Developer Tea

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Mikhail
 Aug 21, 2020
Short useful focused episodes on wide range of software engineering career/work topics.

Jonathan Arnold
 Jan 18, 2019
concise and informative

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Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence. With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: developertea@gmail.com

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Building Products w/ Keith Pitt (part 2)
00:27:51

Have you ever thought about building something because you assumed the product already existed? 

In this part two of our interview with Keith,  we dig into the difference between being a CTO vs. CEO and why Keith chose to be the CTO at Buildkite

 

🌎 Keith On The Web

 

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Nov 25, 2020
Building Products w/ Keith Pitt (part 1)
00:39:50

Have you ever thought about building something because you assumed the product already existed? 

In today's episode, we dig into this question with Keith Pitt. Keith is the CTO and co-founder of Buildkite and in this part 1 of our two part interview, we dig into starting Buildkite and Keith's journey in development.

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Nov 23, 2020
Maintainability w/ Robby Russell (part 2)
00:58:10

 

Robby is the co-founder and CEO of Planet Argon and the original creator of OH-MY-ZSH. 

In this part 2 of the two part interview with Robby, we focus on goals of a team and how to identify areas that need some maintainability focus. 

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Nov 18, 2020
Maintainability w/ Robby Russell (part 1)
00:57:20

🌎 Robby on the Web

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Nov 16, 2020
Leading A Team During Difficult Times w/ Venkat Venkataramani (part 2)
00:35:39

In today's episode we sit down with Venkat Venkataramani to talk about his role as a co-founder and CEO of Rockset.

In this part 2 of our two part interview, we dig into leadership mindset and leading  a company during difficult times. 

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Nov 11, 2020
Leading A Team During Difficult Times w/ Venkat Venkataramani (part 1)
00:33:06

In today's episode we sit down with Venkat Venkataramani to talk about his role as a co-founder and CEO of Rockset.

In this part 1 of our two part interview, we dig into leadership mindset and leading  a company during difficult times. 

🌎 Venkat on the Web

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Nov 09, 2020
Exactly How Different Are You From Average?
00:10:53

We've been talking about making decisions and in today's episode, we're going to focus on the status quo. 

Something happens to each of us when we think about ourselves with relation to other people. We are much more likely to image that we are better than or on par with the average person. 

But exactly how do we measure the status quo and how does our assumption effect our decision making?

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Nov 06, 2020
Think About Invisible Things More Often
00:16:10

What we're talking about in today's episode are the invisible events that happen around you. 

Finding clarity and perspective deals with invisibility, and when we say invisibility, we're talking about the events that haven't happened yet. 

 

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Nov 04, 2020
Why It's Harder to Accept That You're Wrong if You Have More Experience
00:10:16

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about what it means to be right about something. 

 

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Oct 28, 2020
Explicitly Choose What You Won't Do
00:12:02

In today's episode, we're talking about things that we choose not to be good at.  

 

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Oct 26, 2020
4 Ways Smart People Make Bad Decisions
00:21:56

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Oct 21, 2020
Leadership & Management w/ Ravs Kaur (part 2)
00:41:46

On today's episode of Developer Tea we're joined by Ravs Kaur. Ravs is the CTO at Uplevel and in the next two episodes she joins us to talk about leadership and management. 

 

🌎 Ravs on the Web

 

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Oct 19, 2020
Leadership & Management w/ Ravs Kaur (part 1)
00:33:37

In today's episode of Developer Tea we're joined by Ravs Kaur. Ravs is the CTO at Uplevel and in the next two episodes she joins us to talk about leadership and management. 

 

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Oct 14, 2020
Elm in Action: Interview w/ Richard Feldman (part 1)
00:39:32

🌎 Richard On The Web

 

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Oct 08, 2020
Elm in Action: Interview w/ Richard Feldman (part 2)
00:50:03

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Oct 08, 2020
Self Confidence is Accepting Your Weakness
00:10:37

✨ Sponsor: Linode

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Oct 05, 2020
Interview w/ Michael Kennedy (part 2)
00:32:28

🌎 Michael On The Web

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Sep 30, 2020
Interview w/ Michael Kennedy (Part 1)
00:28:15

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Sep 28, 2020
Interview w/ David Marquet
00:24:45

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Sep 25, 2020
Give Up Control, On Purpose
00:10:38

 

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Sep 21, 2020
Naomi Ceder Interview - 20 Years with Python (part 2)
00:24:44

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Sep 16, 2020
Naomi Ceder Interview - 20 Years with Python (part 1)
00:31:38

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Sep 14, 2020
Intention, Action and Result
00:14:16

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Sep 10, 2020
Complexity Is A Scarce Resource
00:11:32

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Sep 08, 2020
5 Stages Of Relationships With Mistakes
00:20:25

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Sep 02, 2020
How Zero Sum and False Dichotomy Thinking is Distorting Your Decisions
00:11:59

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Aug 31, 2020
Interview w/ Nicole Archambault (part 2)
00:44:42

 

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Aug 26, 2020
Interview w/ Nicole Archambault (part 1)
01:01:50

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Aug 24, 2020
4 Things You Have to Leave Behind as a Beginning Engineer
00:13:41

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Aug 19, 2020
Building Empathy To Focus on Downstream Effects
00:10:43

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Aug 17, 2020
The Unique Advantages of Being a Beginner
00:15:38

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Aug 13, 2020
Explicit Heuristics and Cheap Tests
00:11:55

Find. Cheap. Tests.

When you face situation with infinite possibilities, it's important to break those options down into easy to digest components. 

How can you better validate your direction as early as possible and cheap? 

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Aug 10, 2020
The Critical Importance of Labels
00:12:11

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Aug 05, 2020
Using Your Brain Without Thinking
00:11:12

In today's episode, we're talking about the limits of our brain and mind shifting strategies to solve problems faster. 

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Aug 04, 2020
Interview w/ Aaron Upright (Part 2)
00:29:48

🎧 Part 1 

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Jul 29, 2020
Interview w/ Aaron Upright
00:30:34

🌎 Aaron on the web

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Jul 28, 2020
Are You Really An Exception, Or Are You Inflexible?
00:06:00

Can you operate under a different circumstance and best practice when your job changes? Where can you be flexible in your career and where are the exceptions?

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Jul 22, 2020
Future Focused Feedback
00:12:46

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Jul 20, 2020
Stop Pushing Down Your Emotions
00:08:23

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about the discomfort of silence and stillness, and how to face the quiet part of ourselves. 

Can you stay still without any distractions today for 1 minute and just listen to your own thoughts? 

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Jul 17, 2020
Small Problems and Principled Engineering
00:09:26

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Jul 14, 2020
The Stories Your Code Tells
00:06:01

What does your code explain both in the code and outside of it? 

In today's episode, we're talking about the reason for making  the coding decisions that we choose to make. 

 

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Jul 08, 2020
Offensive and Defensive Software Engineering Strategies
00:10:12

In code we are trying to construct, but we often leave out the consumers, machines and co-workers who are using the code we're writing.  

How can we think in terms of human realities in our code? 

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Jul 06, 2020
Your Present is Soon Your Past
00:10:49

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about the concept of time. We'll linger on the idea that moments have a timeline: future, present, and past. 

How do our moment timelines help us become better developers and coworkers? 

 

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Jul 01, 2020
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Rejecting a Duel Identity
00:06:09

Just like many of the other distortions that our brains trick us into believing, the idea that we have two selves, good and bad, hides away our complex ego. 

In today's episode, we're talking about ego and how to get outside of our self-perception when we make a mistake in order to grow and learn. 

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Jun 29, 2020
Uncomfortability, the Ultimate Teacher
00:11:51

In today's episode, we're talking about an environment of learning that you can create on your own. 

How can we create an environment that puts us in a state of discomfort in order to keep us growing?

 

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Jun 26, 2020
Baseline Happiness and Delayed Achievements
00:08:48

If you think about most achievements awarded, they are handed out over a period of time when the dues are paid and effort put in. 

In today's episode, we're talking about pictures of achievement and taking a moment to reflect on what it means to live a full and satisfying life as a developer. 

 

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Jun 25, 2020
Finding Underlying Motivations to Stay Resilient In Your Career
00:08:08

Aside from the fact that we're making a living being engineers, what is it that keeps us coming back into work every day? 

At some point in your career, the initial things that brought you into engineering will shift, and when those things change, what is left? 

What keeps you going? 

Today, we talk about what motivations drive us and how to keep our motivations relevant when the career changes.

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Jun 22, 2020
Strategies for Overcoming Mental Blocks
00:10:07

What do you do when you hit a mental block and don't know how to solve a problem? 

Today we'll dig into what we can do about this blocked scenario and how can we better deal with negative emotions that follow. 

