Rachel Perkins and Kendall Miller

Episode 21: Silvia Botros (Twilio-Sendgrid)

Episode 21: Silvia Botros (Twilio-Sendgrid)

In this episode, rachel, Kendall, and Silvia talk about: * How nobody ever reads documentation beforehand * The sad state of education * What terrible handwriting might offer us in terms of improving our communication habits * rachel's inability to remember the term "career ladder" * The importance of identifying and codifying hierarchies as your flat org begins to grow * Discovering the Individual Contributor leadership track * What leadership means for the Principal Engineer and how this varies at scale * The value of providing historical context for your colleagues * Dudes on Twitter, an eternal plague etc * Becoming comfortable about delegation as a method of self-preservation * Making the choice to remain an Individual Contributor * ...and realizing you're a leader anyway * Wielding authority for good, not judgement of errors * Transferring incident response skills to one's home life * Why leadership does not equal management You can find Silvia on twitter as @dbsmasher You can find Silvia's recent blog post here: https://blog.dbsmasher.com/2019/01/28/on-being-a-principal-engineer.html Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3

Duration: 44 min

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