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(New episode every week, on Thursdays) The original podcast by & for Startup managers & CTOs; because your CS degree didn't teach you to lead. As software engineers with computer science backgrounds and lots of experience with OO design, version control, and web technologies, we spend a lot of time thinking about web technologies. But not a lot about how to lead the people that use those technologies. Join us as we dive into the black arts of people management, hiring, recruiting, retainment, and startup management and startup leadership Some of our favorite topics: #coding #hiring #retainment #networking #management #agile #productivity #growthhacking

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(New episode every week, on Thursdays) The original podcast by & for Startup managers & CTOs; because your CS degree didn't teach you to lead. As software engineers with computer science backgrounds and lots of experience with OO design, version control, and web technologies, we spend a lot of time thinking about web technologies. But not a lot about how to lead the people that use those technologies. Join us as we dive into the black arts of people management, hiring, recruiting, retainment, and startup management and startup leadership Some of our favorite topics: #coding #hiring #retainment #networking #management #agile #productivity #growthhacking
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2019-01-27 01:45
last episode published
2018-02-01 11:49
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
1.02.2018 http://StartupCTO.io/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/cover_art-1.jpg

0.60 — Gitcoin — Grow Open Source w. Kevin Owocki / Changelog

Today we are posting an interview for The Changelog that StartupCTO.io host Kevin Owocki recently did.  From The Changelog: We’re joined by Kevin Owocki, the founder of Gitcoin. Gitcoin is a platform to monetize or incentivize work in open source softw...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
1.01.2018 http://StartupCTO.io/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/cover_art-1.jpg

[bonus] — Optimize Your Learning Velocity w. Scott Carleton, Andela

[from the archives] Our guest today is Scott Carleton. Scott has a passion for building communities and empowering self-growth through education. Scott is currently the VP of Technology at Andela, a global engineering organization dedicated to fosterin...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
1.12.2017 http://StartupCTO.io/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/cover_art-1.jpg

0.59 – Blockchain is like Sriracha. It’s delicious on everything — Clay Collins & Nick Gauthier of Nomics.com

Clay Collins & Nick Gauthier are founders of Nomics will be “Yahoo Finance for Crypto” and the internet’s home page for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies. Nick Gauthier has been developing for the web for 10 years and loves Ruby, Go, an...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
1.11.2017

0.58 – Hire for Vigilance & Excellent Practical Judgement — Quin Hoxie w. Swiftype

This episode is co-hosted by Jacob Ablowitz.  We are honored today to be interviewing  Quin Hoxie, founder and CTO of Swiftype.   This episode covers Quin’s experiences as an engineer at Scrib, and then as Co-Founder and CTO of Swiftype — The leading p...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
23.10.2017

0.57 — Sustaining Open Source w. Eric Berry, CodeSponsor.io

Today, we are honored to have Eric Berry, founder of CodeSponsor.io Code Sponsor is a matchmaking platform for software developers and open source projects. Code Sponsor enables paying sponsors to get their messages across in front of developers. In th...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
1.10.2017

0.56 Blockchain Nerdery w. Matt Walters & Rhys Lindmark

We are joined this week by Matt Walters (Blockchain Engineer at Consensys, former Techstars CTO), and Rhys Lindmark (Independent Blockchain Engineer) for a very special Blockchain episode of StartupCTO.io. Join us as we share stories about web3, a hack...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
3.09.2017

0.55 – The primacy of the network & Web 3.0 — Vince Horn & Ryan Oelke of CryptoMind

Todays episode is a cross post from Vincent Horn’s new podcast, Crypto-Mind.  With permission, I’ve reposted it from  Crypto-Mind podcast.  This podcast is about contemplating deeply the societal, spiritual, network implications of the networked Web 3....
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
1.09.2017

0.54 — The Ethereum Ecosystem w. Raine Revere, Lead Architect at Prism

Raine Revere is the Lead Architect at Prism — The world’s first trustless portfolio market platform. Join Raine and special guest co-host Kevin Seagraves as we discuss blockchain, ethereum, and the future of Web3.
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
3.08.2017

0.53 – Ch-ch-changes (Announcements)

Miles & Kevin announce some changes to the podcast: Miles will be winding down his involvement in the podcast. The show will be once a month (instead of once a week). We’ll ramp up our ‘Emerging Tech’ series, focused initially on VR, AR, Blockchain...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
27.07.2017

