The Pair Program Podcast

Welcome to the Pair Program from hatchpad, the podcast that gives you a front-row seat to candid conversations with tech leaders from the startup world. Join host Tim Winkler (creator of hatchpad) alongside co-host Mike Gruen in each episode as they bring together two guests to dissect topics at the intersection of technology, startups, and career growth.

 

Available episodes

Welcome to the first episode of our series called “How We Hatched” where we have candid conversations with tech founders and unveil their unique startup journeys. In this episode, our host Tim Winkler speaks with Igor Jablokov, the founder and CEO of AI startup Pryon. Previously at IBM, Igor grew impatient with the gap between...
Join us as our hosts, Tim and Mike, talk to startup engineering leaders, Frankie Nicoletti and Josh Tong. Frankie is a software engineer, leader, educator, and polymath and has worked at several early-stage startups ranging from ecommerce to social media. Josh Tong is currently the Principal Product Manager at CognitOps and offers a decade of...
What are the roles of startup product and engineering teams? How can these teams collaborate effectively, to make innovative products? Join our hosts, Tim and Mike, alongside our guests Rebecca Moran and Johnny Ray Austin, as they discuss the unique relationship between product and engineering.  With 5+ years of experience leading startup product teams, Rebecca...
How does a startup evolve from risky venture to stable organization? What role does funding play in a startup’s trajectory?  In this episode, co-hosts Tim and Mike, alongside our guests Michael Grove and Spiro Roiniotis, dissect how the source of funding impacts the way startups scale. Michael is SVP of Engineering and Co-Founder at Stardog,...
Join our hosts, Tim and Mike, as they talk to startup engineering leaders Geoff Harcourt and Mitch Pirtle. Geoff is the CTO at CommonLit, a non-profit that distributes a literacy curriculum in English and Spanish to millions of students around the world. He currently leads an engineering team with zero C.S. majors. Mitch is the...
Join us as our hosts, Tim and Mike, talk to startup engineering leaders Mike Garrett and Ian Lotinsky. Mike Garrett, an Engineering Manager at Caribou, is no stranger to startup life and has experienced the startup lifecycle from pre-money through acquisition. Ian is the VP of Product, Engineering, and Design at Imagine Learning. He’s been...