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I'm on a mission to make connections between the software industry and our individual and unique lives. We all have a common goal of solving problems with the software. Whatever happens on our journeys will not stay mysterious anymore.

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I'm on a mission to make connections between the software industry and our individual and unique lives. We all have a common goal of solving problems with the software. Whatever happens on our journeys will not stay mysterious anymore.

    #19: The Software Architect Role | Systems and Architectural Thinking - 1

    #19: The Software Architect Role | Systems and Architectural Thinking - 1

    In this episode of the Software World, I tried something new and spoke without a guest.

    I had mentioned The Role of Software Architect in the previous issue of my newsletter. The podcast idea came out from that issue to have a couple of sessions about what I learned about systems and architectural thinking over the last months. This is the first episode about the topic.

    Here are the links I mention in the episode:


    On Thinking Architecturally by Peter Cripps
    The Evolutionary Architect from Building Microservices book by Sam Newman
    Fundamentals of Software Architecture by Mark Richards and Neal Ford
    Rumsfeld Matrix

    Go to candost.blog to find the mind map I built for this episode and all the show notes.

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    • 18 min
    #18: Managing Organizational Changes with Jim Allen

    #18: Managing Organizational Changes with Jim Allen

    On this episode of the Software World, I welcomed Jim Allen, Head of Engineering at Jimdo. We talked about managing changes in the organizations, the reasons for changes, and how to navigate difficult situations caused by the changes.

    You can find the show notes on candost.blog/podcast and subscribe to the newsletter to get notifications for every new podcast episode.

    If you want to reach out to Jim, you can find him on Twitter @jimallen.

    Jim and Dennis's podcast Yet Another Management Podcast (YAMP) is also available on your favorite podcast platform.



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    • 37 min
    #17: Banish Your Inner Critic with Denise Jacobs

    #17: Banish Your Inner Critic with Denise Jacobs

    On this episode of the Software World, I welcomed Denise Jacobs, speaker, author, and creativity evangelist. We talked about the inner critic that we all have and how it impacts our creativity. Denise gave answers to my questions regarding how to understand our inner critic and approach it in a better way.



    Join thousands of others and enroll in Denise's Linkedin Learning Courses from Linkedin Learning

    Denise's website where you can find links to buy her book and all the information to invite her as a speaker or for a workshop: denisejacobs.com



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    • 45 min
    #16: Being an Indie Hacker and Part-time Creator with Benedicte Raae

    #16: Being an Indie Hacker and Part-time Creator with Benedicte Raae

    In this episode, my guest is Benedicte Raae, the software developer behind POW! App. On this episode of the Software World, we talked about her indie hacker journey and how she navigates the indie hacker life, overcomes challenges, and stays motivated.

    Here are the links that are mentioned in the show:


    POW! - the privacy-first menstrual cycle journal
    LillyLabs - the business behind POW! and contractual work
    Benedicte's YouTube Channel
    Benedicte's Twitter @raae
    Benedicte's Instagram @raae.codes
    Wall Street Journal Article
    Michael Lynch and Hiring an Editor
    Benedicte's Personal Website
    Benedicte's GitHub
    Blogging for Devs Community
    UserList
    ConvertKit

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    • 58 min
    #15: Prioritization for Senior and Staff Software Engineers with Dennis Benkert

    #15: Prioritization for Senior and Staff Software Engineers with Dennis Benkert

    On this episode of the Software World, Candost is talking with Dennis Benkert about how the job requirements change for senior and staff level software engineers, and how they can prioritize their work.

    How do you prioritize your work when you grow into senior and staff roles?

    Which tasks do you choose to have a better impact on the company?

    What are your strategies to decide which task is better?



    Dennis Benkert is an Engineering Manager at Jimdo. You can find him with @denderello handle on Twitter (https://twitter.com/denderello) or GitHub (https://github.com/denderello).

    Dennis & Jim's Podcast YAMP (Yet Another Management Podcast) (https://open.spotify.com/show/4putZwefpD8jgilbEwlwGK?si=K7sMtu91RCO1GZ0_uMnEtw)



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    • 58 min
    #14: Protective Leadership & Finding Your Leadership Style - Suzan Bond

    #14: Protective Leadership & Finding Your Leadership Style - Suzan Bond

    We talked about two articles from Suzan Bond "When leaders protect the team" (https://observationsandannotations.substack.com/p/when-leaders-protect-the-team) and "Your fantasy leadership self" (https://observationsandannotations.substack.com/p/your-fantasy-leadership-self). Follow Suzan on Twitter @suzanbond (https://twitter.com/suzanbond). I really enjoyed our talk with Suzan, I hope you do too.

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    More info about Suzan Bond:

    Suzan Bond is a certified leadership coach and former COO. She has over 15 years of hands-on experience. She hosts the LeadDev Bookmarked book club and writes for the Work-Life section of Fast Company. She has been studying leadership, psychology, and organizational behavior for many years. Lately, she developed a framework called Leadership Archetypes in which she identified six leadership styles to describe the behaviors and patterns of how leaders get work done, what drives them, how they add value, and how they work with others. Go to her website https://suzanbond.com and check the details. She has a workshop that you can get benefit from.

    Besides her framework, workshop, and articles on her website, she is writing Observations and Annotations on Substack where she explores leadership, psychology, and organizational dynamics through real-life stories. I love her writing and stories. In this episode, we talked about her two articles from Observation and Annotations. The first article is called “When leaders protect the team” where she focuses on protective leadership-the reasons and results of being a protective leader. The second article is called “Your fantasy leadership self” where she wrote about the importance of being and finding yourself as a leader.

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