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What's it actually like working on a product team in tech? Each episode, Matthew interviews folks from all facets of the tech industry. We'll be interviewing developers, product managers, scrum masters, and managers what their day to day is like, what practices keep their team running smoothly,Read more

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Brian - Breaking Down the Steps to Becoming a Technical Founder

May 13 • 54:46

This week Matt sits down with Brian Faber. Brian is the CTO & Co-Founder of Mayday. In this episode, we discuss how Brian went from getting his first computer at the age of seven and teaching himself to program, to skipping university and getting his first development contract building Game Boy Advanced. We discussed the process of building a start-up & managing time....

Mark Prince–Dive In & Be Obsessed

Apr 28 • 41:15
This week Matt sits down with Mark Prince. Mark is a software engineer at Quantum Mob, where he works with big name clients building web sites. When Mark turned 30, he made the decision to make a career change, and reignite his childhood love of coding. Mark explains how he would “pre-work” in order to learn quickly on the job & why he credits his history of service jobs f...

Josh Cunningham - Digging deeper into a product to understand the entire software development lifecycle

Mar 18 • 53:30
This week Matt sits down with Josh Cunningham, technical lead at Auth0. Josh started his 15-year programming career while studying chemistry and quickly moved into freelancing and agency work before joining Auth0. We discuss the learning curve of joining a fast-growing product company, and how quickly. In this episode, we discuss why and how testing is critical and how to ...

Andy Knight - Automation Panda origin story, BDD, test automation before it was cool

Mar 11 • 01:24:25

This week Matt sits down with Andrew Knight. You likely know Andy from his blog AutomationPanda.com or from one of his many talks at Tech Conferences spanning across the globe. In this episode Andy discusses how the TI-83 got him hooked on programming, how Automation Panda started as a place for him to save his notes between jobs, and how blogging led to speaking at confer...

Landy Simpson – Growth Happens in Uncomfortable Situations

Feb 25 • 44:55

This week Matt sits down with Landy Simpson, engineer. Landy discusses the first talk she gave for Power to Fly & what she learned from that experience. We also cover why Landy took up writing, including a very successful Elastic Search Engine article that peaked the interest of some important industry folks and led to her Power to Fly conference. ...

Charity Majors, CTO of HoneyComb.io — Empowering great engineering teams with great tooling

Feb 9 • 01:29:20

This week Matt sits down with Charity Majors, CTO of Honeycomb. Charity discusses the dangers of aging code in pre-production, what it takes to lead an engineering organization, from on-call, to management, to hiring....

Nora — Confidence as a junior developer & should you do a bootcamp?

Jan 28 • 30:15

This week Matt sits down with Nora, a junior developer at a digital consultancy, to discuss having success in theprofessional world of programming despite not having a University Degree. Noratalks about the confidence that graduating from a programming bootcamp gave her & how she has been able to take that with her to excel in her career. ...

Sameer Mehta - Engineering Organized Learning & Productivity

Jan 14 • 51:42

This week Matt sits down with Sameer to talk about excelling in your first role and using it as a stepping stone, establishing a personal knowledgebase, and the importance of staying organized. We dive into how Sameer got started building contract versioning software for the Real Estate space and his experience converting a legacy Ruby on Rails and Ember application to Nex...

Thom Lamb - Freelancer vs Agencies vs Product Companies

Dec 22 • 55:47
This week Matt sits down with Thom Lamb to speak about the pros and cons of
Freelancing vs Agencies vs Product Companies. We discuss the importance of
budgeting your time & finances as a freelancer as well as best practices to
consider when entering the software design field.
Other things discussed in this episode include how the pandemic exposed a lot of
businesses, the c...

Dan Moore - Blogging, how to get started in the start-up world and building developer relationships in a virtual world

Dec 17 • 50:26

In this week’s episode Matt sits down with Dan Moore. Dan is currently working at FusionAuth as a Developer Advocate. I spoke to Dan about his origins of creating an automated mailing system for his parents’ Insurance Company, how even your “weak” relationships can still create opportunity down the road & why it is important to test your cofounder. Dan’s new book “Letters ...

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