Kelsey Hightower is one of the leading figures in open source, cloud computing, and Kubernetes. In this episode, he shared with me his insights around many things in tech (cloud, serverless, Kubernetes, and microservices). He also shared with me his inspiring career journey and personal growth mindset and methodologies.
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.
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.
Feng-Yuan is the co-founder and CEO of BasisAI, a Singapore-headquartered augmented intelligence software company that helps data-driven enterprises deploy AI responsibly. In this episode, I talked to Feng-Yuan about responsible AI and how to build trust in artificial intelligence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.