Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and developer at @Clearbit. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why do you think you need to be great? In today's episode, we're getting clear on why we're motivated to reach our goals as developers and why we can so easily get caught in a trap of working in one particular area when we should be focusing on a bigger picture.
One of the things you notice when observing great writers or coaches is that they've got a simplicity in their work. In today's episode we discuss the relationships between simplicity, complexity and value.
In today's episode we're talking about getting too much in the weeds vs. being too far removed. We'll talk about the pros and cons of each and offer suggestions to get out of the weeds and get down from the clouds.
What are you focused on today?
Focus is perhaps the one superpower that's common in successful people. In today's episode, we're talking about a management anti-pattern that totally destroys focus and provide a solution to get focus back.
If you're listening to this episode in the morning, find a few moments with a piece of paper to write down your top three responsibilities for this week. In today's episode, we're talking about assigning responsibility.
Think about a recent simple decision you made. How rational was your decision making process? In today's episode, we're talking about two biases that can change the way you approach you work and your relationships with that work and the people who work around you.
One of the most misunderstood relationships on cross-functional teams are the role of the designer and developer. Often conflicts can go unresolved and assumptions arise of designers and developer stereotypes, and how these two departments can work better together.
Happy holidays! Today we re-air part two of our interview with Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo. Thank you for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode and we're looking forward to sharing new episodes in the new year.
Think about any relationship you've had, specifically a professional relationship. These relationships have either explicit or implicit agreements. In today's episode we're talking about explanations if breaking expectations.
Are your processes useful? In the last couple of episodes, we've been talking about feedback loops and in today's episode we're continuing that discussion and zooming out to make sure our feedback loops are proving useful.
The conflict you face on your team is likely due to competing priorities. Ultimately, it's on us to determine what our priorities are when pulled in different directions. In today's episode, we're talking about why priority is not a sole decision but a team decision.
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.
In today's episode we talk about moving some wasteful processes and systems from explicit to implicit.
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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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.