Episode 035: Behind the Scenes at npm with Laurie Voss

May 31st, 2017 · 1 hr 3 mins

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “Yes, SJWs Do Actually Code” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

01:22 – Superpower Origin Story

06:00 – “Real Programming”

08:45 – Being Gay in the Tech Industry; Micro Activism

16:17 – Setting Workplace Culture

21:20 – Working in Open Source While Working in a Company like npm

25:50 – Monetizing npm

npm Enterprise

32:55 – npm@5

42:00 – The 10x Engineer

44:19 – Technical Hiring

49:53 – Why Whiteboarding and Code Exercises Don’t Work

51:51 – Organizing Engineers

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders


Astrid: Not being concerned with how other people view you as a programmer.

Coraline: Remembering good hiring practices to influence others.

Sam: Making your interview process focus on having people talk to each other about software.

Rein: Becoming a Change Artist by Gerald Weinberg

Laurie: Organizing large groups of people to get stuff done.

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