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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.

#51 - JHipster Open Source Story and Java at Microsoft - Julien Dubois

Julien Dubois is the creator of JHipster and manages the Java Developer Advocacy team at Microsoft. In this episode, Julien shared about the state of Java for cloud native apps and its adoption within Microsoft and Azure, his story founding JHipster, and tips for running successful open source projects.

#50 - Riding the Architect Elevator to the Cloud - Gregor Hohpe

Gregor Hohpe is the author of “Software Architect Elevator” and “Cloud Strategy”. In this episode, we discussed the role of a software architect, the software architect elevator concept, cloud strategy, cloud vendor lock-in, and Gregor’s law of excessive complexity.

#48 - Communicate to Become a Happy & Productive Engineer - Chris Laffra

Chris Laffra is the author of “Communication for Engineers”. In this episode, Chris shared why communication is such an important skill for engineers to become more impactful, and how to deal with impostor syndrome, stress, and burnout to become truly productive and happy engineers.

#45 - The Future of Digital Healthcare - Dr. Yong Chern Chet

Dr. Yong Chern Chet is the founding COO of a SEA region early stage digital health start-up. In this episode, Dr. Chet shared about the current challenges in healthcare, his 5C digital healthcare model, as well as various technologies and adoption drivers that enable the future of digital healthcare.

#44 - Team Topologies - Manuel Pais

Manuel Pais is the co-author of “Team Topologies” and a DevOps thought leader. In this episode, Manuel shared insights from his book on organization constraints, the 4 team topologies, 3 interaction modes, and advice on how to start implementing these ideas within our organizations.

#43 - The SPACE of Developer Productivity and New Future of Work - Dr. Jenna Butler

Dr. Jenna Butler is a Visiting Research Fellow at Microsoft Research in the Productivity and Intelligence Team. In this episode, Dr. Jenna shared about the SPACE of developer productivity framework and the new future of work post COVID-19.

#42 - Chaos Engineering - Mikołaj Pawlikowski

Mikołaj Pawlikowski is an engineering lead at Bloomberg and the author of “Chaos Engineering: Site reliability through controlled disruption“. In this episode, Miko shared some insights about chaos engineering, including how to implement it properly along with the common misconceptions surrounding it.