Compassionate Coding and Diversity with April Wensel

April Wensel is an international speaker and the founder of Compassionate Coding, a social enterprise that provides coaching and training to empower individuals and teams to cultivate sustainable, human-­centered, emotionally intelligent software development practices. She has spent the past decade in software engineering and technical leadership roles at various Silicon Valley startups spanning education, health, […]

Making One-on-Ones Count with David Lynch

After graduating with an MSc in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin, I worked for a while as a Software Engineer in the Finance Industry. I eventually ended up at Amazon Web Services working on productising the Cloudwatch monitoring and alarms system for external use. In 2012 I joined Soundwave, a music discovery start up […]

Awesome Resources for New Engineering Managers with Joe Goldberg

Joe is a veteran of the Seattle tech industry, with a background in usability and proven experience building enterprise SaaS products. Prior to EnergySavvy, Joe helped launch the first large-scale Ruby on Rails website on the planet. Most recently, he was technical lead at The Robot Co-op, which was an R&D skunkworks at Amazon and […]

Fireside Chat with Nick Caldwell VPE of Reddit

Nick Caldwell is the VP of Engineering at Reddit where he is responsible for building and operating the 4th most visited site in the US. Prior to joining Reddit, he held various positions in engineering leadership at Microsoft across a 15-year career, including work on natural language processing, enterprise search, machine learning, in-memory databases, and […]

The Importance of Technical Leadership with Patrick Kua

Patrick Kua is A Principal Technical Consultant at Thoughtworks. He is also the author of “The Retrospective Handbook: A guide for agile teams” and “Talking with Tech Leads: From Novices to Practitioners.” Patrick brings harmony to technical and non-technical realms, leading teams and writing software for production systems in .Net, Java and Ruby. Patrick is […]

Keeping Your Technical Skills as a Manager – Joan Gamell

Joan Gamell is a former Engineering Manager at Expedia, currently at LinkedIn. He was born and raised in a Spanish town near Barcelona. He was fascinated with the internet since the 90s and started building websites as a hobby around the 2000s. He got his degree in Computer Science from UPC University in 2009 and […]

The Importance of Mentorships with Quang Hoang from PlatoHQ

Quang Hoang founded PlatoHQ (www.platohq.com), emerged from YCombinator,  funded by Slack, SaaSTR fund, VP Engineering Slack and Founder Zoom among others. PlatoHQ is helping engineers become great Engineering Leaders. He’s passionate about leadership, startups, bots, AI and innovation. His dream is to build a solution to make everyone reach their full potential at work. He has […]

Setting the Technical Direction for Your Team with James Hood

James Hood is a Senior Software Developer at Amazon with about 15 years experience in the software industry. He has worked in both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Retail systems solving problems at “Amazon scale”, which has fueled his passion for writing quality software that works at scale and teaching others how to do the […]

Coaching for performance vs. Coaching for Growth – Jerry Li

Jerry was born and raised in China. After college, he came to the States initially as a PhD student in Geology @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Accidentally pivoted to computer science after one year, and joined Amazon as a software engineer after getting his master’s. Three years into that role, an amazing experience temporarily managing […]

The Importance of Employee Growth – Dan DeMeyere

Dan DeMeyere is originally from Michigan where he earned his Computer Science Engineering degree from Michigan State University. After completing his Calc 4 final, he hopped in his Honda Civic containing everything he owned and drove straight to LA to find a front-end engineering position at a start-up. He worked at two small start-ups for two […]