Interviews with Software Managers

About transitioning from development to management


Jonathan Bull, CEO & Co-founder at EmailOctopus

“Programming will always be where I feel most comfortable, but ultimately I’m rewarded by seeing the company grow.”

April 15, 2019 · #email-marketing #entrepreneurship #remote

Ray Wenderlich, Co-founder at raywenderlich.com

“I could either change my actions (stop being a manager and get back to programming), or I could change my identity (and think of myself as a manager/leader/entrepreneur).”

April 01, 2019 · #distributed-teams #education #mobile #remote

Cate Huston, 🤖👑 at Automattic

“You will get a surprisingly long way if you show up and try and be decent to everyone around you every day.”

March 04, 2019 · #distributed-teams #mobile

Alexander von Franqué, Author at Hiring Engineers

“Work hard on constantly improving yourself, listen more than you speak and most importantly, practice empathy.”

February 18, 2019 · #augmented-reality #frontend #product #startup #systems-programming

Kim Moir, Engineering Manager at Mozilla

“It is a completely different job than a software developer individual contributor with a completely different skill set. It is a steep learning curve but I feel like I’m learning something new every day.”

January 14, 2019 · #build-engineering #distributed-systems #distributed-teams #open-source #remote

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