 

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Jun 20, 2020
What Will You Say When You Don't know?
00:11:52

In today's episode, we're  talking to early engineers and challenging all new engineers to think about how they will handle the pressure of not knowing the answer to a question asked by a co-worker. 

 

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Jun 18, 2020
Wishes, Beliefs, and Knowledge
00:07:24

In this short episode, we're digging into the relationship between our belief and knowledge and how we form our beliefs based on knowledge. 

 

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Jun 15, 2020
Listener Question from Saul: How Do I Communicate with Non-Technical Decision Makers?
00:11:33

In today's episode, we dive into Saul's question by recounting past experience and providing tools to approach this situation at a human level and from your employers expectation. 

 

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Jun 12, 2020
How Questions Influence Pathways to Solutions
00:09:51

In today's episode we're talking about problems and how we involve questions into our day-to-day tasks as developers. 

We'll cover question framing techniques and practices to boost collaboration with your co-workers on problem solving.

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Jun 10, 2020
4 Points Of Advice For Brand New Developers
00:15:00

 

As someone who was a self-taught developer, I have an affinity for people eager to become a developer. 

In today's episode, we'll offer four different pain points that you're likely to experience in your career and give tips on how to use those moments to continue your growth and develop your skills. 

 

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Jun 08, 2020
What Does It Take To Change Your Mind?
00:16:07

Changing our minds on a belief or issue that we stand by is not easy and as humans but is required of us to grow as people and as professionals.

In this episode of Developer Tea, we're walking through three different visualizations to help us better understand and become more comfortable with when and why we decide to change our minds.

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Jun 03, 2020
Play, Stakes, and Learning
00:10:12

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Jun 01, 2020
Leveraging Our Emotional Goals
00:09:57

In today's episode, we're talking about goals and what we tend to give up in order to reach those goals. We'll cover how to define goals, and how to keep going toward your goals when motivations run thin.

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May 27, 2020
Mental Models for Finding Balance
00:13:42

In today's episode, we're talking about balance as it relates to decision making. We'll dig into two models of thinking that can help us understand the nuance of balance as it relates to daily decisions.

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May 25, 2020
High Certainty, High Value Defaults
00:13:08

A useful default is an action you can take on a regular basis that you expect to provide some level of utility.

In today's episode, we're talking about the fine line between useful default behaviors and when those behaviors can lead you astray and become more of a distraction from an overall goal.

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May 22, 2020
3 Ways to Be a Better PR Author
00:15:39

How can you write a pull request that's productive?

in today's episode, we're talking about how to be a better PR author by offering three guidelines to writing productive pull requests so that PR reviews go quickly and smoothly.

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May 20, 2020
4 Ways to Be a Better PR Reviewer
00:17:24

What does it mean to collaborate as an engineer with other engineers? In today's episode, we're talking about the pull request process and the lack of attention it seems to get from engineers.

In this episode, we'll cover what a PR process is, the players in a PR review and offer four ways to be a better PR reviewer.

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May 18, 2020
What is Code, to Our Evolved Mind?
00:15:30

How do our brains and our minds perceive code?

In today's episode, we're talking about what code is to our mind vs. our brain?

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May 15, 2020
Correlation, Causation, Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc
00:07:35

When you think correlation and causation you might think of graphs and research. As one data point changes another data point also changes.

In today's episode, we're talking about controlling variables and how to avoid assuming that correlation is causation.

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May 13, 2020
Context-Dependent Decisions and Linear Heuristic Mental Models
00:18:41

What effect does your value system have on your personal and professional growth?

In today's episode, we're talking about context dependent decision making and how your current state of mind can influence decisions you make on a day-to-day basis and influence our happiness long term.

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May 12, 2020
Productive Self-Sabotage
00:15:09

We often don't know about all of the failures that exist, but what causes failure?

The path to success is filled with failures along the way. In today's episode, we're challenging you to take a step into an unknown situation with understanding that you will likely fail and what failure means to your personal and professional growth.

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May 08, 2020
Simple Prioritization Visualization
00:10:11

In today's episode, we're doing a visualization exercise. Grab a piece of paper and pen or pencil and get ready to think about what you did today.

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May 06, 2020
There Is No, "Way We've Always Done It"
00:09:05

The average engineer hears this over and over, "question your assumptions." In today's episode, we're identifying assumptions that make based on our behaviors in various situations.

How can we avoid throw away responses like "it's the way we've always done things" when we or our teammates ask the question, "Why?"

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May 04, 2020
When To Walk Away From (and come back to) A Problem
00:11:16

When do you walk away from a problem to find the solution?

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're answering this question submitted from a listener.

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May 01, 2020
Default Problem Solving Modes
00:09:02

What are your default problem solving strategies?

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about the things we do on a regular basis and how our default behaviors shape the way we approach problem solving strategies when faced with a new situation.

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Apr 29, 2020
What Orders Have You Inherited?
00:10:25

What makes up the orders that we follow?

In today's episode, we're talking about truths about the world based on our pre-determined perceptions. We dig into how our predispositions inform our decision making and shape the way we solve problems as developers.

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Apr 27, 2020
Upstream w/ Dan Heath (Part 2)
00:32:50

In today's episode, we conclude the conversation with Dan Heath, author of a new book , Upstream.

In this part 2 of the interview, Dan talks about quality of leadership and giving more praise to those leaders who solve for disaster before it happens and reduce the need of heroes to save the day when the system breaks.

If you missed part 1 of the interview with Dan, be sure to go back and check that out. in which we kicked off the with Dan, discussing preventative work over reactive work among teams.

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Apr 24, 2020
Upstream w/ Dan Heath (Part 1)
00:26:04

In today's episode, we sit down with Dan Heath, author of a new book , Upstream. In this part 1 of the conversation with Dan, we discuss preventative work over reactive work among teams.

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Apr 22, 2020
Protecting Uncertainty
00:06:28

At some point our knowledge runs out, but even more perplexing is the ability to look forward in time. In today's episode, we're talking about uncertainty that teams experience and how that uncertainty within a team can be a healthy marker to successful workers.

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Apr 20, 2020
Learning Isn't A List of Items Your Can Check Off
00:13:54

If you had to define learning to an engineer, you'd probably mention some type of fact memorization and functions to perform a task. In today's episode, we're talking about information gathering and better ways to learn a new skill.

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Apr 17, 2020
Consider Your Cues
00:07:32

For the sake of this episode we're calling habits the effort it takes to do something with intuition. In today's episode, we're talking about how to break out of old habits and learn new habits when asked to adapt to change.

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Apr 13, 2020
How Little We Really Know
00:15:51

What are some things you don't know about?

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about uncertainty, lack of knowledge, lack of clarity, and pushing past the feeling of guilt when we think about the things we don't know in order to stay mindful of our limitations and outline where we can improve.

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Apr 11, 2020
Improving Through Bad Ideas and Silly Questions
00:13:29

Why are bad ideas important and why are silly questions needed? Very likely you've been in a meeting welcoming any question, good or bad.

In today's episode, we're talking about being vulnerable in meetings with your peers and how the person leading the meeting can participate in the discussion by being vulnerable themselves.

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Apr 08, 2020
Forcing Functions
00:07:30

In today's episode, we're talking about the model of forcing functions or the choice that requires us to move in a specific direction.

We'll talk about difference constraints that we can apply to our development or rules that we apply to our work in order to stretch our ability to problem solve and get around tough situations.

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Apr 06, 2020
Growth, Uncomfortability, and Deliberate Practice
00:09:30

What exactly is deliberate practice and how does it apply to intensionally putting yourself in a state of discomfort? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea.

In today's episode, we'll talk about positive stress situations and the choices a developer can make to grow in their career.

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Apr 03, 2020
Practical Steps for Reframing Problems
00:13:00

In today's episode we're talking about the words we use to describe a problem we're working on. We'll discuss how our words frame problems faced and how we can broaden our ability to effectively communicate a problem to find a solution more quickly.

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Apr 01, 2020
Take Advantage of What You Already Have
00:10:54

The difference between speed and acceleration is vast. When driving at a consistent speed, you often don't notice how quickly you're going, but when you accelerate, you feel it immediately.

In today's episode, we're talking about the feeling of falling behind when you stop accelerating or learning as quickly as a developer and start to steadily travel down your career. We'll talk about specific scenarios to help focus your growth using the strengths that you've already established when you feel like you're starting to stall out.

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Mar 30, 2020
Stress and Tolerance
00:10:05

How do you react to stressful situations?

In today's episode we're talking about expectations versus the realities of how we respond to new stress in our daily lives and a concept that could help redirect actions to help you better manage how you respond to and handle stress.

