Arquay Harris, Director of Engineering at Slack, and I discuss the importance of self advocacy and taking ownership of your career path.
Oren Ellenbogen and I discuss leadership principals, his book "Leading Snowflakes" and "The Software Lead Weekly", his weekly email reading list for engineering leaders. Oren is currently the VP of Engineering at Forter.
bethanye McKinney Blount and I discuss how to be a better manager, how to make your employees more bad-ass and Keanu Reeves... bethanye is the co-founder and CEO of Compass and formally of Linden Lab and Facebook.
Travis Kimmel, the CEO of Gitprime, and I discuss the power of using data to help make better decisions and improve your team’s productivity.
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.
Ana Ulin discusses her path as a manager and the benefits of hiring people from coding bootcamps like Hackbright academy.
Cate Huston, the Mobile Lead at Automattic (makers of Wordpress), and I discuss the challenges of becoming a manager of managers.
Listen to the live 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.
Allen Cheung, Director of Engineering at Affirm and formally at Google and Square, discusses how engineering managers should coach their employees.
Charity Majors, co-founder of Honeycomb.io, discusses the engineers who become managers and go back to being engineers and how awesome they are.
Listen to Shivani Sharma, a Sr. Engineering Manager at Slack, discuss the transition from individual contributor to Engineering Manager.
Jean Hsu formally of Google & Medium and now an engineering leadership coach discusses employee motivation.
Chris Paul from HelloSign discusses his tips for new managers, going back to being an individual contributor and psychological safety,
April Wensel and I discuss the concept of compassionate coding, mentoring, hiring, feedback and diversity.
David Lynch from Intercom.io discussing how to make one-on-ones count with your employees.
Joe Goldberg from Energy Savvy and formally of Amazon.com discusses great resources for new and existing engineering managers. Please check the show notes for links to these great resources.
Today’s special episode is a live fireside chat I moderated with Nick Caldwell who is the VP of Engineering at Reddit. This event was put together by the founder of the San Francisco Engineering Leadership Community, Jerry Li. SFELC is an exclusive and curated community for engineering leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in early 2016, they’ve grown to 400 leaders from over 200 companies. Their mission is to create a fundamentally better way for engineering leaders to learn and connect, through community and sharing. This episode is a bit longer than my usual episodes and also includes a Q&A with the audience at the end. I want to thank Nick and Jerry for a great event and for allowing me to use this on my podcast. Listen on for a very engaging and informative conversation.
In this episode Patrick Kua from Thoughtworks discusses the importance of having good technical leadership on teams. He also discusses his new book, "Talking with Tech Leads: From Novices to Practitioners"
In this episode Joan Gamell from LinkedIn discusses how important it is to keep your technical skills as you move into software engineering management.
Quang Hoang from PlatoHQ discusses the importance of mentoring and how his company is helping connect engineering managers to experienced leaders for mentorship and guidance.
James Hood, A Senior Software Developer at Amazon.com discusses the importance of setting a well defined technical direction for your team.
Jerry Li from Groupon discusses the differences between performance coaching and growth coaching for employees. He also discusses his Meetup, the San Francisco Engineering Leadeship Meetup.
Dan Demeyere from ThreadUp discusses the importance of focusing on Employee growth as a manager.