A pragmatic podcast about leadership, product dev, and tech decisions between two recovering Chief Technology Officers.
Vue, Vuex, Auth, and State Management
BLM, White Privilege, Accountability, Guilt, Responsibilities, and Helping
The world feels like a different place from just a couple weeks ago, but it's not. The United States is still in the same place it has been for a long time, if you're a minority. Randy and Don discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, police accountability, racism, privilege, guilt, and where they might fit in to not being part of the problem.
From Manager/Dev to Non-coding Manager
Right before the COVID pandemic hit, Randy was asked to take on the management of two new teams, which changed his typical role of manager-developer to strictly people management, meetings, and project tracking. Don and Randy discuss the change as it affected Randy and what he thinks is the most important factors for folks in the same boat.
Big Ideas Getting Planned, Part 2
Don and Randy continue their discussion about the business plans in the Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition, this time about the best entries and how the competition played out. Coconuts!
Big Ideas Getting Planned, Part 1
Don brings in a few examples from an upcoming Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition in which he's playing the role of a judge. We discuss the importance of good writing, identifying the problem, and setting reasonable goals and metrics to give folks the notion you have some idea what you're doing. In Part 1, we discuss the weakest entries before tackling the better ones in Part 2.
Difficult Choices and Hard Conversations
Don and Randy talk about what's been going on with the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected their firms, jobs, and side projects. What does it mean to talk to folks under your wing? What kind of leadership does it take when the real world seems out of your control?
As a new CTO to a startup, this podcast has been absolutely helpful and informative.
Great balance of tech and people topics
As veterans in the tech space, Randy and Don offer real-world practical perspectives on a wide range of technical topics while also discussing the many people-related issues and challenges that are just as much a part of tech as the code.
Smart Approach To The Business of Human Managment
Both Don and Randy bring very accessible insight to the workings of being a manager of few and many in the tech industry. Understanding the scope of a project and how to handle clients and employees is shared with a smart, realistic, and human approach. Though, I may be biased, since I'm Randy's wife, but it doesn't change the fact that these two are worth listening to. :)