[bonus] — People First Organizations w. Dave Zwieback

[from the archives] Our guest today is Dave Zwieback,  the author of Beyond Blame: Learning from Failure and Success and an engineering leader in various organizations in & around New York City. Dave does workshops for organizations looking to buil...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
20.07.2017

0.52 — Bootstrapped Developers

So you can build it… but, do you know what to do once it’s built? How to monetize it? How do you make enough money to live off of while your company takes off? In this episode, learn about how to go beyond your raw skills of building anything you want ...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
13.07.2017

0.51 — How to CTO w. Kathy Keating

Our Boulder Startup Week episode streak continues.  Today, we’ve got Kathy Keating, CTO of Apostrophe on the show. Kathy has helped build several successful technology startups, founded her own technology consulting business, guided product strategy fo...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
6.07.2017

0.50 — How to CTO w. Ed Johnson

Our Boulder Startup Week episode streak continues.  Today, we’ve got Ed Johnson, CTO of Goally on the show. Ed and his co-founders at Goally are on a mission to help parents build their children’s independence and self-confidence, while giving those pa...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
29.06.2017

0.49 — How to CTO w. Nick Cheever

Our Boulder Startup Week episode streak continues.  Today, we’ve got Nick Cheever, VP of Technology at 10-4 on the show. Nick has over 15 years of experience in product development, particularly in a technical leadership role. He has been the lead for ...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
22.06.2017

0.48 — Boulder Startup Week 2017 Dev War Stories

Hi and welcome to a very special Boulder Startup Week episode. This week we’ve got some stories from a session entitled “Dev War Stories”. If you’re a longtime listener, you know that this is one of our favorite questions to ask interviewees. There are...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
15.06.2017

0.47 — How to CTO with Andy Pai, Full Contact

This week’s guest is Andy Pai, VP Engineering at FullContact. FullContact is the most powerful, fully-connected contact management platform for professionals and enterprises who need to master their contacts and be awesome with people. As VP of Enginee...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
8.06.2017

0.46 — AI, Automation, Jobs & The Economy w. Jeff Rose of ThinkTopic

Jeff Rose presenting in a very special Boulder Startup Week 2017 talk.   Artificial intelligence is undergoing a renaissance, with the number of relevant research papers, startups, applications, and new ideas expanding rapidly.  These new capabilities ...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
1.06.2017

0.45 — Programmable Money w. Piper Merriam

Cryptocurrencies have the potential to be TCP/IP of money. What does the future look like if they do to money, what the internet did for information? Learn about Ethereum, one of the top cryptocurrencies of 2017.  Piper Merriam, Ethereum developer, pre...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
25.05.2017

0.44 — Crypto and the Law with EFA Colorado

EFA Colorado presenting in a very special Boulder Startup Week 2017 talk. What is Cryptography, and why does it matter? What is the history of cryptography, and where is it going in the future? Join this joint presentation of the Future of Tech + Legal...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
18.05.2017

[bonus] Understanding People is a Superpower; @rands, VP Engineering at Slack

Todays episode is from the archives.  Michael Lopp (also known as @rands) is a Silicon Valley-based engineering leader who builds both people and product at companies such as Borland, Netscape, Palantir, Pinterest, and Apple. While he’s not worrying ab...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
11.05.2017

[bonus] Engineering Values Roundup

Todays episode is from the archives. We ask each of our guests what their engineering values are. What we love about this question is that the answers boil down the brass tacks of leadership into 2-3 minutes of fundamentals. We’ve got a fun little them...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
4.05.2017

[bonus] Great Engineering War Stories

Todays episode is from the archives.  Last week, @owocki’s startup released a new product — The battles last week during this release reminded us of some of our favorite engineering war stories. We ask every CTO on our show “What is your favorite engin...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
27.04.2017

0.43 — Your Startup is a Pirate Ship w. Jack Dietrich & Ryan VanMiddlesworth

Our guests this week are Jack Dietrich and Ryan VanMiddlesworth of Fount Studio.   Join the partners of Fount as they explain The Pirate Code Of Startups how Pirates were doing workplace democracy before it was cool.  Awesome.
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
20.04.2017

