Dana Jones (Abstract)

Episode 24 · April 25th, 2019 · 49 mins 30 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, rachel, Kendall, and Dana talk about:

  • Becoming a coder via editing books about programming
  • Missing being able to be more focused on your own work
  • Kendall's near-miss at preempting Google's success
  • The value of 360 feedback in a review process
  • Squad goals (I had to say it)
  • JIRA hate
  • The need to walk a line between uncritical approval of decisions from higher-ups and allowing for disgruntlement in a safe space to maintain credibility
  • Dana's book recommendation: "Thanks For The Feedback" about receiving feedback
  • The unnecessary anxiety of project time estimation and productivity metrics
  • Getting your leadership experience outside the workplace first
  • Normalizing failure
  • Firing your kids :)
  • When academia doesn't match reality
  • How great the sound insulation is at Kendall's house
  • The difficulties of co-leadership

You can find Dana on all the internets as @danabrit

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3