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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
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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. In today’s show we are joined by a guest who gives us tips and tricks on better ways to create sustainable documentation, thoughts on how to communicate more effectively especially in an interview and shares a continuous learning framework he uses to help him grow....

October 10, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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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. In today’s episode we explore the field of Data Science and Machine Learning and how it permeates every walk of life and the endless possibilities it provides....

September 12, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. Our guest today, Mitra (pronounced Myth-raa) Raman, is a Sr. Engineering Manager at Glossier in New York City....

May 2, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 08: Play Nice and Grow - Building a strong team and startup fundraising with Randy Sears

Episode Description What traits do you look for when hiring engineers for your team? What does fundraising look like in a startup. In today’s episode we talk about what it takes to build great teams and fundraising specifically in the startup world and much more. Our guest, Randy Sears, brings more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing scalable distributed systems in domains as diverse as education and scientific computing, and has held technical leadership roles for more than a decade....

April 18, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 07: Mad. Sad. Glad. - Emotions are your superpower with Jenn Creighton

Episode Description When was the last time you got frustrated writing code? How about sad? What if I told you learning how to recognize and harness your emotions would make you a better engineer and a better coworker? Today on the show we explore the journey of a Senior Software Engineer, how emotions make us better developers not worse, things you should do to be a better teammate, a peak into life at Netflix and more....

April 1, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley