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Sean Ellis and Ethan Garr interview CEOs and product, growth and marketing leaders from the world's fastest-growing companies so that you can learn from them how to take your growth to the next level. Sean and Ethan draw on decades of experience growing breakout success companies and products including Dropbox, Robokiller, LogMeIn, Eventbrite, Lookout and Uproar to ask the right questions.
 
Do you need a reset? Like the device in your hand, a reset life can bring freedom, perspective and bring you back online to fulfil your life and purpose. We all need a reset from time to time. Life is better when we can recognise and then activate this life tool that is available to all of us.
 
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How important is documentation? In this episode, we share our thoughts and opinions on how we approach documentation and the tools that have helped us.Panelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanAugustus Yuan - @augburtoStacy London - @stacylondonerMars Jullian - @marsjosephineShirley Wu - @sxywuPicks:Ryan Burgess - Quevos ChipsRyan Burgess - Oreo ID coo…
 
Few industries have been hit harder by Covid-19 than gyms, but despite the lockdowns and forced closures, many have actually weathered the storm. In this week’s episode of The Breakout Growth Podcast, we will find out how one company helped make that possible, and why their growth approach was crucial in supporting clients through these turbulent t…
 
How do developer teams stay productive? In this episode, we are talking with Kathryn Koehler and Andy Glover from the Netflix Productivity Engineering team to learn more about what a Productivity Engineering team does to help improve productivity.Guests:Kathryn Koehler - @kejkoehlerAndy Glover - @agloverPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanJem You…
 
We thought Noom was a weight loss company, but in this episode of The Breakout Growth Podcast, Sean Ellis and Ethan Garr discovered that weight management is actually just the gateway the company is using to meet much larger objectives. In-fact, as Artem Petakov, Co-Founder and President of Noom explains, Noom is the largest consumer-facing healthc…
 
Today we take a look at the technological side of the unprecedented rallying of Reddit’s subreddit WallStreetBets and how they put RobinHood at the center of an unethical predicament. We’ll also take a look at the so called “gamification” of stock trading that Robin Hood has pulled off has put retail investors at the forefront of a financial moveme…
 
At some point or another, we’ve all had to move to a new role or a new company. In this episode, we are joined by special guests Tara Ellis and Jared Jordan to help us discuss things we’ve learned to help transition to a new role or job.Guests:Tara Ellis - @maverick_mindJared Jordan - @jaredjordanPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanJem Young - @J…
 
This week we have YouTube content creator and Ladybug Podcast host Sidney Buckner on to talk about content creation and her process for creating relatable, honest content. We may also spend a lot of time fangirling over each other, but when there’s two successful Black women in tech finally talking to each other 1-1, what would you really expect? F…
 
Is it just luck that determines which companies successfully find and harness Product/Market Fit? Or are there specific strategies teams can employ to systematically take ideas through this elusive gate? In this episode of the Breakout Growth Podcast, Sean Ellis digs in with product management coach, speaker and author, Itamar Gilad to answer these…
 
It’s another year which means the continuation of the discrimination at the tech companies that we work for has only been imported over. For our first episode back after hiatus, Jocelyn tackles the recent firing and rehiring of a GitHub Jewish employee for calling Nazis at The Capitol a “Nazi” and that the damage has already been done. There’s no r…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Evan Payne to talk with us about how we each approach side projects. Evan also shares a side project he’s built in Angular.Guests:Evan Payne - @evanfuturePanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanJem Young - @JemYoungShirley Wu - @sxywuPicks:Evan Payne - The Adventure ZoneEvan Payne - CriticalRoleRyan Burgess - The Und…
 
In this week’s episode of The Breakout Growth Podcast, we (Sean and Ethan) invite you into our virtual living rooms for a cup of coffee and a bit of a change from our usual conversations with CEO’s, heads of growth, and leaders from the world’s fastest-growing companies. Our goal with the podcast is always to make growth more human, accessible, and…
 
