Managing Technical Debt: Why Startups Aren’t Afraid to Take It On | The Pair Program Ep08

May 17, 2022

Join us as our hosts, Tim and Mike, talk to startup leaders Jeff Nettleton and Leo Hentschker. Jeff has developed a specialty building software products in the health-tech space. His career journey has included working as the Director of Engineering at Aledade and has most recently brought him to Color, where he is currently the Staff Software Engineer. As the CTO of public notice startup, Column, Leo is currently focused on building the engineering team. Prior to that, he was one of the early engineers at Quorum, a public affairs startup.

In this episode we discuss how startup teams approach technical debt.

You’ll learn:

  • Why tech debt occurs (and why some engineering leaders choose to take it on)
  • The impact of too much tech debt and how to manage it
  • How engineering leaders can communicate with other departments about tech debt
  • And much more!

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