single-threaded: a software developer podcast
By Jenn Creighton
Each season, single-threaded tackles a new topic in software engineering. This first season, we're exploring feelings. Why do we like some technologies but dislike others? How do our emotions come into play with our career choices? These are some of the questions we'll be answering this season. Episodes are a mix of guest interviews and solo musings.
Rachel Nabors on Planning and Preparing for Your Next Role
Rachel Nabors (@rachelnabors) is here to bestow their wisdom on planning and preparing for your next role. Hint: the job search starts way earlier than you think! Transcript coming soon!
April 04, 2022
Kyle Shevlin on Healthy Boundaries at Work
Kyle Shevlin (@kyleshevlin) joins the podcast to talk about healthy boundaries at work. Transcript
March 28, 2022
Dana Jones on How Managers Help Reports Grow
Dana Jones, engineering manager at Netflix Studio, joins the podcast to talk about her experience developing and growing her direct reports. What does it look like to have a manager that invests in your growth? What steps can you & your manager take to plan for that growth? Transcript Show notes: The Manager's Path Resilient Management
March 14, 2022
Helen Hou-Sandi on the Real Value of Contributing to Open Source
Helen Hou-Sandi (@helenhousandi) joins the podcast to talk about the secrets of open-source software. Transcript
March 07, 2022
Rebecca Murphey on Developer Productivity
Rebecca Murphey (@rmurphey), an engineering manager in the developer productivity organization at Stripe, joins the podcast to discuss, well, developer productivity. What is it and why do organizations invest in it? Transcript: https://dev.to/gurlcode/single-threaded-podcast-rebecca-murphey-on-developer-productivity-2m43 Show notes: The SPACE of Developer Productivity Managing a Core Server So People Don't Hate It Product for Internal Platforms
February 21, 2022
Prince Wilson on Learning through Live-Coding
Prince Wilson (@maxcell) is here to tell us about his journey streaming code on Twitch. Catch his stream on Tuesdays at 6:30pm EST: twitch.tv/maxcellw Transcript
February 14, 2022
Laurie Barth on Seeking Out New Challenges
New season, new theme! Laurie Barth (@laurieontech), senior software engineer at Netflix, joins the podcast to share how boredom has helped her seek out new challenges in engineering. Transcript: https://dev.to/gurlcode/laurie-barth-on-seeking-out-new-challenges-2jgh
February 07, 2022
Duretti Hirpa on Making Good Trouble
Principal engineer Duretti Hirpa (@duretti) is here to share her insights on how to make good trouble in the workplace. Duretti's talk "Making good trouble, or: how to affect change without losing your job": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9H7SGuRrC8
April 21, 2021
Jeff Lembeck on Hero Culture
Jeff Lembeck joins the podcast to talk about saying "no" to your manager and how to breakdown a culture of heroes.
April 14, 2021
Carolyn Stransky on Crying at Work
Carolyn Stransky (@carolstran), software engineer and self-described "eternal crybaby", joins the podcast to talk about crying at work.
March 31, 2021
Lauren Tan on Manager vs. Individual Contributor
Lauren Tan (@sugarpirate_) is here to share her wisdom on switching from individual contributor to engineering manager and back again. Transcript: Coming soon!
March 24, 2021
Sara Vieira on TypeScript & The WordPress Problem
Sara Vieira (@NikkitaFTW) is here to talk TypeScript... and why you shouldn't use it everywhere. We also reminiscence about Angular 1, explain The WordPress Problem...and maybe sing some Linkin Park. Transcript: Coming soon! Show notes: Okay, I say TypeScript weird... Loved this course: https://www.executeprogram.com/courses/typescript Mike North's TS course on Frontend Masters: https://frontendmasters.com/courses/typescript-v2/ Effective TypeScript: https://effectivetypescript.com/
March 17, 2021
Faduma Mohammed on Code Reviews & Compliments
Faduma Mohammed (@FadumaFaralacag) joins the podcast to talk about code reviews, pull request pairing, and why Github is a volcano of miscommunication. Transcript: https://dev.to/gurlcode/single-threaded-podcast-faduma-mohammed-on-code-reviews-compliments-562f
March 03, 2021
Crystal Martin on the Value of "I Don't Know"
February 24, 2021
Erin Fox on Interviewing
Erin Fox (@erinfoox) joins Jenn (@gurlcode) to talk about one of the most stressful parts of being a software developer: interviews. We talk about why interviewing in tech is nerve-racking, how to handle rejections and why, like dating, you should never commit too early. Transcript: https://dev.to/gurlcode/single-threaded-podcast-erin-fox-on-interviewing-4f4l Show notes: Follow Erin on Twitter Questions Erin asks a company when interviewing Erin's “interviewing red flags” article
February 16, 2021
Each season, single-threaded tackles a new topic in software engineering. This first season, we're exploring feelings. Why do we like some technologies but dislike others? How do our emotions come into play with our career choices? These are some of the questions we'll be answering this season. Episodes are a mix of guest interviews and solo musings. Coming February 2021.
January 04, 2021