In this episode, we will be reflecting on the past year and how things have drastically changed for how we work and how our companies have had to adapt during a pandemic.Panelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanAugustus Yuan - @augburtoJem Young - @JemYoungStacy London - @stacylondonerMars Jullian - @marsjosephineShirley Wu - @sxywuPicks:Ryan Burgess …
 
“It is a superpower for anyone working in growth to know how to get their own data” CEO Holger Seim and his co-founders developed Blinkist to help users fit learning into their lives by reading or listening to “Blinks” - 15-minute summations of non-fiction books. He explains, “sometimes you need a three-course dinner, sometimes you need a snack, we…
 
In our last episode, we talked about leaving a job, and one of those reasons for leaving was due to a bad manager. In this episode, we follow up our discussion on what makes a good manager.Panelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanAugustus Yuan - @augburtoJem Young - @JemYoungStacy London - @stacylondonerMars Jullian - @marsjosephineShirley Wu - @sxywu…
 
With a product management system that helps organizations get the right products to market, faster, by centralizing feedback and making insights from customers available all in one place, Hubert Palan, Founder and CEO of Productboard has created a new category. The idea of a blue ocean awaiting a unique invention always sounds exciting, but in this…
 
This episode is announcing the hiatus of the Git Cute Podcast until mid January for Season 3 with some other announcements as well. Stay tuned and thank you for the support! Support the podcast: Witch Gems VS Code Theme: >>> https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=CrystalTokyo.witch-gems <<< Merch!!! >>> https://teespring.com/stores/git…
 
We’ve all decided at one point or another that it’s time to look for a new job. In this episode, we talk through reasons that lead to us looking for new opportunities in our past jobs.Panelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanAugustus Yuan - @augburtoJem Young - @JemYoungStacy London - @stacylondonerMars Jullian - @marsjosephineShirley Wu - @sxywuPicks…
 
Brian Stoner says that Google, Facebook, and many other companies have made it their business models to track you online, but in this episode of the Breakout Growth Podcast, he explains to hosts, Sean Ellis and Ethan Garr, that while regulation may ultimately be the answer to this problem, consumers can fight back today with DuckDuckGo’s all-in-one…
 
In this episode, we were joined by our guests, Ben Ilegbodu and Jason Lengstorf to discuss frontend patterns live at this year's QCon Plus conference. On the panel, we shared our thoughts on various frontend trends and patterns being used. We also took questions from the live QCon Plus audience.Guests:Ben Ilegbodu - @benmvpJason Lengstorf - @jlengs…
 
In this episode of The Breakout Growth Podcast, Sean Ellis and Ethan Garr speak with Kyle Jansen, Vice President of Growth at Skillshare, an online learning community that offers 30,000 classes focused on creative pursuits. As Covid-19 dramatically increased demand for online learning, Skillshare has leaned into a culture of experimentation where e…
 
This is the kick off episode of the Java Series! Join Jocelyn as she explains object orientated programming and polymorphism as it pertains to Java. Merch!!! >>> https://teespring.com/stores/git-cute <<< JAVA ESSENTIALS FOR THE JAVA SERIES: Angie Jones: https://twitter.com/techgirl1908 and https://testautomationu.applitools.com/java-programming-cou…
 
What’s it like to deal with Imposter Syndrome? In this episode, we are joined by Shirley Wu, to talk through each of our experiences dealing with imposter syndrome and have we’ve overcome it.Guests:Shirley Wu - @sxywuPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanAugustus Yuan - @augburtoJem Young - @JemYoungMars Jullian - @marsjosephineStacy London - @stac…
 
Happy Halloween! Due to me getting my wisdom teeth extracted yesterday, NO FULL EPISODE THIS WEEK! As a sorry, I am giving y’all a coupon for free shipping this weekend for the Git Cute Merch Store. Use ‘SPOOKY2020’ Merch!!! >>> https://teespring.com/stores/git-cute <<< JAVA ESSENTIALS FOR THE JAVA SERIES: Angie Jones: https://twitter.com/techgirl1…
 
