Expanding Beyond

Expanding Beyond

Monica and Urban discuss their work life as developers and development managers.

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May 5, 2021 46 min
We discuss Ruby Day 2021! Twitter thread around the bot signup (https://twitter.com/ujh/status/1382564371440807936) reCAPTCHA (https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/) RubyDay 2021 (https://2019.rubyday.it/) Euruko 2021 (https://euruko2021.org/) Crystal Conference - 1.0 Launch (https://www.eventbrite.com.ar/e/crystal-conference-10-launch-tickets-149153252393) Matz (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukihiro_Matsumoto) Ma...
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In this episode we talk about mental health, vulnerability as manager, burnout, therapy, and personal growth. 360 feedback (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/360-degree_feedback) How's work (podcast) (https://howswork.estherperel.com/) Autism Spectrum Disorder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_spectrum) Hypervigilance (https://www.healthline.com/health/hypervigilance) Debugging your brain by Casey Watts (https://www.debuggingy...
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April 7, 2021 33 min
In this meandering episode we discuss feeling like a team when you're virtual, virtual conferences, and RubyDay in particular. https://gather.town/ (https://gather.town/) https://www.jackboxgames.com/drawful/ (https://www.jackboxgames.com/drawful/) https://gartic.io/ (https://gartic.io/) https://2021.rubyday.it/ (https://2021.rubyday.it/) https://euruko2021.org/ (https://euruko2021.org/) https://qconferences.co...
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In this episode we talk to CTO Niels Liebisch about his management philosophy, handling outages, hiring, and bridging the gap between development and other departments. Niels Liebisch on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nliebisch/) Niels Liebisch on Twitter (https://twitter.com/teamorganizer) virtualQ (https://virtualq.io/) Incident Postmortem (https://www.pagerduty.com/resources/learn/incident-postmortem/) Release I...
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In this episode we talk about the monolith, SOA, microservices, and why each makes sense under certain circumstances. We cover the technical aspects as well as the organizational components of choosing an approach. Service Oriented Architecture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service-oriented_architecture) Microservices (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microservices) GraphQL (https://graphql.org/) Citadel pattern (https://m.s...
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February 24, 2021 34 min
In this episode we discuss knowledge silos, how to avoid them, and when they are actually useful. Bus factor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_factor) You can reach us via email at hosts@expandingbeyond.it (mailto:hosts@expandingbeyond.it). You can follow us on Twitter at @podcast_eb (https://twitter.com/podcast_eb). Where to find Monica on the internet: Twitter: @KFMolli (https://twitter.com/KFMolli) Github: @...
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In this episode we talk about working remotely. How it changed for some who have been doing it before, and the experiences of newcomers. https://gartic.io/ (https://gartic.io/) https://www.jackboxgames.com/drawful-two/ (https://www.jackboxgames.com/drawful-two/) Airbnb experiences (https://www.airbnb.com/s/experiences) You can reach us via email at hosts@expandingbeyond.it (mailto:hosts@expandingbeyond.it). You can...
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January 27, 2021 49 min
We discuss CVs and the differences between managerial ones and those for ICs as well as the difficulties that can happen when employees leave and how to avoid them. First Contributions (https://firstcontributions.github.io/) Engineering Managers Slack (https://engmanagers.github.io/) Goodhart’s Law (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodhart's_law) Working on Voyager (https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a17991/voyager-1-...
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In this episode we answer our first listener question! We talk about a team that's distributed across many time zones and then end up discussing working fully async (instead of just working remotely). From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams (https://leanpub.com/geographicallydistributedagileteams) by Johanna Rothman and Mark Kilby The Best Advice For Remote Work Success From 10 Global Teams (https://blog.trello.com...
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December 9, 2020 44 min
In this episode we discuss the difficulties of communicating technical projects to other teams and to the company as a whole as well as what the difference is between having a role and having a title. Feuerzangenbowle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feuerzangenbowle) JWT (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON_Web_Token) You can reach us via email at hosts@expandingbeyond.it (mailto:hosts@expandingbeyond.it). Where to find Moni...