[bonus] Advancing Your Career is like Playing Great Chess w. Chris McAvoy

Todays episode is from the archives. We are joined this week by Chris McAvoy to talk about growing your people & their careers.   Learn why advancing your career is like playing great chess; It’s not about having a great strategy; It’s about playin...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
13.04.2017

[bonus] Reinventing the Organization w. Dan Kador, CTO of Keen.io

Todays episode is from the archives. Dan Kador is the co-founder & CTO of Keen.io.  He’s responsible for building the technology and team responsible for analytics via APIs (among a million other things) at Keen — a leader in the analytics space.  ...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
6.04.2017

0.42 — Optimize Your Learning Velocity w. Scott Carleton, Andela

Our guest today is Scott Carleton. Scott has a passion for building communities and empowering self-growth through education. Scott is currently the VP of Technology at Andela, a global engineering organization dedicated to fostering the next generatio...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
30.03.2017

[bonus] Building for Massive Scale w. Tim Jenkins, CTO of SendGrid

Todays episode is from the archives. We are honored to be joined by Tim Jenkins, CoFounder & CTO of SendGrid.   SendGrid solves problems for companies sending transactional e-mail. Tim is currently involved with back-end development, operations, an...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
23.03.2017

0.41 — Find A Niche and be The Best w. Courtland Allen of IndieHackers.com

Our guest this week is Courtland Allen; MIT graduate, Y Combinator alum, full-stack web developer, and professional designer. He’s spent over 8 years building, designing, and marketing web-based products and companies, and is currently running IndieHac...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
16.03.2017

0.40 — People First Organizations w. Dave Zwieback

Our guest today is Dave Zwieback,  the author of Beyond Blame: Learning from Failure and Success and an engineering leader in various organizations in & around New York City. Dave does workshops for organizations looking to build People First cultu...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
9.03.2017

0.39 – Mission Driven Tech w. Zack Bomsta, Owlet

Our guest today is Zack Bomsta, CTO of Owlet, which produces the Owlet Baby Monitor. In addition to growing the team, he is involved electronic hardware design and miniaturization, manufacturing, firmware and embedded systems development.  Join us to h...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
2.03.2017

[bonus] Scaling the Rocket Ship w. Julia Austin of DigitalOcean

Our episode today is from the archives.  Julia Austin is the CTO of DigitalOcean and a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School of Entrepreneurial Management.  Hear about her experiences scaling at rocket ship speed leading DigitalOcean’s engineering...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
23.02.2017

0.38 – Understanding People is a Superpower; @rands, VP Engineering at Slack

Michael Lopp (also known as @rands) is a Silicon Valley-based engineering leader who builds both people and product at companies such as Borland, Netscape, Palantir, Pinterest, and Apple. While he’s not worrying about staying relevant, he writes about ...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
16.02.2017

0.37 – From Startup CTO to Acquired by Google — Anant Jhingran, CTO @Apigee

Anant Jhingran has been in the tech industry for 27 years, and has a PhD in Database Systems from Berkeley.  He’s been at IBM, CTO of Apigee, and then after Apigee was acquired, at Google. Apigee manages an API & data layer for various large enterp...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
9.02.2017

0.36 – From Zero to Sphero w. Ian Bernstein, CTO @Sphero

Our guest this week is Ian Bernstein, CTO of Sphero.  Sphero is creating a new category of toys called “Connected Toys” that take the best of what kids and adults love about their smart devices and fuse it with our robots that exist in the real world. ...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
2.02.2017

0.35 – Reinventing the Organization w. Dan Kador, CTO of Keen.io

Dan Kador is the co-founder & CTO of Keen.io.  He’s responsible for building the technology and team responsible for analytics via APIs (among a million other things) at Keen — a leader in the analytics space.  Join us to learn about the growth of ...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
26.01.2017

0.34 — Building for Massive Scale w. Tim Jenkins, CTO of SendGrid

Today we are honored to be joined by Tim Jenkins, CoFounder & CTO of SendGrid.   SendGrid solves problems for companies sending transactional e-mail. Tim is currently involved with back-end development, operations, and support, and has worn many ha...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
19.01.2017

[bonus] – Cross-Training with Sales & Marketing ft. @patio11

(BONUS EPISODE FROM THE ARCHIVES) Learn about how Patrick McKenzie combined his technical skills with marketing/sales skills to launch & grow several successful internet businesses. Patrick is the creator of Bingo Card Creator. He learned marketing...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
12.01.2017

