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November 13, 2019
In the last episode, we talked about modifier functions. In today's episode, we're talking about modes and paradigms in the form of everyday goals and processes.
November 11, 2019
Context is a big deal in the job of a developer. In today's episode, we're applying a zoomed out model of thinking to everyday behavior to make us better developers, co-workers and leaders.
November 8, 2019
In today's episode, we're talking about how we can practice values and stay focused without overanalyzing every detail.
November 6, 2019
What causes us to do the things we do? In today's episode, we're discussing the complexity of motivations and identifying the chains of motivations in our actions as developers.
November 4, 2019
A senior engineer will often answer every question starting with "It Depends..." In today's episode, we're talking about context and decision making beyond, "It Depends".
November 1, 2019
What do your questions create? Every question we ask as a developer or manager has an impact on the person or people we are asking. In today's episode, we're talking about shifting question asking from the way we intuitively ask to a new way.
October 30, 2019
Today we air part 2 of our interview with Anil Glitch, CEO of Glitch.
October 28, 2019
In this part 1 of our two part interview with Anil Dash, CEO of Glitch we talk about how Glitch got its start, and whiteboard interview processes.
October 25, 2019
In today's episode, we're going to use a visualization to understand our perspective.
October 23, 2019
Accountability can have a profound impact on your willingness to follow through with commitments. In today's episode we're talking about what it means to have accountability.
October 21, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers is a series here at Developer Tea and today we'll continue those skills with an episode on system thinking.
October 18, 2019
A lot of the work of a developer and determining how things come together, comes down to the developers themselves.
October 16, 2019
In today's episode we're talking about intentionally thinking about the future and reflecting on the past.
October 14, 2019
In today's episode, we're talking about a specific heuristic to drive your career growth.
October 11, 2019
In today's episode we're talking about a behavior that's gained a lot of traction lately and that's being radically candid with your co-workers.
October 9, 2019
What does it mean to be a bad developer? That's what we're talking about on today's episode of Developer Tea
October 7, 2019
When we think about what we can do, the possibilities are virtually infinite, but what we will do is a completely different story.
October 4, 2019
Imagine you're at your home and it's late at night, watching a thriller with a lot of jump-scares that that startle you.
October 3, 2019
You have a lot to do and sometimes it feels like life can't get any more stressful, until it does. So what do you do when faces with overwhelm?
September 30, 2019
A lot of bad advice is given when experiencing a bad interview. In today's episode we're going to talk about how to handle bad interviews in a positive way.
September 28, 2019
In today's episode we talk about moving some wasteful processes and systems from explicit to implicit. Today's episode is sponsored by Bluemedora. Upgrade your monitoring platform with BindPlane and unlock insights from all your on-prem, hybrid-cloud, and multi-cloud technologies. Get started today at https://bluemedora.com/tea
September 25, 2019
In the last couple of episodes we've been talking about how to move certain implicit systems to become more explicit. Personal ways of thinking and mechanisms that help us get through our day by going into auto-pilot. Today we're talking about implicit systems that managers use and how we can develop more explicit systems.
September 23, 2019
This week we continue to discuss the implicit processes that our brains make and how we can make those processes more explicit. In today's episode we're talking about implicit emotions.
September 20, 2019
In the next few episodes we'll be diving into the auto-pilot systems and the implicit decisions that we make and how they can effect our growth as developers.
September 18, 2019
Memories are faulty and perceptions are skewed. In today's episode, we're talking about perceptions and how those can skew our understanding of our career paths.
September 16, 2019
Today's episode we're joined by Jessica Hall, Co-Author of the book Product Mindsetand in this part two of our two part interview with Jessica we talk about the career things she's most interested in right now and the three things that distinguish the folks she works with.
September 13, 2019
If you've worried about your job becoming automated or your looking for ways to grow into you next role, this episode with Jessica Hall is for you.
September 11, 2019
In today's episode, we're looking at the things we want to do in order to become a bad manager and uncover the "why" behind bad manager's behaviors.
September 9, 2019
In today's episode, we talk about the difficulty of imagining an alternate reality, and how that affects our decision making for the future. Today's episode is sponsored by Barclays. Barclays is hiring! At Barclays, developers are always developing. Find your next role at https://home.barclays/developers today.
September 6, 2019
In today's episode, we discuss the difficulty of finding your personal purpose, and the tension we can all feel when we can't put our finger on our purpose.
September 4, 2019
The science of motivation is tricky. We know some of the things we want but don't know how to get them.
September 3, 2019
Something difficult to accept is the fact that you will probably change.
August 30, 2019
Different ways to think about finding purpose.
August 28, 2019
If you're feeling stuck right now, this is the episode for you.
August 26, 2019
Today we're focusing on self-improvements as a team.
August 21, 2019
School will be starting soon and in today's episode we're talking specifically to students.
August 19, 2019
We've all experienced boredom.
August 16, 2019
Today we're talking about thinking long term.
August 14, 2019
The stereotype that developers are highly opinionated.
August 12, 2019
It's important to find ways to succeed.
August 9, 2019
Failure is a fundamental part of improvement.
August 5, 2019
Where do great ideas come from?
August 2, 2019
You just got your first job as an engineer. What exactly does it mean to be a senior engineer?
July 31, 2019
Whether we like to admit it or not we've all dealt with a difficult coworker.
July 29, 2019
This week, we go back to an older format - 3x3. This week we'll give three different techniques for different challenges we're faced with as developers today, we're talking about Uncovering Hidden Information
July 26, 2019
Think about a belief you hold relatively strongly.
