Developer Tea

by Spec Network, Inc. · · ·

Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence. With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and developer at @Clearbit. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email:

What actions have you taken in the last hour? In today's episode we're talking about the simple fact that everything we do is governed by some sort of process.
Why is it so hard for managers to create freedom and autonomy for their teams in a modern work environment? Today, we'll talk about how we can offer more autonomy to our team as well as bring value to the company.
Embracing Confusion Feb. 14, 2020
What does it mean to be confused? What is happening in our brains and what is happening in reality? In today's episode, we're digging into confusion and the role of perception in the work you do.
Today we've got a thought experiment with the goal of flexing your lateral thinking muscles.
Why do you think you need to be great? In today's episode, we're getting clear on why we're motivated to reach our goals as developers and why we can so easily get caught in a trap of working in one particular area when we should be focusing on a bigger …
What makes something worth doing? How do you decide what activities are worth doing?
What was the last question someone asked you that changed the way you think today?
What are the outcomes that you expect in your day-to-day life? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
The plans we make shape our lives. In today's episode, we're talking about the things we actively choose to do with our time and the process of planning that plays into our futures.
One of the things you notice when observing great writers or coaches is that they've got a simplicity in their work. In today's episode we discuss the relationships between simplicity, complexity and value.
In today's episode we're talking about getting too much in the weeds vs. being too far removed. We'll talk about the pros and cons of each and offer suggestions to get out of the weeds and get down from the clouds.
If you're standing in a building or riding in a vehicle, look around and think about some of the details around you. Who's job is it to manage the details?
What are you focused on today? Focus is perhaps the one superpower that's common in successful people. In today's episode, we're talking about a management anti-pattern that totally destroys focus and provide a solution to get focus back.
If you're listening to this episode in the morning, find a few moments with a piece of paper to write down your top three responsibilities for this week. In today's episode, we're talking about assigning responsibility.
Think about a recent simple decision you made. How rational was your decision making process? In today's episode, we're talking about two biases that can change the way you approach you work and your relationships with that work and the people who work around you.
Information gathering and solving problems is a fun part of the developer role. In today's episode we're talking about the pros and cons of gathering too much information.
Trying to find the most productive way to work. In today's episode we're talking about different ways to think about productivity.
One of the most misunderstood relationships on cross-functional teams are the role of the designer and developer. Often conflicts can go unresolved and assumptions arise of designers and developer stereotypes, and how these two departments can work better together.
What will be different at the end of today as a result of the actions you take?
We can't promise that we can make anyone successful, but we can talk about success as a concept from the perspective of systems.