The Pod Presents: Primarily Context-Based

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The Tech Leader’s Guide to questions that require context to answer, from the creators of CTO Craft and Skiller Whale. We talk about what needs to be considered when you’re tackling tech decision topics like: ”should we use Kubernetes?”, or management topics like ”how do I address diversity in my team?” or process topics like ”are daily stand-ups a total waste of time?” read less
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Ep - 9 - How do I address diversity in my tech team? feat. Laura Tacho (Executive Tech Consultant)
03-08-2021
Ep - 9 - How do I address diversity in my tech team? feat. Laura Tacho (Executive Tech Consultant)
In this episode, Laura and Hywel discuss diversity in tech teams, as well as some of the common mistakes companies make when trying to improve diversity in an existing team. They delve into questions such as: What’s the difference between diversity and inclusion? Why is a neutral interview process sometimes anti inclusive? Do you prioritise candidates who are a culture ‘add’, as opposed to a culture ‘fit’? And, what are the implications of having a founding team that lacks diversity? Laura Tacho is a product development leader with a successful track record leading cross-functional product development teams — engineering, product management, design, and data — through different stages of growth and transition. She's a former VP of Engineering for an edtech startup, and previously worked as a Senior Director of Engineering at CloudBees after joining the company through the acquisition of Codeship, a CI/CD tool. She became involved in the cloud native container ecosystem during the very early days of Docker, when she worked on some of the first open-source developer tools for Docker. Since then, she's been awarded the title of Docker Captain, has spoken at dozens of development conferences across the globe, and enjoys jumping in to help teams and companies solve big engineering problems. Hywel Carver is the Co-Founder and CEO of Skiller Whale, a SaaS company enabling development for developers. Hywel was a CTO for a variety of VC-backed companies for over 10 years, ran Tech Leader Dinners, and coached other CTOs. He’s a published curriculum author and avid blogger.  Dave, Hywel, and Hayley created Skiller Whale out of the frustration that learning for developers is broken; Learn more about the company and sign-up for a free trial here.
Ep - 8 - Is a Hacker good or bad? feat. Ted Harrington (Cybersecurity Expert)
19-07-2021
Ep - 8 - Is a Hacker good or bad? feat. Ted Harrington (Cybersecurity Expert)
In this episode, Hywel and Ted discuss ethical hacking - what it is, when it is appropriate, and how widely the concept is misunderstood. What really is a hacker in the context of security and why are there so many misconceptions around securing software? Listen to this episode of Primarily Context-Based for answers to these questions and many more. Ted Harrington is the #1 best-selling author of HACKABLE: How to Do Application Security Right, and the Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), the company of ethical hackers famous for hacking cars, medical devices, web applications, and password managers. He’s helped hundreds of companies fix tens of thousands of security vulnerabilities, including Google, Amazon, and Netflix. Ted has been featured in more than 100 media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Forbes. His team founded and organizes IoT Village, an event whose hacking contest is a three-time DEF CON Black Badge winner. He also hosts the Tech Done Different podcast. Hywel Carver is the Co-Founder and CEO of Skiller Whale, a SaaS company enabling development for developers. Hywel was a CTO for a variety of VC-backed companies for over 10 years, ran Tech Leader Dinners, and coached other CTOs. He’s a published curriculum author and avid blogger.  Dave, Hywel, and Hayley created Skiller Whale out of the frustration that learning for developers is broken; Learn more about the company and sign-up for a free trial here.