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How To Get the Green Light For Your Technical Project

First Session: 

Hosted by Ei-Nyung Choi

Fractional CTO, Technical Advisor, Angel Investor, Principal Engineer at tEQuitable

With 25 years of experience in technical project proposals, I've learned how to get the green light. In that time, I've seen (and sometimes added to) legacy code, spaghetti code, duplicated & similar functions, in both early stage, fast-moving startups and large, mature companies alike. I know the pain of working in code that slows down everything.

I've led architecture reviews and taught my team how to pitch their projects to tough critics. I'm passionate about reducing technical debt and I'm excited to mentor participants in this Circle. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience in a series of sessions to help them get the green light for their projects.

Circle Description

Have you ever pitched a technical project that you KNEW would help your team, only for it to be turned down or deprioritized? Have you advocated for chipping away at the mounds of legacy code, only to be told to just keep building on top of the toppling building? As a Staff+ Engineer, what do you do when you know that the unwieldy code you are maintaining is slowing down your team and burning everyone out, but you can't get leaders to say yes? How do you convince people that this is worth the time? In this circle, I will guide participants on how to create a tech proposal with the highest chance of success.

Limited to 10 spots

Total Cost:  $350

Pay with your L&D budget

Benefits of joining this Circle:

  • Engage in interactive learning with a limited group of peers ( limited to 10 spots)
  • Bring your own challenges and the Ei-Nyung will be able to help in live
  • Lifetime access to all session material: slides, templates, recordings and additional resources


  • Staff Engineer title or above
  • Production code with significant technical debt
  • Experience with technical debt or refactoring projects

Cohort Includes:

L5 Software Engineer at Netflix

VP of Architecture at 10x Banking

Head of Developer Experience at 10x Banking

What people are saying about Ei-Nyung

I'm very grateful to have been mentored by Ei-Nyung and been able to benefit from her expertise and guidance! No matter what issues I brought to her, she always had a thoughtful and insightful response. Whether it was helping me navigate communication issues, optimizing my workflow, or just providing general career advice, Ei-Nyung always had actionable and inspiring advice!

Pierre Thirouin - Staff Software Engineer @ BlaBlaCar

I've left every single session getting out more than what I expected. Ei-Nyung always manages to catch the small important details from a conversation and use them to get to the core on an issue being discussed. She often implant bits and pieces of wisdom that I find myself thinking about in my day to day as I navigate through challenges. She's also down to earth and a fun conversationalist!

Ivaylo Karageurov - Head of Financial Engineering @ Derivative Path, Inc.

I wish I was able to select multiple kudos for Ei-Nyung! I am so grateful for my time being mentored by her, I constantly received actionable advice and always felt so heard and inspired after our sessions. Ei-Nyung really cares about her mentees and took the time to dive deep into the challenges I was facing all while taking the best notes I've ever seen! I still refer back to them regularly. Our sessions were packed with amazing insights, great conversation and a lot of fun :D She has so much technical and leadership experience to share, anyone would be lucky to have her as their mentor!

Purvi Kanal - Senior Software Engineer @ PagerDuty


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