Interviews with Software Managers

About transitioning from development to management


Swaathi Kakarla, Co-founder & CTO at Skcript

“People management is not like giving instructions to a program, it’s more like training an AI model! It takes time and effort, you can’t judge on the first go.”

July 13, 2020 · #elixir #product #ruby-on-rails #web

Mark Shropshire, Senior Director of Development at Mediacurrent

“You can lead in your current role. No need to wait for a title with “manager” in it. Practice active listening, mentoring, delegation, and receiving/providing direct feedback.”

June 29, 2020 · #mentorship #open-source

Shubhodeep Mukherjee, Tech Lead at Paytm Insider

“I am surprised everyday with how different people work with each other so well, and help each other to achieve their goals.”

June 15, 2020 · #product #self-taught #web

Fabian Camargo, Software Engineering Management Coach at Camargo Consulting LLC

“My motivation was to help my team perform better and at the same time be more satisfied with their jobs. To me that’s the main value-add of a manager.”

June 01, 2020 · #coaching #full-stack

Archana Kamath, Senior Engineering Manager at Digital Ocean

“The core of management is caring for your teams and your people. You do that while helping the team solve interesting challenges and collaborating cross functionally to get things moving.”

May 18, 2020 · #cloud #network-engineering

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