RECENT podcast interviews

changelog podcast

Scaling all the things at Slack

Scaling technical teams and scaling management.

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.


RECENT online INTERVIEWS

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Women in IT Share Advice on Leveling Up in a Male-Dominated Industry

The atlantic

How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity

GEEKWIRE

Slack’s Julia Grace on the lessons learned from downtime, and the responsibility to pay it forward

GLASSDOOR BLOG

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

International Business Times

Slack Infrastructure Engineering Chief Julia Grace: Security, Career Advice, Giving Back

first round review (part of first round capital)

What I Learned the Hard Way Building an eCommerce Site


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.