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#008 The challenge of switching jobs with Demian Borba

In this episode, we chat with Demian Borba (@demianborba), Principal Product Manager at Intuit. We talk about the challenges of organizing a conference, moving from one technology platform to another, and being involved with the community. We also discuss some of the projects he led while working at Adobe, Paypal, Blackberry and how he transitioned from Software Development to Developer Relations to Product Management.

#007 What does it mean to be Enterprise-Ready?

In this episode, Jonni Lundy (@jonnilundy) and Zeno Rocha (@zenorocha) talk about the experience of transforming a traditional self-serve SaaS product into a full enterprise solution. We talk about the changes you have to do in terms of Product, Marketing, Information Security, Operations, and Engineering. We also discuss the challenges of selling to the user vs. selling to the buyer, the different kinds of release strategies, and the cons/pros of being building an enterprise product.

#006 Building Google documentation sites with Rob Dodson

In this episode, we talk with Rob Dodson (@rob_dodson), a Staff Developer Advocate at Google. He talks about how they built the web.dev and developer.chrome.com sites for millions of users using Eleventy. He describes the challenges of becoming a manager in 2020/2021, showing empathy with your team through a screen, navigating a big organization like Google. He also shares his opinions about accessibility and web components.

#005 Productizing yourself with David Guttman

Today we're talking with David Guttman (@davidguttman). He describes how he managed to run a JavaScript user group for 10 years, along with the lessons he learned and the challenges of running a remote event nowadays. He also shares his motivation to help junior developers to become senior developers by writing books and recording a podcast. In the end, he shares how he was able to transform his services into products.

#004 Building in Public and Salary Transparency

In this episode, Jonni Lundy (@jonnilundy) and Zeno Rocha (@zenorocha) discuss the #BuildInPublic trend. We talk about how individuals are building products with radical transparency, the benefits of that approach, and the challenges that come with it. We also discuss how companies are being transparent with salaries and their organizational culture.

#003 Creating StackOverflow and Discourse with Jeff Atwood

Today we're talking with Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror), the co-founder of Stack Overflow and Discourse. Jeff talked about the early days at Stack Overflow and the challenges they faced. He shared how he was able to able to write more than one thousand articles on his personal blog. We discussed why he created Discourse, what are the problems they are trying to solve, how they are taking on giants like Facebook, and how it compares to tools like Slack and GitHub Discussions. We also discussed how he created a mechanical keyboard.

#002 Integrating thousands of systems at scale with Netto Farah

In this episode, we interview our first guest - Netto Farah (@nettofarah). He is a Principal Software Engineer at Segment which was recently acquired by Twilio. Netto describes the challenges of integrating with third-party systems at IFTTT, scaling large engineering teams by building tools at Segment, embracing change during a company acquisition at Twilio, moving to Austin after years of living in San Francisco, rewriting a JavaScript library used by millions of users, being an Individual Contributor vs. Engineering Manager, and creating a dark-first component library (Dracula UI).

#001 Introduction, Automation, and SaaS

This is the inaugural episode of the ByteTalk podcast, with your hosts Jonni Lundy (@jonnilundy) and Zeno Rocha (@zenorocha), where we talk about why we're starting this podcast and who we are. We also discuss some interesting topics like automation, no-code, and SaaS.

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