With the Universe mobile app internet entrepreneurs create complete websites using only their iPhones. Joseph Cohen, the company’s Founder and CEO started with the idea that if you could empower creators to “build the internet” you could unlock a wave of creativity (4:36). In this episode of the Breakout Growth Podcast he shares the Universe journe…
 
This is the first episode in our Teaching Java Series! We need to acknowledge Java as the best enterprise programming language, and I am going to teach you over several episodes why. Merch!!! >>> https://teespring.com/stores/git-cute <<< JAVA ESSENTIALS FOR THE JAVA SERIES: Angie Jones: https://twitter.com/techgirl1908 and https://testautomationu.a…
 
I told y’all that I really like Fortnite and so do Bob and Nuru. So of course I had to invite them back to talk about the new season and the best things we love (and maybe dislike strongly) about the current game of Fortnite. Sponsors: eDX: Get your discount on courses: https://www.edx.org/cute Merch!!! >>> https://teespring.com/stores/git-cute <<
 
When you can’t interview in person, we are forced to interview over video calls. In this episode, we are joined by Bianca Bortolussi, and Jen Pi to talk with us about what it’s like to interview for a new role during these covid times.Guests:Bianca Bortolussi - @biancabmoreyJen PiPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanJem Young - @JemYoungPicks:Bian…
 
Technically, Klarna is a Fintech company; a Swedish bank that provides online financial services such as payments for online storefronts, direct payments, and more. However, in this episode of the Breakout Growth Podcast we learn that Klarna is not an ordinary Fintech startup at all. Their breakout growth success, which has seen a valuation increas…
 
Do you remember the days of FTP? In this episode, we are joined by Jerome Hardaway to talk with us about the changes made to hosting websites and how serverless has improved the ways we serve up websites and applications.Guests:Jerome Hardaway - @JeromeHardawayPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanAugustus Yuan - @augburtoJem Young - @JemYoungStacy…
 
Tim Ash ran the strategic Conversion Rate Optimization agency, SiteTuners for over 20 years, a business that has generated over $1.2 billion in value for its clients. At the core of that success was a deep understanding of neurobiology, which Tim explores in detail in his new book ‘Unleash Your Primal Brain’. In this episode of The Breakout Growth …
 
This week we have a very relaxed fit episode about current Tech News.. sigh. Rest in Power, Chadwick Boseman Sponsors: eDX: Get your discount on courses: https://www.edx.org/cute Audible: Get your free 30-day trial and free book here: https://www.audibletrial.com/gitcute Grinding Coffee Co: https://grindingcoffee.co/?ref=gitcute Use Code: ‘GITCUTE’…
 
Build it and they will come, right? Wrong. Search Engine Optimization is a key component of how people will discover your website or application. In this episode, we are joined by Netflix engineer, Cole Turner to talk with us about the importance of SEO and ways to improve your ranking in search engines.Guests:Cole Turner - @coleturnerPanelists:Rya…
 
Currently valued at around $13 Billion, ZoomInfo, made its Initial Public Offering on NASDAQ in early June. It was the technology sector’s largest IPO of 2020, and in this episode of The Breakout Growth Podcast, Sean Ellis interviews ZoomInfo’s, CEO Henry Shuck. We discover how using data, technology, and insights, Henry and his team have built a p…
 
Have you also wondered what the hell all of the talk about deployment is actually about? Or maybe you have been around application deployment, but don’t know what it fully entails? Check out this great intro to deployment guide. Rest in Power, Chadwick Boseman Sponsors: eDX: Get your discount on courses: https://www.edx.org/cute Audible: Get your f…
 
When we are writing code as engineers, no matter what programming language, we are doing some form of planning and problem solving. In this episode, we are talking about programmatic problem solving with Nicole Archambault.Guests:Nicole Archambault - @lavie_encodePanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanAugustus Yuan - @augburtoJem Young - @JemYoungPi…
 
What are the questions that you should ask yourself as you are about to onboard on your new job as a Senior Software Engineer? I let you know the questions that I ask my company and team before the big day arrives! Rest in Power, Chadwick Boseman Sponsors: eDX: Get your discount on courses: https://www.edx.org/cute Audible:…More…
 