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Mar 27, 2020
Architecting Change - Interpolation
00:11:03

Most change we experience in our world is unpredictable and uncontrollable. So if change is happening all around us, constantly, how can we maintain homeostasis?

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about different ways to view change and better accept change that you're not particularly excited about.

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Mar 25, 2020
When Do Long-Term Models and Habits Betray You?
00:11:20

The idea of having long-term mental models and habits that you've built over time is the route to lasting change. However, sometimes our lasting habits can become so ingrained in our day-to-day that they can limit us in personal and professional growth.

In today's episode, we're talking about cases when our habits are standing in our way of growth and what we can do about it.

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Mar 23, 2020
The Overreaction Paradox
00:11:19

We can't anticipate everything that is going to happen as developers and sometimes we over-prepare for any events that could happen as a developer. In today's episode, we're talking about when overreaction is appropriate and when it can get in the way of a more nimble and simple response.

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Mar 20, 2020
Hidden Environment Inputs - Mindful Remote Work
00:10:00

In today's episode, we're talking about coping with remote work and how to be mindful during social distancing. We'll cover the different effects remote work can have on your work and home life and focus on the environmental changes when opting into a remote work environment.

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Mar 18, 2020
Interview w/ Carl Yates Perry (Part 2)
00:45:12

What is your mindset?

In this second part of our discussion with Carl Yates Perry, we're talking about healthy developer mindsets and how to identify a healthy team mindset and how your team mindset can affect your own growth.

Carl Yates Perry On The Web

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Mar 16, 2020
Interview w/ Carl Yates Perry - Part 1
00:42:28

Carl Yates Perry leads Square's developer business but made a few tough career decisions to get there. In today's part 1 of this 2-part conversation with Carl Yates Perry, we're digging into his career trajectory and how he knew when it was time to make the next career change.

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Mar 13, 2020
Flattening the Cost of Change Curve
00:07:28

In today's episode we're digging into the C2 wiki interview with Bill Venners, which focuses on flattening the cost of change over time so that cost becomes more constant.

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Mar 11, 2020
4 Reasons You Will Never Pick the "Right Tool For the Job"
00:12:06

Tools are not a solution to a problem, but people are. In today's episode, we're talking about how choosing the right tool for the job can limit us to uncovering a better solution to the problems we're trying to solve.

How can we choose a tool best suited for the operator doing the job?

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Mar 09, 2020
Four Questions for the Weekend
00:15:18

Happy Saturday!

In today's episode, we're asking four questions that cause us to pause and reflect in order to answer.

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Mar 07, 2020
Breaking Your Own Rules Accelerates Bad Habit Formation
00:14:21

Whenever you take action, there will be feedback. Today we're talking about when to break your own rules and solve a problem. There are functional reasons to break rules, but what are the possible long-term repercussions of our decisions and how can we regulate our incentives to break rules better?

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Mar 04, 2020
Redefine Your Career Search Rules
00:10:55

Searching for a job is hard for both the people looking for a new job and a company looking for the perfect candidate to fill a position. In today's episode, we're talking about a different way to approach your next job search.

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Mar 02, 2020
Functional Autonomy and Finding Meaning in the Small Things Today
00:09:02

Think about the mundane tasks that you're going through today. In today's episode we're talking about finding joy in even the small things that we do on a daily or weekly basis. How are the small things we do, connected to a larger goal?

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Feb 28, 2020
Your Influence is Catalyzed By What is Influencing You
00:04:49

Studies show strong-willed friends, greatly influence your choices.

In today's episode, we're talking about the experiences and relationships that influence our personal drive and behavior. The things that influence you are the things that teach you, and the people you surround yourself with influence your behaviors and reactions through learned habits.

How does the team you'er on influence your career development?

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Feb 26, 2020
Your Time is An Account With An Unknown Balance
00:12:58

Today we're talking about time as a resource of abundance. We'll cover self-care as an investment, work as something that you can enjoy more consistently and free-time as something you can learn and grow from.

Today's challenge will be to enjoy your life, no matter where you're at.

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Feb 25, 2020
Don't Make the Problem Fit the Model
00:11:46

A model is not the pure picture of the truth. If we think about road maps as we use them today, they are almost always slightly out of date. In what way can a map be useful as they relate to developers?

In today's episode, we're talking about how we can easily abuse a model by changing a problem to fit a model that a team relies on and the repercussions of broken models in our code and our career as software developers.

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Feb 21, 2020
Implicit Models and Processes
00:08:18

We often hear the term, "process", and this carries a lot of baggage. It's easy to believe that processes are one concept that we apply to something we do. In today's episode, we're talking about implicit processes that we follow without realizing it.

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Feb 19, 2020
Measuring Freedom to Change
00:10:47

The freedom we want to create as managers is the freedom to disagree and solve problems towards a goal. In today's episode we're talking about freedom and autonomy among a team and offering different ways managers can provide as much freedom and autonomy as possible to their team.

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Feb 17, 2020
Embracing Confusion
00:06:41

What does it mean to be confused?

In today's episode, we're talking about confusion and how we manage and learn from points of professional confusion. We'd dig into the perception of confusion in the workplace and offer tips to embrace confusion both in ourselves and with our co-workers.

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Feb 14, 2020
Thought Experiment - Rejecting Your Intuitive Solution
00:06:18

Take a problem that you expect to face - one that you haven't solved yet or taken action on but have an ideal of how you would take action. Today's thought experiment is to imagine rejecting your proposed solution and forced to think of an alternative solution.

What exactly are you solving?

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Feb 12, 2020
You Don't Have to Be a Slave to Self-Improvement
00:12:49

When we allow surrounding cultures to drive our goals, we fall back to the systems and goals that the people around us have created. Where do our goals come from and how does it make our lives dysfunctional?

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Feb 10, 2020
Getting Stacked Value From your Daily Activities
00:12:41

The amount of time in a day is the same but the amount of margin you have in your day can vary. In today's episode, we're talking about some heuristics for choosing the best activities for your time and value output.

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Feb 07, 2020
Defining Your Reference Points
00:10:01

When was the last time you asked a question in a meeting?

Questions are an invitation to collaboration, especially in our jobs as developers. In today's episode we're talking about the questions we've been asked that change the way we think.

This episode will challenge you to be vulnerable and ask more questions for the sake of your code and professional growth.

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Feb 05, 2020
Engineering Your Habits Like Interfaces
00:08:34

In today's episode we're talking about the idea of interfaces as some kind of expected way to interact with our code and how to take that frame of mind to our day-to-day lives.

Being explicit about what we need to make our days successful can be rare but it might make sense to imagine each day as it's own function and the outputs that you want for each day. What kind of outputs do you want to happen today and what do you need to make that possible?

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Feb 03, 2020
Plans Should Be Functions, Not Documents
00:14:59

We expect things to go one way, but often, they go in another way. In today's episode, we're talking about plans and how to stay agile when the plans we make, don't necessarily go the way we expect.

This episode especially applies to timelines that we sign our names to when attempting to accomplish a development goal and how we can developer a better strategy when things don't go the way we're expecting.

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Jan 31, 2020
What Are your Fundamentals?
00:07:16

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a developer is to overcomplicate whatever you're doing. This comes all the way down to every line of code you write. In today's episode, we're talking about simplicity, complexity and value of our work.

At what point does complexity devalue our code?

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Jan 29, 2020
Getting On The Right Level When Solving Problems Collaboratively
00:08:47

Often as a developer you'll find yourself either too far in the weeds of solving a problem or too far up in the clouds. In today's episode, we're talking about the levels in which we choose to contribute to solving a problem and tips to identifying roles our teammates can play help us solve a problem we're all facing.

How do we solve the relational issues that a team is facing and how can we support each other in solving problems we are faced with?

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Jan 27, 2020
Management Anti-Pattern - Detail Abstraction
00:11:16

The anti-patterns we are talking about today are details. Who manages the details and when is management getting too involved or not getting involved sooner in the details of a project?

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Jan 24, 2020
Management Anti-Patterns - False Homogeneity
00:13:14

Focus is perhaps the one superpower that's common in successful people. In today's episode, we're talking about a management anti-pattern that totally destroys focus and provide a solution to get focus back for you and if you manage a team, for them as well.

This episode is not just for managers of teams but general personal time management.

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Jan 22, 2020
Management Anti-Patterns - Implicit Assignment of Responsibility
00:09:30

There are so many ways to be wrong as a manager and this week, we're talking about management anti-patterns. One thing we all do is assign responsibility to ourselves and possibly to others around us.

In today's episode, we're talking about our relationship with assigning responsibility.

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Jan 20, 2020
Two Biases that Can Affect Your Work and Relationships
00:16:33

We carry our minds with us through our careers. Our perceptions of the world around us are based on our biases or predispositions. In today's episode we're talking about models of thinking and how we can identify biases that affect our working habits and relationships.

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Jan 17, 2020
You'll Never Have All of the Information
00:12:00

Today, we're talking about gathering information as part of the developer's job. We'll dive into what it means to use the information we have to translate or create a solution to problems we're solving on a daily basis.

What is the function of the information we're trying to gather and how does this information translate to a usable solution?

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Jan 16, 2020
Productivity Isn't About How Much You Get done
00:07:01

Productivity is an endless hill. How can you increase the output of you or your team as an engineer? In today's episode, we're zooming out to explore how individuals contribute to the productivity of a team as a whole.

What is the least amount of work that's necessary to reach your goal?

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Jan 13, 2020
3 Guidelines for Happier Work with Designers
00:23:02

Clarity is hard to find when things are ambiguous.

In today's episode, we're talking about solutions in uncharted territories and coming to conclusions from our own point of view. Specifically, we'll be exploring opportunities to strengthen relationships between designers and developers when our opinions to solutions collide.

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Jan 10, 2020
Connecting Tasks to Operating Modes
00:11:19

The work that you do and actions you take have outcomes. In today's episode, we're talking about finding better outputs through the actions and effort that we put into our day. What tasks deserve more effort and what tasks don't require as much effort to complete and how can we identify the level of effort an event needs quickly?

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Jan 09, 2020
Success and Cumulative Advantage
00:10:33

What are the common systems of successful people?

In today's episode, we're talking about the common systems of successful people, and how we could incorporate some of those systems in our daily lives to help us improve our own personal and professional success.

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Jan 06, 2020
A Key Misconception About Resolutions
00:10:48

Happy New Year to everyone listening to this show!

In today's episode we're focusing on automating as much of our daily life as we can and one misconception of habit forming and how we can better shape our lives to make habit building easier.

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Jan 03, 2020
Holiday Re-Air: Interview w/ Gabriel Weinberg (part 2)
00:33:58

Today's guest, Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DuckDuckGo uses connections to help steer the company. What we're talking about today with Gabriel are mental models for building a team and business.

In part 2 of this interview, we dive deeper into Gabriel's mental models specifically for engineers. His book, Super Thinking, which we base the discussion on can be found here: Super Thinking.

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Dec 27, 2019
Holiday Re-Air: Interview w/ Gabriel Weinberg
00:35:56

Today's guest, Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DuckDuckGo uses connections to help steer the company. What we're talking about today with Gabriel are mental models for building a team and business.

In part 1 of this interview, we dive into Gabriel's recent book, Super Thinking. This is a big book of mental models. Don't miss part two of this interview, airing on Friday, December 27th.

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Dec 23, 2019
Simplifying
00:18:50

This is the last episode of the 2019 year, and like most people spending time with family and preparing for the upcoming year, we're thinking about goals. In today's episode we're talking about resolutions, planning and focus in the new year.

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Dec 20, 2019
What We Do With a Lack of Information
00:17:06

What exactly does it mean to forget?

In today's episode we're talking about perspective. Most of what we experience in our day-to-day will eventually be forgotten and there isn't a clear definition of what it means to remember or forget things.

We'll dig into the detail of moments that we forget and those details that cause memories to stick. Understanding how we can make more memorable decisions when designing our code structure and what we can do when we have a lack of code decision information.

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Dec 18, 2019
Disagreeing Better, On Purpose
00:15:37

Imagine you're running a team. As a manager, you're setting up the processes and expectations among your team. What are the organizational responsibility, ceremonies and disciplines?

In today's episode, we're talking about setting expectations and specifically how we can plan better for when disagreement happens.

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Dec 16, 2019
Two More Guidelines for Better Feedback Loops (Part Three)
00:19:33

Developers tend to create process for themselves and a shared process with a team, but what defines whether or not a process is useful? In today's episode, we're talking about feedback loop processes and the reality of their usefulness.

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Dec 13, 2019
Two Guidelines for Better Feedback Loops (Part Two)
00:16:25

Take a moment and imagine three or four days ago. Replay a mundane event, like your commute. Imagine each movement and turn you need to make to arrive where you need to go.

In the last episode we talked about feedback loops and in today's episode, we're talking about how that feedback loop can lead to automatic response systems and how to build better feedback loops that encourage continuous learning.

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Dec 11, 2019
Better Feedback Loops (Part One) - Validation and Cycle Time
00:16:19

We are embarking on the end of the decade. January 1st, 2020 marks a new decade and this means a lot of people are reflecting on the past decade. Specifically on their own individual improvements.

In today's episode, we're focusing on self-improvement, specifically focusing on the idea of a feedback loop and how we can use them to explicitly change and improve.

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Dec 09, 2019
Justifying Feature Work with User Roles and Motivations
00:10:28

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about wasting time on features we hope are useful, but turn out not to be. We can't control for every single variable, so how can we better predict the usefulness of a feature before building it?

How do we justify the work that we do?

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Dec 06, 2019
Hypocognition and the Importance of Concepts
00:11:31

Imagine for a moment that you don't have a concept for what a podcast is.

In today's episode, we're talking about shared concepts and the ideas that come out of a group of people who share the same concepts to meet a common goal. If you couldn't put a name to your experience, how can you communicate it?

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Dec 04, 2019
Colliding Titles and Roles
00:10:40

Titles for developers are meant to quickly describe our function we play on a team and allow us to set expectations. Where this can go wrong is when we struggle to understand what a title means.

In today's episode, we're talking about problems that can occur when roles are unclear on a development team and how to solve these common problems.

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Dec 02, 2019
Managing Requests, Making Commitments
00:11:05

Requests are tied to expectations. In today's episode, we're talking about managing overload of requests and managing expectations so we can focus on our goals and have better working relationships with ourselves and our coworkers.

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Nov 29, 2019
The Benefit of Our Predecessors
00:09:13

If you were born one year earlier, something would likely have changed in your life. In today's episode, we're taking a moment to express a bit of gratitude for the environment that we grew up in, and the people who helped us build our careers today.

What lessons we can learn from the people who developed before us?

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Nov 27, 2019
The Illusion of Balancing Priorities
00:10:48

If a team agrees to a set of goals and values, then our priorities should align, yet it too often falls on individuals to negotiate their priorities with the team. In today's episode we'll ask the question; how do teams decide priorities?

Should we allow individuals to negotiate their priorities or should this fall on the team to determine together what each individual's priority should be in working toward a common goal?

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Nov 25, 2019
Commit To Actions, Measure Outcomes
00:09:31

How do we end up in a place where our responsibilities and commitments outrun our cognitive ability to fulfill them?

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we'll talk about the responsibilities we choose to take on and how to identify commitments that can overwhelm us and discuss a way to take back control of your day and succeed in the commitments we agree to.

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Nov 22, 2019
Check Your Leverage
00:11:48

Your words have power. They can influence the people around you. Your words matter.

In today's episode, we're talking about what our words mean to our fellow team mates and how we can use our words to leverage our influence and provide clarity in what we say to represent ourselves and our fellow co-workers.

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Nov 20, 2019
Meetings Can Trick Your Emotions
00:10:52

Meetings are often times the only chance to have a face-to-face conversations with your co-workers and can occasionally end in good feelings that only fade as the week goes on. In today's episode, we're talking about the value of meetings, understanding the work and what needs to be done in order to keep the work moving forward.

How can we avoid the false sense of positivity that can occur after meetings and how can we engage in the right kinds of meetings?

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Nov 18, 2019
Preserving Subcultural Language
00:12:25

Vocabulary is the basis of language and unique cultural meaning. Developers share a common code and have created their own vocabulary and language over time.

In today's episode, we're talking about how sub-cultural language is established at a company level and how that language development can either help or hurt a new employee's experience.

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Nov 16, 2019
Different Behaviors with the Same Values - Practicing Modes
00:11:19

Hopefully the last episode about modifier functions and behaviors helped spark and idea of how you might change small behaviors and cascade that into bigger behaviors. Like leaving your phone outside of your room before you go to bed, leading to better sleep and during the day, better focus.

In today's episode, we're taking the ideas of changing small behaviors and zooming out to look at the roles we play in our lives and how we can evaluate the roles we play to lead to positive daily behaviors.

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Nov 13, 2019
How Small Behaviors Cascade into Life-Changing Results
00:10:47

Context is a big deal in the job of a developer. In today's episode, we're applying a zoomed out model of thinking to everyday behavior to make us better developers, co-workers and leaders.

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Nov 11, 2019
Focusing On Improving One Value At A Time
00:11:46

If you were to list your values today, it's likely that the list is not simple. There's a lot to understand when we try to explain what we think and our place in the world as we see it.

