This Week in Spring - March 17th, 2020

Engineering | Josh Long | March 17, 2020 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to yet another installment of This Week in Spring! We're already midway through March 2020, and I can't believe how crazy things have gotten! You're no doubt experiencing something equally as odd too. The pandemic has truly changed this world in a way nothing else has in recent memory. It's crazy to think about the course this virus has taken and the journey we've all taken along with it.

I live in San Francisco, and we're currently under lockdown. It's technically a crime now to leave your home for anything but essential needs like food, medicine, or walking the dog. That's OK. That just leaves more time for us to learn and socialize, albeit online and from the confines of our own homes. We're very lucky, you know? How wild. Most of us who work on software should be able to work from home. There are some glaring exceptions, of course, as detailed in this epic megathread, but basically, software can be done online. It requires some of us to revise our workflows, but it can be done.

We're privileged. It's important to not forget that good fortune, that good luck, especially now, when the pandemic is hitting so many people in our communities who aren't so privileged. Consider giving to your local shelters. Even if the COVID19 virus doesn't get someone, the changes to the economy in response to the COVID19 virus might.

For those of us who are otherwise healthy and happy, but perhaps craving some knowledge, I hope you've already registered for the free, epic, online-only, virtual, interactive, 24+ hour-long #SpringLive event starting this Thursday. If you're in the Americas, EMEA or APJ, you'll be sure to find content streaming at a time when you can watch it.

And in the meantime, there is a TON of new stuff to get to, so... let's!


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