Many Paths of an Engineering Journey

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DESCRIPTION: Aaron and Brian continue the "Four for Four Hundred" shows, with a focus on engineering career opportunities. Then Brian talks with Nick Weaver (@lynxbat, Engineering Leader) about transitioning from customer to vendor, from junior to senior engineers, and the realities of Digital Transformation.

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Topic 1 - Welcome back to the show, it’s been way too long. What are you up to these days?

Topic 2 - We wanted to bring you back on because you’ve gone through quite a few transitions as an engineer, from infrastructure to cloud to vendor-side to customer-side. Can you share some of the ways that you were able to make transitions, and how you overcame concerns about some of the big leaps?

Topic 3 - Some projects are a success (EMCworld Labs), often wildly successful. How did you deal with success, and then how did you deal with the ongoing maintenance once the shininess wore off?

Topic 4 - Some projects are less successful (vCloudAir). How did you personally handle some of the problems, and how did you grow from it?

Topic 5 - You’re in an engineering leadership role now (and have been for the last few years). How has that changed your perspective, and what are some of the lessons you’ve learned?

Topic 6 - Can you quickly tell the stories of all the Nick Weavers?

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