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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.

#17 - Remote Work & Asynchronous Communication at Doist - Gonçalo Silva

Gonçalo is the CTO of Doist, creators of Todoist and Twist. In this episode, I learned a lot from Gonçalo about Doist and its remote working history and culture, including some advantages and disadvantages of remote work, the importance of asynchronous communication vs synchronous, and Doist core values.

#15 - Tech Resumes & Learnings From Uber Engineering Manager - Gergely Orosz

Gergely was last an engineering manager at Uber. He is the author of “The Tech Resume Inside Out” book and “The Pragmatic Engineer” blog. In this episode, he shared about his illustrious career journey, the importance of a tech resume, some of his popular blog posts, and his firsthand experience working at Uber.

#14 - Founding Microsoft Office 365 & Digital Transformation - Richard Koh

Richard Koh is the CTO of Microsoft Singapore who played a major part in the Office 365 founding team. In this episode, I had an inspiring discussion with him around his journey founding the Office 365, the challenges faced, and on how to approach digital transformation adoption.

#13 - Startup Growth Strategy & Building Gojek Data Team - Crystal Widjaja

Crystal is a Forbes 30 Under 30 and was recently the SVP of Business Intelligence and Growth for Gojek. In this episode, I had a fascinating chat with Crystal on many things about startup and her exhilarating journey with Gojek as the first data hire. Crystal also shared her insightful tips on startup growth strategy.

#12 - Singapore's Open Government Products - Li Hongyi

Hongyi is the Director of Open Government Products (OGP), a division of the GovTech Singapore, that builds technology for the public good, such as Data.gov.sg, Parking.sg, FormSG, and Go.gov.sg. In this episode, I had an inspiring chat with him about OGP, and his challenges in leading and scaling up its initiatives.

#11 - The Journey to Humanise Software Development - Joshua Partogi

Joshua initially started his career as a software developer, but over time became more interested in the people aspect of software development. In this episode, Joshua shared his views on how we can improve the people’s aspect of the software development by treating the people more humanely.

#10 - State of Java & Code Review Best Practices - Trisha Gee

Trisha Gee is a Java Champion, author, and leader of the Java Developer Advocacy team at JetBrains. In this episode, I had a chat with Trisha about the current state of Java. She also shared some code review best practices and explained why reading code is harder than writing it.

#9 - Tech Leadership & Hypergrowth at Fintech Bank N26 - Patrick Kua

Patrick Kua is a seasoned technology leader and is passionate about accelerating the growth and success of tech organizations and technical leaders. In this episode, I had an amazing learning conversation with Pat about the Tech Lead role and discussed deep with him on what it takes to become a great technical leader.

#8 - Digital Transformation Journey in SP Digital - Chang Sau Sheong

Sau Sheong is the CEO of SP Digital, a leading energy utilities group in Asia Pacific. In this episode, Sau Sheong shared with me about the digital transformation journey that he embarked in SP Digital, which led him to winning the “Executive of the Year for Utilities” award in 2019.