CTO Connection Podcast

Why Building for Flexibility is the New Paradigm with Julien Lemoine

September 17, 2020 peter@pbell.com (CTO Connection) Episode 104
CTO Connection Podcast
Why Building for Flexibility is the New Paradigm with Julien Lemoine
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CTO Connection Podcast
Why Building for Flexibility is the New Paradigm with Julien Lemoine
Sep 17, 2020 Episode 104
peter@pbell.com (CTO Connection)

Sites like Squarespace and Shopify have simplified the design and engineering process for people who either don’t have the technical skills or the resources to hire a team of engineers. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for the tools a business will need. Julien Lemoine is the co-founder and CTO of Algolia, a hosted search platform. He joined Peter for a discussion on API and customization.

Listen as Julien discusses why things are trending toward customization and greater flexibility. He also shares why getting the architecture right is one of the most important aspects for anyone managing a team of engineers. 

  • (01:11) - How Julien got interested in technology
  • (03:15) - Small team management
  • (05:53) - Becoming CTO at MASA Group
  • (07:10) - Simplifying search at Algolia
  • (10:26) - Build and buy
  • (25:37) - Evolution of the problem
  • (33:40) - Choosing the right API

Special thanks to our global partner – Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS offers a broad set of global cloud-based products to equip technology leaders to build better and more powerful solutions, reach out to aws-cto-program@amazon.com if you’re interested to learn more about their offerings.

CTO Connection is where you can learn from the experiences of successful engineering leaders at fast-growth tech startups. Whether you want to learn more about hiring, motivating or managing an engineering team, if you're technical and manage engineers, the CTO Connection podcast is a great resource for learning from your peers!

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to CTO Connection in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

Podcast episode production by Dante32.

Show Notes

Sites like Squarespace and Shopify have simplified the design and engineering process for people who either don’t have the technical skills or the resources to hire a team of engineers. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for the tools a business will need. Julien Lemoine is the co-founder and CTO of Algolia, a hosted search platform. He joined Peter for a discussion on API and customization.

Listen as Julien discusses why things are trending toward customization and greater flexibility. He also shares why getting the architecture right is one of the most important aspects for anyone managing a team of engineers. 

  • (01:11) - How Julien got interested in technology
  • (03:15) - Small team management
  • (05:53) - Becoming CTO at MASA Group
  • (07:10) - Simplifying search at Algolia
  • (10:26) - Build and buy
  • (25:37) - Evolution of the problem
  • (33:40) - Choosing the right API

Special thanks to our global partner – Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS offers a broad set of global cloud-based products to equip technology leaders to build better and more powerful solutions, reach out to aws-cto-program@amazon.com if you’re interested to learn more about their offerings.

CTO Connection is where you can learn from the experiences of successful engineering leaders at fast-growth tech startups. Whether you want to learn more about hiring, motivating or managing an engineering team, if you're technical and manage engineers, the CTO Connection podcast is a great resource for learning from your peers!

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to CTO Connection in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

Podcast episode production by Dante32.