Interviews with Software Managers in Open Source


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

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

Gergely Nemeth, Engineering Manager at Uber

“It is not about shipping features anymore, but about unblocking team members and help them in any way you can so they can be productive and happy.”

November 12, 2018 · #consulting #entrepreneurship #frontend #open-source #public-speaking

Brujo Benavides, Staff Engineer at NextRoll

“Moving from dev to manager is NOT A PROMOTION. It's a CAREER CHANGE.”

September 17, 2018 · #architecture #erlang #open-source #public-speaking

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