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February 14, 2020
What does it mean to be confused? What is happening in our brains and what is happening in reality? In today's episode, we're digging into confusion and the role of perception in the work you do.
February 12, 2020
Today we've got a thought experiment with the goal of flexing your lateral thinking muscles.
February 10, 2020
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.
February 7, 2020
What makes something worth doing? How do you decide what activities are worth doing?
February 5, 2020
What was the last question someone asked you that changed the way you think today?
February 3, 2020
What are the outcomes that you expect in your day-to-day life? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
January 31, 2020
The plans we make shape our lives. In today's episode, we're talking about the things we actively choose to do with our time and the process of planning that plays into our futures.
January 29, 2020
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.
January 27, 2020
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.
January 24, 2020
If you're standing in a building or riding in a vehicle, look around and think about some of the details around you. Who's job is it to manage the details?
January 22, 2020
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.
January 20, 2020
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.
January 17, 2020
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.
January 16, 2020
Information gathering and solving problems is a fun part of the developer role. In today's episode we're talking about the pros and cons of gathering too much information.
January 13, 2020
Trying to find the most productive way to work. In today's episode we're talking about different ways to think about productivity.
January 10, 2020
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.
January 9, 2020
What will be different at the end of today as a result of the actions you take?
January 6, 2020
We can't promise that we can make anyone successful, but we can talk about success as a concept from the perspective of systems.
January 3, 2020
As you begin this new year, we shouldn't overlook the transition of this decade. In today's episode we're talking about a major misconception that can inhibit us from
December 27, 2019
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.
December 23, 2019
Today we re-air an interview from 2019 with Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DuckDuckGO. Happy holidays and hope you enjoy this interview!
December 20, 2019
In this episode, we're talking about working with distraction and how we can focus better in the new year.
December 18, 2019
Today's episode is about perspective. When you have the perspective that most of what you experience will eventually be forgotten.
December 16, 2019
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.
December 13, 2019
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.
December 11, 2019
In the last episode we talked about feedback loops and in today's episode, we're talking about how that feedback loop can lead to automatic responses.
December 9, 2019
In today's episode, we're focusing on self-improvement, specifically focusing on the idea of a feedback loop and how we can use them to change and improve.
December 6, 2019
What was the last feature you built that wasn't as useful as you'd hoped? How can we avoid this scenario?
December 4, 2019
Can you experience a feeling that you don't have a name for? In today's episode we're talking about complex feelings and building a framework for creating memories and knowledge.
December 2, 2019
How do titles and roles function on a team and how can they lead us astray? Today, we're talking about roles on development teams and what they mean.
November 29, 2019
Today we're talking about how to think about requests and different ways to manage too many requests.
November 27, 2019
We're taking a moment to express a bit of gratitude for our environment that gave us the opportunity to work in the development field.
November 25, 2019
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.
November 22, 2019
Take a minute to think about the amount of responsibilities you have.
November 20, 2019
Everybody's words have influence on the people around them. In today's episode, we're going to talk about how our words can give us leverage as a professional and fellow team mate.
November 18, 2019
How can we avoid the false sense of positivity that can occur after meetings and how can we engage in the right kinds of meetings?
November 16, 2019
Today, we're talking about how your companies sub-cultural language and how that relates to clarity in knowledge transfer.
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.
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