Ep. 18: Optimizing for happiness - Building a code deployment platform with Marko Anastasov

Episode Description How long does it take to get your code into the hands of your customers? Do you manually copy your files to a production server? If you answered longer than a day and yes then the code deployment product, Semaphore, is what you need. Today, we chat with, Marko Anastasov, the co-founder of Semaphore, a code integration and delivery platform, about the inception, creation, and his team’s learning journey building Semaphore....

January 9, 2023 · 2 min · Nigel Finley

Ep. 17: May the test be with you - Becoming a Jedi test master with Kent C. Dodds

Episode Description Production is down!! Faulty code was released!! Users are losing your trust by the second!! Ugh, how did this happen and how could this have been prevented? By writing the right tests! Today, Jedi test master, Kent C. Dodds, joins us as we discuss all things testing, from the types of tests in your tool belt, how to write the right tests, when to run them, tools you can and should use, and ways to ensure your tests are performant....

December 10, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley

Ep. 16: From zero to guitar hero to UX engineer rockstar - Jamming on design systems with Kelly Harrop

Episode Description In today’s digital world you must have an online presence to be effective. Not only a presence but a unified, beautiful, and fast user experience. How do companies achieve consistency across thousands of pages? How do different stakeholders across the organization gain visibility into the capabilities of a system? One way is through a single design system which essentially is a set of standards intended to manage design at scale using reusable components and patterns....

November 8, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley

Ep. 15: Doers Document - Building systems and sustainable documentation with Eddie Hinkle

Episode Description Let’s say you work on a team and you have a bunch of services, how do you share knowledge about the important parts of how things work? I would hope documentation is the answer and not “tribal knowledge”. But good documentation can be hard. So is communication and so is continuing to grow your career when there are so many directions you could go....

October 10, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley

Ep. 14: Data is your destiny - Exploring data science with Ryan Valenza

Episode Description Have you used Google search today? Or listened to music recommended to you? The results and suggestions you receive from these types of services are powered by Data Science. In today’s world, big data and insights are the new currency. While it’s the machines that ultimately do the number crunching and provide the data, it’s the human touch behind the scenes that make it all possible....

September 12, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley

Ep. 13: The Coder Coder - Building a do-it-yourself learning empire with Jessica Chan

Episode Description Are you just learning to code or a self-taught developer? Need help with structured direction in your learning journey? Then you have to check out The Coder Coder!! If neither apply check this resource out anyway, there is something for everyone. In today’s episode we examine the world of learning how to code from the perspective of the teacher and dive into what it’s like to sit in the driver’s seat creating content and running a successful Youtube coding community....

August 15, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley

Ep. 12: Invest in Your Humans with YugaHQ - Kiran Kanakadani on employee happiness and retention

Episode Description How are you ensuring your employees are happy and will stay with your company? Your employees are the most important piece to your business and as such you must learn what they want in their and career and enable it. In today’s discussion we focus on empathy as the future of business in tech, why it’s important for developers to gain business acumen for greater success in their role, how a new product, YugaHQ, can help companies predict and prepare for employee turnover and much more....

July 11, 2022 · 3 min · Nigel Finley

Ep. 11: Humans as Value Creators - Unlocking your potential and building trust, clarity and empowerment with Jeff Doolittle

Episode Description A Software Architect’s role is to contain complexity and an Engineer’s role is to manage optionality, but what is a Product Owner’s role? To perform at your best you must understand your value creation responsibilities. In this episode we’ll explore the primary responsibilities of key roles in software development, the three crucial values that provide significant boosts in morale and productivity, the meaning of technical empathy, foundational principles of leadership and more....

June 11, 2022 · 3 min · Nigel Finley

Ep. 10: Illuminating the future of onboarding with Pathlight - Lizzie Matusov on the software talent bottleneck

Episode Description You just hired a new engineer. How do you reduce their time to productivity? How do you give back hours of time to engineering leaders spent prepping and training the new hire? You examine your onboarding process and you use Pathlight to help. Today’s show marks the 10th episode of Building With People For People!! I am very excited for our show today as we explore how a pre-med molecular biologist found her way into software and is building a startup addressing the software talent bottleneck....

May 16, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley

Ep. 09: Sowing Seeds of Success - Actionable advice for growing your career with Mitra Raman

Episode Description Want 7 proven steps on how to become a software engineering manager? Or what about an effective communication tool to track your teams progress over time? Listen in as we answer these questions and explore ways to grow your career with actionable steps, become a more effective engineering manager, tips on giving effective feedback and much more....

May 2, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley