#039 - Get promoted by being lazy ft. Dax Raad

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In this episode, Lane talks to Dax Raad, a well rounded engineer that is currently a developer for SST, a framework that helps people build Full-Stack applications on AWS with ease. Today, they talk about personal opinions on industry practices, scale, financial decisions, infrastructure mistakes, reflections on long-term company commitments and many more!

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  • (00:00) - Introduction
  • (00:51) - Dax's Tweets and Personal Branding
  • (01:31) - You have to learn to be yourself
  • (02:56) - Intrusive thoughts
  • (03:33) - When did Dax become active in the Tech Twitter scene
  • (06:30) - What was the Zero Interest Rate Phenomenon (ZIRP) in the tech scene
  • (09:33) - Should people choose fun early in their career?
  • (12:22) - Lane's take on the expertise when abstracting
  • (14:15) - SST's Philosophy in regards to abstractions
  • (16:35) - Merging roles
  • (19:28) - People don't want to care about the cloud
  • (21:31) - Less stressed about work = better results
  • (24:10) - Managers vs leaders
  • (25:20) - Dax shares stories about managing vs leading
  • (29:36) - Did Dax ever have users?
  • (31:24) - Most Startups Fail
  • (32:09) - Dax's reason for joining startups
  • (33:25) - Staying at a company for decades
  • (35:53) - Main downside of staying at an established company for a long time
  • (36:34) - The World changes, so don't look at how already established companies do things
  • (37:57) - Scale has a different meaning for different companies
  • (40:07) - So much goes away when you have less people at the company
  • (41:51) - Sometimes not saving money is a better option
  • (43:35) - Moving off Stripe
  • (46:54) - Rolling your own payment processor
  • (49:05) - Which debate on Tech Twitter annoys Dax the most
  • (50:52) - Stored Procedure debate
  • (53:31) - What's a BIG mistake in the infrastructure space?
  • (57:31) - Kubernetes
  • (01:02:58) - What Dax misses from Google Cloud
  • (01:03:19) - Is Sundar Pichai a bad CEO?
  • (01:04:51) - Where to find Dax
#039 - Get promoted by being lazy ft. Dax Raad
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