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In this show, Doctor McKayla interviews experienced developers and thought leaders from around the world about how they develop software. Her guests reveal the best practices, engineering culture, and mindset that is lived at their companies.

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Episode 12: Starting a Profitable Business in Six Weeks with Courtland Allen

In this episode, I talk to Courtland Allen, the founder, and chief-indie hacker of the Indie Hacker community. After many years of trial and error, Courtland launched the widely...

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Episode 11: Making Gatsby easy to understand with Laurie Barth

In this episode, I talk to Laurie Barth, a staff software engineer at Gatsby. Laurie is also a vivid conference speaker, tech blogger, and egghead instructor. We talk about:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Doctor McKayla

Show Host

Michaela loves to learn how others develop software. You normally find her analyzing and tweaking software development processes and tools. She shares her knowledge and findings on her blog.

Scott Hanselman

Show Guest

Scott is a web developer who has been blogging for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, Oregon. Scott actively works on making tech a more welcoming place. Listen to this episode here.

Show Guest

Cassidy is a Senior Software Engineer at CodePen, one of the largest communities for designers and developers. CodePen has hundred of thousands of users, but the team is only 8 people strong. I talk with her what this means in term of responsibilities and ownership of the site. Listen to this episode here.

Dr. Leif Singer

Show Guest

Leif is a software engineer at Automattic, the company behind products like WordPress. He joins SE Unlocked to talk about how it is to work at a fully remote software company.

Sandeep Panda

Show Guest

Sandeep is the founder and CEO of Hashnode – a friendly developer community. In his interview, he shares how he built Hashnode from idea to a lively place that thousands of developers enjoy. Listen to this episode here.

Alper Kemal Koç

Show Guest

Alper was the first employee and the first engineer at a startup in Turkey that creates a low-code solution that allows users to create mobile applications without all the hassle. In this episode, he shares his experience building a software solution from the ground up. 

Find this episode here.