In today's episode, we're talking about how we can practice our values and stay focused without overanalyzing every detail.

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Nov 08, 2019
Tracing Chained Motivations
00:12:17

What causes us to do the things we do? In today's episode, we're discussing the complexity of motivations and identifying the chains of motivations in our actions as developers.

How can our chained motivations help us consider the motivations of our co-workers around us and how can we choose better actions to better reinforce positive behavior?

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Nov 06, 2019
Productivity In The Face of Ambiguity with Functional Assumptions
00:11:01

Senior engineers will often answer questions by peers starting with, "It Depends." In today's episode, we're talking about getting beyond the "It Depends" answer by challenging us to asking questions as they regard to context.

How can we provide more context and help fellow developers make decisions in the face of uncertainty?

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Nov 04, 2019
Ask Better Questions
00:12:14

We've talked a lot about questions on this show. Questions are a powerful tool for developers and our collaboration. In today's episode, we're talking about questions as they lay the path to where our conversations lead us. How can we ask better questions?

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Nov 01, 2019
Interview with Anil Dash (Part 2)
00:30:54

Anil is the CEO of Glitch, an activist, writer and host of the podcast, Function. In today's episode, we sit down with Anil to talk about animating motivations, community building and career goals.

##👋Anil On the Web

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Oct 30, 2019
Interview with Anil Dash (Part 1)
00:33:26

Anil is the CEO of Glitch. He's an activist, writer and host of the podcast, Function. In today's episode, we sit down with Anil to talk about the origin story of Glitch and the journey to making cool things for and with the developer community and thoughts on the whiteboard interview process.

👋Anil On the Web

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Oct 28, 2019
Seeking a Disconnected Perspective
00:10:10

Finding perspective is a key component of this show and in today's episode, we're going to explore a visualization of perspective to help us get a more zoomed out perspective for our day-to-day work.

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Oct 25, 2019
Balancing Accountability and Empathy
00:09:34

Accountability provides an observable access to the things you're committing to following through on. Whatever your commitment is, having accountability means someone else has some visibility into what you're doing and what you said you would do.

In today's episode, we're talking about effective accountability and accomplishing the things we set out to do and identifying the gaps that cause us to miss the things we set out to do.

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Oct 23, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Multiplying Value by Thinking in Systems
00:10:34

Most of what we do as developers is solve problems. In today's episode, we're talking about the skill of problem solving and working out hard problems in more detail. We'll talk through the nuance difference between multiplying their value and simply adding value.

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Oct 21, 2019
Messages in Object Oriented Programming
00:06:06

In today's episode we're talking about a misconception that many developers carry about object oriented programming. We'll keep the episode short today but in today's episode we'll talk about object orientated programming as a message.

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Oct 18, 2019
Be Present While Thinking on the Past and Future
00:12:54

If you're living like the average developer, you have a lot of things coming up. Events, plans and holidays to name a few. We're looking forward based on our calendar and benchmarking what we've done in the past based on what we accomplished according to meetings and events on our calendars.

In today's episode, we're talking about intentionally thinking about the future and reflecting on the past and identify when we're missing out on things happening in the present moment.

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Oct 16, 2019
Leverage As A Career Heuristic
00:15:01

How do you set your goals? In the context of a company and as an individual contributor. In today's episode, we're talking about sustainability as a heuristic to help drive your career growth.

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Oct 14, 2019
Don't Use Transparency As a Weapon
00:12:16

In today's episode we're talking about a behavior that's gained a lot of traction lately and that's being candid with people. We're going to talk about why this can be counter productive as a developer and how we can practice a transparent work culture in a more healthy way.

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Oct 11, 2019
Steps to Become a Terrible Developer
00:11:51

What does it mean to be a bad developer? In today's episode, we'll focus on the actions that won't get you fired but while continuing to keep your job these are actions that will stunt your career growth and personal development.

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Oct 09, 2019
The Ocean of Choice Between Can and Will
00:13:23

Understanding the difference between can do and will do, might be the key to understanding the affordance of possibilities especially when it comes to development decisions and what a user will chose to do because of that choice.

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Oct 07, 2019
Priming Effects
00:08:03

Today, we're talking about priming. Specifically in this episode we'll cover our reactions and responses to the things that happen to us on a day-to-day basis. The subtle cues that we take from our environment and how we act in relation to our careers and career growth.

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Oct 04, 2019
Dealing With Overwhelm
00:12:30

Life gets overwhelming. In today's episode we'll talk about facing overwhelm and how can we focus on the things that matter the most and avoid crippling our progress when we're overwhelmed.

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Oct 03, 2019
Admitting When You Don't Know
00:09:02

A lot of bad advice is given on ways to manage being in a bad interview as the interviewee. In this environment the interviewer is waiting for you to fail or talk about a time when you failed and how you respond to that question as an interviewee.

In today's episode we're going to talk about how to handle bad interviews in a positive way.

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Sep 30, 2019
From Explicit to Implicit: When Our Mental Energy is Wasted
00:10:21

In today's episode we talk about moving some wasteful processes and systems from explicit to implicit.

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Sep 28, 2019
Implicit to Explicit: Management Systems
00:10:19

In our last episode we talked about taking implicit or automatic processes and making them more explicit, bringing them to a slower thought process. If you're a manager at a company, this episode is for you. Today we're digging into implicit and explicit management systems.

We'll cover some systems that you can effect and how they can create a more positive working experience for you as a manager and your team.

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Sep 25, 2019
Implicit to Explicit: Perception and Emotions
00:10:46

In our last episode we talked about taking implicit or automatic processes and making them more explicit, bringing them to a slower thought process. In today's episode we're digging into our emotions.

We'll cover the influence our emotions have in our daily lives and specific ways that we can have a positive influence on our own emotions and understanding why those emotions are happening and offer some tips on how we can manage any negative or intense emotions.

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Sep 23, 2019
Moving Implicit Systems to Be More Explicit
00:14:14

Auto-pilot systems that we use to help us make decisions can be incredibly useful and in the worst of times these can take away from our ultimate goals. In today's episode, we're sharing two things that you can do to take implicit systems that you care about and make them explicit.

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Sep 20, 2019
Progress by Habit, Perception by Exception
00:11:30

In today's episode, we're talking about the relationship between our perception of habits and how those effect the outlook on our careers. How does our baseline behavior effect the outcome of our exceptional life and career events?

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Sep 18, 2019
Product Mindset w/ Jessica Hall (Part 2)
00:32:21

Today's episode we're joined by Jessica Hall, Co-Author of the book Product Mindsetand in this part two of our two part interview with Jessica we dive deeper into the product mindset and talk about things to look for in order to progress to the next chapter of a career in product development.

Jessica On The Web

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Sep 16, 2019
Product Mindset w/ Jessica Hall (Part 1)
00:43:24

Today's episode we're joined by Jessica Hall, Co-Author of the book Product Mindsetand in this part one of our two part interview with Jessica we talk about the career things she's most interested in right now and the three things that distinguish the folks she works with.

Jessica On The Web

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Sep 13, 2019
How To Be A Bad Manager
00:10:03

In today's episode, we're talking about bad managers but instead of outlining the things to avoid as a manager, we are looking at the things we want to do in order to become a bad manager and uncover the "why" behind bad manager's behaviors.

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Sep 11, 2019
Imagining a Clearer Reality
00:10:21

Today, we discuss the difficulty of imagining an alternate reality, and how that affects our decision making for the future.

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Sep 09, 2019
Digging Up Your Purpose
00:13:36

In today's episode, we discuss the difficulty of finding your personal purpose, and the tension we can all feel when we can't put our finger on our purpose.

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Sep 06, 2019
The Nuances of Behavior and Research
00:09:16

In today's episode we're talking about behavior changes. Specifically motivations and how tricky it is to find the things we need to accomplish the goals we're focused on.

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Sep 04, 2019
Advice I Would Have Rejected Ten Years Ago
00:15:53

We can all expect to change daily, monthly and yearly. In today's episode, we're going through an exercise to identify changes we've experienced in our lives to identify how far we've come and where we're headed.

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Sep 03, 2019
Your Purpose is Not a Point in the Future
00:08:09

One of the most common topics for this show is the topic of finding purpose as a driven developer. In today's episode, we're talking about a different way to find purpose for yourself in the form of happiness.

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Aug 30, 2019
Listen To This In You're Feeling Stuck
00:15:59

The feeling of being stuck is hard and emotionally draining. In today's episode, we're providing strategies to help you get unstuck when you find yourself in it and offering tools when you're in the middle of being stuck.

