Episodes

Episode 10: Done playing Microsoft’s corporate game with Suz Hinton

In this episode, I talk to Suz Hinton, about her transition from Microsoft to Stripe, mentoring and advancing one’s career and live coding. We talk about: her role and responsibilities at Stripe,  how to understand what customers and users want, why she left Microsoft, how she now ensures the job and company culture matches her...

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Episode 9: From Consultancy To Product Company Charlie Gerard

Charlie Gerard is a career changer, that recently started working at Atlassian after working at ThoughWorks as a software consultant. In this episode, she talks with me about her hiring experience, the software engineering practices at this large tech company, and brain-controlled interfaces.

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Episode 8: Parent Driven Development at Github with Allison McMillan

In this episode, Allison McMillan, a software engineering manager at Github joins me to talk about how she broke into tech from a non-traditional background, how she overcame obstacles and problems as a new mother in tech and how she builds herself a striving career. As always, we also talk about software development methodologies such...

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Episode 7: Troubleshooting systems through Observability with Charity Majors

In this episode, I talk to Charity Majors, founder, and CTO of honeycomb. Honeycomb is a tool for introspecting and interrogating your production systems. It represents the new generation of monitoring systems that can handle highly distributed and complex systems. Charity shares with me what observability means and how we can make systems more reliable and maintainable....

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Episode 6: Making Git faster with Derrick Stolee

In this episode, I talk to Derrick Stolee, a principal software engineer at Microsoft who makes sure the Git version control system is lightning fast. We talk about: his career switch from being a professor to become a software engineer at Microsoft,  what it means to contribute to open-source during your worktime for Microsoft, how...

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Episode 5: Being the first engineer at a startup with Alper Kemal Koç

In this episode, I talk to Alper Kemal Koç, who was the first engineer building a low code platform called Kuika, that helps users develop mobile applications. Alper shares with me how he build this startup from idea to serving over 15 customers, and which cultural differences he observed when building software in Turkey, the...

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Episode 4: Getting a remote job at Auttomatic with Leif Singer

In this episode, I talk to Leif Singer, an engineer at the fully remote company Automattic. Automattic is the company behind WordPress, a famous and powerful content management system with an estimated 75 Million user base.  We talk about: why he switched from academia to industry, how he got hired without knowing the company’s tech...

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Episode 3: Building a developer community with Sandeep Panda

In this episode, I talk to Sandeep Panda, CEO and Founder of Hashnode, a friendly and inclusive developer community. Sandeep shares with me his entrepreneurial journey and all the lessons he learned along his way. We talk about: building a developer community from scratch,  getting investors to fund your projects, the ups and downs of...

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Episode 2: Getting a remote position at Microsoft with Scott Hanselman

In this episode, I talk to Scott Hanselman, a partner product manager at Microsoft. Since years, Scott is one of the most successful tech bloggers, he has three podcasts and actively works on making tech a more diverse place. We talk about: how it is to work remotely for Microsoft, how to get such a...

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Episode 1: Finding fulfillment through humor in tech with Cassidy Williams

In this episode, I talk with Cassidy Williams, a senior software engineer that works for the fully-remote company CodePen. CodePen is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers. You can find  Cassidy on Twitter or visit her website. We talk about working remote for a small startup how to find fulfillment in your career and...

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Teaser – Software engineering unlocked

Hello and Welcome to the software engineering unlocked podcast. I’m your host Doctor McKayla and I open you the doors to software companies such as Microsoft, Google or Facebook. But also to smaller startups such as Hashnode, Bitmov or Automatic. I talk to experienced developers from different companies about how they develop software. How did...

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