July 24, 2019
Imagine that you aren't a software developer and instead a goalie. How would you defend a penalty kick?
July 22, 2019
Perhaps one of the most undervalued skills of developers to to affect change.
July 19, 2019
Our fear of missing out is usually a fear of missing out on a specific opportunity.
July 17, 2019
You've probably seen the stereotypical hacker type. Someone who stays up late, drinking energy drinks endlessly and working in the dark. In today's episode we're uncovering core features of the 10x engineer stereotype and why this could be viewed as unhealthy.
July 15, 2019
Today, we're talking about managing anxiety in the workspace.
July 12, 2019
In your career, you've probably experienced beginner's luck. Today, we'll put ourselves in a beginners shoes and get an understanding of why beginner's luck exists.
July 10, 2019
Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An elegant puzzle.
July 8, 2019
Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An elegant puzzle.
July 5, 2019
Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An elegant puzzle.
July 3, 2019
In today's episode, we're discussing young developers and mentoring. This episode is all about clarity.
July 1, 2019
What are your goals for the rest of your year? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
June 30, 2019
It's important to have a foundation for best practice but where does it come from?
June 26, 2019
Whether you have a job or interviewing for someone to take a job, we are looking for others to provide us feedback.
June 24, 2019
How many sinks are in your house? You have the information to access this information, and in this episode we can walk through challenges we face.
June 21, 2019
In today's episode we're chatting again with Matt Klein.
June 19, 2019
What does a long career as an individual contributor look like? The answer isn't always clear cut, especially if you're give the option of becoming a manager. Today, we'll talk to Matt Klein about how he approaches that.
June 17, 2019
What do you expect from yourself? Today, we're talking about personal expectations.
June 12, 2019
We talk about how difficult it is to find a method to produce the results you want.
June 10, 2019
Take a moment and open your calendar. Look across the last week or two and look at the different meetings you had. Today, we're talking about meaningful meetings.
June 7, 2019
This is part 2 of the interview with Lambda School's CTO - Ben Nelson.
June 5, 2019
This is part 1 of a two part interview with Lambda School's CTO - Ben Nelson.
June 3, 2019
What should we care about when looking for a job?
May 31, 2019
One of the most amazing things about the human brain and it's ability to make connections. We talk with DuckDuckGo CEO, Gabriel Weinberg about just that in part 2 of this interview.
May 29, 2019
One of the most amazing things about the human brain and it's ability to make connections. We talk with DuckDuckGo CEO, Gabriel Weinberg about just that in part 1 of this interview.
May 27, 2019
There is no one right way to write software. In today's episode we're talking about code that does what you want it to.
May 24, 2019
You are better off focusing on strengths and becoming an expert than improving your weaknesses to a level of mediocrity.
May 22, 2019
Make your problems small enough to fit in your head, then compose your solutions.
May 20, 2019
Three things I wish I knew starting out as a software developer.
May 17, 2019
Listening requires that you have space. Burnout is a real effect and in today's episode we're talking about how to watch out for burnout.
May 15, 2019
There's a difficult road in front of anyone who is on a job search. Occasionally, opportunities will land in your lap, but more often, it's a constant review of scanning job descriptions and applications.
May 13, 2019
In our last episode we talked about big decisions. In today's episode, we're talking about uncovering new options that you didn't think existed.
May 10, 2019
Our experience as humans is a difficult one to wrap our minds around. Often what we see clearly from the outside looking in is obscured from the inside looking out.
May 8, 2019
Think back to a moment when your mind shifted at a fundamental level. Today, we're talking about mental simulations and artificial constraints
May 6, 2019
What do you value? Values aren't always easy to find. In today's episode, we talk about using the lens of fear to understand our values better.
May 3, 2019
What Kind of Decisions Are You Optimizing For? In today's episode, we focus on the individual contributor level and managerial level.
May 1, 2019
Most of the time, even when we're succeeding the steps we take on a daily basis are failures. Failure is what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
April 29, 2019
New jobs are exciting, but it can also be challenging. In today's episode we're talking about the perspective of starting a new job.
April 26, 2019
Nobody choses to do things against our interest. In today's episode, we're talking about decisions we face on a daily basis.
April 24, 2019
I want you to think back to the last meeting you had....did you feel like it was a waste of time?
April 22, 2019
As a developer, part of your job is estimating risk and value. In today's episode we're talking changing our risk and value evaluations from a static process to a functional process.
April 19, 2019
What if every decision you made had a bet attached to it? That's
April 17, 2019
What if every decision you made had a bet attached to it? That's
April 15, 2019
Take a moment to think about one of your most important goals in life.
April 12, 2019
When you talk about career goals, you often talk about results.
April 10, 2019
No matter where you are in your career, whether a developer, designer, PM or manager you have aspirations.
April 8, 2019
Imagine for a moment that you are a hiring manager who needs to determine who is a good addition to a team of developers. You need to make a judgement call. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
April 3, 2019
How can a concept mean so many different things for different people? Why does feedback cause to fear for some and productivity to others?
April 1, 2019
What do company benefits, birthday presents, and IOUs have in common? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
March 29, 2019
What makes you feel comfortable and safe? In today's episode, we're talking about taking risks.
March 27, 2019
Take a moment to do a thought experiment. Remove your thought extractions.
March 26, 2019
Today is a special episode of Developer Tea, we're airing an episode in which Jonathan was interviewed by the folks at Soft Skills Engineering podcast.
March 22, 2019
What is the one thing you do automatically that you wish you could change?
March 20, 2019
In part 2 of our interview with Ali we cover what Ali's working on now and things she wishes people would ask her more about.
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