Steve has more than 20 years in technology across various industries. Software Delivery Executive. Real Estate Technology Expert. Scotch Lover. Beer Enthusiast. Stoic. Fan of Epictetus, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius and other Stoics.
Episode 20: The Authors
This episode covers a lot of ground! From the backgrounds of the authors, to technology, to low-code, and the expectations of young developers today. We’re sure you’ll enjoy this free-form conversation about writing a book, working with editors, and how technology impacts our lives.
Episode 19: Yoga, Stoicism, and Philosophy II
We’re returning to three of our favorite topics! Join us as we talk about yoga, stoicism, philosophy, and living a better life. Hear our interpretation of how these schools of thought approach body, mind, ego, attachments, identity, and devotion.
Episode 18: TAATE Presents - Jason Teunissen
Special guest Jason Teunissen talks about User Experience, design challenges, software creation, and finding inspiration. Jason’s passion for life and taking on challenges is clear in this wide ranging episode which includes AI, being human, the design process, and finding your own passion.
Episode 17: TAATE Presents - Mark Manning
Special Guest, Mark Manning, helps us explore how Mendix is shaping a market place, how the community is using the tool to solve problems and deliver value, and even provide new tools rapidly to deal with COVID impacts.
Episode 16: How We Work II
This episode is all about how we tackle the week, day, and our packed schedules. We’ve talked about tools before, this is all about process and tips on how manage your day and accomplish your goals. You’ll learn about Work Life Integration and how to promote a healthy culture at work.
Experience with moving from an AWS S3 deployment to a AWS Amplify / Github deployment process, along with a few things to look for when you try this yourself!
Episode 15: Priority
When we talk about priority, we’re usually talking about which project, epic, or story is most important given current circumstances.You need to be able to figure out what’s most important if you have multiple competing projects, needs, tasks, or ways to apply your resources. This episode will give you new ways to think about priority and help you be more successful the next time you have to figure what what’s most important.
Episode 14: Interviewing and Recruiting
In this episode we share our thoughts and experiences over more than twenty years in software. We talk about how to find people, questions to ask, tests to give, and pro tips on how to be better at interviewing!
Episode 13: Architectural Patterns
Fun conversation about domain driven design, architectural patterns, knowing when to formalize your process, and what to listen for from your users. We work though a physical onboarding process as an example of how to build microservices. It’s a wild ride!
Episode 12: This is a Podcast. You can too.
This is the origin story of TAATE, as a way to explain how we create the show. Our intent is to enourage you to find your passion and voice, and create your own podcast!
Episode 11: What are you doing now?
In this episode we dive into how we’re spending our time. Changes in our environments require changes in our actions. We discuss how we’re making the best use of the time available, and looking for ways to improve.
Episode 10: Incident Response
In this episode we discuss Incident Response at an Enterprise level from monitoring, to response planning, troubleshooting, and how to handle an active event. We’ve even got a template to share in the show notes. This episode will help you be better prepared should your application fail.
Episode 9: How We Work
This epsiode is all about how we work. A conversation between productivity junkies, constantly looking for new ways to improve the daily flow.
Episode 8: Success with Low Code at Scale
Third episode in our series on low code at scale. This discussion focuses on how we transformed a small team creating tools into an enterprise level software engineering powerhouse.
Episode 7: Challenges of Low Code at Scale
Part 2 of our series on Low Code at Scale - Challenges. Dicussion covers recruiting, training, and retention of developers. Challenges around hosting, testing, managing, troubleshooting, and more.
Episode 6: Low Code at Scale
Part one of our series on using Low Code at Scale in an Enterprise envrionment. We talk about platform versatiliy, process, SDLC, and how to know if low code is right for your project.
Manage Your Stress Even In Tough Times
Thoughts on how to manage stress even when times are tough. Tackle your anxiety, and stressors one at a time through meditation and deliberate action.
Episode 5: Yoga, Stoicism, and Philosophy
We continue our mindfulness discussion with a deeper dive into Yoga, Stoicism, and how we use these philosophies in our daily lives. We focus on the origins of these two schools of thought, and how similar they are, despite the apparent differences.
Episode 4: Mindfulness and Meditation
In this episode we talk about mindfulness, meditation and how to use both to improve your work day. We also talk about cognitive approaches to thought, and why convergent and divergent thinking are important for everyone, especially developers.
Episode 3: Defensive Programming in a Low Code Environment
In this episode we dive into Defensive Programming in a low code / no code environment. We also talk about coupling and cohesion, and what to look for with each!
Episode 2: Remote Team Building, Management, and Mind Reading
Learn how we built, and manage a remote team. We share some of the challenges we’ve had over the past three years, as well as tips on how to be successful with your new remote work style. We’ll even talk a little about mind reading!
Episode 1: What Will You Leave Behind
Episode 1 - What will you leave behind. An exploration of how your daily interactions impact the people around you.
What Will You Leave Behind
Personal growth and development discussion about your legacy, in both your personal and professional life
Setting Up the Site
Decided to use Hugo to create this site. It’s not as easy as it seems, especially starting from scratch.
Managing Remote Teams
Managing a remote team requires a new way of thinking, engaging, and leading. Tips on how to be successful from wherever you are.