Interviews with Software Managers

About transitioning from development to management

James Bedford, Engineering Manager at Attest

“So many wait to be given permission to lead, however there is nothing stopping you from learning good management practices no matter what seniority level you are at.”

February 15, 2021 · #consumer-research #fintech #frontend #web

Monica Lent, Founder at Blogging for Devs

“You have to have the big picture in mind. And that often requires sacrificing things you feel are important, for things that are more important in the grand scheme of things.”

February 01, 2021 · #fintech #frontend #self-taught

Andrew Heffernan, Director of Engineering at Validity Inc

“I was definitely drinking from the firehose, but I would not trade this experience for anything.”

January 18, 2021 · #cloud #self-taught #web

Abhishek Karmakar, Senior Engineering Manager at Target Corporation

“Understanding people, their personalities, leadership quirks and management skills really helped me navigate the web of work that has presented itself in this new role.”

November 30, 2020 · #android #cloud #distributed-systems #mobile

Greg Thomas, Founder at BetaRover Inc

“I’ve said a few times to the team that they are the first priority, before we release anything. As such, if they need me, we drop everything else.”

November 16, 2020 · #cloud #enterprise #infrastructure #self-taught

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