Developing Leadership
Episode 28 | An Engineering Leader’s Search for Meaning with Chad Fowler

Episode 28 | An Engineering Leader’s Search for Meaning with Chad Fowler

September 20, 2022

Join Chad Fowler, Jason Warner, and Eiso Kant in a heartfelt existential episode on what it means to be an engineering leader that will have you question if the manager path is the right one for you. An essential listen for anyone trying to find meaning in their role.

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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.com

Episode 27 | The Power & Peril of Software Engineering Metrics with César Lugo from Typeform

Episode 27 | The Power & Peril of Software Engineering Metrics with César Lugo from Typeform

September 6, 2022

Cesar Lugo, Software Engineer and founding member of the Engineering Intelligence team at Typeform, joins us to talk about the power of engineering metrics and how data can help influence how organizations behave. Learn about continuous improvement frameworks that work and why industry benchmarks fall short of their goal to help engineering organizations thrive.

Deep dive into the topics discussed in this episode at go.developingleadership.co/ep27 

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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.com

Episode 26 | Consensus Driven Cultures, Dev Influencers & Capacity Planning

Episode 26 | Consensus Driven Cultures, Dev Influencers & Capacity Planning

August 23, 2022

Jason and Eiso ad lib on a variety of topics. From consensus-driver cultures, the trouble with software engineering endorsements and capacity planning best practices.

Warning: Eiso recorded this episode from a boat out at sea (ahoy!), so that’s why you can sometimes hear background noises coming from his side. We apologize for this and will try to keep all recording sessions on land from now on.

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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.com

Episode 25 | Reviving Engineering Teams & Overcoming the Fear of Shipping with Craig Kerstiens

Episode 25 | Reviving Engineering Teams & Overcoming the Fear of Shipping with Craig Kerstiens

August 9, 2022

Craig Kerstiens joins us for a chat on decalcifying engineering teams, why you need to get your teams to ship more, and finding A-Players. Craig runs product and engineering at Crunchy Data and has been incredibly influential in the Postgres community.

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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.com

Episode 24 | Leaders vs Managers & The Power of Sponsorship with Meri Williams

Episode 24 | Leaders vs Managers & The Power of Sponsorship with Meri Williams

July 26, 2022

Meri Williams, one of the most inspiring engineering leaders in the world, joins us for a discussion on managers vs. leaders, coaching vs. mentoring, how leaders can advise team members from different backgrounds, and the power of sponsorship.

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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.com

Episode 23 | What Motivates Engineering Leaders?

Episode 23 | What Motivates Engineering Leaders?

July 12, 2022

Jason and Eiso explore what motivates engineering leaders. They chat about how engineering value creation differs from other functions, what role ego plays as a motivating factor, engineering leadership role models, and more.

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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.com

Episode 22 | Untangling & Optimizing Your Software Engineering Cycles, with Charity Majors

Episode 22 | Untangling & Optimizing Your Software Engineering Cycles, with Charity Majors

June 28, 2022

Charity Majors, co-founder, and CTO of honeycomb.io, joins us to talk about everything that's wrong with engineering cycles, how throwing money at the problem by hiring more people is making it worse, and what we can do about it.

Find out:

  • How to create systems that increase software engineering productivity,
  • Which toolsets can enable shorter feedback loops,
  • How elite teams have figured it out,
  • How infrastructure engineering is key to all of this and more!

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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.com

Episode 21 | How to Hire Engineers & Build Inclusive Teams with Dana Lawson from Netlify

Episode 21 | How to Hire Engineers & Build Inclusive Teams with Dana Lawson from Netlify

April 19, 2022

Dana Lawson, SVP of Engineering at Netlify and the human incarnation of sunshine, joins us on the podcast to share her lessons on hiring engineers and the interview process. We also spoke about the tech industry's changes in the last decade and how you can build inclusive software engineering teams.

Deep dive into the topics discussed in this episode at go.developingleadership.co/ep21

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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 20 | Leading Async Engineering Teams & Building Hardware with Andrew Conner from Levels

Episode 20 | Leading Async Engineering Teams & Building Hardware with Andrew Conner from Levels

April 5, 2022

Andrew Conner, Co-Founder and Engineering Leader at Levels, joins us to share his journey of leading an engineering team at a company with a strong hardware component. We spoke about building remote asynchronous companies, the importance of feedback loops, deep work, and transparency as you collectively build software and hardware.

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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 19 | Transitioning From a Holacracy to a Strong Engineering Leadership Culture with Katie Wilde from Ambassador Labs

Episode 19 | Transitioning From a Holacracy to a Strong Engineering Leadership Culture with Katie Wilde from Ambassador Labs

March 22, 2022

Katie Wilde, the VP of Engineering at Ambassador Labs, joins us to spill the tea on Holacracy and decentralized management systems. Find out why these organizational structures don’t work for companies building software and how they can drive your best people away.

Katie also shared how her previous company, Buffer, transitioned from a Holacracy into a strong engineering leadership culture, through goal-oriented 1:1s, effective feedback, and creating a strong sense of responsibility among its leaders.

Deep dive into the topics discussed in this episode at go.developingleadership.co/ep19

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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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