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Engineering Leader’s blog

Learn from some of the most accomplished engineering leaders. This blog brings you key insights from fellow engineering managers and tech leaders to level-up your management skills and to take your developer team to the next level.

How to Engage Remote Employees: Tips to Lead Distributed Teams

by Gábor Zöld / July 21, 2021

Level-up Engineering Podcast #45

Interview with Greg Dick, Senior Engineering Manager at Hudl about building engagement with remote employees in distributed teams. They miss out on a lot of professional and personal interactions, and don't integrate well into the team. Check out Greg's tips to learn how you can kickstart that process as a manager!

Leadership Stories from Slack by Michael Lopp

by Gábor Zöld / June 30, 2021

Level-up Engineering Stories #1

Interview with Michael Lopp, Rands about his time as VP of Product Engineering at Slack. He tells stories about the darkest day of Slack, the mistakes he made along the way and how he grew into his executive role.

Building Self-Managed Teams: A Case Study from Riot Games

by Gábor Zöld / May 19, 2021

Level-up Engineering Podcast #42

Interview with Mike Seavers, former CTO at Riot Games about building self-managed teams for high performance. Learn from a seasoned leader about making sure you have the right people, and coach them the right way to empower them so you can stop holding their hands. Unlock your team's potential and unleash them to do great work!

Software Development Trends 2021: The Latest Research Data

by Gábor Zöld / April 14, 2021

State of Software Development 2021 report

Level-up Engineering Podcast #41

Software development trends come and go rapidly. A tool or framework used today might be obsolete tomorrow. We take a snapshot of the industry every year, to see how it has evolved, and make an educated guess as to where it’s headed.

The 2021 report gives you the data you need to benchmark your activities against other survey participants, get insight from others walking in your shoes to improve your developer team and keep up with the industry.

Leadership in Hypergrowth: A Case Study from Shapr3D

by Gábor Zöld / March 31, 2021

Level-up Engineering Podcast #39

Interview with Ákos Kapui, VP of Engineering at Shapr3D. He talks about running an engineering organization in hypergrowth, doubling its employee count every year. Pick up his tips, tricks, and learn from his experience as he goes into detail on recruitment, decision making at scale, and planning while in hypergrowth.

From Engineer to CEO: How to Start a Tech Company

by Gábor Zöld / March 17, 2021

Level-up Engineering Podcast #38

Interview with Taavi Rehemägi, co-founder and CEO of Dashbird. He tells the story of founding Dashbird, and what it took for him to go from software engineer to CEO. Learn how he built his network and found success in a completely different role!