With more than 4000 course offerings on its online education platform, over 65 million people have found opportunities to learn new skills and improve their lives through Coursera. That demand is growing rapidly as Covid-19 changes how we work and interact with the world around us. In this episode of The Breakout Growth Podcast, Sean Ellis intervie…
 
What is going on with Epic Games and #freefortnite? How is Apple involved? We’ll talk about it this week. Don’t forget to enter the review and comment contest! –> https://twitter.com/gitcutepodcast/status/1288165065871568897?s=20 Sponsors: eDX: Get your discount on courses: https://www.edx.org/cute Audible: Get your free 30-day trial and free book …
 
Alongside the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve started to see a lot of positive discussions on how the tech community can be more inclusive with its language. In this episode, we will be discussing our thoughts on making tech language more inclusive.Panelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanAugustus Yuan - @augburtoJem Young - @JemYoungMars Jullian -…
 
In this episode of The Breakout Growth Podcast, Sean Ellis interviews Tally’s Vice President of Growth, Mark Powlen. Tally offers an automated debt manager, which analyzes a user’s financial profile to determine the best and fastest way to pay down credit card debt. Their algorithm finds the lowest available interest rates and leverages an integrat…
 
Web performance continues to be an input factor to prioritize when building web applications. In this episode, we speak with Google engineers, Kristofer Baxtor, and Jason Miller about the latest best practices in web performance.Guests:Kristofer Baxter - @kristoferbaxterJason Miller - @_developitPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanBrian Holt - @h…
 
This episode covers a r/cscareerquestions post about Blind because… why the heck are we so complacent with giving an app our work email address? Notably, Blind was integral in furthering the discussion of how we are being treated in the workplace. Listen to find out! Sponsors: eDX: Get your discount on courses: https://www.edx.org/cute Audible: Get…
 
PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERVIEW BUNDLE GIVEAWAY! What better way to start of Season 2’s episode 10 than with an interview bungle giveaway and talking about how to give mock interviews?! No better way I say. Sponsors: eDX: Get your discount on courses: https://www.edx.org/cute Audible: Get your free 30-day trial and free book here: https://www.audiblet…
 
In this episode of The Breakout Growth Podcast, Sean Ellis is joined once again by Ethan Garr to discuss what’s driving growth at the world’s fastest-growing companies. The conversation focuses on learnings from Sean’s interviews with companies nailing growth in the challenging world of Hardware. While Sean and Ethan expected growth for businesses …
 
We’ve all been there, coding interviews always have their challenges. In this episode, we are joined by Emma Bostian to talk with us about the technical coding interview. We share our experiences and thoughts on what we like and dislike about the various coding interviews.Guests:Emma Bostian - @EmmaBostianPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanRyan …
 
This week we will listen to me awkwardly ramble my way through talking about myself and my path to becoming a Senior Software Engineer! Thank you to everyone that has sent congratulations emails and Tweets. Y’all are awesome. Sponsors: eDX: Get your discount on courses: https://www.edx.org/cute Audible: Get your free 30-day trial and free book…More…
 
This week we are diving into System and API Design! I have been going through a lot of System and API design with success, so I figured I would share what the resources and what I have found to be the best to tackle these interviews. Sponsors: AUDIBLE: Get your free 30-day trial and free…MoreBy gitcute
 
TRIGGER WARNING! Time to address the elephant in the big ole tech room. Primarily going over the unanticipated response regarding my Medium article. If you didn’t know it existed, well, I suppose now you do. My Medium Article: https://medium.com/@soandsos/my-time-as-a-black-woman-software-engineer-at-capital-one-5c05fa8faed Sponsors: AUDIBLE: Get y…
 
Whether you’re giving a presentation to a large audience at a conference, your team, or articulating an idea, public speaking is an important skill set. In this episode, we are joined by Anne Ricketts to talk with us to share ways to be a strong presenter.Guests:Anne RickettsPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanJem Young - @JemYoungMars Jullian - …
 
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