The Importance of Self-Advocacy with Arquay Harris

Arquay Harris is the Director of Engineering for Customer Acquisition at Slack. Prior to Slack she was a Web Development Manager at Google where she lead a large team of Information Architects, Developers and Designers. Before that, as Director of Engineering at CBS Interactive, she oversaw the development teams for the B2B brands including ZDNet […]

Engineering Leadership Principals with Oren Ellenbogen

Oren Ellenbogen is serving as the VP Engineering at Forter, a SaaS company that helps retailers prevent identity fraud, internet fraud and phone fraud. In his spare time he runs Software Lead Weekly, a free weekly email for busy people who care about people, culture and leadership. Oren is also the author of Leading Snowflakes, […]

Great Interviewing Practices to Scale Engineering Teams with Tido Carriero and Emily Zahuta

In this episode, Tido Carriero and Emily Zahuta discuss the importance of a well planned and executed interviewing process and how important it is to scaling a successful software engineering organization. Tido Carriero: Tido has been the VP of Engineering at Segment for the past two years, where he’s spent much of his time growing the […]

Making Your Employees Badass with bethanye McKinney Blount

bethanye McKinney Blount is a technology leader with over 20 years of experience delivering great products and scalable infrastructure. She was briefly reddit’s first VP of Engineering, after working on some of Facebook’s most complex infrastructure projects. She’s been an Engineering Director at Linden Lab (makers of Second Life), then later Vice President of Software […]

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 cate.blog. 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. […]