Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.
With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Better Process to Match Intentions to Actions
Your time is full of intent, but if you reflect back - how often do you do what you intend?
Our actions are usually trying to reach some outcome, but are haphazard and habit-driven. What if we made that outcome explicit, and made our calendars reflect specific processes instead of vague outcomes?
Change Through the Lens of Adjustment and Maintenance
Change is inevitable, but it's not always what we think it will be. Our framework for change should be ready for change we don't expect as much or more than for change we do expect.
Built to Change
The flow of change is inevitable. Are you building with it, or ignoring it in vane?
Deconstructing Status Meetings
What if status meant something different? Your status meeting overload is probably a symptom of a more important problem: you're not sure what you're measuring against.
Lower Cognitive Load - Pick Your Tools, Then Do Your Work
Lower cognitive load by picking your tools, and then using them. Avoid the constant evaluation of tooling; it's an intuitive response to the amazing leverage you experienced when you first picked up the tools you have, but now your highest leverage activity is focus.
Lower Cognitive Load - Primary Activities, Modes, and Cues
Lower cognitive load by looking at your primary activities and modes, and creating cues that help you shortcut to those modes. This importantly gives you a better signal and a spike in cognitive load when something comes up that doesn't match your primary activities and modes.
Every episode gives you something to think about
Jonathan always chooses topics that leave me with something to take away and think about. Taking into account the topics he brings up has helped me see my development approach from different perspectives and I think made me better for it.
Makes you think
This podcast is unlike any other I’ve listened to. I’m a new software developer and these short, digestible episodes are excellent for helping me think more deeply about my career. I’m intrigued by how each episode is geared towards helping developers navigate the world of software developing in a novel way-by serving the mindset of anyone who wants to be a more aware developer. So glad I found this!