Developing Leadership
Episode 14 | The Rocky Road to Becoming an Engineering Leader with Nuno Antunes from Datadog

Episode 14 | The Rocky Road to Becoming an Engineering Leader with Nuno Antunes from Datadog

January 11, 2022

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.

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Developing Leadership is a podcast presented by Athenian. We are introducing the world of engineering to metrics and data that improve processes and help teams. If you want to learn more about data-enabled engineering, go to athenian.co 

Episode 13 | Building a Company Culture That Makes Sense with Sam Alba from Dagger

Episode 13 | Building a Company Culture That Makes Sense with Sam Alba from Dagger

December 28, 2021

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.

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Developing Leadership is a podcast presented by Athenian. We are introducing the world of engineering to metrics and data that improve processes and help teams. If you want to learn more about data-enabled engineering, go to athenian.co

Episode 12 | Scaling Engineering Organizations with Erik Bernhardsson

Episode 12 | Scaling Engineering Organizations with Erik Bernhardsson

December 14, 2021

Erik Bernhardsson joins us on the podcast to chat about building engineering teams and the delicate balance between innovation and productivity as organizations grow.

Erik has been scaling engineering teams for years. In its early days, he managed the analytics and machine learning teams at Spotify. Next, he grew Better's engineering team from 0 to 300, where he was CTO until the beginning of 2021. Erik is now working on a yet-to-be-named project that will bring exciting new tools to data teams.

In this episode, we also shared our views on team mentalities, skunkworks projects, and more as we tried to answer the question: "what is success in engineering?"

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Developing Leadership is a podcast presented by Athenian. We are introducing the world of engineering to metrics and data that improve processes and help teams. If you want to learn more about data-enabled engineering, go to athenian.co

Episode 11 | Remote Cultures & The Power of Storytelling with Michael Lopp, aka ”rands”

Episode 11 | Remote Cultures & The Power of Storytelling with Michael Lopp, aka ”rands”

November 30, 2021

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.

Discover how writing can make you a better leader and the importance of explicit communication as we navigate the challenges of remote cultures in this fun-packed episode.

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Developing Leadership is a podcast presented by Athenian. We are introducing the world of engineering to metrics and data that improve processes and help teams. If you want to learn more about data-enabled engineering, go to athenian.co

Episode 10 | The Episode You Should Send to Your CEO

Episode 10 | The Episode You Should Send to Your CEO

November 16, 2021

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. From tech debt to dependency management and communication styles, understand engineering team's infrastructures, the timings and expectations of building product, and much more.

If you want to be a better CEO for a company that builds tech, this one is for you. If you're an Engineering Leader or work in Software Engineering, this episode has some excellent insights for you too.

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Developing Leadership is a podcast presented by Athenian. We are introducing the world of engineering to metrics and data that improve processes and help teams. If you want to learn more about data-enabled engineering, go to athenian.co

Episode 9 | Building High-Performance Teams with Sam Lambert from PlanetScale

Episode 9 | Building High-Performance Teams with Sam Lambert from PlanetScale

November 2, 2021

On this episode of Developing Leadership, Sam Lambert, CEO of PlanetScale and previously VP of Engineering at GitHub, joins us to talk about building high-performance teams. We chatted about leading with influence, advocating for your team, creating delightful hiring experiences, knowing when to fire people and how to keep your software engineers close to your end-users to build great products.

One of the biggest takeaways from this episode is that you have to start with yourself if you want to build a high-performance team. So if you're looking for pointers on how to be a better leader for your team and for your company, this episode is for you!

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Developing Leadership is a podcast presented by Athenian. We are introducing the world of engineering to metrics and data that improve processes and help teams. If you want to learn more about data-enabled engineering, go to athenian.co

Episode 8 | A Deep Dive Into Engineering Leadership Roles, Part 3

Episode 8 | A Deep Dive Into Engineering Leadership Roles, Part 3

October 19, 2021

Jason and Eiso wrap up their three-part series on Engineering Leadership roles by taking a deep dive into engineering managers and tech leads.

Learn how to hire your first engineering manager, whether to hire your engineering leaders from inside the company, and how the roles of tech leads change as your company grows. We also covered some communication techniques and how to design your teams as the company scales and communication lines increase.

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Developing Leadership is a podcast presented by Athenian. We are introducing the world of engineering to metrics and data that improve processes and help teams. If you want to learn more about data-enabled engineering, go to athenian.co

Episode 7 | A Deep Dive Into Engineering Leadership Roles, Part 2

Episode 7 | A Deep Dive Into Engineering Leadership Roles, Part 2

October 5, 2021

Jason and Eiso continue their deep dive on different engineering leadership roles, sharing their thoughts on CTOs, VPs, and Managers, how to hire for these roles, and adopting organizational structures that promote transparency and trust in the decision-making processes that shape your business.

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Developing Leadership is a podcast presented by Athenian. We are introducing the world of engineering to metrics and data that improve processes and help teams. If you want to learn more about data-enabled engineering, go to athenian.co

Episode 6 | A Deep Dive Into Engineering Leadership Roles, Part 1

Episode 6 | A Deep Dive Into Engineering Leadership Roles, Part 1

September 21, 2021

In this episode of Developing Leadership, we kick off our deep-dive series on different Engineering Leadership roles.

Jason and Eiso discuss how CTOs, VPs of Engineering, and Engineering Managers should navigate through the various stages of their company. From prioritizing at different seed rounds to developing a go-to-market strategy, building their company’s architecture, and the day-to-day of each of these roles.

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Developing Leadership is a podcast presented by Athenian. We are introducing the world of engineering to metrics and data that improve processes and help teams. If you want to learn more about data-enabled engineering, go to athenian.co

Episode 5 | Should Engineers be Masters of None? with Anton Drukh from Snyk

Episode 5 | Should Engineers be Masters of None? with Anton Drukh from Snyk

September 7, 2021

Former GM of Snyk, Anton Drukh, recently became a mentor for VPs of Engineering and joined us on this week's episode to discuss his experiences leading a team split between two very different cultures. His journey as a leader working with teams in Israel and the UK is a lens into how diversity of mentalities can be an essential asset for tech companies and how it played a role in Snyk's success.

In this episode we spoke candidly about promotions, how teams evolve as companies shed their skin and grow, and the not so obvious career steps from engineer to engineering leader. The shift towards full-stack engineering is in motion. Can organizations rise to the occasion?

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Developing Leadership is a podcast presented by Athenian. We are introducing the world of engineering to metrics and data that improve processes and help teams. If you want to learn more about data-enabled engineering, go to athenian.co

 

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