How can we avoid the false sense of positivity that can occur after meetings and how can we engage in the right kinds of meetings?
Preserving Subcultural Language
November 16th, 2019
Today, we're talking about how your companies sub-cultural language and how that relates to clarity in knowledge transfer.
Different Behaviors with the Same Values - Practicing Modes
November 13th, 2019
In the last episode, we talked about modifier functions. In today's episode, we're talking about modes and paradigms in the form of everyday goals and processes.
How Small Behaviors Cascade into Life-Changing Results
November 11th, 2019
Context is a big deal in the job of a developer. In today's episode, we're applying a zoomed out model of thinking to everyday behavior to make us better developers, co-workers and leaders.
Focusing On Improving One Value At A Time
November 8th, 2019
In today's episode, we're talking about how we can practice values and stay focused without overanalyzing every detail.
Tracing Chained Motivations
November 6th, 2019
What causes us to do the things we do? In today's episode, we're discussing the complexity of motivations and identifying the chains of motivations in our actions as developers.
Productivity In The Face of Ambiguity with Functional Assumptions
November 4th, 2019
A senior engineer will often answer every question starting with "It Depends..." In today's episode, we're talking about context and decision making beyond, "It Depends".
Ask Better Questions
November 1st, 2019
What do your questions create? Every question we ask as a developer or manager has an impact on the person or people we are asking. In today's episode, we're talking about shifting question asking from the way we intuitively ask to a new way.
Interview with Anil Dash (Part 2)
October 30th, 2019
Today we air part 2 of our interview with Anil Glitch, CEO of Glitch.
Interview with Anil Dash (Part 1)
October 28th, 2019
In this part 1 of our two part interview with Anil Dash, CEO of Glitch we talk about how Glitch got its start, and whiteboard interview processes.
Seeking a Disconnected Perspective
October 25th, 2019
In today's episode, we're going to use a visualization to understand our perspective.
Balancing Accountability and Empathy
October 23rd, 2019
Accountability can have a profound impact on your willingness to follow through with commitments. In today's episode we're talking about what it means to have accountability.
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Multiplying Value by Thinking in Systems
October 21st, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers is a series here at Developer Tea and today we'll continue those skills with an episode on system thinking.
Messages in Object Oriented Programming
October 18th, 2019
A lot of the work of a developer and determining how things come together, comes down to the developers themselves.
Be Present While Thinking on the Past and Future
October 16th, 2019
In today's episode we're talking about intentionally thinking about the future and reflecting on the past.
Leverage As A Career Heuristic
October 14th, 2019
In today's episode, we're talking about a specific heuristic to drive your career growth.
Don't Use Transparency As a Weapon
October 11th, 2019
In today's episode we're talking about a behavior that's gained a lot of traction lately and that's being radically candid with your co-workers.
Steps to Become a Terrible Developer
October 9th, 2019
What does it mean to be a bad developer? That's what we're talking about on today's episode of Developer Tea
The Ocean of Choice Between Can and Will
October 7th, 2019
When we think about what we can do, the possibilities are virtually infinite, but what we will do is a completely different story.
October 4th, 2019
Imagine you're at your home and it's late at night, watching a thriller with a lot of jump-scares that that startle you.
In today's episode we talk about moving some wasteful processes and systems from explicit to implicit.
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In the last couple of episodes we've been talking about how to move certain implicit systems to become more explicit. Personal ways of thinking and mechanisms that help us get through our day by going into auto-pilot. Today we're talking about implicit systems that managers use and how we can develop more explicit systems.
Today's episode we're joined by Jessica Hall, Co-Author of the book Product Mindsetand in this part two of our two part interview with Jessica we talk about the career things she's most interested in right now and the three things that distinguish the folks she works with.
In today's episode, we talk about the difficulty of imagining an alternate reality, and how that affects our decision making for the future.
Today's episode is sponsored by Barclays.
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This week, we go back to an older format - 3x3. This week we'll give three different techniques for different challenges we're faced with as developers today, we're talking about Uncovering Hidden Information
You've probably seen the stereotypical hacker type. Someone who stays up late, drinking energy drinks endlessly and working in the dark. In today's episode we're uncovering core features of the 10x engineer stereotype and why this could be viewed as unhealthy.
You're Not So Important - Why Our Ego Drives Anxiety in the Workspace
What does a long career as an individual contributor look like? The answer isn't always clear cut, especially if you're give the option of becoming a manager. Today, we'll talk to Matt Klein about how he approaches that.
The Connection Between Imagination, Confidence and Performance
There's a difficult road in front of anyone who is on a job search. Occasionally, opportunities will land in your lap, but more often, it's a constant review of scanning job descriptions and applications.
Imagine for a moment that you are a hiring manager who needs to determine who is a good addition to a team of developers. You need to make a judgement call. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea