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The SimpleLeadership Podcast (iTunes link) 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. During these interviews I ask each guest to share their journey from individual contributor to software engineering manager and provide any guidance on the transition. I also like to focus each podcast on a specific theme related to the challenges of managing and leading software engineering teams & organizations.

The SimpleLeadership Podcast (iTunes link) 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. During these interviews I ask each guest to share their journey from individual contributor to software engineering manager and provide any guidance on the transition. I also like to focus each podcast on a specific theme related to the challenges of managing and leading software engineering teams & organizations.
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The SimpleLeadership Podcast (iTunes link) 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. During these interviews I ask each guest to share their journey from individual contributor to software engineering manager and provide any guidance on the transition. I also like to focus each podcast on a specific theme related to the challenges of managing and leading software engineering teams & organizations.

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Episodes

The Importance of Training Junior Developers with Michelle Brenner

10/28/2018
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Michelle is a Senior Backend Engineer at ChowNow, helping local restaurants grow their business by strengthening relationships with their customers. She has previously served as both an engineer and a manager for the last 7+ years in entertainment technology. She has worked tirelessly to help movies and television get made faster and cheaper, saving productions millions of dollars. A Philadelphia native, she has a background in Media Arts and is a self-taught Python developer. Michelle is...

Duration:00:37:21

Tips for Scaling Engineering Teams with Darragh Curran

9/16/2018
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Darragh is currently the VP of Engineering at Intercom. (One of my favorite companies). He joined Intercom in early 2012 as a product engineer and Intercom's second outside hire. Fast forward to today, and he is Intercom's VP of Engineering where he has grown and scaled the organization into a world class Engineering team. Prior to Intercom, Darragh worked at numerous other companies including Amazon.com. Darragh is mentor on the Plato network and is passionate about the outdoors and his...

Duration:00:49:23

Engineering Managing and Leadership with Camille Fournier

8/19/2018
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Camille Fournier is the head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma, a financial company in New York City. Prior to joining Two Sigma she was the Chief Technology Officer of Rent the Runway, a transformative brand that offers unprecedented access to designer fashion, disrupting the way millions of women get dressed. She is an open source contributor and project committee member for both Apache ZooKeeper and the Dropwizard web framework. Prior to working for Rent the Runway, Camille served as...

Duration:00:45:22

Proper Expectation Setting and Mindful Communication with Lara Hogan

8/5/2018
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Lara Callender Hogan is an engineering leader, coach, and consultant at Wherewithall. She is also the author of (O’Reilly, 2014), (Five Simple Steps, 2015), and (A Book Apart, 2016). Lara champions engineering management as a practice, having built and led engineering organizations as an Engineering Director at Etsy and VP of Engineering at Kickstarter. In her world tour to advocate performance to designers and developers alike, Lara has keynoted the Velocity Conference, presented at...

Duration:00:42:08

From Intern to VP of Engineering with Mihai Fonoage

7/23/2018
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Mihai Fonoage is the Vice President of Engineering for Modernizing Medicine. In this role he leads a Team of Engineers that are working on building high-quality software for medical practices to increase efficiency and improve patient care. With over 13 years of experience in the technology world, his technical prowess has strongly contributed to Modernizing Medicine’s success. Mihai has a PhD in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University and was Modernizing Medicine’s first employee....

Duration:00:55:30

Managing Former Peers with Jen Dary

7/8/2018
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Jen Dary is the founder of Plucky, an organization that works with companies and individuals to create healthy dynamics at work. She is a leadership coach and speaker; she travels across the US teaching workshops, including her popular course, So Now You’re a Manager, which trains new managers across the country for the complex work of herding humans. Jen lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and two young sons. On today's episode we discuss one of the tricky challenges of being a first...

Duration:00:57:28

Slowing Down to Go Faster with Leonard Chung

6/11/2018
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Leonard is the founder and CEO of Hello Chava, a company reimagining productivity tools for the solo professional. Over the past 25 years, Leonard has recognized emerging markets and launched multiple successful products with a particular focus in SaaS, Cloud Computing, and Collaboration through first gen products such as Hello Chava, Syncplicity, Windows PowerShell, and SETI@home. On today's episode we discuss scaling your leadership, being humble, racing cars and slowing down to go...

Duration:00:46:57

Should Managers Write Code with Leith Abdulla

5/13/2018
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Given a jar of peanut butter, a spoon and a challenging problem, I feel set up for success! I build and manage happy, healthy engineering teams that ship impactful products without sacrificing the user or developer experience. I like to focus on engineering culture (testing, performance + career growth), creating tools for engineering managers, internationalization, accessibility and improving the relationship between engineering, design, product managers and product support. I'm in a...