0.33 – Bend the Learning Curve by Consistently Putting Yourself into a Place You’re Uncomfortable — Kathy Keating

We’re joined this week by guest co-host Diana Pfeil to interview Kathy Keating —  Kathy is a Colorado based Startup CTO who has helped build several successful technology startups, founded her own technology consulting business, guided product strategy...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
5.01.2017

[Bonus] – Hire Engineers that are Smarter Than You Are w. Jud Valeski

(review this episode on iTunes) This week’s episode is from the archives.  It’s an interview with Jud Valeski.  Jud was co-founder of Gnip (acquired by Twitter), a real-time data portability software initiative. From client-side consumer facing product...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
29.12.2016

0.32 — Engineering Values Roundup

We ask each of our guests what their engineering values are. What we love about this question is that the answers boil down the brass tacks of leadership into 2-3 minutes of fundamentals. We’ve got a fun little thematic episode this week, with 5 answer...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
22.12.2016

0.31 – Advancing Your Career is like Playing Great Chess w. Chris McAvoy

We are joined this week by Chris McAvoy to talk about growing your people & their careers.   Learn why advancing your career is like playing great chess; It’s not about having a great strategy; It’s about playing positional chess so that you have a...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
15.12.2016

0.30 – Great Engineering War Stories

Last week, @owocki’s startup released a new product — The battles last week during this release reminded us of some of our favorite engineering war stories. We ask every CTO on our show “What is your favorite engineering war story?”, and this episode w...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
8.12.2016

0.29 – Building Successful Distributed Teams – Gevorg Hovsepyan

Gevorg was the Co-Founder/CTO of LionSharp, where he led development of Gesture and Voice controlled systems.  After he left Lionsharp, he became an Agile product / project manager.  Join Gevorg as we chat about collaborative leadership, agile teams an...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
1.12.2016

0.28 — Rethinking Education from First Principles w. Manuel Mattke

Manuel Mattke is an innovator, entrepreneur, tech product guy (and from time to time developer), with a background in finance, technology and innovation consulting. This week is an extra special episode.   Manuel was Kevin’s CTO mentor at the last star...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
24.11.2016

[bonus] Quantifying Engineering w. Travis Kimmel of Gitprime

We’re taking this week off; If you’re in the US, you’re celebrating Thanksgiving.  If you’re not in the US, you can still give thanks — Listen to one of our favorite episodes from the archives:  Quantifying Engineering w. Travis Kimmel of Gitprime. Tra...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
17.11.2016

0.27 Scaling the Rocket Ship w. Julia Austin of DigitalOcean

Julia Austin is the CTO of DigitalOcean and a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School of Entrepreneurial Management.  Hear about her experiences scaling at rocket ship speed leading DigitalOcean’s engineering and product teams. Find Julia on twitter...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
10.11.2016

0.26 Web Security for Startup CTOs w. Andrew Useckas

Andrew Useckas is the CTO of Threat-X; a 10 person startup based out of Colorado that provides Web Application Firewalls as a Service. Join Andrew as we discuss the most relevant threats to software startup companies today and we learn how he and his t...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
3.11.2016

0.25 Building Teams that create Customer Success w. Ingrid Alongi

Ingrid Alongi is the co-founder of Quickleft, a software development firm in Boulder Colorado which was acquired by Cognizant in March of 2016.  In this episode, Ingrid takes us through the founding story of QuickLeft, and how QuickLeft used Net Promot...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
28.10.2016

[bonus] ZCash ($ZEC) – A blockchain for Privacy with Zooko Wilcox

We’ve got a special bonus episode for ya’ll this week. Episode 0.8 of our Podcast was a Boulder Startup Week talk about ZCash by it’s founder; Zooko Wilcox.  ZCash is a privacy centric blockchain. Zcash payments are published on a public blockchain, bu...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author
27.10.2016

0.24 – Crossing the Chasm w. Brandon Purcell

Brandon Purcell is the CTO of SpatialKey; a leading geospatial intelligence analytics platform. SpatialKey started as a proof of concept prototype in 2007 and has grown into a full fledged profitable business over the last seven years. Listen to this e...
@miles_matthias & @owocki author