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SimpleLeadership Podcast

SimpleLeadership specifically focuses on improving the craft of software engineering leadership. As a VP of Engineering & CTO I am acutely aware of the lack of good resources available for new and existing software engineering managers. SimpleLeadership is designed for both new and experienced software & technology managers who want to build high-performing teams, better motivate & mentor their employees, reduce attrition and advance their career. It is for people who want to go beyond just being a manager and become a true leader. In this interview based show I ask each guest to share their journey from individual contributor to software engineering manager and provide any guidance on the transition. The SimpleLeadership Podcast will present real and actionable stories from people who have navigated their way from being an individual contributor into a software engineering manager. We will also hear from experts on specifics of team dynamics, motivation, feedback, leadership and many more aspects of being a successful engineering manager.
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Feb 26, 2018

Matias Woloski is the CTO and co-founder of Auth0, an identity platform that provides authentication, authorization and single-sign-on as a service. Auth0 was founded in 2013 and it has now 300 employees and it’s a fully distributed company. Since 2013, Auth0 has tripled and doubled its revenue every year, counting with more than two thousand customers and tens of millions in recurring revenue. Before Auth0, he co-founded a high-end consulting business that employed 120 consultants. Matias lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and he’s built the company from there with co-founder and CEO Eugenio Pace, who lives in Redmond, Washington.

In this episode we discuss scaling engineering teams, hiring a VP of Engineering and.

Contact Info:

twitter.com/woloski

auth0.com

Show Notes:

randsinrepose.com - michael lopp blog. it's almost like a reference book :)

https://www.archanar.com/ unstoppable women - podcast of women in leadership
https://mastersofscale.com/ masters of scale podcast: it touches on leadership but it's broader in scope.
 
Spotify Squad Framework: https://medium.com/project-management-learnings/spotify-squad-framework-part-i-8f74bcfcd761
 
good article on scaling eng teams:
https://medium.com/@AntiFreeze/scaling-engineering-teams-3b2500c061f6
 
books
Leadership Pipeline
https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Pipeline-Build-Powered-Company/dp/0470894563
 
managing humans michael lopp blog in a book
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1484221575/ref=sspa_dk_detail_5?psc=1&pd_rd_i=1484221575&pd_rd_wg=AaArd&pd_rd_r=C3QJKZYPW5H6PS7P250D&pd_rd_w=uQddL
 
these classics were important in the beginning of my career, when I was 20ish
https://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Some-Companies-Others/dp/0066620996
e-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519&source=gmail&ust=1519598127387000&usg=AFQjCNE6ACjb0eOKfg7QzKiKX_lnFqB3bg">https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519
 
Masters of Scale Podcast with Reid Hoffman
 
Good to Great
 
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
 
 
Civilization Game 
Feb 19, 2018

Edmond Lau is the author of the book, The Effective Engineer now the de facto onboarding guide for many engineering teams. He's spent the past decade building and leading engineering teams at high-growth companies across Silicon Valley — including at Quip, Quora, Ooyala, and Google.

As an engineering leadership coach, Edmond has worked directly with CTO's, directors, managers, and other emerging leaders to unlock what's possible for them and their teams. He's run workshops and seminars at places like Pinterest, Google, Facebook, Quip, and Medium to raise the bar on what it means to be an effective engineering leader. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Time, Slate, Inc., Fortune, and Wired.

Edmond recently embarked on a new adventure with engineering-manager-turned-coach Jean Hsu to build the best leadership development brand out there for engineers and people in tech. They'll be taking the most valuable lessons they've learned from coaching 100+ tech leads, managers, directors, engineering VPs, and CTOs — and distilling them into simple frameworks, powerful workshops, and online experiences. Follow the journey at coleadership.com, where they'll be sharing everything they're learning.

On today's episode we discuss how to be an effective engineering leader, frameworks for improving your management skills and coaching for success.

Links

Show Notes

The Effective Engineer

Software Lead Weekly

The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change

High Output Management

POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS FOR LEADERS IN TECH

Feb 11, 2018

On today's episode we discuss product & engineering team alignment, deadlines and urgency and ideas for helping under representated groups becoming technology leaders.

Kimber LockhartKimber Lockhart is Chief Technology Officer at One Medical Group – a rapidly growing model of primary care that integrates innovative design with leading technology to deliver higher quality service while lowering the total cost of care.  Previously, Kimber co-founded Increo, a web-based service that allows users to share and review documents in a secure space. Increo was acquired by Box in 2009, and she hired and scaled the web application engineering team over the next four years, ultimately responsible for building most user-facing features on Box.  Kimber speaks frequently on technology, heath care, and engineering careers in San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Stuart ParmenterStuart Parmenter is VP of Engineering at One Medical – a rapidly growing model of primary care that integrates innovative design with leading technology to deliver higher quality service while lowering the total cost of care. Previously, Stuart co-founded Rise, a mobile app for dieting and health, that aims to connect users with their own personalized diet plans and daily feedback from nutrition coaches for a fraction of the usual cost. Rise was acquired by One Medical in 2016. Before Rise, Stuart was running Mobile at Mozilla.

 


Contact Info:

Website:
onemedical.com
 
 

 

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuartparmenter
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlockhart
 
 
Twitter:
@kimber_lockhart
stuartparmenter
 
 
Medium:
https://medium.com/@kimber_lockhart
 
Show Notes:
 

Don’t create a sense of urgency, foster a sense of purpose.

Under the hood: Calibrating technical teams with a simple shift

The 12 Elements of Great Managing

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

How F*cked Up Is Your Management?: An uncomfortable conversation about modern leadership

Feb 5, 2018

Andrew Marsh, CTO and co-founder of Interviewing.io talks about the poor state of interviewing process in today's tech companies, how to improve them and his company, Interviewing.io

Andrew Marsh is co-founder and CTO of Interviewing.io A product designer and software engineer, he previously founded Fifth Column Games and has shipped titles with over 100 million users. Andrew ultimately left games in search of an industry where making a positive impact on the community was more aligned with success.

Contact Information:

My company website is Interviewing.io

My twitter is @andimusprime
Company Twitter is @interviewingio
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