August 24, 20231 minute read

The Happy Engineer Podcast: Engineering Hard Choices

Pete Hunt shares insights on building and leading a data engineering team and making hard engineering calls.
Pete Hunt
Pete Hunt

In this Podcast episode, Pete Hunt, CEO of Dagster Labs, shares how he discovered the keys to building and leading a data engineering team, and making hard choices like selecting an app’s tech stack.

Some topics explored:

  • Job search and interview skills, self-learning and the relevance of an advanced degree.
  • Building Instagram using client rendering.
  • Building a start-up from scratch and selling it to Twitter.
  • Strategic happiness: consistency or variability?
  • Professional development for engineers, focusing on results and asking for answers.

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