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November 25, 2020 31 min
Monica and Urban discussion estimations, the dangers around them, and how to do them right ... if you really have to. The concept of slack in Kanban (http://www.everydaykanban.com/2012/07/27/slack-is-not-a-dirty-word-how-slack-can-improve-your-products/) You can reach us via email at hosts@expandingbeyond.it (mailto:hosts@expandingbeyond.it). Where to find Monica on the internet: Twitter: @KFMolli (https://twitter.com/...
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November 11, 2020 39 min
In this episode we discuss mobile testing (again), pair managing, and online conferences. You can reach us via email at hosts@expandingbeyond.it (mailto:hosts@expandingbeyond.it). Where to find Monica on the internet: Twitter: @KFMolli (https://twitter.com/KFMolli) Github: @nirnaeth (https://github.com/nirnaeth) Blog: dev.to/nirnaeth (https://dev.to/nirnaeth) Where to find Urban on the internet: Twitter: @ujh (...
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October 28, 2020 34 min
Monica and Urban discuss testing JavaScript apps (especially those that have never been tested before) and moving to a more stable server setup. You can reach us via email at hosts@expandingbeyond.it (mailto:hosts@expandingbeyond.it). Where to find Monica on the internet: Twitter: @KFMolli (https://twitter.com/KFMolli) Github: @nirnaeth (https://github.com/nirnaeth) Blog: dev.to/nirnaeth (https://dev.to/nirnaeth) W...
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September 30, 2020 33 min
We discuss project planning and company wide alignment. An Elegant Puzzle (https://www.lethain.com/elegant-puzzle/) Is High Quality Software Worth the Cost? (https://martinfowler.com/articles/is-quality-worth-cost.html) Basecamp (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basecamp_(company)) Harvard Business Review (https://hbr.org/) Pre-mortem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-mortem) You can reach us via email at hosts@expand...
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September 16, 2020 35 min
We discuss how to handle outages and how to measure productivity for managers. Imperial Radch series of books (https://www.goodreads.com/series/113751-imperial-radch) Terry Pratchett Discworld novels (https://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/book-series/discworld/) Pyramids by Terry Pratchett (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramids_(novel)) The Manager’s Path by Camille Fournier (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33369254-the-...
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September 2, 2020 33 min
We discussing hiring and how we define seniority in the field and getting there. Adam Grant: Are you a giver or a taker? (https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_grant_are_you_a_giver_or_a_taker) Marco’s tweet (https://twitter.com/marcobnz/status/1286401465767141376) Martin Fowler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Fowler_(software_engineer)) Hacktoberfest (https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/) Ruby Day 2020 (https://www.eve...
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August 19, 2020 36 min
We discuss testing react apps, an overflowing (but groomed) backlog, iOS development, weekly reviews. Monica also discovers that writing is hard. 😱 Olympiapark Munich (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympiapark_(Munich)) Testing Library (https://testing-library.com/) Independence, autonomy, and too many small teams (https://kislayverma.com/organizations/independence-autonomy-and-too-many-small-teams/) Fountain Pen Co...
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August 5, 2020 36 min
Monica and Urban discuss meta programming Ruby, being a good manager and TDD. Listener Feedback from Marco (https://twitter.com/marcobnz/status/1286401465767141376) Method Overloading in Ruby (https://lucaguidi.com/2020/07/22/ruby-method-overloading/) Hanami (http://hanamirb.org/) T vs I shaped (https://medium.com/@warren2lynch/scrum-team-i-shaped-vs-t-shaped-people-569de6fa494e) The 4 key managerial activities (http...
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Monica and Urban discuss the differences (or lack thereof) between "real" and software engineering, the bus factor, and being kind to your users. Hey.com Gemfile (https://gist.github.com/dhh/782fb925b57450da28c1e15656779556) https://haveibeenpwned.com/ (https://haveibeenpwned.com/) You can reach us via email at hosts@expandingbeyond.it (mailto:hosts@expandingbeyond.it). Where to find Monica on the internet: Tw...
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In this episode Urban talks about his team and the challenges of working in a self-organising team and Monica discusses her experiences with strategic planning. https://goodbadstrategy.com (https://goodbadstrategy.com) - by Richard P. Rumelt (https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/faculty-and-research/strategy/faculty/rumelt) You can reach us via email at hosts@expandingbeyond.it (mailto:hosts@expandingbeyond.it). Where to find Mon...
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