Dev Story - Our Own Podcast on Software Engineering and Teal Culture

Dev Story - Our Own Podcast on Software Engineering and Teal Culture

Wojciech Marusarz - March 29, 2022

nexocode is excited to announce the launch of our very own podcast, Dev Story. In this tech podcast, we will be discussing all things around software engineering and our approach to teal management. Our goal with this podcast is to provide a space for nexocode employees to share their stories and learn from each other. We hope you enjoy it!

About our Teal Software Engineering Podcast

We are a teal organization. We have a flat structure where everyone is treated as a partner. Our focus is always on knowledge sharing and quality. We strongly believe that our way of working delivers the best possible results for our clients. nexocode DNA is about inspiring others and showing that sometimes it is possible and worthwhile to approach work differently, so we decided to create the Dev Story Podcast.

The podcast will be released every two weeks and will feature a different guest in each episode. We will be discussing everything from engineering processes to tooling to management approaches. Our goal is to provide listeners with actionable insights that they can use in their own organizations.

In Dev Story, you will hear stories related to:

  • developer development,
  • how teal management works in a tech company,
  • delivering IT projects and developing tech products,
  • building and nurturing self-organizing project teams,
  • technology trends and news from the industry.

So far, we have released four episodes:

Episode One: Is it possible to fire your client? with Radek Kamiński

In the first episode, we sit down with our CEO and founder, Radek Kamiński, to discuss what teal management is and how it has helped us build a successful software engineering organization. We also talk about some of the challenges we’ve faced along the way and how we support our clients by building partner relationships.

Episode Two: Is promotion always good? with Wojtek Gębiś

What is the “natural” promotion path for a Software Engineer? Is it always worth going up and being promoted at all costs? Is the position of a Management Board Member the perfect culmination of a Programmer’s career? We answer these and many other questions with Wojtek Gębiś, Senior Software Engineer and Project Lead, who has a fascinating history of career development and experience at the board member level. For some reason, however, he decided to make a significant change. Listen to this episode to find out why?

Episode Three: What is Clean Code? with Piotr Kubowicz

In this episode, we are joined by Piotr Kubowicz, a Senior Software Engineer at nexocode and an expert in Clean Code. He tells us how he got into software engineering and what Clean Code is all about (including tips). Is it always worth taking care of the highest quality of the code? What principles to follow and what to do to ensure that the code quality in the entire team is as high as possible? We also discuss some of the benefits of working in a clean code manner and how it can help you write better code faster.

Episode Four: Who is a Senior Engineer? with Wojciech Gębiś

In the fourth episode, again, we talk to Wojciech Gębiś about what it means to be a senior engineer. Are technical skills enough? What is the most important? How to build a career path, and is a step back always a step back? He shares his story of how he became a software engineer and what he thinks are the essential skills and personal features for someone in a senior role. We also discuss the differences between junior, mid-level, and senior engineers and what kinds of tasks and responsibilities each level should have.

Dev Story Host

The podcast host is Jarek Jarzębowski, our People and Culture Lead. Jarek supports our team in developing soft skills, cultivating team culture, and various HR efforts. He is passionate about knowledge sharing and believes that the best way to learn is by talking to others. Jarek is also a veteran podcast host in his other project - HR Espresso, which focuses on HR, employer branding, and people management topics.

Where to Listen to Dev Story Podcast?

We hope you enjoy our podcast! The Dev Story Podcast is available in Polish on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast. To never miss an episode, be sure to subscribe and leave us a review on your favorite podcast player.

You can always browse through the list of available episodes and sign up for the podcast newsletter on our dedicated podcast landing page.

If you are interested in being a guest on our podcast, please get in touch! We would love to hear your story. You can reach us at podcast@nexocode.com. Same you have any suggestions, we would love to hear your feedback.

Stay tuned for more episodes coming soon!

About the author

Wojciech Marusarz

Wojciech Marusarz

Software Engineer

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Wojciech enjoys working with small teams where the quality of the code and the project's direction are essential. In the long run, this allows him to have a broad understanding of the subject, develop personally and look for challenges. He deals with programming in Java and Kotlin. Additionally, Wojciech is interested in Big Data tools, making him a perfect candidate for various Data-Intensive Application implementations.

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contact Jarek, who’s got all the info you may need.

Jarek Jarzębowski
People & Culture Lead

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