Building a culture of trust with Metrics at Slack
Rukmini Reddy, VP of Engineering at Slack, joins the Dev Interrupted podcast to discuss Slack's culture and how data provides a shared view of reality.
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Rukmini Reddy, VP of Engineering at Slack, has a truly inspiring origin story. As a student growing up in India, she hated that all of the girls in her class were forced to learn sewing. When she was offered the chance to go to her school's computer lab instead, she never looked back.
She joins the Dev Interrupted podcast to talk about her journey into software engineering, how she transitioned to a leadership role and what it was like to onboard at Slack during the pandemic. Her and I also share a lively discussion on engineering metrics and how data can provide a "shared view of reality" when it comes to making tough decisions as a leader.
Episode Highlights Include:
- Her journey into software engineering
- Conquering self-doubt and imposter syndrome as a woman of color
- Slack's culture and core values
- How high trust enables hypergrowth
- Data as a way to provide a shared view of reality
Starved for top-level software engineering content? Need some good tips on how to manage your team? This article is inspired by Dev Interrupted - the go-to podcast for engineering leaders.
Dev Interrupted features expert guests from around the world to explore strategy and day-to-day topics ranging from dev team metrics to accelerating delivery. With new guests every week from Google to small startups, the Dev Interrupted Podcast is a fresh look at the world of software engineering and engineering management.
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