From Consultancy to Product Company with Charlie Gerard

01.07.2020 - By Software Engineering Unlocked

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In this episode, I talk to Charlie Gerard who recently switched from the software consultance ThoughtWorks to the product company  Atlassian. She now works on Jira, the planning and bug tracking software that comprises a codebase of several million lines of code. 

We talk about: 

- her experience working at Atlassian,
- the software engineering practices used at Atlassian,
- how diverse roles on a team help make better products,
- her interview experience to get into this popular developer tool company,
- the difference between working for a product company versus a consultancy, 
- how to become a GoogleDev expert and a Mozilla Tech speaker,
- and of course also about her passion to tinker with brain-controlled interfaces.

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