VILNIUS TECH LEADS, VILNIUS.JS @MMOZURAS

    PRONTO 2159 76
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  6. WILT Vs. BILL InDividuals vs. TEAMS

  7. BILL WILT VS.

  8. WILT THE STILT

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  10. 1ST GAME 43 POINTS 28 REBOUNDS

  11. ROOKIE MVP 1ST SEASON

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  13. 100 81 78 73 72 WILT KOBE WILT WILT WILT

    THOMPSON WILT
  14. 50.4 44.8 38.4 37.6 37.1 WILT WILT WILT WILT (ROOKIE)

    JORDAN
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  16. 10X ENGINEERS

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  18. DO IT THEMSELVES LINES OF CODE DEVELOPMENT SPEED KNOWLEDGE MEMORY

  19. “PLEASE USE PARENTHESES. CHECK OUT OUR STYLE GUIDE.”

  20. “INTERESTING INDENTATION.”

  21. “SCREW THIS, I'M REVIEWING ONLY PULL-REQUESTS FROM MY TEAM FROM

    NOW ON.”
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  26. LUCKY TO BE HERE

  27. ❤ PLAYERS COACH

  28. WILT BEAT BILL IN EVERY CATEGORY EXCEPT ONE

  29. 10X ENGINEERS

  30. HELP OTHERS CHALLENGE YOU (IN THE RIGHT WAY) PRAGMATIC VALUE

    SIMPLICITY KNOW THEIR LIMITS
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  32. INDIVIDUALS vs. TEAMS

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  35. CULTURE EATS STRATEGY FOR BREAKFAST

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  38. CONSISTENT EVEN IF IT HURTS REMAIN

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  40. FRIENDSHIPS TAKE A LOT OF WORK

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  42. CULTURE GROWTH HAS A DIRECT LINK TO

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  44. Approach disagreement with curiosity, empathy, humility and the goal of

    a stronger solution.
  45. Build an atmosphere where my team communicates openly with each

    other without fear.
  46. TEAMS DON’T JUST “HAPPEN”

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  49. TRY-OUT

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  51. The Secret

  52. IT’S NOT ABOUT BASKETBALL

  53. IT’S NOT ABOUT CODE

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