Supporting Software Engineer Productivity with Travis Kimmel

Travis Kimmel is the CEO, co-founder and product visionary behind GitPrime, the leader in data-driven productivity reporting for software engineering teams. He is a Y Combinator alumni, experienced in building high-performing teams, and empowering people to do their best work of their careers. In today’s episode we discuss the power of using data to help make […]

My Worst Mistake as a Manager – Plato Event

Three great Engineering Leaders (from Datto, Trello, Uber) talk about their worst mistakes as Engineering Managers during the Plato event #1 hosted on May 15, 2017 in San Francisco. Moderator: Christian McCarrick — CTO/VP Engineering at Telmate Benjamin de Point — Sr. Engineering Director at Datto Brett Huff — Engineering Manager at Trello Tasneem Minadakis— Engineering Leader at Uber Show Notes: Article about […]

The Benefits of Hiring Code Bootcamp Grads with Ana Ulin

Ana is an engineering leader, about to start a new role as Senior Engineering Manager at Patreon. She started her career at Google, where she learned much about distributed systems and engineering leadership, and has pursued both hands-on and management roles in several startups since leaving Google. She is passionate about improving the ways in […]

Managing Managers with Cate Huston

Cate has spent her career working on mobile and documenting everything she learns using WordPress. Now she combines the two as Automattic’s mobile lead. She co-curates Technically Speaking, and admins the New-(ish) Manager Slack. You can find her on Twitter at @catehstn and at Show Notes: LifeLabs Learning NEW(-ISH) ENG-MANAGERS SLACK Tool: Try Google’s Manager Feedback Survey Running a […]

Building an Engineering Culture That Retains Talent – Plato Event

Listen to the panel I moderated at a recent Plato event.  The topic was building and engineering culture that retains talent.  There are some really great responses to the questions and it was a great panel overall.  Thank you to Plato for allowing me to post this on my podcast.   Panelists: Sue Nallapeta, Sr. […]

Career Coaching with Allen Cheung

Allen Cheung is a Director of Engineering at Affirm, leading the User engineering team to build a great user experience for Affirm’s customers. He has worked for a number of technology companies both small and large, with past experience at Counsyl, Square, and Google as a product engineer and engineering manager. Allen received his B.A. […]

The Engineer/Manager Pendulum with Charity Majors

Charity is a cofounder and engineer at, a startup that blends the speed of time series with the raw power of rich events to give you interactive, iterative debugging of complex systems. She has worked at companies like Facebook, Parse, and Linden Lab, as a systems engineer and engineering manager, but always seems to […]

Transitioning to Engineering Management with Shivani Sharma

Shivani is a Senior Engineering Manager at Slack and currently leads the New User Experience engineering team. She is passionate about the engineering leadership craft. She is a mentor in the community where she mentors startup CTOs and engineering managers. Shivani also recently joined the Ascent expert community, a program in partnership with Sequoia Capital, that […]

Employee Motivation with Jean Hsu

Jean Hsu is an engineering leadership coach who is passionate about sharing her people-centric leadership style with teams from small start-ups to larger companies. Having worked at Google, Pulse, and most recently at tech start-up Medium, Jean brings a wealth of experience in both engineering and coaching to help get the best out engineering teams […]

Tips for New Engineering Managers with Chris Paul

Chris is a Staff Engineer at HelloSign, a Y Combinator eSignature startup in San Francisco. He got his bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Colorado in 2001 and started as an embedded systems analyst for FedEx, building software for handheld scanners in FORTH. In 2004, he graduated with an MBA in software […]