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Aug 28, 2019
Improve Your Team by Rejecting These Bad Assumptions
00:14:43

We talk a lot about setting ourselves up for personal success. In today's episode, we're focusing on the philosophies of self-improvements as they would relate to working on a team.

How can we create better habits as a development team?

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Aug 26, 2019
Using Pre-Mortems to Find the Opposition to Our Focus
00:10:45

In today's episode, we're talking about why we lose focus and how we can get back into a focus state when it's lost.

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Aug 23, 2019
Taking Advantage of Your Time as a Student
00:09:17

In today's episode we're talking about taking advantage of unique positions we are put in as a developer to learn and grown. If you're a student heading back to school, or going through a life change, this episode is for you!

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Aug 21, 2019
Beating Boredom in Your Career
00:14:33

In today's episode we're talking about boredom. We can't avoid it in our day-to-day but we can provide ways to address boredom when it occurs.

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Aug 19, 2019
Short Term Decisions, Long Term Mindset
00:09:51

The most valuable decisions you make are the ones that last, but most of the decisions we make as a developer are small day-to-day. In today's episode we're talking about how we can bring long-term thinking into our everyday life as a developer.

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Aug 16, 2019
Beating Dogma And Choosing The Right Tools
00:13:28

In today's episode, we're talking about being highly opinionated as a developer. We'll talk about resolving opinion differences between developers in a positive way.

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Aug 14, 2019
Reaping Rewards by Expecting Success
00:08:39

In today's episode, we're talking about success and what it has to do with motivation, learning and at least a little bit of success amongst the failure we may also be experiencing.

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Aug 12, 2019
Going Beyond Simply Fixing Failures
00:10:08

Most of the developers listening to this episode are responsible for your own learning efforts and career growth. Very often you hear stories about how to be or act like a superstar programmer.

In today's episode, we're going to talk about how to become a better programmer through improvement.

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Aug 09, 2019
How to Engineer More Epiphany Moments in Your Day-to-Day
00:11:03

Whether you're in a contributing role or you're a leader, you run into idea blocks. The moments when you get moments of epiphany can be rare. In today's episode, we're talking about understanding what we need to have in order to unlock those epiphany moments.

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Aug 05, 2019
3x3 - Misconceptions About Senior Engineers
00:07:34

What exactly does it mean to be a senior engineer? In today's episode we're talking about three misconceptions about what it means to be a senior engineer.

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Aug 02, 2019
3x3 - Relating Better With Difficult Coworkers
00:07:54

In today's 3x3 episode we're talking about three different strategies when dealing with difficult coworkers better.

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Jul 31, 2019
3x3 - Uncovering Hidden Information
00:09:35

In today's episode, we're talking about uncovering hidden information using three different techniques.

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Jul 29, 2019
Belief Substitution
00:07:01

In today's episode, we're talking about why we believe and hold our beliefs so strongly. We'll talk about our reasoning behind the complexities of our beliefs and try to break those down into more manageable questions.

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Jul 26, 2019
Career Decisions and Penalty Kicks
00:08:15

In today's episode, we're talking about the intensity of being faced with prediction when making a complex calculation and make decisions. Many of these decisions we make while other people are watching us.

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Jul 24, 2019
How to Affect Organizational Change
00:13:14

Pretty much everything we do as developers affects change.

In today's episode, we're talking about the hardest types of change. The types that require buy-in and collaboration and how to approach affecting organizational change at your company as a developer.

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Jul 22, 2019
Every Decision is an Opportunity Tradeoff
00:08:20

Take a moment and think back on the last 24 hours. What did you give up and what are you giving up to listen to this podcast episode? In today's episode, we're talking about opportunity fear, specifically the fear of opportunity cost.

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Jul 19, 2019
The Dangerous Characteristics of 10x Engineers
00:13:34

In today's episode, we're uncovering core features of the 10x engineer stereotype and why this could be viewed as unhealthy.

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Jul 17, 2019
You're Not So Important - Why Our Ego Drives Anxiety in the Workspace
00:12:01

Much of our careers are based on relationships and shaped by the decisions we make with the people around us. It makes sense, that if we're shaping our careers with the people around us that we care what those people think.

In today's episode, we're talking about making better decisions with the opinions of the people around you.

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Jul 15, 2019
Finding Beginner's Luck Again
00:08:06

What is the reason for beginner's luck and how can we figure out how to have beginner's luck when we're no longer beginners? That's what we're talking about on today's episode of Developer Tea.

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Jul 12, 2019
Part 3: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson
00:28:40

In today's episode ,we release part 1 of a three part interview with Will Larson. Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management.

In this part 3, we discuss focus and how Will built depth in your career journey.

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Jul 10, 2019
Part 2: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson
00:35:59

In today's episode ,we release part 1 of a three part interview with Will Larson. Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management.

In this part 2, we dig into common patterns that help us create a fair evaluation system.

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Jul 08, 2019
Part 1: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson
00:31:04

In today's episode ,we release part 1 of a three part interview with Will Larson. Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management.

In this part 1, we dig into why Will chose that title and about his developer journey.

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Jul 05, 2019
What You Feed Will Grow
00:13:47

We all experience the experience where we try to take on too many goals. In today's episode, we're working on prioritizing and different ways we can act on those priorities.

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Jul 03, 2019
Mid-Year Resolutions
00:15:45

What do you want your life to look like in the next five years? In today's episode, we're reflecting on the year to date and looking forward to the rest of the year ahead. We'll work on a mental practice to motivate you as a positive outcome and build strategies for when you're faced with challenges along the way to accomplishing your goal.

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Jul 01, 2019
How Do I Choose a Starting Point for Best Practice?
00:13:13

There isn't a simple answer to starting your best practice foundation for yourself and your team. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea. We'll use the topic of budgeting to explore the subject of best practices.

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Jun 30, 2019
Reversing Adversarial Dynamics in Interviews
00:12:47

In today's episode we're talking about the things we often misunderstand during performance reviews, 1:1s and in job interviews. We'll talk about how to identify and transform adversarial questions to your advantage.

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Jun 26, 2019
Accelerate Your Career with Pattern Matching
00:10:40

Mentally walk through your house and count the sinks you have. In today's episode we're talking about patterns and rules that we can use to generate an output. How can we take advantage of these patterns as developers?

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Jun 24, 2019
Individual Contributor Career Growth w/ Matt Klein (part 2)
00:38:28

What does a long career as an individual contributor look like? The answer isn't always clear cut, especially if you're given the option of becoming a manager. Today, we'll talk to Matt Klein about how to stay an engineer in part two of our interview with Matt.

Matt on the Web

Matt is on the engineering team at Lyft and one of the main contributors to the open source project, Envoy.

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Jun 21, 2019
Individual Contributor Career Growth w/ Matt Klein (part 1)
00:31:36

What does a long career as an individual contributor look like? The answer isn't always clear cut, especially if you're given the option of becoming a manager. Today, we'll talk to Matt Klein about how he approaches this in part 1 of our two part interview.

Matt on the Web

Matt is on the engineering team at Lyft and one of the main contributors to the open source project, Envoy.

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Jun 19, 2019
The Connection Between Imagination, Confidence and Performance
00:12:42

How do you see yourself and what do you expect from yourself? In today's episode we're talking about perceptions and expectations of ourselves. So much of our motivation is impacted by how we and those around us perceive ourselves.

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Jun 17, 2019
How Can Two Rational People Disagree?
00:15:00

In today's episode, we're taking a different frame of reference. We're going to assume that you've found a way to get something that you want, but then we'll dig into that next step, finding your boundaries.

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Jun 12, 2019
Test Driven Meetings - Measuring Outputs and Side Effects
00:15:25

In today's episode we're revisiting the meaning of meetings and how they can support engineering and tips to avoid meetings that don't align with the support of your engineering work.

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Go to GitPrime.com/20Patterns to download the book and get a printed copy mailed to you - for free. Check it out at GitPrime.com/20Patterns.

Jun 10, 2019
3 Assumptions That Can Hurt Your Job Search
00:16:22

Most of us don't have formal training when looking for a job. In today's episode we're looking at job searching from a different perspective and uncover three assumptions that we make about the job search, that can actually hurt our job search.

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Jun 03, 2019
Mental Models w/ Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo (part 2)
00:35:30

Today's guest, Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DuckDuckGo uses connections to help steer the company. What we're talking about today with Gabriel are mental models for building a team and business.

In part 2 of this interview, we dive deeper into Gabriel's mental models specifically for engineers. His book, Super Thinking, which we base the discussion on can be found here: Super Thinking.

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May 31, 2019
Mental Models w/ Gabriel Weinberg (part 1)
00:37:05

Today's guest, Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DuckDuckGo uses connections to help steer the company. What we're talking about today with Gabriel are mental models for building a team and business.

