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November 27, 2023

S3 E14: Leading an Engineering Team & Conquering Fear w/ Ben Matthews

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November 27, 2023
Margo McCabe
Head of DevRel & Partnerships at HarperDB

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This Select* podcast episode features Ben Matthews, Director of Engineering at Stack Overflow, for a discussion on leading an engineering team and the future of software development.

Questions covered include:

  • Background / journey in tech, what are you working on now?
  • What's it like leading an engineering team at a large company, what are some of the biggest challenges?
  • How do you blend engineering and product visions to make sure everyone is working towards the same goal? What are some challenges around cross-team functionality in this sense?
  • Tips for devs wanting to climb the ladder or get to a similar role that you're in? Advice you would give your younger self?
  • What technology / framework / etc. are you super excited about right now or wanting to dig into?
  • Predictions for software development over the next few years?

Ben Matthews is a Director of Engineering at Stack Overflow with nearly 20 years of experience in developing technology and building high-performance technical teams. He’s passionate about helping people grow in their roles and empowering people to build great things.

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