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The Rabbit Hole: An Inside Look into Software Development

Apr 25, 2017

Managers and mentors are both crucial for guiding our career growth as developers.

We discuss how management and mentorship works at Stride, dig into the similarities and differences between habits of good managers and good mentors and delve some deep metaphors to illustrate these traits. While a mentor relationship may...


Apr 18, 2017

In this episode of The Rabbit Hole, we consider the bittersweet experience of rolling off a project. Whether you are transitioning to a new role and responsibilities at a different company, or just taking on a fresh project within the same organization, it’s inevitable that time with all good projects must end.

We...


Apr 4, 2017

In this episode, we’ll talk about retrospectives. To be clear, we’re using the term in reference to retrospective meetings in the Scrum framework, not about art or other retrospectives (though we’ll touch on that in the episode!).

In short, a retrospective is a regular, recurring time to air grievances and make...


Apr 4, 2017

In this great episode, we discuss the concepts and uses of pair programming, remote programming, and mob programming. Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with any of those terms; we’ll talk about them in more depth in the episode, and explore what is (and isn’t) cool about each one.

Just to give you a short...


Apr 4, 2017

In this episode, we’ll talk all about planning meetings. (And let’s be clear here: we mean planning-meetings as an entity; we aren’t talking about how to plan a meeting.)

We discuss how having successful planning meetings will help you and your team move forward more efficiently. Ultimately, these meetings can...