In part 1 of this interview, we dive into Gabriel's recent book, Super Thinking. This is a big book of mental models. Don't miss part two of this interview, airing on Friday, May 31st.

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May 29, 2019
Great Code is Marked by Flexibility
00:09:20

Good software is determined by context. In today's episode, I want to give you a heuristic that is broadly associated with successful software development.

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Our sponsor GitPrime published a free book - 20 Patterns to Watch for Engineering Teams - based data from thousands of enterprise engineering teams. It’s an excellent field guide to help debug your development with data.

Go to GitPrime.com/20Patterns to download the book and get a printed copy mailed to you - for free. Check it out at GitPrime.com/20Patterns.

May 27, 2019
Crafting Your Work By Your Strengths
00:13:23

We all have a lot to learn and we all have shortcomings. In today's episode, we're looking at self improvement as a progressive path in your career and your life.

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Go to GitPrime.com/20Patterns to download the book and get a printed copy mailed to you - for free. Check it out at GitPrime.com/20Patterns.

May 24, 2019
Make Your Problems Smaller
00:13:39

In today's episode we're looking at a way to make your problems easier to solve by breaking them down into smaller parts.

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May 22, 2019
Three Things I Wish I Learned Earlier in My Career As A Software Developer
00:15:11

As a developer we never stop learning, but there are some "I wish I knew" moments that we can share to help up-and-coming developers level up, faster. In today's episode we're sharing three things I wished I'd learned earlier in my career as a software developer.

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May 20, 2019
3 Red Flags that You're Heading for Burnout
00:14:29

Burnout is a real effect and in today's episode we'll dispel the myths of being burned out and talk three ways to watch out for burnout in yourself and in your peers.

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May 17, 2019
3 Principles for Your Job Search
00:21:01

How can you think about job searching differently? Today, we're talking about three principles you can keep in mind to be a smarter job hunter.

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May 15, 2019
Mental Simulations - Information (A)Symmetry
00:09:47

When we're given a choice to make the first thing we do is try to create the candidates, options and places we can go. We try to judge these options immediately. Sometimes we create false options to push us toward the one we think is right.

In today's episode we're talking about different ways we can uncover new options that you didn't think existed to make more informed decisions.

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May 13, 2019
Mental Simulations - Persona Perspectives
00:09:47

There are moments in our lives when our mental awareness can drastically change a decision we make and sometimes those decisions have major impacts on our lives. In today's episode we're talking about mental clarity through simulations.

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May 10, 2019
Metal Simulations - Artificial Constraints
00:18:32

Stop and think about a problem or issue you're facing right now in life or work. In today's episode of Developer Tea we're talking about clarity and its inevitable shift as we go forward in life. To maintain our sanity we've constructed a lot of stories or framework to drive our decision making.

In today's episode we're talking about the artificial constructs we use to control our decisions made and change our futures.

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May 08, 2019
The Fear : Value Connection
00:15:21

What do you value? Values aren't always easy to find. In today's episode, we talk about using the lens of fear to understand our values better.

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May 06, 2019
What Kind of Decisions Are You Optimizing For?
00:22:14

Incentives shape our decisions and we need to be thinking about the way we're positively or negatively incentivizing and how those things shape the decisions around us, including our own.

In today's episode we break down the kinds of decisions we optimize for and what motivates us.

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May 03, 2019
Contingencies and Planning for Failure
00:16:23

We're going to talk about preparing for failure in today's episode and provide perspective on what it means to fail and what to look out for as opposed to avoid failure.

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May 01, 2019
Three Career-Changing Perspective Shifts When Preparing to Start A New Job
00:11:43

One of the scariest things we can encounter is starting new jobs. In today's episode, we're talking about alternative perspectives to your first 30, 60 and 90 days at a new job.

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Apr 29, 2019
Uncovering Your Unconscious With Flagged Behaviors
00:15:09

In today's episode, we're looking at ways to see unconscious decisions as they occur and potentially choose a better way that may benefit us in the future.

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Apr 26, 2019
Meetings - Good, Bad, Or Just Complex?
00:13:38

There seems to be a war on unnecessary meetings. In today's episode we're talking about how to call, make and maintain productive meetings.

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Apr 24, 2019
Modeling Decisions as Dynamic Functions
00:16:21

As a developer, part of your job is estimating risk and value. In today's episode we're talking changing our risk and value evaluations from a static process to a functional process.

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Apr 22, 2019
Thinking in Bets w/ Annie Duke (part 2)
00:41:17

In today's episode we talk to Annie Duke about the decisions we make like bets. Annie is a former professional poker player and today she focuses on consulting to help people make better decisions throughout their life.

In this part 2 we dig into different way to approach thinking in bets. If you missed part 1 of this episode check it out here: https://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/292556.

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Apr 19, 2019
Thinking in Bets w/ Annie Duke (part 1)
00:38:32

In today's episode we talk to Annie Duke about the decisions we make like bets. Annie is a former professional poker player and today she focuses on consulting to help people make better decisions throughout their life.

In part 1 we talk about where her interest in decision making came from and in part 2 we'll dig into way to approach thinking in bets.

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Apr 17, 2019
Uncovering Deeper Motivations and Goals
00:18:16

Everyone has goals, whether we've stated them or not, and we all carry values for ourselves whether we state them or not. In today's episode we're exploring the idea of goals and the drive for continuity.

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Apr 15, 2019
Ambiguous Goals, Concrete Actions
00:15:09

In today's episode we're talking about how you can survive the map of progress toward goals and stay motivated when those career goals don't turn out the way you're expecting.

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Apr 12, 2019
Focusing Career Progress
00:15:05

We've talked about long-term vision in past episodes, and in today's episode we're talking about habit forming and constant progress and bringing those together into focus.

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Apr 10, 2019
Fail Mode
00:12:28

Imagine for a moment that you are a hiring manager who needs to determine who is a good addition to a team of developers. You need to make a judgement call. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea. In today's episode we're talking about track-records of failures and how that maps to your progress today.

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Apr 08, 2019
Feedback Shouldn't Be Scary
00:13:30

In today's episode, we're talking about why we feel fear during some feedback sessions and how we as employees can facilitate healthier feedback sessions.

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Apr 03, 2019
Mental Accounting
00:10:39

It's the beginning of April and for many folks, this will be a fresh start, especially if you run an accounting department. Many things are measured in quarters and most influence or story has been written, but when the next quarter is beginning we have the ability to write a new story for ourselves and our teams.

In today's episode, we're talking about making the most of our fresh start.

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Apr 01, 2019
Headroom
00:09:03

In today's episode, we're talking about the feeling of safety and the idea of headroom. We'll talk about why it's important for us to have some padding in our careers and personal lives so we can work more creatively and less urgently.

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Mar 29, 2019
Seek to Understand Rather than Persuade Others Perspectives
00:15:05

In the past, we've done exercises that focus on us as the person who is at the center of the story but today's exercise is going to focus less on you as a person and what you want and more on your vantage point, what you see and perceive. In today's episode, we want you to think about this moment in time.

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Mar 27, 2019
Bonus Episode - Soft Skills Engineering Meets Developer Tea
00:34:57

Today is a special episode of Developer Tea, we're airing an episode in which Jonathan was interviewed by the folks at Soft Skills Engineering podcast. We talk about looking for a job when you already have a job and so much more with Dave and Jameson.

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Mar 26, 2019
Habits and Replacement Behaviors for Interrupting Triggers
00:09:05

What is the one thing you do automatically that you wish you could change? In today's episode, we're talking about different ways we can intervene in our bad behaviors and modify them in a healthy way.

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Mar 22, 2019
Interview w/ Ali Spittel (part 2)
00:28:08

We all have different experiences coming into development, and today we talk with Ali Spittel, a software engineer at Dev.to, Director at Women Who Code - DC and lead instructor at General Assembly.

In part 2 of our interview with Ali we cover what Ali's working on now and things she wishes people would ask her more about.

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Mar 20, 2019
Interview w/ Ali Spittel (part 1)
00:28:49

We all have different experiences coming into development, and today we talk with Ali Spittel, a software engineer at Dev.to, Director at Women Who Code - DC and lead instructor at General Assembly.

In part 1 of our interview with Ali we dive into her work at Dev.to and how she got into teaching.

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Mar 18, 2019
Witness Protection Program
00:12:48

In today's episode, we're talking about trusting yourself to know what you want on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This episode will challenge you to trust yourself when you get feedback to make a confident decision that builds on your personal growth and development.

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Mar 15, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Getting to Code Quickly and Model Thinking
00:14:20

In today's episode, we're talking about two habits that successful software engineers employ when facing a problem. Not just any problem but problems encountered as a team.

