Jem Young talks about leading a team at Netflix, how he understands modern technology, what it's like working on the backend for the frontend, how to evaluate when to do betas, when and how to incorporate new technology, and prepping for a job interview in technology.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 147,
  title: 'Leading Technology Teams',
  topics: [ 
    'software', 'Careers', 'Netflix'
  guest: 'Jem Young'
  hosts: [
    'John Papa', 'Ward Bell', ' Dan Wahlin', 'Craigh Shoemaker'

Recording date: July 22, 2021

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Jem Young @JemYoung

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  • 01:13 An award for subtitles
  • 04:05 Guest introduction
  • 05:25 Understanding modern technology
  • 07:28 Sponsor: Narwhal
  • 08:13 Working on the backend for the frontend
  • 13:14 How do you evaluate when to do betas?
  • 15:22 What's a way to incorporate new technology?
  • 21:02 Do you have challenges with managers?
  • 22:52 Who's behind the Netflix Engineering team on Twitter?
  • 24:19 How do you feel about developer relations?
  • 31:33 How should someone prep for an interview for a job?
  • 42:42 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 43:42 Course on Front End Masters
  • 45:54 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.