Burnout, Taking Breaks & Engg. Management | Siddharth Sharma, Ex - CTO, @shaadicom | SCALER POD 18
In this episode of Scaler Pod, we have Siddharth Sharma, former CTO of Shaadi.com, he delves into the critical topics of burnout, the significance of taking breaks, the ever-evolving world of engineering management and much more. With his extensive experience in building and managing teams, as well as overseeing systems at various scales, Siddharth provides valuable insights and practical advice for professionals seeking balance, growth, and success in their careers. Siddharth shares his personal journey and explores the importance of preventing burnout and the detrimental impact it can have on individuals and organizations. He discusses the signs and symptoms of burnout, identifies the underlying causes, and offers effective strategies for coping and recovering from this pervasive issue. Also, offering guidance on building resilience, setting boundaries, and cultivating a healthy work-life integration. As an accomplished engineering leader, Siddharth also sheds light on the role of managers in organizations. He demystifies the complexities of engineering management, emphasizing the crucial skills needed to effectively lead and motivate teams. Siddharth shares valuable tips on navigating office politics, negotiating effectively, and fostering a collaborative work environment. Through engaging anecdotes and storytelling techniques, he demonstrates how communication and empathy can help individuals thrive amidst organizational challenges. Whether you're an aspiring professional, a seasoned manager, or intrigued by the intersection of technology and human experiences, this episode of Scaler Pod provides a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. Tune in to gain a fresh perspective on burnout, breaks, tech leadership, and more. ScalerPod by Scaler is a one-of-a-kind podcast for engineers and tech enthusiasts. Our host Arnav Gupta talks to the leaders of the biggest tech companies from India and around the globe about the software engineering challenges they are solving and the products they are building for scale! Also, check out other Scaler Pod Episodes: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLhBy6YSIT0DjPC-a9j-Alz21GHOjzrVe Also, available on all major Audio Platforms- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/391CbgTsJ5OEevlZGjrrkx?si=78ac058980244155 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scaler-pod-the-software-engineers-podcast/id1625685793 Timestamps: 00:00 Trailer 02:04 Introduction 02:37 Day in his Life during Sabbatical and his Newsletter 05:30 His Tech Journey and Early Career as Investment Banker 10:48 Building Smartbus Startup rBus and Learnings 15:48 His Role at Shaadi.com as CTO & interaction with Anupam Mittal 19:29 Emotional Connect of Shaadi.com among Indians 21:51 Experiences at InVideo and Browser-based Apps 27:17 How to know you are Burnt out and its possible effects? 33:56 When to get back from a Sabbatical / Break? 37:53 How to Prevent Getting Burnt Out? 42:02 Company Culture and Core of Tech Leadership 47:10 Flexible Work Environment and Pleasure-Driven Development 49:17 Role of Managers and Essence of Engineering Management 54:38 Transition from IC to EM 59:29 Becoming an Engineer Manager and Understanding the Career Ladder 1:04:08 Scaler's Impact and Traditional Indian Mindset 1:07:38 Politics at Workplace and Dealing with it 1:12:20 Negotiating, Storytelling and Building Narratives 1:16:55 Hiring Process and Finding the Right Fit 1:20:10 Importance of QA, Presentation and Attention 1:25:35 Shaadi.com Android App Revamp Story 1:29:25 Organization Physiology and Building Quality Muscle 1:34:28 Becoming Better Managers and Executing Seamlessly 1:39:34 Generative AI, ChatGPT and Does this Affect Engineers? 1:42:55 Outro #Burnout #engineeringmanagement #scalerpod #burntout #officepolitics #scaler #anupammittal #techleader #CTO #avoidburnout #podcast #workculture #worklifebalance #sabbatical ______________________________________________________________________________ About SCALER: A transformative tech school, creating talent with impeccable skills. Upskill and Create Impact. Learn more about Scaler: http://bit.ly/3UPH9b6 📌 Follow us on Social and be a part of an amazing tech community📌 👉 Meet like-minded coder folks on Discord - https://discord.com/invite/ejFeksEtTq 👉 Tweets you cannot afford to miss out on - https://twitter.com/scaler_official 👉 Check out student success stories, expert opinions, and live classes on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/school/scalerofficial 👉 Explore value-packed reels, carousels and get access to exclusive updates on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/scaler_official/ 📢 Be a part of our one of a kind telegram community: https://t.me/Scalercommunity 🔔 Hit that bell icon to get notified of all our new videos 🔔 If you liked this video, please don't forget to like and comment. Never miss out on our exclusive videos to help boost your coding career! Subscribe to Scaler now!
very Interesting attack vector for a phishing scam:
Piotr Szlachciak 💗 on Twitter
So basically it creates an iframe, reads iframe.contentWindow.localStorage.token and sends it as a query parameter to the external site.— Piotr Szlachciak 💗 (@PiotrSzlachciak) June 23, 2023
- the thread explains how the author almost fell prey to a sophisticated phishing scam
- make sure to check your content security policies!