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By Henry Suryawirawan

Great technical leadership requires more than just great coding skills. It requires a variety of other skills that are not well-defined, and they are not something that we can fully learn in any school or book. Hear from experienced technical leaders sharing their journey and philosophy for building great technical teams and achieving technical excellence. Find out what makes them great and how to apply those lessons to your work and team.

#89 - Code That Fits in Your Head - Mark Seemann

Mark Seemann is an acclaimed author, international speaker, and a highly experienced developer. In this episode, Mark shared insights from his latest book, “Code That Fits in Your Head”, on how to write sustainable software and manage software complexity by applying some heuristics and practices.

#88 - Observability Engineering - Liz Fong-Jones

Liz Fong-Jones is the co-author of the “Observability Engineering” book and a Principal Developer Advocate for SRE and Observability at Honeycomb. In this episode, Liz shared in-depth about observability, why it is becoming an important practice, and ways to implement and improve our system’s observability.

#87 - Learning to Program With Exercism and Building Employee Culture With Kaido - Jeremy Walker

Jeremy Walker is the co-founder of Exercism and Kaido. In this episode, Jeremy shared about what Exercism and Kaido are, his experiences running a large open source program, building company culture and practical tips on improving our personal well-being.

#86 - Adaptive Systems with Wardley Mapping, Domain-Driven Design, and Team Topologies - Susanne Kaiser

Susanne Kaiser is the author of the upcoming book “Adaptive Systems with Domain-Driven Design, Wardley Mapping, and Team Topologies”. In this episode, Susanne shared insights from her book on how to bring together those 3 techniques to design and build adaptive systems for a fast flow of change.

#85 - Agile Recruiting: Hiring in a Complex and Uncertain World - Jens Olberding

Jens Olberding is the author of “Agile Recruiting” and an expert in agile HR management. In this episode, Jens shared about the great resignation trend, agile recruiting, and a few of recruiting best practices, including the SuSiBOL interview technique.

#84 - Tech Consulting and Upskilling Others Through Livestreams - Laurențiu Spilcă

Laurențiu Spilcă is a development lead and trainer at Endava, an author of multiple books and a frequent coding livestreamer on YouTube. In this episode, Laurențiu shared his experience as a developer consultant, the importance of soft skills, dealing with projects, and how to produce and structure content.

#83 - Effective Remote Work - James Stanier

James Stanier is the author of “Effective Remote Work” and Director of Engineering at Shopify. In this episode, James shared why remote work is here to stay, the importance of treating everyone as remote, practical tips for individuals and managers, and how remote can become a great leveler towards equality.

#82 - Engineering Leadership Lessons From Scaling Up Bukalapak - Mohammed Alabsi

Mohammed Alabsi is a seasoned technology leader, startup advisor, and angel investor. In this episode, Mohammed shared his lessons learned at Amazon, his experience scaling up Bukalapak engineering to help gear the business towards IPO, and his advice to startups and tech leaders.

#81 - Architecture Is Context—Making the Right Architecture Decisions - Eltjo Poort

Eltjo Poort is the architecture practice lead at CGI Netherlands. In this episode, Eltjo shared the importance of architecture context to make the right architecture decisions, architect’s main responsibilities, the goals of an architecture document, and how to deal with technical debt.

#80 - Personal Agility System - Peter Stevens and Maria Matarelli

Peter Stevens and Maria Matarelli are the co-founders of the Personal Agility Institute and the authors of the “Personal Agility”. In this episode, they shared what Personal Agility System is and how we can apply this framework to create individual and organizational agility by answering the 6 powerful questions.