Podcast 376: Writing the roadmap from engineer to manager
Former co-host Sara Chipps, now an engineering manager at LinkedIn, joins us to chat with Sarah Drasner, a director of engineering on the core developer web team at Google. We discuss the challenges of transitioning from an individual contributor software engineer to an engineering manager. Co-host Cassidy Williams knows exactly what kind of manager Drasner is; Cassidy used to report to her at Netlify. It’s a whole former co-worker reunion!
Former co-host Sara Chipps now manages engineering teams at LinkedIn, but her best content is still on Twitter.
Cassidy’s former boss, Sarah Drasner, recently wrote a book to help engineers level up to management: Engineering Management for the Rest of Us.
The two books Ms. Chipps mention as the old standbys for new engineering managers are Peopleware and Smart and Gets Things Done.career development, the stack overflow podcast
Great podcast, but actually, a great book on the subject was also written a while ago by Camille Fournier – “The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change”:
But I’m glad Sarah is adding to this admittedly underrepresented area of tech literature. Looking forward to reading the book!