From Twitter Bootstrap to VP of Engineering at Patreon, a chat with Utkarsh Srivastava (Ep. 514)
In today’s podcast episode, Ben, Matt, and Cassidy talk with Utkarsh Srivastava, VP of Engineering at Patreon. We cover the product roadmap, deployment best practices, and UX philosophies. Matt and Cassidy, both Patreon users, confirm its delightful user experience.
Srivastava reflects on his upbringing in India, learning to write Assembly, and going to Stanford University to complete his Ph.D in computer science.
He shares his early career experiences at big tech names like Yahoo!, Google, Twitter, and Google.
The group reflects on some of the engineering challenges at Patreon including technical debt, migrations to open source services, and troubleshooting bugs.
Srivastava walks us all through upcoming product features that his engineering team is working to implement.
Andy wins a Lifeboat Badge for answering this question about a list of all tags on Stack Overflow.
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Google must have really had an impact on his early career experiences if it got mentioned twice in a 4 item list : )