Interviewing, not because we have to, because we want to
This week we tackle the ins and outs of interviewing from both sides. We cover framing and "energy" in an interview, the problems with traditional interviews, what to look for in an employer, how to spot and address difficult interviewers, and so much more. Unfortunately our celebrity guest star, best known for his role in "The Firm", Tom Cruse couldn't make it today. Maybe next week Tom! Co-created by Dan Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey Executive producer Dan Uhl
February 03, 2023
The morality of marketing
This week we switch gears and go waaaay out of our expertise to yammer on about philosophy and morality. It may not be academic, but we hope it's at least entertaining :) Recorded by Dan Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey, and not yet Connor MacDonald (we miss you!)
December 20, 2022
The universal rules that always apply to every situation
Dan Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey, and NOT Connor MacDonald (we miss you!) talk about software design and what's important while doing the day to day grind of writing code.
October 28, 2022
Stop asking questions and build the thing!
Dan Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey, and NOT Connor MacDonald (I'm gonna call this out until you get back buddy :) talk about understanding the "why" behind the work we're doing, complexities of business metrics, and Dan has a mental breakdown. Enjoy!
October 28, 2022
Is your Codebase REALLY Crap?
Dan Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey, and NOT Connor MacDonald (I don't care if you just had a baby, no excuses man ❤️) gather to talk about essentials vs incidentals in software engineering, collaboration across functions, how to get time to do good software design, and so much more!
September 16, 2022
0015 - Winning at Software Development
Also winning at intro/outro music! Dan Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey, and NOT Connor MacDonald gather to talk about what it means to be winning at software development, about "fractal" concepts and how to apply them, about competing priorities and the job of a line manager, and so much more! Executive Producer: Dan Uhl Music: Jamie Bathgate
September 09, 2022
Is THAT Project Management?
Dan Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey, and Connor MacDonald (just listening this time) gather to talk about bubbling up project status in a large organization. Is there any meaning to it? What is project management? Should functions stay in their lane or should we all be hyper cross-functional? All this and more ranting than is ever called for!
August 12, 2022
Burnout Prevention and Humans as Microservices
Dan Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey, and Connor MacDonald gather to talk about burnout, how it comes about, what we can do now to help prevent it, and how we as humans are analogous to decoupled microservices.
August 05, 2022
Humans in Tech
Daniel Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey, and Connor MacDonald gather to talk about good and bad humans in tech and other functions, how bottom up initiatives work, about emotion and the effect of engineering on the brain, how tech work relates to parenting, and tons of super quotable quotes.
July 29, 2022
Start early, end late
Daniel Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey, and Connor MacDonald gather to talk about arguments with those you live with and the engineering practices that may apply.
June 10, 2022
Everyone Gets a Ring
Daniel Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey, and Connor MacDonald gather to talk about how we reward our star players and the supporting team they rely on!
May 31, 2022
Prospective Retrospection in Sprint Planning
I'm joined with Raphael Rafatpanah, Richard Laskey, and Connor MacDonald to discuss the planning and retro optimizations of modern software development lifecycles.
April 22, 2022
Imposter Syndrome for Promotes
Dan Uhl, Raphael Rafatpanah, and Richard Laskey talk about hesitations with promotions in engineering and the separation between politics and mastery.
March 25, 2022
The Illusion of Talent
Me (Dan Uhl), Raph Rafatpanah, and Connor Macdonald talk about those pesky expert engineers who give us imposter syndrome and how an engineer new to the industry can effectively get a foothold in their career.
March 18, 2022
Domain Driven Organizations
Me (Dan Uhl), Raphael Rafatpanah, and special guest Richard Laskey talk through domain driven practices and their implications on both organizational and architecture patterns in a large software organization. We consider Conway's law, the importance of naming and shared language, and how to define your bounded context and domains. References - Learning Domain Driven Design: https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Domain-Driven-Design-Aligning-Architecture/dp/1098100131 - A Pattern Language: https://www.amazon.com/Pattern-Language-Buildings-Construction-Environmental/dp/0195019199/
March 11, 2022
The Devil's in the Details
We talk about leveling up in software careers and if digging into the details and complexity has a big payoff or is just a way to make others feel less than you.
March 04, 2022
Netflix, Toaster, and Masters of Craft
This week we have special guest and frontend eng extraordinaire Sam Morrison to talk about how we build software and how we should be building software. We talk about masters and hiring, different types of companies, and how we should be progressing towards that mastery.
February 22, 2022
Corporate Responsibility for Personal Mastery
Solo episode where Dan talks about the responsibilities of a corporation to provide opportunities for personal mastery and craft to engineers.
February 22, 2022
Golang, Haskell, and the future of programming
I (Daniel Uhl) chat with friends Raphael Rafatpanah and Richard Laskey about programming languages, where we are today, and where we might be in the future!
February 11, 2022
VIM and Conway's Law
In this episode we talk about VIM and Conway's Law, but mostly VIM
February 04, 2022