Both cultural diversity and learning through mistakes are important topics in the tech world. Hiring people from diverse backgrounds can help a company grow in a myriad of ways, and here to tell us what some of those ways are is Meetesh Karia. Meetesh is the CTO of The Zebra, a company that is the equivalent of Kayak to the car insurance space.
What is it like managing as a CTO and as a product manager? How is it similar? How is it different? Our guest for this episode knows and he’s here to tell us. Jaco Botha is a product manager today but has also been a CTO in the past.
What makes a great dev shop agency? Someone who knows what it takes and is running a dev shop agency of his own is Ryan Vice. Ryan is the founder of Vice Software. His passion is dev and he’s fully immersed in the world of scoping projects, devving them and giving his clients what they want.
Servant leadership is a term that gets used a lot, but what does it mean in the software development world? Here to tell us is Aaron Longwell. Today Aaron is a consultant who recently wrote a blog post on why software development requires servant leadership. The article was so popular it made it to the top of Hacker News.
Did you know Nelson Mandela rebranded his image? He did. You’ll hear that story as well as how CTOs can harness the power of branding from our guest today, Timothy Maurice. Timothy is an American living in South Africa, and that is where we begin our conversation on this edition of CTO Studio.