Interviews with Software Managers in Web


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

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

Katie Roberts, Engineering Manager at BBC

“Many new managers feel that they still can only add value with controlling situations. Sometimes you have to embrace the chaos and understand why it works like it does.”

April 20, 2020 · #backend #search-relevance #web

Arpan Sheth, Engineering Manager at Twitter

“Everyday I want to make sure that I have put my team in a place where they have clarity in terms of expectations and have all the tools / support they need to perform their job.”

May 27, 2019 · #devops #music #product #web

Steffen Wenz, CTO at TrustYou GmbH

“Learning management skills will make you a more well-rounded employee, human being and maybe even set you up for entrepreneurship.”

January 07, 2019 · #data-science #natural-language-processing #product #web

Ahmed El Gabri, Principal Software Developer at Lightspeed

“First, be a good listener and second, understand how to send a message in a way that the other person will understand it in the way that you want.”

December 17, 2018 · #frontend #product #self-taught #web

Ana Ulin, Staff Software Engineer at Abl Schools

“Seeing all our collective work come together as we make progress towards whatever we’re building is hugely satisfying.”

December 03, 2018 · #android #frontend #remote #web

Tom Bartel, Lead Engineer at Trivago

“The aspect that motivated me most about the role was seeing other people grow and do things that surprise you.”

November 19, 2018 · #product #web

Joan Gamell, Staff Front-end Engineer at Slack

“Becoming a manager is not easy at first, but can be very rewarding as long as you take pride and pleasure in building highly performant teams.”

October 29, 2018 · #frontend #web

Andy Crouch, CTO at Open Energy Market

“It has surprised me how much I enjoy the business side of my role. I have learnt so much about accounting, sales and marketing and finance.”

October 08, 2018 · #devops #product #remote #startup #web

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