13 episodes

You can’t crack company culture with code. And so the ‘WTF is Cloud Native?’ team at Container Solutions brings you Hacking the Org–30 minute conversations with software leaders to share case studies of organisational structures and management techniques that don’t suck. See what it takes to build company cultures that put the people first, and get practical steps to inspire you to hack your org.

Hacking the Org Container Solutions

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You can’t crack company culture with code. And so the ‘WTF is Cloud Native?’ team at Container Solutions brings you Hacking the Org–30 minute conversations with software leaders to share case studies of organisational structures and management techniques that don’t suck. See what it takes to build company cultures that put the people first, and get practical steps to inspire you to hack your org.

    Honeycomb CTO Charity Majors on Code Rewrites, Acquisitions, Observability, and Team Performance

    Honeycomb CTO Charity Majors on Code Rewrites, Acquisitions, Observability, and Team Performance

    Charles Humble talks to Honeycomb CTO and co-founder Charity Majors. They talk about her experience at Parse: re-writing Parse in Go, and her lessons from Parse’s acquisition and shut-down by Facebook. They also discuss Scuba, why Charity went from CEO to CTO at Honeycomb, places where dashboards make sense, and how to think and talk about technical team performance.

    • 32 min
    Jennifer Mace on How Google Does SRE

    Jennifer Mace on How Google Does SRE

    Charles Humble talks to Jennifer Mace, aka as Macey. She gives us her definitions of "site reliability engineer" and “toil”, discusses how google recruits SREs, explores how to manage risk and speed, and the pros and cons of having a centralised SRE function and why that model, vs. the “You build it, you run it” model preferred by Netflix, works well at Google. She also offers advice for junior SREs and tells us what it is like when the pager goes off.

    • 34 min
    Syntasso COO Paula Kennedy on Platform Team Responsibilities, Patterns and Anti-patterns

    Syntasso COO Paula Kennedy on Platform Team Responsibilities, Patterns and Anti-patterns

    Charles Humble talks to Paula Kennedy about the rise of platforms.  They discuss platform definitions; common anti-patterns and how to guard against them at both a team and organisational level; proving the value of a platform team to the business; setting up a platform team; lessons learned from Pivotal; and the Syntasso product.

    • 33 min
    Adrian Cockcroft on Serverless, Continuous Resilience, Wardley Mapping, Large Memory Systems and Sustainability

    Adrian Cockcroft on Serverless, Continuous Resilience, Wardley Mapping, Large Memory Systems and Sustainability

    Charles Humble talks to Adrian Cockcroft, ex of AWS, Battery Ventures and Netflix. They discuss: memes in computing, serverless first, chaos and ideas around continuous resilience, strategy and Wardley Mapping, using large hardware such as AWS ultra clusters, and sustainable software.

    • 39 min
    Toli and Andy Norton from Cinch on Team Topologies, Theory of Constraints, and Serverless

    Toli and Andy Norton from Cinch on Team Topologies, Theory of Constraints, and Serverless

    Charles Humble talks to Apostolis Apostolidis (aka Toli) and Andy Norton from Cinch, arguably one of the UKs most successful start-ups.  They discuss: how the company got started, how Team Topologies, the Spotify Model, and the Theory of Constraints influenced how the organisation was designed; building a learning organisation; migrating from Kubernetes to Serverless; and observability and SRE practices at the firm.

    • 40 min
    Silicon Valley Product Group’s Christian Idiodi on Product Management Skills and Product Discovery

    Silicon Valley Product Group’s Christian Idiodi on Product Management Skills and Product Discovery

    In this episode Charles Humble talks to Silicon Valley Product Group partner Christian Idiodi about how he got started in product management, the Certified Scrum Product Owner and MBA pathologies,  how product management is badly taught, the skills you need, and how to improve.

    • 35 min

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