Software Developer's Journey

#43 Patrick Kua on being a consultant, a tech lead, a CTO and helping people grow

March 12, 2019 Season 2 Episode 6
Software Developer's Journey
#43 Patrick Kua on being a consultant, a tech lead, a CTO and helping people grow
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Software Developer's Journey
#43 Patrick Kua on being a consultant, a tech lead, a CTO and helping people grow
Mar 12, 2019 Season 2 Episode 6
Timothée Bourguignon / Patrick Kua
Accept that you don't know and start following the rules, then experiment!
Show Notes

Patrick is the CTO of the mobile bank N26, where he is building the engineering group that will change modern retail banking for people like you and me. Formerly a Principal Technical Consultant at ThoughtWorks in London, he is also the author of three books, The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads and most recently, Building Evolutionary Architectures. Patrick is a frequent conference speaker, a blogger and is passionate about bringing a balanced focus between people, organisations and technology.

During this interview, we touched on the different roles Patrick's overtook during his career. Pat devised on how his time as a consultant prepared him for his current role as a CTO. We discussed the definition of a Technical Lead and compared it to the CTO Role(s). We finally discussed Pat's personal learning strategies.

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Credits

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Software Developer‘s Journey is hosted and produced by Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, a crazy frenchman living in Germany who dedicated his life to helping others learn & grow. More about him at timbourguignon.fr.

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