43 episodi

This is a podcast on building software products and technology organisations. We discuss methodologies, frameworks, organisational dynamics, leadership and more.

We are Marco and Alessandro, senior technology leaders who have worked with software product organisations of any size, from startups to scale ups to established enterprises. We will take you with us on a continuous improvement journey.

Music:
Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

SpaghettiCode Marco Ziccardi - Alessandro Diaferia

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This is a podcast on building software products and technology organisations. We discuss methodologies, frameworks, organisational dynamics, leadership and more.

We are Marco and Alessandro, senior technology leaders who have worked with software product organisations of any size, from startups to scale ups to established enterprises. We will take you with us on a continuous improvement journey.

Music:
Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Sergio Fierens: How AI Is Shaping Software Engineering

    Sergio Fierens: How AI Is Shaping Software Engineering

    For this cross-continental episode we have the pleasure of chatting with Sergio Fierens about AI and how it is shaping Software Engineering.

    Sergio is a tech executive with experience in various companies across Europe, North America, and South America who's worked with AI in production. We delved into the historical development of AI, ethical considerations surrounding AI-generated content, job displacement concerns, the concept of prompt engineering, and the importance of teams experimenting with AI before integrating it into products. Exciting times ahead as we navigate the complexities and opportunities AI brings to the forefront.

    The discussion covered the historical evolution of AI, the significance of LLMs in changing industries, ethical challenges, job displacement concerns, prompt engineering nuances, and the need to align superintelligence with human interests. Sergio recommends teams to experiment with AI tools and resources for efficient operations and staying abreast of AI developments.



    Covered Topics:

    1. Historical evolution of AI and the impact of big data

    2. Ethical considerations in AI, such as copyright and data privacy

    3. Job displacement concerns and the future of work with AI integration

    4. Prompt engineering and its role in leveraging AI capabilities

    5. Dangers of AI misuse, including fake content generation

    6. Developing superintelligence alignment for ethical AI applications

    7. Recommendations for product and engineering teams to experiment with AI tools

    8. Resources for becoming more acquainted with AI advancements and transformer architectures.

    • 42 min
    Aviv Ben-Yosef: Tech Strategy and Innovation Culture

    Aviv Ben-Yosef: Tech Strategy and Innovation Culture

    Aviv joins us for this episode to help us explore what makes a tech strategy useful and effective. Spoiler alert: a tech strategy without a business strategy is useless!

    With Aviv we will also explore how to run effective engineering organizations that build technology that serves the business purpose as well as fostering innovation.

    It's not all about features. Engineering is an asset that can maximize the productivity of the rest of the departments of a company. What's important is to give space to the engineering organization to experiment and recommend better ways of solving problems.

    Do not miss this one if you are a leader in tech and want some fresh perspective on how to make your organization even more effective!

    Aviv Ben-Yosef is a Tech Executive Coach and Consultant. You can find him at https://avivbenyosef.com. He hosts his own podcast and has a few books out on the matter. Do not miss it!

    • 35 min
    Karl Cremin - The talent landscape in tech

    Karl Cremin - The talent landscape in tech

    In this episode we explore the world of hiring in tech. We will discuss how this world has changed in the last few years, what people and companies are looking for, how the most recent advancements in AI have impacted and much more.

    Karl Cremin, Co-Founder and Director at Talentspot, seasoned talent professional, will help us unlock the secrets of hiring the best talent and getting hired.

    We will also take the opportunity to mention a few hilarious anecdotes from our hiring experiences.

    You'll find some recommendations by Karl on how to maximise your chances of getting hired and useful resources to prepare.



    Check out Talentspot online: https://www.talentspot.ie/

    You can connect with Karl on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlcremin/

    • 42 min
    The CTO Track with Luca Corti

    The CTO Track with Luca Corti

    In this episode Luca will take us through his experience as CTO and the challenges of moving from an individual contributor role to a CTO.

    Luca Corti is CTO at Sibill, previously CTO for Dottori.it, and experienced technologist and programmer. He will help us better understand what it takes to be a CTO, what you need to focus on if you aspire to becoming one.

    Luca believes in the importance of learning from ones mistakes as well as creating a safe environment for people to make mistakes and learn from them.

    In this episode full of insights we will go through some of the many hats a CTO has to wear.

    Some of the topics we have touched on:

    - Transitioning from IC to CTO and the differences in the impact radius you have

    - Managing teams alignment

    - Balancing technical debt as a leader

    - The importance of creating safe environments in which people can learn from their mistakes

    - The art of hiring and recognizing team fitness

    - The importance of practicing soft skills

    - Learning to delegate

    • 41 min
    Navigating the leadership path in tech with Sebastiano Armeli

    Navigating the leadership path in tech with Sebastiano Armeli

    Join us in this insightful episode as we sit down with Sebastiano Armeli, a seasoned engineering leader with an impressive track record at companies like Spotify, PayPal, Pinterest, and Upwork.

    Seb shares his journey from a software engineer to a director of engineering, offering valuable advice for aspiring leaders in the tech industry.

    Discover the challenges Seb faced during his transition from individual contributor to manager and later to manager of managers. Gain insights into the cultural impact of leadership and the importance of managing disagreements within a team. Seb also shares his perspectives on team size, mentorship, micromanagement, and staying relevant technically.

    Whether you're a software engineer contemplating a move to management or an experienced leader seeking valuable tips, this episode provides a wealth of knowledge. Seb's reflections on mentorship, the nuances of internal and external transitions, and encouraging experimentation within teams make this conversation a must-listen.

    Stay tuned for engaging discussions on effective leadership, recommended resources for engineering leaders, and Seb's personal journey in the dynamic landscape of technology.

    • 44 min
    Marco Lenzo - Spaghetti code vs Microservices

    Marco Lenzo - Spaghetti code vs Microservices

    In yet another episode dense of insights we have the pleasure of interviewing Marco Lenzo, Lead Architect and content creator on all things related to building software at scale!

    Join us as we explore the different aspects of Microservices and how they can help your team find its way through the bowl of spaghetti code that you are left with!

    It's not just about the software: the organization structure and our understanding of the problem domains are key to nailing the right implementation of Microservices for your organization.

    SOA, Spaghetti, Lambda, Modulith, Deployment Architecture, Cloud Native, Scalability, Ruby on Rails, Spring Boot, Domain Driven Design are only some of the topics we will touch on.

    Don't miss it!



    Check out Marco Lenzo on YouTube

    • 47 min

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