Info

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.
RSS Feed
SimpleLeadership Podcast
2019
June
May
April
March
February


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
April
February
January


2016
December


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Category: Leadership
Mar 18, 2019

Patrick has spent his career applying his engineering talents to the healthcare industry.  In that time he’s focused on learning and growing as an engineer, a teammate, team lead, and more recently as an engineering manager.  He considers himself a people gardener and coalition builder and believes in people-first leadership. Patrick loves teaching and tackling people and process opportunities to help teams and individuals grow.

On today's show we discuss communication, psychology, having a growth mindset and his upcoming conference talk.

Contact Info:

twitter: patrickjpena

medium: https://medium.com/@patrick.pena

linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickjpena/

Show Notes:

Crucial Conversations

The LeadDeveloper Conference

Calibrate Conference

BiFrost Conference

San Francisco Engineering Leadership Community

Feb 25, 2019

Jason Wong is a proven engineering leader, diversity & inclusion consultant, and doughnut enthusiast. With almost two decades of experience in building and scaling web applications, he has worked in a range of industries from academia to online media and e-commerce. He helped establish web development and administrative computing at Columbia College, led development of premium video streaming services at Yahoo! Sports, and spent seven years at Etsy leading their Infrastructure Engineering team. He currently works with engineering leaders to improve their engineering management practices and establish inclusive cultures.

Contact Info:

JWong Works Website

Twitter: https://twitter.com/attackgecko

Show Notes:

NCWIT Women in tech report

Etsy’s recommended reading list for allies

Why Women Leave Tech

Maleallies.com

Lara Hogan’s Ally Resources

Geek Feminism – Feminism 101

Project Include

Feb 3, 2019

Eric Elliott is a distributed systems expert, and author of the books "Programming JavaScript Applications" and "Composing Software". He builds and advises development teams for crypto projects, and has contributed to software experiences for Adobe Systems, Zumba Fitness, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, BBC, and top recording artists including Usher, Frank Ocean, Metallica, and many more.

He spends most of his time in the San Francisco Bay Area with the most beautiful woman in the world.

On today's show we discuss the leader's role in setting the tone and culture of teams and how important it is for scaling.

On a technical note: Due to a hardware issue, I had to record this episode on a backup computer and although the sound quality of Eric is awesome, my sound quality is lower than normal. Hopefully, this will be fully fixed by my next episode.

Links:

https://twitter.com/_ericelliott

https://medium.com/javascript-scene

https://leanpub.com/composingsoftware

https://devanywhere.io/

Show Notes:

The Phoenix Project

Composing Software by Eric Elliott

1