Author and Agile Consultant Johanna Rothman (https://www.jrothman.com/blogs) stops by the People Stack to talk about Culture, the impact of the TRS-80 on tech, and yes, Agile methodologies. Check out Johanna’s latest Book “Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver” (https://www.amazon.com/Create-Your-Successful-Agile-Project/dp/1680502603)
Russell Matthews ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/russell-matthews-6097674 ), Associate Professor in the Department of Management at The University of Alabama, stops by the People Stack to dispel some common myths online about managing your time between work and family, the word "balance" as it pertains to work and family, incivility at work and more
Nick Caldwell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickcaldwell), VP of Engineering at Reddit.com stops by the People Stack to talk about hiring practices, building great teams, the importance of diverse backgrounds in those teams, and developing leaders to rapidly scale. You can check out Nick’s writing on these topics and more on https://blog.devcolor.org/, https://ThinkGrowth.org and https://hackernoon.com/
Jean Hsu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanyhsu ) has worked at companies big and small, fast and slow and is now a full time Tech Leadership Coach and writer. Checkout her work at https://jeanhsu.com/ and https://medium.com/@jean. Jean stopped by the People Stack to talk about her transitions from Junior to Senior Engineer, then to Engineering Leader, and now entrepreneur as she takes on technical leadership consulting clients. Oh, and she's a mom too.
Elyse Hammond,(https://www.linkedin.com/in/elysehammond) HR Generalist for GSK (http://www.gsk.com) stops by the People Stack to talk about the changing role of HR, just who's job IS IT to fill out pesky I9 forms, how pay influences motivation, transformational leadership and more.
Technical coach, author and former coder Marcus Blankenship (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusblankenship) stops by the People Stack to talk about how much you should code as a manager, how to better handle your 1:1s, surviving your battlefield promotion to manager and finding role models other than a pointy-haired boss.
Jessica Gallus (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-gallus-360b805/) of the US Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program (http://www.sexualassault.army.mil/)stops by the People Stack to talk about augmenting the people skills of strong contributors once they move to management, raising awareness and preventing sexual misconduct in the US Army, and making sure you unplug when work is too real.
Mike Johnson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpjohnson/), Director of Communities & Technology at Mass TLC stops by the People Stack to talk about the benefits of MassTLC membership, pay transparency, the current hiring climate, and the addition of his new role where he gets to fix printers.
Andrew Ramsen (https://www.linkedin.com/in/irama), CEO of Alpha Transform and host of the Alpha Geek Podcast (https://www.alphatransform.com.au/alpha-geek-podcast/), stops by the People Stack to talk about his journey, the 6 superpowers of tech management and his upcoming book.
The People Stack drops in on Luke Stevens (https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-stevens-875a295), CTO of Berklee Online at the Berklee College of Music (https://online.berklee.edu/) to talk about building tools for online education, leading a mixed team of local and remote developers, the benefits of making some communication public, using Slack, and try to answer what the hell email is for.
Ali Greene (https://www.linkedin.com/in/greeneali) of Duck, Duck, Go (https://duckduckgo.com/) answers the question of the ages: what does it mean to "go to work" when you work remotely? Also, hear how a recent work-cation to Japan highlighted people challenges when your team is half a world apart.
Rhiannon Chiacchiaro (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhichi, the Director of Marketing and Technical Documentation Services at Deep Core Data (https://www.deepcoredata.com/) stops by the People Stack to talk about the 4 C's of good tech documentation, the human side of Marketing, and the struggle of getting past the "customer" to the human inside.
Katie Greenman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiegreenman) of HumanSide (http://www.thehumansideof.us/) stops by the People Stack to talk about how listening from your heart can make you a more balanced person and how grad school and Improv comedy changed her life (and work).
Constance Ip (https://www.linkedin.com/in/constanceip) of New York Code + Design Academy (https://nycda.com/) joins the People Stack to talk about their merger with Strayer University, training new developers, being part of a distributed team, and positive effects of glass of wine.
Samantha Glasberg (https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-glasberg-5504171a) from Stitch (https://www.stitchdata.com/) stops by the People Stack to about people management while growing a startup and getting acquired. Sam and Jen also talk about hiring, firing, compensation negotiation, career paths and way more.
Dawn McDougall(https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnmcdougall), Executive Director of Code for Philly (https://codeforphilly.org/) stops by the People Stack to talk about managing and leading for civic tech for the betterment of the city of Philadelphia and how people of all stripes can get more involved.
Yuval Yarden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yyarden), Program Director at Philly Startup Leaders (http://phillystartupleaders.org/) talks about getting into tech, working to grow the Philadelphia start-up scene, managing in an non-profit and how she got to be the Program Director.
Sarah Johnson (http://www.techgirlz.org/team/sarah-johnson/), National Outreach Manager for TechGirlz stops by the People Stack to talk about STEM education opportunities for middle school girls, running a workshop using their TechSHOPZ-in-a-box, and the meaning of Geek in a world of computer literacy.
Thomas Guidotti(https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-guidotti-7a656435), CEO of Omne Solutions (http://omnesolutions.com/) stops by the People Stack to talk about the balancing act that is autonomy, building better meetings, and helping clients to help themselves.