Chad Fowler - an engineer, musician, and author -  transformed Wunderlist 📋 from a messy monolith to a neat multi-language microservice. Be inspired by his unique view on technology stemming from his background as a musician 🎵 and RPG player 🎮.  Open your mind 🤯and prepare to reevaluate 🤔after you hear from this creative thinker who -in the course of his 25-year career - has worked as both a coder and manager at both startups and enterprise companies in the US 🇺🇸, EU 🇪🇺 and India 🇮🇳. 

Listen to find out:

  • Why we should rethink how computer science is taught 🎓 to get better coders 🧑‍💻
  • **Why **and **how **he used multiple languages in his microservice architecture 🖇️
  • Why startups 🚀should wait before adopting a named methodology (e.g. Agile, scrum, kanban, OKR)
  • Unique applications of concepts touted in the decentralized Web 3️.0  🔮



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