Plato

Plato connects engineering and product managers with mentorship from experienced technical leaders.

Mentors who worked at Plato

Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

Vice President, Software Developer at BlackRock

Gaurav Mathur

Gaurav Mathur

Engineering Manager at Airbnb

Shridharan Muthu

Shridharan Muthu

VP of Engineering, Backend Applications at Zoosk

Alex Bello

Alex Bello

VP of Product at Armory.io

Bernardo Srulzon

Bernardo Srulzon

CPO at Quanto

Abbas Haider Ali

Abbas Haider Ali

Former CTO - Product Strategy & Head of the Office of the CTO at xMatters

Salman Ahmed

Salman Ahmed

Director of Engineering, Data Platform at Twitch

Julien Kernec'h

Julien Kernec'h

Head of Engineering at Plato

Bimlesh Gundurao

Bimlesh Gundurao

CEO at Aguai Solutions

Morgan Craft

Morgan Craft

CEO / Founder at gitBabel

Didier Caroff

Didier Caroff

VP Engineering at Akeneo

Sebastian Perez Saaibi

Sebastian Perez Saaibi

Director of Data Science at Phreesia

Joe Isaacson

Joe Isaacson

VP Engineering at Asimov

Willem Bult

Willem Bult

Engineering Manager at Airbnb

David Long

David Long

Chief Technology Officer at Lexipol

Nicolas Dupont

Nicolas Dupont

VP Engineering & Co-Founder at Akeneo

Amandeep Midha

Amandeep Midha

Principal Developer at BEC

Ole Dallerup

Ole Dallerup

CTO at Dreamdata.io

Hervé Roussel

Hervé Roussel

Head of Data Engineering at Sentifi

Ali Seyedmehdi

Ali Seyedmehdi

CTO at Publitas.com

Chirag Chheda

Chirag Chheda

Senior Engineering Manager at Lyft

Marco Sgrignuoli

Marco Sgrignuoli

Engineering Manager at Facebook

Simon Gong

Simon Gong

Director of Engineering at Box

Chris Saint-Amant

Chris Saint-Amant

Director, UI Engineering at Netflix

Quang Hoang

Quang Hoang

CEO / Cofounder at Plato

Matthew Barnes

Matthew Barnes

Engineering Lead at iflix

Sushma Nallapeta

Sushma Nallapeta

VP of Engineering at Apartment List

Matthew Tippett

Matthew Tippett

Engineering Manager at Amazon

Staszek Kolarzowski

Staszek Kolarzowski

Co-founder at Pilot

Robert Watts

Robert Watts

VP Engineering at Wonderbly

Seth Sakamoto

Seth Sakamoto

VP Engineering at MixMax

Ariel Zach

Ariel Zach

VP of Engineering at Inkling

Jean-Baptiste Pringuey

Jean-Baptiste Pringuey

Director of Engineering at Teads

Nicolas De Nayer

Nicolas De Nayer

VP Engineering at Doctolib

Ryan Garaygay

Ryan Garaygay

VP of Engineering at Acquia

Benjamin De Point

Benjamin De Point

Sr. Director of Engineering at Coupa Software

Videos (172)

Articles (172)

Podcasts (172)

A Leader’s transition guide to Working from Home

Connie Kwan is offering us some help to work from home.

https://medium.com/product-storytelling/the-work-from-home-transition-guide-for-leaders-561eb51b6541
Connie Kwan
We Do Not Need Senior Developers, We Need Senior Codebases

The IT market says it needs more senior developers. I think there is more than enough. What we need are senior codebases.

https://www.tomasvotruba.com/blog/2020/03/02/we-do-not-need-senior-developers-we-need-senior-code-bases/
Connie Kwan
The most powerful tool in the Product management toolbox

Product Management makes decisions, lots of them. Some days it’s 10 small decisions about the product interface, some days it’s one major decision about a $3M acquisition. Decision making is part and parcel to the job.

https://medium.com/product-storytelling/the-most-powerful-tool-in-the-product-management-toolbox-d88078ab961d
Connie Kwan
Feedback, Honesty and Kindness

Bruno Miranda is giving us great advices on how to deliver feedback with kindness and honesty.

https://blog.brunomiranda.com/giving-and-receiving-feedback-effectively-dd25775a7e50
The Long and Winding Road

Ron Pragides gives us a glimpse of Carta's history in a touching farewell.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/long-winding-road-ron-pragides/
Ron Pragides
The 10x Engineer and Delegated Responsibility

Ian Lotinsky, CTO at LearnZillion, is giving us his management vision in this article explaining a framework of delegated responsibilities.

https://ianlotinsky.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-10x-engineer-and-delegated-responsibility/
Ian Lotinsky
Creating magical Product + Engineering teams

We'll have a panel discussion with experienced product + engineering managers where you can learn about the challenges and successes others have faced when bringing world-class Product and Engineering teams together!

Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering Teams

We put together an inspiring team of leading engineering managers and speakers to discuss this important topic.

Unknown Unknowns in Engineering Management

Joining us for this discussion are engineering leaders that represent deep management experience and insights from their time at companies like: Twilio, Segment, Facebook, Dropbox, Box and Accellion

Managing Remote Teams

This event co-organized by Plato and Segment features a conference followed by hands-on workshops with our speakers.

Scaling Your Engineering Culture

We've gathered this impressive panel to discuss this challenge that every engineering team faces as it grows.

Scaling Your Engineering Culture

We've gathered this impressive panel to discuss this challenge that every engineering team faces as it grows.

Building Strong Eng + Product Teams (Chicago meetup)

If you're interested in building a strong relationship between Eng and Product teams, join us on Mon, Dec 10th to hear from leaders from some of Chicago's respected tech companies (Uptake). Learn best practices and how others have overcome common management challenges, plus meet other engineering and product managers!

Brad BovenKatie Hughes
Building Great Eng + Product Teams (LA meetup)

If you're interested in building a strong relationship between Eng and Product teams, join us on Tues, Dec 11th. Our main speaker will be Headspace's VP of Engineering, Bhavini Soneji.

Building Great Eng + Product Teams (Seattle meetup)

If you're interested in building a strong relationship between your engineering and product teams, join us on Wed, Dec 12th! Confirmed speakers include Co-founder and head of engineering for Rover.com, Philip Kimmey Senior product manager for Hired, Aaron Joseph We'll be hosting an evening focused on the challenges and successes others have faced when molding an inclusive and collaborative culture with your eng and product groups!

Qualities of a Great Product Leader (San Francisco)

Hear from some of the best product leaders in the tech industry on Thurs, Dec 13th. Confirmed speakers include: VP of Product for Robinhood, Josh Elman, Director of Product for Google Maps, Rose Yao, (Former) Chief Product Officer for Coursera, Tom Willerer, and Product Lead for Facebook, Maxime Prades (moderator).

Tom Willerer
Women In Tech - Archana Chaudhary, Engineering Manager at Adobe

Archana Chaudhary is an Engineering Manager at Adobe. In this episode of Women In Tech, Archana talks about her career path, some of the challenges she has faced as a woman in tech, and how she helps younger women by mentoring them.

The Product Triangle - Michael Lopp from Slack at Elevate 2019

Michael Lopp, aka Rands, is the VP of Product Engineering at Slack. At Elevate 2019, he gave a talk on the Product Triangle - his framework for building a successful organization.

The Ins and Outs of Evaluating Engineers - Elevate 2019

During Elevate, Ammon Bartram, cofounder of TripleByte, talked to Denali Lumma, Director of Engineering at Robinhood, Tim Wagner, VP Engineering at Coinbase, and Prachi Gupta, Director of Engineering at YouTube, about best practices for hiring engineers.

Surviving Rapid Scaling - Loïc Houssier, Dana Lawson, Luc Vincent, and Prashant Pandey at Elevate 2019

For our third talk of the day at Plato Elevate, our recurring event for engineering and product leaders, Loïc Houssier moderated a panel with Dana Lawson, Luc Vincent, and Prashant Pandey, on how to survive rapid scaling.