Follow Jason Warner (MD at Redpoint Ventures and former CTO of GitHub) and Eiso Kant (Founder and CEO of Athenian) as they chat about the biggest lessons they've learned about Engineering Leadership throughout the years.
Episode 15 | Things That Drive Us Crazy in Software Engineering Leadership
In an episode dedicated to what we think the next generation of engineering leaders should avoid, Jason and Eiso talk about the books every engineering leader reads, the over-glorification of 80’s maniacal leaders, OKRs, and other tech industry things we love to hate.
Episode 14 | The Rocky Road to Becoming an Engineering Leader with Nuno Antunes from Datadog
Senior Director of Engineering at Datadog, Nuno Antunes, joins us to talk about a highly requested topic: Transitioning from Software Engineer to Engineering Leader.
From striking the right balance between being a people vs. process-oriented leader to the challenges of building teams in fast-growing companies, this episode is jam-packed with teachable moments, workshop approaches, and the organizational shifts we’ve witnessed through the years.
Episode 13 | Building a Company Culture That Makes Sense with Sam Alba from Dagger
Dagger Co-Founder and Docker’s former VP of Engineering, Sam Alba, joins us for a retrospective on company culture and how early-stage teams should develop it as their companies evolve. As Dagger grows from a founding team of three to ten and so forth, Sam, Jason, and Eiso, share their views on building companies, leading by example, and the importance of embracing culture in a genuine way.
Episode 12 | Scaling Engineering Organizations with Erik Bernhardsson
Erik Bernhardsson joins us on the podcast to chat about building engineering teams and the delicate balance between innovation and productivity as organizations grow. We also shared our views on team mentalities, skunkworks projects, and more as we tried to answer the question: ”what is success in engineering?”
Episode 11 | Remote Cultures & The Power of Storytelling with Michael Lopp, aka ”rands”
Community creator and engineering leader at Apple, Michael Lopp (aka rands), joins Jason and Eiso to chat about the power of storytelling for engineering and the state of content for engineering leaders. The author of ”Small Things Done Well” shares his opinions on video conferencing, distributed work, and how managers can create more authentic connections with remote teams.
Episode 10 | The Episode You Should Send to Your CEO
On our 10th episode of Developing Leadership, Eiso and Jason present a conversation dedicated to CEOs and everything they need to know about their engineering organization and leadership.