Allison McMillan is a software developer at Collective Idea living in the Washington, DC area. Before becoming a developer, she was the managing director at a national non-profit, a startup founder, and a community builder at the University of Michigan. Allison started programming at a Rail Girls workshop and is now a chapter organizer. She speaks on a variety of topics including mentorship, working remotely, and being a parent and a developer. Find her on speaker deck at https://speakerdeck.com/asheren.
February 13th, 2019 | 38 mins 45 secs
Today on the show we’re talking about engineering management. Allison McMillan is an engineering manager for the Atom team at GitHub. We talk about what her role is within the team, how she helps her team grow and improve, and how the management role is different from her previous developer jobs. We’d like to hear from you. What makes a great engineering manager? Let us know at
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February 8th, 2017 | 37 mins 43 secs
Allison McMillan (@allie_p) and Bradley Schaefer (@soulcutter) talk about remote work in the age of Slack. What makes a good remote worker, or a good remote working team? How can you support more junior team members who want to work remotely? How do you email cake to remote workers on launch celebration day? How can you improve code review for remote workers?