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Tech Lead Journal

18 EpisodesProduced by Henry SuryawirawanWebsite

Great technical leadership requires more than just great coding skills. It requires a variety of other skills that are not well-defined, and they are not something that we can fully learn in any school or book. Hear from experienced technical leaders sharing their journey and philosophy for building… read more

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#17 - Remote Work & Asynchronous Communication at Doist - Gonçalo Silva

November 30th, 2020


“Asynchronous communication promotes flow. And flow is generally what we’re all looking for. Not only because it’s more productive. Not only it’s because it’s within this state that we produce the best work. It’s also …

#16 - Responsible AI and Building Trust in AI - Liu Feng-Yuan

November 23rd, 2020


“Having the conversation within the business, the data science teams, and the technology teams about what problems are you trying to solve? What can …

#15 - Tech Resumes & Learnings From Uber Engineering Manager - Gergely Orosz

November 16th, 2020


“The goal of your resume is to get a recruiter call. It’s a binary yes or no. That is the goal. As soon as you have your recruiter call, your resume doesn’t really matter that much."

Gergely is a seasoned software …

#14 - Founding Microsoft Office 365 & Digital Transformation - Richard Koh

November 9th, 2020


“Organizations should never set up a central digital transformation office. It should be owned by everybody in the organization. It’s not a CIO’s …

#13 - Startup Growth Strategy & Building Gojek Data Team - Crystal Widjaja

November 2nd, 2020


“Goal on the behaviors that matter. Don’t goal on your vanity metrics. Figure out what it is that, not just works for your product, but also for you as an individual."

Crystal Widjaja is a startup growth advisor and a …

#12 - Singapore's Open Government Products - Li Hongyi

October 26th, 2020


“You can run an organization where you communicate clearly, and you treat people fairly, and you try to set people up for success. I have seen it work, and I can make that happen, and I remember that it is possible."

#11 - The Journey to Humanise Software Development - Joshua Partogi

October 19th, 2020


“Courage needs to be emphasized even more in software development context. That’s related with respect. We cannot expect the developers will be courageous, to tell the truth, to have integrity, unless the organization, …

#10 - State of Java & Code Review Best Practices - Trisha Gee

October 12th, 2020


“As a leader, it’s not your responsibility to do. It’s your responsibility to teach and help your team to level up. Your job is to level up your team, so that you have a team of people who can do it better and faster."

#9 - Tech Leadership & Hypergrowth at Fintech Bank N26 - Patrick Kua

October 5th, 2020


“A Tech Lead is a person with a technical background, typically an engineer who is leading a team and particularly responsible and accountable for …

#8 - Digital Transformation Journey in SP Digital - Chang Sau Sheong

September 28th, 2020


“There is no permanent failure and there is no guarantee of success either. What you define as success, what you define as failure is just a definition."

Sau Sheong is the CEO of SP Digital, an energytech company, part …

#7 - Continuous Delivery and Secrets of Consulting - Sriram Narayanan

September 21st, 2020


“Continuous Integration is when you are integrating with the other developers on the code base as soon as possible. Continuous Delivery is when your code is in a deployable state and functionally correct."

In this …

#6 - Becoming a Tech Influencer Through Storytelling - Stephanie Wong

September 15th, 2020


“The thing about becoming a Tech Influencer is, content is Queen and consistency, quality and value matter. That’s the trifecta of creating content that sticks."

In this episode, I had a fun conversation with Stephanie …

#5 - Infrastructure as Code - Kief Morris

September 7th, 2020


"With Infrastructure as Code, you’re not trying to kind of reverse engineer or understand what ended up somehow onto each system, you’re actually saying, this is how the system is built and because it’s built from that …

#4 - Women in Cybersecurity - Neha Malhotra

August 31st, 2020


"With the kind of security breaches and attacks that we are witnessing in this era, it becomes of prior importance that we prioritize security at the top."

In this episode, I am joined by Neha Malhotra who has recently …

#3 - Agile Essence and Challenging Status Quo - Stanly Lau

August 22nd, 2020


“Knowing and understanding are very different things. Unless I practice it along with good guidance, I may not increase my understanding."

There are several Agile misconceptions in the industry lately. It has even come …

#2 - Community Contribution and Mentoring Junior Devs - Michael Cheng

August 11th, 2020


Hear from Singapore's prominent community builder, Michael Cheng, on how to contribute to communities, and learn more about his latest passion for mentoring junior developers.


“Rather than being passive about it, …

#1 - Startup Tech Leadership - Jerome Poudevigne

August 3rd, 2020


"Leading others is leading yourself first. That's a very big work of self awareness, and you should always do that."

Jerome Poudevigne is a serial …

Welcome to Tech Lead Journal with Henry Suryawirawan

July 14th, 2020


"Great technical leadership requires more than just great coding skills. It requires a variety of other skills that are not well-defined."

In this trailer episode, your host Henry Suryawirawan explains why he created …

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