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I share stories and tips from my 3 decades of experience in the Big Tech industry, including working for many years at both Amazon and Google. This is not a deeply technical show. I talk mostly about things like tech leadership, corporate decision-making, politics, dysfunction, and how to be a better engineer. Anyone interested in Big Tech should be able to listen to this and enjoy the storytelling.

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I share stories and tips from my 3 decades of experience in the Big Tech industry, including working for many years at both Amazon and Google. This is not a deeply technical show. I talk mostly about things like tech leadership, corporate decision-making, politics, dysfunction, and how to be a better engineer. Anyone interested in Big Tech should be able to listen to this and enjoy the storytelling.

    STT e54: On to my next adventure!

    STT e54: On to my next adventure!

    Hi folks,In this episode I say a tearful adieu. I have taken a very exciting new role at Sourcegraph, and I only want to talk about that from now on, so I'm semi-retiring this podcast.I will release a few episodes a year on this channel, and I will likely put more work than usual into them, so stay subscribed if you would like to see occasional new drops on this channel.Thanks so much for listening, and I hope to see you all on my Sourcegraph talks!Cheers,Steve

    • 16 min
    STT E53: The Bazel Build System

    STT E53: The Bazel Build System

    Featuring special guest Alex Eagle, Founder and CEO of Aspect.dev, which specializes in Enterprise Bazel support. I worked with Alex for years back at Google and we both have a ton of respect for the Bazel build system, which is the open-source version of Blaze (Google's internal build system).I have some sound issues on my end this week, though Alex's sound came out great. But the biggest problem with this week's episode is that my stream (in postproduction) wound up about 1.5 se...

    • 51 min
    STT E52: Service Mesh 101

    STT E52: Service Mesh 101

    Hey folks! Today's episode is an intro to Service Meshes.There are many, many players in this space, and I only talk about a few of them. Notably I left out Buoyant, which provides a mesh based on linkerd. So this is not a full comparison of all possible options. But it does cover a lot of the big ones.This episode has some sound and picture issues. I recorded it in my guitar/music studio instead of my regular studio, because I am considering consolidating them and wan...

    • 56 min
    STT e51: Should I be a manager?

    STT e51: Should I be a manager?

    Hey folks,Someone asked me for career advice on whether they should make the jump over onto the management track. We had a nice conversation about it and I decided to give a little talk on it this week.I had some technical issues and wound up getting delayed a day; my apologies.I also apologize that the editing is a bit choppy. It's a little bit of a bumpy ride, but I wanted to keep myself on topic and I wound up deleting a good 25-30% of the talk. I hope it's intelligible.If you ...

    • 34 min
    STT E50: Jeff Atwood (Stack Overflow cofounder)

    STT E50: Jeff Atwood (Stack Overflow cofounder)

    Hey folks!I'm very pleased to be hosting Jeff Atwood as our guest this week.Jeff was co-creator of Stack Overflow, which is by far one of themost successful Q&A sites ever created, and is every programmer'sbest friend.Jeff and I talked about all sorts of stuff. I didn't have a fixedagenda and just let the conversation roll. Jeff talks about quitea few topics near and dear to his heart, especially hardware andcolocation. He also talks about his $10k bet with John Carmacko...

    • 47 min
    STT E49 - I'm Un-Retiring

    STT E49 - I'm Un-Retiring

    Today I talk about how (and why) after 2 years of really enjoying retirement, I've decided to go back into the industry.Feel free to give this one a pass if you are looking for something more like one of my usual "tech talks". This is basically a status update that was suggested by next week's guest, while we were recording.

    • 56 min

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