podcast interviews

 

andreessen horowitz podcast

Building Marketplaces with the Power of Community

I was interviewed along with Tindie CEO Emile Petrone and investor + a16z board partner Boris Wertz about the role of community in marketplaces, answering questions such as: Can it be engineered? How much leverage do you give your “super-users,” and for some businesses is community even necessary?

 

product hunt podcast

Product Hunt Radio: Episode 21 w/ Poornima Vijayashanker & Julia Grace

I discussed my favorite tools to stay focused and cut out distractions as well as what applications I use in my day-to-day workflow.

 

code newbie podcast

The Hardware Marketplace

I discussed the challenges of building a hardware platform, the different problems these makers are solving, and how software and hardware compare when it comes to accessibility.

 

ruby rogues podcast

Hardware Hacking with Julia Grace

Technical discussion of hardware as it is now being made by people who would otherwise identify themselves as "software people". We discuss how engineers are now writing languages such as Python, Ruby and JavaScript natively on hardware, how they are doing it and why.


online INTERVIEWS

 

GLASSDOOR BLOG

How to Become Head of Engineering in 9 Months: Slack’s Julia Grace on Climbing the Corporate Ladder

 

first round review (part of first round capital)

What I Learned the Hard Way Building an eCommerce Site

 

MODEL VIEW CULTURE

Three Questions on the Hardware Revolution: Julia Grace on How to Hack Your World

 

new relic future stack speaker spotlight


Books

HELLO, STARTUP: a programmers guide to building products, technologies, and teams

by Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, published by O'Reilly Media

Quoted throughout the book on my experiences building Tindie.

 

How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products

by Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder of Femgineer & EIR at 500 Startups, previously founding engineer at Mint.com)

Interviewed in Chapter 9: How to Manage Product Development and Attract Top Technical Talent

 

WHEN HARDWARE MEETS SOFTWARE: HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS TRANSFORMS DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

By Mike Barlow, published by O'Reilly Media

Quoted throughout the report on my experiences with the maker movement.