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How To Build Scope When You Don't Have It
Plus, why is Taro named Taro?
Hey everyone 👋🏽 Today we’ll cover:
Company breakdown of members
Three ways to build your own scope
Highlighted Taro content
Taro is a premium membership for ambitious software engineers, focused on career growth. Taro gives you the inside scoop on onboarding, promotion, and compensation, both from your peers and tech leaders.
We’ve been really happy with the growth of Taro. We now have 250 Taro Premium members, with the most represented companies being Meta (35), Amazon (25), and Google (20). There are also at least 2 engineers each at companies like Pinterest, DoorDash, Stripe, and Uber.
As we get more users, we also get more questions + answers in our database, which makes the data even more valuable for new members. Join Taro Premium here: https://app.jointaro.com/membership. If your company offers a learning budget, you can use our template to request reimbursement.
Build your own scope
In my most recent video, I talk about 3 ways to combat the common frustration from engineers around not having enough scope:
Carve out time unencumbered by the process and noise of working on a team.
Be aware of what’s happening in the ecosystem. Change results in innovation.
Bias toward action. You don’t need to ask for permission to create a pull request.
More details in the video:
Receive the best insights + questions from Taro members
Cat Chen and Girish Patangay were two very senior, very prominent members from the early days of Facebook. They replied to a junior engineer at Meta about how to think about a team switch: https://link.jointaro.com/ukJS65ZSh13RvQV49. Our next live session is actually on this topic on October 1: how to find a good team as a software engineer.
Selected Taro content:
A mid-level eng at Amazon is curious what questions to ask their future manager: https://link.jointaro.com/7v3qQcaFSxsZfzzv7
Our 1 minute Demo Day presentation for Y Combinator (premium): https://link.jointaro.com/ypJ5G7JgdSwTYEbN8
“Why is Taro called Taro?” https://link.jointaro.com/7wiTZ7QCpPUF3EcQA
Have a great week!