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Code Story

196 EpisodesProduced by Noah LabhartWebsite

In a tech startup, how do you get from an idea on the back of a napkin to a fully functioning product? Code Story is a podcast featuring tech leaders, reflecting the roads they travelled and the products they created. On the show, we interview tech visionaries, digging into the critical moments of w… read more


S5 Bonus: Compiler - Should Managers Code?

Hey guys, today I want to tell you about a new podcast I'm digging. It's called Compiler, an original podcast from Red Hat, who also brought you the popular show Command Line Heroes.

Anyway, the show Compiler is hosted by two tech veterans, Angela and Brent from Red Hat, and on the show, they discuss tech topics - big, strange and small. I checked out the first episode, titled “Should Managers Code?”, and I was intrigued by the discussion and the topic. There were differing opinions, but one common thread was this... managers, VP's, leaders, etc. - that came from a coding background - STILL love to code!

But... what I appreciated was the approach that these managers took to the coding they still love. My takeaway was that managers don't want to get in the way of their team from coding, solving problems, and delivering their contributions.

Though difficult, a manager should keep to an 80/20 rule - 80% management, 20% coding - and in my experience, this allows you to keep your eye on the proverbial ball... of leading your team to their success, which is ultimately, your success as well.

Have a listen to Episode 1 "Should Managers Code?" from the Compiler podcast. Be sure and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favorite podcast catcher. I'll make sure and add a link to the show notes as well.


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