The what, why and how of it

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Psychological safety is a term which is used to denote the ability of a team member to take risks within the team while being vulnerable in front of his team members.


A little over a year ago, the Engineering team at Independer was at a curious cross roads. We had grown rapidly over the last few years from 3 to 6+ scrum teams while keeping the same monolithic architecture alive. We were releasing twice a week to production but they were…


I turn Forty-one years old today. Forty-one is a strange age for reflection. It is not forty where life purportedly begins. It is not, say, forty two where you supposedly have the answer to everything. …


Four mistakes to avoid

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So you have been writing code for a while. You are a decent communicator and as you rise through the seniority levels in the team, you find yourself taking more and more responsibility to talk to different stakeholders, defining the technical vision of the product while balancing it out with…


To paraphrase the famous song from the movie ‘Sound of Music’ where the kind nuns throw out this rather perplexing and inexplicably difficult question into the cosmos. Discussions of technical debt can be just as perplexing and unfathomable within organizations, creating deep divisions between the ‘techies’ and ‘business’.

Let me…


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What happens when you put a few teams of terrific developers, a definite objective with some vague goalposts and a deadline? Why, an Independer Hackweek, of course! Independer has witnessed terrific growth and our engineering team is constantly on the lookout for better and faster ways to ship our features…


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In the world of software engineering organisations, hierarchy is a bad word. And yet, there is a need to classify, in some fashion, the engineers into some structure that makes sense. And the way it makes sense largely differs from one organization to another, so much so that companies are…

Sadhana Narendran

Engineering lead. Book Nerd. Crazy mom and wife. Learner for always.

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