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Mar 13, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Clarity, Brevity and Context
00:13:41

What do you do as a developer? This question may seem obvious but does any single sentence capture everything we do in our work? In today's episode, we're talking about coding being the output of our work and what that means when considering the habits that keep us successful.

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Mar 09, 2019
Interview w/ Bryan Helmig - CTO at Zapier (Part 2)
00:26:08

Every company has its own unique challenges. In today's episode, we continue the conversation with CTO and co-founder of Zapier, Bryan Helmig about the different challenges he faced when starting Zapier and the challenges he's facing today. Part 1 released on Monday.

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Mar 06, 2019
Interview w/ Bryan Helmig - CTO at Zapier (Part 1)
00:23:43

Every company has its own unique challenges. In today's episode, we talk with CTO and co-founder of Zapier, Bryan Helmig about the different challenges he faced when starting Zapier and the challenges he's facing today. Stay tuned for Part 2, coming out on Wednesday.

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Mar 04, 2019
Habits of Successful Software Engineers - Seeking Feedback
00:15:01

There's more to being a developer and person than constantly seeking a single purpose. In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking consistent action that improves our goals and systems that we use on a day-to-day basis and challenges our thinking.

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Mar 01, 2019
Stress Response and Anger as a Secondary Emotion
00:15:57

In today's episode, we're talking about response tactics to stressful situations as we experience them in our day-to-day work environment.

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Feb 27, 2019
Problem Solving Intuitions - Additive, Subtractive and Reorganizational Thinking
00:11:15

Take a moment to imagine a problem that you're currently facing. Take a minute to think about ways that you might solve this problem. In today's episode, we're going to take a minute to think about ways to solve the different problems we're faced with on a day-to-day basis and give a framework for problem-solving.

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Feb 25, 2019
Starting Your Work Day with Autonomy
00:09:13

One of the most valuable things you've got is the first part of your working day. In today's episode, we're talking about the best use of those first hours in your day and taking advantage of the analytical part of your brain.

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Feb 22, 2019
Making Decisions - Fighting Fear and Time Warping
00:12:08

One of the barriers to connecting with your career purpose is fear. In today's episode, we're going to talk about working toward your goals knowing that fear will be there with you.

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Feb 20, 2019
How We Construct Software, Part 4b: Code and Communication
00:21:32

In today's episode, we dive into the rest of the communication model we started discussing in the previous episode in this series.

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Feb 19, 2019
How We Construct Software, Part 4a: Code and Communication
00:23:19

In part four of our discussion on how we construct software, we're discussing a theory of communication, and how it applies to code. This is a two-part episode (A and B) - subscribe so you don't miss the second half!

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Feb 15, 2019
How We Construct Software - Part Three (Decision Variance)
00:16:11

Giving someone a broad software problem is a little like asking them to plant a tree. In today's episode, we talk about how different mental effects can cause variance in decision-making for complex and compound decisions.

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Feb 13, 2019
How We Construct Software - Part Two (Beliefs and Models)
00:17:18

In today's episode, we're going to talk a little bit about belief. Often this word is used and abused as something more than it is. In today's episode we're going to reinvigorate your appreciation for the word blief and hopefully, encourage you to use the concept of beliefs when constructing software.

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Feb 11, 2019
How We Construct Software - Part 1 (Substitute Questions)
00:14:14

In this special series on Developer Tea we're talking about the different ways that software information flows, and how that informs our decisions when constructing our software

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Feb 08, 2019
Beating Procrastination
00:10:21

The things that seem to cause procrastination is value. Either in the outcome of the work or in the future state getting in the way of the tasks at hand. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea. We'll talk about different ways to fight against procrastination and keep you focused.

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Feb 06, 2019
Poisoning Retrospectives With Hindsight Bias
00:12:09

We recommend structured retrospectives. Identify things that went well and things that didn't go so well during a project or given week. Today, we're going to talk about recognizing our own faults when we look back on a project and how to truly get to actional insight.

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Feb 04, 2019
When Best Practices Backfire - The Peltzman Effect
00:16:00

We write tests for our code because it gives us another angle to understand the code and ends up being more efficient for most types of projects. It also has an effect on the way we actually write the software, but there can be a backfire of having tests and rules. That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea.

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Jan 30, 2019
Replace Your Implicit Questions to Break Out of Incrementalism
00:21:24

In today's episode, we're talking about a different kind of change. Instead of updating beliefs incrementally we're going to look at ways to approach change at a scaled level both in your work and in your life.

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Jan 28, 2019
Self-Awareness and Intellectual Honesty
00:15:19

In today's episode, we're talking about lying. The kind of lying that is often unintentional and very rarely condemned.

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Jan 25, 2019
Treating Your Brain as More Than a Machine
00:14:22

We've talked about how treating yourself like a machine and others around you like a machine is a bad idea. Today, we're talking about our missed opportunities. More importantly those moments we chose not to take in order to take care of ourselves.

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Jan 23, 2019
Improving Confidence and Neutralizing Threats Through Detached Perception
00:18:41

What drives us to respond to situations like being behind on a project? In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about over-working and investigating why we've decided to overwork ourselves.

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Jan 21, 2019
High-Churn Code Should Be Your Cleanest Code
00:08:13

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about the different types of code and different approaches to developing good code hygiene.

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Jan 18, 2019
Mental Models - Lenses for Thinking and Decisions (Part 2)
00:18:58

In today's episode of Developer Tea we're continuing the discussion on challenging our mental models and talking about criticality and coding standards.

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Jan 16, 2019
Mental Models - Lenses for Thinking and Decisions (Part 1)
00:21:00

Improvement is not a simple concept but usually comes from experience. In today's episode, we're talking about improvement based on questioning what kind of information you should be seeking.

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Jan 14, 2019
Adding tests to a big untested codebase - Where do I start?
00:10:49

Where do you start when you're adding tests to an untested codebase? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of developer tea.

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Jan 11, 2019
5 Tips for Improving Your Principles of Experimentation
00:18:34

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Jan 09, 2019
Visualize Your Goals in Details
00:21:37

One of this year's goals may be to become a healthy developer. In today's episode, we're giving a few tips to keep you on a path to maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a developer.

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Jan 07, 2019
Expectations vs. Reality
00:14:46

What are you learning today? In today's episode, we're talking about movement in our careers and how our tools can be progressing or limiting our options and how to self-correct. We're also announcing the Tea Break Challenge!

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Jan 04, 2019
Interview w/ Ben Orenstein (pt. 2)
00:35:32

You might remember today's guest back in episode 19 & 20. Today, we talk about new projects with the guest of the show, Ben Orenstein. During part 2 of this two-part episode, we dig into financial opportunities and I challenge you, while you're listening to this episode is to consider the lessons you've learned in 2018 and continue to grow in 2019.

If you'd like to connect with Ben, you can find him on Twitter, @r00k: https://twitter.com/r00k and view his work on GitHub, @r00k: https://github.com/r00k

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Jan 02, 2019
Interview w/ Ben Orenstein (Part 1)
00:44:52

You might remember today's guest back in episode 19 & 20. Today, we talk about new projects with the guest of the show, Ben Orenstein. During part 1 of this two-part episode, we dig into different opportunities in learning and I challenge you, while you're listening to this episode is to consider the lessons you've learned in 2018 and continue to grow in 2019.

If you'd like to connect with Ben, you can find him on Twitter, @r00k: https://twitter.com/r00k and view his work on GitHub, @r00k: https://github.com/r00k

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Dec 31, 2018
Interview w/ Michael Chan (pt. 2)
00:53:46

Today's episode of developer Tea is a personal episode with Michael Chan and today we're digging into faith, life and difficult situations. I challenge you as you're listening to part 2 of this week's two-part episode is to ask yourself how you would answer these same questions.

Check out more about Michael Chan via his Twitter profile: @chantastic

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Dec 28, 2018
Interview w/ Michael Chan (pt. 1)
01:01:58

Today's episode of developer Tea is a personal episode with Michael Chan and today we're digging into faith, life and difficult situations. I challenge you as you're listening to part 1 of this week's two-part episode is to ask yourself how you would answer these same questions.

Check out more about Michael Chan via his Twitter profile: @chantastic

Thanks to today's sponsor: Manifold

Why build your own logging platform, CMS or Authentication service yourself when a managed tool or API can solve the problem for you?

With services covering authentication, messaging, monitoring, CMS, and more, Manifold will keep you on the cutting edge, so you can focus on building your project rather than focusing on problems that have already been solved.

As a Developer Tea listener, you will get a $10 credit to put toward services when you sign up. Get started at https://www.manifold.co/devtea.

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Dec 27, 2018
Why Rules Apply Especially to Exceptions