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.

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#168 - Serverless as a Game Changer - Joseph Emison

Are you ever frustrated by your software development team getting bogged down doing undifferentiated tasks? In this episode, Joseph Emison, CTO of Branch Insurance and author of “Serverless as a Game Changer,” suggests how serverless technology can streamline the way we do software development.

#167 - Uncovering Blind Spots: How Great Leaders Unleash Great Performance - Marisa Murray

Marisa Murray is the CEO of Leaderley and the author of “Blind Spots”. In this episode, Marisa delves into blind spots and explains why leaders must uncover them to become truly effective and deliver more impact and performance for the organizations we lead.

#166 - The Kanban Guide You Should Know About - Colleen Johnson

Colleen Johnson is the CEO of ProKanban, and in this episode, we delve into the fundamentals of Kanban and how to optimize your workflow. You’ll learn important Kanban concepts you should know about, such as work item age, workflow policy, flow metrics, and Service Level Expectation (SLE).

#165 - Learning to Program in the Era of Generative AI - Leo Porter & Daniel Zingaro

Can AI help you learn to code? Will AI take your developer job? In this episode, I discuss with Leo Porter and Daniel Zingaro, the co-authors of “Learning AI-Assisted Python Programming”, the impact of AI assistants on how we learn and approach programming and its potential impact to society.

#164 - Lead Developer Career Guide - Shelley Benhoff

Are you a developer ready to step up and lead? In this episode, Shelley Benhoff, author of “Lead Developer Career Guide”, sheds light on the role and core responsibilities of a lead developer. We also discuss the must-have leadership and mentoring skills you need to transform you into an inspiring leader.

#163 - Becoming an Intentional Engineer and Tech Leader - Jeff Perry

Are you tired of feeling uninspired and disengaged in your engineering career? Jeff Perry is back again for a second episode with his latest book, “The Intentional Engineer”. In this episode, Jeff uncovers the keys to building a meaningful, fulfilling career by cultivating more intentionality.

#162 - Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High-Growth Organizations - Andrew Bartlow

Andrew Bartlow is the co-founder of the People Leader Accelerator and the co-author of “Scaling for Success”. In this episode, Andrew discusses the common challenges faced by high-growth organizations and offers strategies for successful scaling.

#161 - The 7 Dimensions of Highly Creative Programmers - Wouter Groeneveld

Wouter Groeneveld is a computer science education researcher and author of “The Creative Programmer”. In this episode, Wouter delve into the importance of creativity in distinguishing top-notch software engineers and shares the 7 dimensions of highly creative programmers.

#160 - Deliver Better Results: How to Level Up Your Value Delivery System - Gil Broza

Gil Broza is an Agile leadership expert and the author of the latest book “Deliver Better Results”. In this episode, Gil discusses the SQUARE Model and the strategies we can use to level up our value delivery system and deliver better results.

#159 - Leveling Up Your Code Reviews from 'Good Enough' to Great - Adrienne Tacke

Adrienne Tacke is a software engineer, keynote speaker, and the author of the upcoming book “Looks Good To Me”. In this episode, we discussed code reviews, why it is an essential part of the software development, and how to improve your code review process.