Podcasts

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Humans+Tech Podcast – Pat Kua

We chat about the things that make a great tech lead, time management, and the secrets of building a strong engineering culture

https://humansplus.tech/podcast-pat-kua/

Developer Melange #020 – Evolutionary Architecture

The way how software architecture works has changed tremendously, especially with iterative approaches that foster fast changes and delivery like scrum or kanban. Evolutionary Architecture is a set of concepts and patterns to design system in a way to expect change. In this podcast, I share practical tips on what lead to this approach and how teams can benefit.

https://developermelange.github.io/020-evolutionary-architecture/

Developer Melange #019 – Growing and teaching Tech Leads

Recorded in a typical Viennese cafe, we explore what makes a good leader, the skills you need to learn and concrete tips if you’re getting started on this journey.

https://developermelange.github.io/019-growing-techleads

InfoQ – Pat Kua on Technical Leadership, Cultivating Culture, and Career Growth

Daniel Bryant from InfoQ interviews me, where we discuss a holistic approach to technical leadership. I discuss how leaders can provide guidance on everything from defining Target Operating Models, cultivating culture, and supporting people in developing the career they would like. There are a bunch of great stories, several book recommendations, and additional resources to follow up on.

https://www.infoq.com/podcasts/pat-kua-leadership-culture-growth/

ScaleUp Valley – “You are not your code”

ScaleUp Valley with host, Ryan Foland, hosts a discussion on “How to cultivate an environment of effective feedback when scaling your engineering team. The panel consists of Tobias Balling (Co-Founder & CTO of Blinkist), Paulo André of TourRadar and myself, CTO at N26. We discuss radical candor, nonviolent communication, retrospective feedback and more.

https://www.scaleupvalley.com/2019/03/22/you-are-not-your-code-how-to-cultivate-an-environment-of-effective-feedback-when-scaling-your-engineering-team/

Software Developer’s Journey – #43 Patrick Kua on being a consultant, a tech lead, a CTO and helping people grow

During this interview, we touch on the different roles I took over my career. I explain how time as a consultant prepared me for the current role of a CTO. We discuss the definition of a Tech Lead and compare it to other CTO roles. We also touch about various learning strategies

https://www.buzzsprout.com/190346/976880-43-patrick-kua-on-being-a-consultant-a-tech-lead-a-cto-and-helping-people-grow

Software Engineering Daily – Build a Bank: N26 with Pat Kua

In this episode, SE Daily and I discuss the advantages of digital banks, the fintech industry and N26 itself. We also explore product development and how I managed my time as CTO – which is a useful discussion for anyone who is learning to be a technical leader or manager.

https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2018/07/18/build-a-bank-n26-with-pat-kua/

Top of the Stack – How N26 builds its modern banking software

The CEO of RisingStack interviews me in their inaugural podcast episode of Top of the Stack. I share some insights into how N26 goes about building its modern banking platform that serves, at the time, 500K customers.

https://community.risingstack.com/how-n26-built-a-modern-banking-software-with-javascript-microservices/

InfoQ – Patrick Kua on Growing Technical Leadership and Evolutionary Architecture

In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to me about growing technical leadership and evolutionary architecture.

https://www.infoq.com/podcasts/patrick-kua-technical-leadership

SimpleLeadership – The Importance of Technical Leadership

On a podcast exploring leadership, we focus on the difference between leadership and technical leadership and why that matters.

http://simpleleadership.libsyn.com/the-importance-of-technical-leadership-with-patrick-kua

Hello Tech Pros – Why Tech Lead Positions Are So Lonely

Chad Bostick and I chat about the loneliness of leadership and various coping strategies. We explore the differences between leadership and management and what this means for the Tech Lead role.

https://hellotechpros.com/patrick-kua-leadership/

Software Engineering Radio #265 – Becoming a Tech lead

Johannes Thönes talks to me about the role of a technical lead and how people become tech leads. The show covers the definition of a Tech lead, the responsibilities of the role and the challenges of becoming a Tech Lead.

https://www.se-radio.net/2016/08/se-radio-episode-265-pat-kua-on-becoming-a-tech-lead/

Developer on Fire #93 – Leading Leaders

In this interview, Dave Rael and I discuss the characteristics required for leaders, embodying leadership, motivating people and the challenges all leaders face.

https://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-93-patrick-kua-leading-leaders

Leanpub #23 – An Interview with Patrick Kua, Author of “The Retrospective Handbook”

Leanpub co-founder, Len Epp interviews me to learn about my own career journey, why I think retrospectives are so important and the challenges Tech Leads face in our industry.

https://medium.com/@leanpub/leanpub-podcast-interview-23-patrick-kua-3b3ee90c09c2

ThoughtWorks – Teaching Tech Leads

In this episode, Johannes Thönes talks to me about the role of a Tech Lead and how I help new Tech Leads on their journey. We explore the responsibilities of a tech lead and how to manage it so the transition doesn’t become overwhelming. We also discuss the importance of a Technical Vision, what distinguishes this from architecture and how we go about teaching this.

https://www.thoughtworks.com/insights/blog/podcast-teaching-tech-leads

Fogcreek (Make Better Software)

The makers of Trello and FogBugz lead an interview with me, where we discuss becoming a Tech Lead. We explore the important aspects to the role, common mistakes made by those new to it and list a whole set of resources to learn how to be a successful Tech Lead.