Episodes

Better collaboration & performance through diversity and inclusion

In this episode, I talk to Trier Bryant and Kim Scott who co-founded the company Just Work which helps organizations and individuals create more equitable workplaces. Trier Bryant is a strategic executive leader with distinctive Tech, Wall Street, and military experience spanning over 15 years and the CEO of Just Work. She’s previously worked at...

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Falling in love with the JavaScript community

In this episode, I talk to Tracy Lee. Tracy is the CEO and co-founder of This Dot Labs, a widely successful dev shop. She is also a speaker, conference organizer, and blogger. We talk about: how she dared to start her first start-up as soon as right out of college, how she learned to program...

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Bootstrapping Netlify to a multi-million-dollar company

In this episode, I talk to Matt Biilmann. Matt Matt is the CEO and co-founder of Netlify – the modern platform for high-performance websites and apps. Netlify has around 150 employees and an estimate of over 20 million dollar of annual revenue. Matt also coined the term Jamstack, which stands for JavaScript, APIs, and Markup. ...

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Responsibilities of a Chief Data Officer

In this episode, I talk to Patrick Wagstrom. Patrick is the Chief Data Officer at Brightcove. Before that Patrick was the director of emerging technology at Verizon, meaning that he leveraged AI/ML, augmented reality, blockchain, IoT, quantum computing, and even 5G.  Before that, he was a senior director of data science at Capital One. Even...

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Using Entrepreneurship 101 to Build a New Profitable Business

In this episode, I talk to Karls Hughes. Karl is a software engineer who turned into an entrepreneur in the midst of the pandemic last year. His start-up draft.dev creates content that reaches software engineers – which means he combined his two passions, development and content creation. We talk about: his transition from developer to...

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The Secret To High-Quality Code with Dr. Michaela Greiler and Liran Haimovitch

In this episode, I talk to Liran Haimovitch, CTO of Rookout – an effortless debugging tool, about how to get to high-quality code. We talk about: what are the challenges of moving fast what does productivity mean a lot about code reviews and I also give you a glimpse of the research I’m currently doing....

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Getting ready to build a billion-dollar business

In this episode, I talk to Max Stoiber. Max is a JavaScript Engineer that is in love with React and Node, and also a fellow Austrian. He has a track record in the open-source world, worked for Gatsby, and Github, and also is a successful entrepreneur.  We talk about: what he learned about software engineering...

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Episode 39: From designer to web developer

In this episode, I talk to Annie Liew, who works as a web developer at a startup called Pastel. She transitioned from Design to Engineering, and I want to know how she experienced this.   We talk about: about her experience transitioning from Designer to Engineer,  the role her Juno Web Development Bootcamp (formerly HackerYou), her...

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Episode 38: Legacy code and what to do with it – With Michael Feathers

In this episode, I talk to Michael Feathers. Michael is the author of the super-popular book “working effectively with legacy code”. He is also the founder and director of R7K Research and Conveyance, a company that helps engineering teams with their software and organization design. Recently, Michael also joined Globant as Chief Architect. We talk...

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Episode 37: Underrepresented, Underpaid & Undervalued – Having to change jobs to advance your career

In this episode, I talk to Jenn Creighton. Jenn is a Senior Staff Engineer at Apollo. Jenn specialized in frontend-end development is currently working on the open-source work for  Apollo GraphQL. She also is a frequent conference speaker, an authoritative voice in tech, and recently started her own podcast called single-threaded We talk about: what...

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Episode 36: From Bootcamp straight into a full-time dev role

In this episode, I talk to Natalie Davis. Natalie is a recent Bootcamp graduate that managed to get hired quickly after graduating. She is vividly sharing her knowledge on Twitter and started to make real waves in the dev community within just one and a half years in tech. We talk about: her experience at...

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Episode 35: How Programmers Think and Learn

In this episode, I talk to Felienne Hermans, who is an associate professor at the University of Leiden and researches how developers think and learn. We talk about: why it is so hard to read and understand code, her book “The programmer’s brain”, how we can learn easier to program, techniques to understand complex code...

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