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Join Poornima Vijayashanker, founding engineer at Mint.com, as she talks with tech professionals about key topics in a rapidly shifting culture. New episodes of BuildTV are released weekly, so check back here for updates.

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BuildTV

What is Tech Debt and How Do You Manage It

It’s crunch time! You’ve got eager customers who are waiting for you to ship product, your teammates are eager to complete the release and move on, and you don’t want to be the bottleneck. So what to do you? You rush through writing your code and put in a quick fix. Read more...

Poornima Vijayashanker
BuildTV

How to Get Started as a Mentor

All this month, Karen Catlin and I have been digging into the theme of mentoring. We started out by sharing the debut “Build” episode on why some people are reluctant to seek mentoring, and last week we talked about how to approach mentors, set expectations, and thank them. In today’s final episode on mentoring for this month, we’re going to talk about what you can do to become an effective mentor yourself. Read more...

Poornima Vijayashanker
BuildTV

Why People Resist Mentoring and How to Make It Work

Last month, I mentioned we’d be changing the format of FemgineerTV and going with a new format. We’ve broken up each episode into weekly bite-sized segments, making it more convenient for you to watch during daily breaks or to listen on the go. Read more...

Poornima Vijayashanker
BuildTV

Women in Technology: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech From Colleges to the Board Room

There’s been a lot of debate and controversy around the lack of women and minorities being represented in tech companies, from entry level to the C-suite and board room. However, what isn’t showcased is how there is sisterhood within tech, where women are helping each other out and enacting change at every level from schools to the board room. Read more...

Poornima Vijayashanker
BuildTV

The Fastest-Growing Companies Start Really Slowly

If your company doesn’t produce a hockey stick graph for growth by the end of the first year, you’ve done something wrong. Don’t expect it to become one of the fastest-growing companies, just shut it down! Seems drastic, no? Sadly, that’s what many founders are led to believe. Read more...