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The Rabbit Hole

If you are a software developer or technology leader looking to stay on top of the latest news in the software development world, or just want to learn actionable tactics to improve your day-to-day job performance, this podcast is for you.

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Recent Episodes

227. Facebook's DNS Woes with Sophie Creutz

October 19, 2021

In this episode of The Rabbit Hole, we unpack the recent outages of Facebook's servers, looking at why this might have happened, some of the more ludicrous theories that have been offered as explanations, lessons to take away, and why the downtime ...

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226. Aristotle Project - Impact

October 5, 2021

This episode is the final one in our Aristotle Project series. Over the past few episodes we have covered psychological safety, dependability, structure and clarity, meaning, and last but not least, impact. Impact has a variety of ways that it can ...

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225. Estimations and the different variations of pointing

September 28, 2021

In today's episode, we dive into the subject of estimations and pointing. For most teams, there needs to be a way to communicate the size, complexity, and difficulty of any task or project, and the different frameworks that have gained popularity ...

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224. Aristotle Project - Meaning

September 21, 2021

Financial security, building working relationships, having a positive impact on the people around you; which of these examples resonates with the way you find meaning in your work? It could be one of them, or all or them, or you may have completely ...

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223. Aristotle Project - Structure and Clarity

September 14, 2021

Leading up to today’s discussion, we have talked about the psychological safety, and dependability of the Aristotle Project. Today, we tackle structure and clarity. We discuss a statement that lists understanding of job expectations, the process for ...

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222. Aristotle Project — Dependability with Sophie Creutz

September 7, 2021

Today we continue our exploration of the Aristotle Project, and we are joined by Sophie Creutz to discuss dependability. Dependability is one of the factors that Google found to be most impactful on the success of a team and to kick things off we ...

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221. Aristotle Project - Psychological Safety

August 31, 2021

Safety in an office environment might not be something most people think about. Unlike working in a job that requires manual labor, dangers in an office are less visible. That does not make them more serious. In today’s episode, we discuss ...

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220. Pre-Mortem

August 24, 2021

Are premortems as morbid as their name suggests or are they difficult but necessary measures to take for identifying possible future threats? This is the topic we explore today and we have our guest extraordinaire Sophie Creutz back on the show to ...

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219. Dungeons & Developers

August 17, 2021

Today we have a really fun episode in which we are joined by our friend Sophie Creutz to discuss the parallels between Dungeons & Dragons and the world of software development! There are clear links and common threads that seem to run between ...

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218. Deep Practice & Becoming a better developer

August 10, 2021

Welcome back to The Rabbit Hole podcast! This week we’re diving into the subject of deep practice and how to become a better developer. Dave and Michael reflect on how learning to play a musical instrument taught them important lessons about ...

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