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S02E02 - Mayuko Inoue on Building a Content Creator Career Path

Mayuko Inoue made a bold step by defying the stereotypical career path of a software engineer, and became a full-time content creator. Her videos on YouTube answer some of the more salient questions that are almost never covered in your typical coding tutorials and overviews. What was behind this career decision and what were the lessons learned? How do you build a healthy community, and develop a good work-life balance? We talk to Mayuko about her personal take on the unique trajectory she's carving, as well as the lessons learned along the way.
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S02E01 - Scott Hanselman on Intentionality

Our first episode of the year is with the one and only Scott Hanselman. We tried to come up with a catchy title, but the entire episode could be summarized in one word - intentionality.
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S01E19 - Wrap Up Episode For 2020

Den and Courtny reflect on the year we just went through, and discuss our plans for 2021.
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S01E18 - Megan Risdal on Building a Career at the Intersection of Data Science and Product Management

Right before the Thanksgiving break, we are releasing a fresh new episode with Megan Risdal, Product Lead at Kaggle. Megan took the multi-talented route to the career she has today, and enjoys every bit of it.
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S01E17 - Christos Matskas on Going From Consulting to Corporate and Building Identity Tools

In a surprising twist, this week we chat with Christos Matskas on two topics - transitioning from consulting life to a corporate life, as well as about building identity tools and services in the cloud.
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S01E16 - Bill Kenney on Building Brands That Last

This weekend we go outdoors with Bill Kenney, co-founder of Focus Lab, a branding agency that is entirely remote. We talk to Bill about the importance of a good brand and what distinguishes professionals from amateurs in the field.
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S01E15 - Tarun Gangwani on Innovation, Navigating Product Decisions, and Building Growth Engines

We sit down to chat with Tarun Gangwani, Senior Product Manager at Sanity.io. Tarun is a seasoned PM with tons of expertise to share about the product management domain.
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S01E14 - Interview with Richard Lander

In this episode of The Work Item we interview Richard Lander, Principal Program Manager on the .NET team at Microsoft. Richard does a deep dive on communication, being a generalist vs. specialist, and growing one's career.
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S01E13 - Interview with Amanda Silver

In this episode of The Work Item we interview Amanda Silver, Corporate Vice President, Developer Division at Microsoft. We discuss the process of building great developer tools, the human element in product design, and career advice for the long run.
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S01E12 - Interview with Christina Weng

In this episode of The Work Item we interview Christina Weng, product designer at Facebook, about building a career in user experience design from scratch.
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