Duration:00:45:27

Nurturing an Inclusive Environment - Live Plato Event

5/6/2018
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Today's podcast is a recording of a live panel that I moderated which focused on nurturing an inclusive environment at technology companies. It was part of a larger event put on by the tech mentoring company Plato. The fantastic guests that I had a chance to discuss this with were: I have interviewed both Shivani Sharma and Nick Caldwell on previous podcast episodes and I encourage you to go to my podcast archives and listen to those episodes. Listen on as my panelists discuss the...

Duration:00:39:58

Diversity and Inclusion and Building High Performing Teams with Erica Stanley

4/29/2018
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Erica is an engineering manager for the integrations and data analytics teams at SalesLoft – where she’s helping grow the product engineering team for the 4th fastest growing software company in North America and #1 best place to work in Atlanta. During her 18 year career in tech, she’s worked with large companies, including Boeing, FOX Interactive Media and Turner Broadcasting, as well as early-stage startups--of which 2 were acquired, by MySpace and Oracle. Erica works passionately...

Duration:00:48:12

How to Leave a Company as a Manager by Dennis Nerush

4/22/2018
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Dennis is the Head of Integration at HiredScore, a startup that helps large companies achieve their hiring and recruiting goals using deep system integrations and AI. Dennis is a former team and group leader at Sears Israel working on large scale social e-commerce platform and before that he was a team leader and a full stack developer at the Israeli Air Force. He is passionate about people growth and company culture. On today's episode we discuss the challenges, both logistical and...

Duration:00:53:38

Remote Teams and the Importance of Employee Mental Health with Katie Womersley

4/15/2018
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Katie is a Director of Engineering at Buffer, a globally distributed team with no offices, and O’Reilly author. At Buffer, she leads the engineering team focusing on crafting productive, effective teams and delivering a world class software product. She previously worked as software engineer before moving into leadership. Her writing has appeared in The Next Web, Inc Magazine and Fast Company. Contact Info: website: http://katiewomersley.com/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:46:24

Hiring Best Practices and Diversity and Inclusion with Rachael Stedman

4/8/2018
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Rachael is an engineering manager for the infrastructure and backend teams at Lever, a collaborative hiring software product helping companies recruit and grow their teams. She joined the team in 2014 as a product engineer and was one of the first employees to kickoff internal discussions around diversity and inclusion. She transitioned into a management role over a year ago and is dedicated to growing engineering teams who have a strong combination of technical and soft skills. On today's...

Duration:00:48:04

How to Become a True Engineering Leader? (Live Plato Event)

3/26/2018
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Four Engineering Managers from Facebook, Kabam, Clever, and Medium shared their tips on becoming a great Engineering Leader during the Plato event hosted on May 15, 2017 in San Francisco. ModeratorChristian McCarrickTelmateJean HsuMediumNikhil PanditClever Inc.Richard SunKabamYi HuangFacebook This event was sponsored by Plato. Plato matches tech managers to highly experienced engineering leaders to help resolve their challenging management situations. Find out more and sign-up to me...

Duration:00:29:52

Engineering Team Values with Jean-Denis Greze

3/18/2018
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Jean-Denis Greze is Head of Engineering at Plaid, the technology company giving developers access to the financial system and the tools to build many of the most influential applications and services of the modern financial era. Companies such as Venmo + Paypal, Coinbase, Robinhood, Acorns, Betterment, Clarity Money and hundreds more are built on Plaid - whose investors consist of Goldman Sachs, NEA, Citi Ventures, Spark Capital, American Express, and Google Ventures. Prior to joining...

Duration:00:59:03

How to Change a Team's Culture with Ian Miell

3/12/2018
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Ian Miell is a software industry veteran who has written, maintained, managed and architected some of the world's busiest systems. He works in financial services now, and also speaks, writes, teaches, and consults on various subjects, the common theme being how change can be managed within complex organisations and the raw technology that can enable that. On today' s show Ian discusses the steps he took to change a team's culture that he inherited. Contact...

Duration:00:53:47

Humanizing the Interviewing Process with Emily Leathers

3/4/2018
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In this episode we discuss having hard conversations, overcoming fear to grow as a technology leader and humanizing the interviewing process. Emily Leathers helps leaders, teams, and communities achieve big goals that make a difference. She’s lucky enough to hold two dream jobs at the same time: as a Director of Engineering at a small startup called Brigade, where she builds web and native apps to help voters make our elected representatives actually work for us, and as an engineering...

Duration:01:00:25

Scaling Engineering Teams with Matias Woloski

2/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:53:00

Frameworks for Improving Engineering Leadership with Edmond Lau

2/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:45:40

Product and Engineering Team Alignment with Kimber Lockhart and Stuart Parmenter

2/11/2018
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On today's episode we discuss product & engineering team alignment, deadlines and urgency and ideas for helping under representated groups becoming technology leaders. Kimber 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...

Duration:00:50:39