On today's show Lawrence and I discuss why group meetings can be such time wasters, the importance of one-one-ones and lawrence's book.
Over the last 18 years, Lawrence Krubner has been the technical co-founder of 3 different startups that he has led to success. He has also seen millions of dollars wasted on poorly run projects that he have had to turn around and save. Turning around a failing project can go smoothly, so long as everyone on the team can be completely honest about why a project was failing up to that point. He is a proponent of the "train fast, fire fast, fail fast, iterate fast" philosophy -- a team should improve itself as much as possible, through training or replacement, and thereby maximize the speed with which it delivers products.
Juan Pablo Buritica, VP of Engineering at splice.com, talks about building and managing a distributed team and the benefits of running developer communities.
Juan Pablo Buritica is the VP of Engineering at splice.com where he leads a distributed engineering team throughout the US and Latin America that is building the creative hub for the modern musician.
Ben Jackson, formally of VICE Media and The NYT, talks about the importance of employee onboarding and his new company For the Win.
Ben Jackson has been designing and building consumer-facing products for 20 years.
Before founding For the Win, Ben worked as Director of Mobile at VICE Media and iOS Lead at The New York Times. He’s written about design, technology, and psychology for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and WIRED, among others. Ben studied Computer Science and Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.
In today's episode we discuss the importance of employee onboarding, Ben's new company, "For the Win," his Slackbot and "Harold and the Purple Crayon."
Robert Slifka, VP of Engineering at Sharethrough, talks about Calibrate, the conference for software engineering managers he organizes, the importance of finding good fit for both employees and companies and having a more fulfilling work experience.