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Episode 423: Ryan Singer on Remote Work

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Episode 423: Ryan Singer on Remote Work

Ryan Singer, Head of Strategy at Basecamp discusses the mindset and culture behind successful remote work for engineers. Akshay spoke with Ryan about communication, meeting avoidance, collaboration methods for various types of work. Ryan also talks about cultural aspects such as keeping in touch with teams, mentoring junior engineers who are remote and the power […]

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Episode 422: Michael Geers on Micro Frontends

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Episode 422: Michael Geers on Micro Frontends

Michael Geers, Frontend Developer with over a decade experience in building User Interfaces discusses Micro Frontends. Micro Frontends is an architectural style that aims to extends the benefits of microservices to User Interface development. It allows independently deliverable frontend applications to be composed into a greater whole. It also enables front end developers to be part […]

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Episode 421: Doug Fawley on gRPC

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Episode 421: Doug Fawley on gRPC

Doug Fawley, tech lead of the golang native implementation of gRPC at Google, discusses gRPC with host Robert Blumen. They examine remote procedure calls generally, as well as the evolution of RPC technologies at Google, the benefits of HTTP/2 as the foundation of an RPC stack, and what HTTP/2 contributes to gRPC (security, flow control, […]

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Episode 420: Ryan Ripley on Making Scrum Work

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Episode 420: Ryan Ripley on Making Scrum Work

Ryan Ripley, professional Scrum Trainer and host of the  podcast Agile for Humans discusses what makes scrum work and the anti-patterns to watch out for. Scrum is difficult to master. Many times the ways that organizations implement scrum can be problematic. People often change the Scrum framework to fit their organization rather than the organization […]

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Episode 419: John Ellithorpe on the Role of a CTO

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Episode 419: John Ellithorpe on the Role of a CTO

John Ellithorpe, currently EVP & Chief Product Officer @DNAnexus discusses the role of a CTO based on his unique perspective of having been in that role and having that role report into him. From the book “Book CTO’s at work” – There is no one way to define the CTO role. “CTO’s are managers, researchers, […]

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