Techtaboo is a short videos & podcast channel full of interviews with tech leaders that reveal the dark aspects of their job by uncovering taboo topics hidden in the corner.
Linux Days 2019
Season 1, Episode 4
Season 1, Episode 3
Petr Burian explains his point of view on the balance between good tech and good developers and common instances when CTOs and senior managers overstep their boundaries. Petr then goes on to describe how to keep employees during a time when IT companies are fighting for workfare as well as using old tech in modern times and dealing with legacy code.
Season 1, Episode 2
Vráťa Kalenda exposes the truth about companies selling junior developers as seniors and explains how to identify and cope with burnout before it’s too late. Vráťa further discusses gender issues and equality in IT, whether or not project managers are necessary in all cases and the impact of AI in the future world of tech.
Season 1, Episode 1
Karol Danko provides his thoughts on Czech vs. US developers, gives personal insight into interviewing and firing people and explains the issues with companies cheaping out on development. Karol also shares his biggest fuck-up and the lessons he’s learned as a result and in addition he mentions what tech leaders don’t want the public to know.
Meet the Speakers
CTO at Oak's Lab
Karol Danko is the CTO of the LA/Prague based digital agency Oaks Lab, which specializes in idea-to-MVP development. In the past, he was a key member on the Livesport team, developing long-running, high-performance applications, then switching to a fast-paced startup world, building and advising early-stage startups.
CEO at Applifting
Vráťa co-founded Applifting in 2014. Since then, it has been a rocket ride full of excitement. He evolved from a senior developer to a solution architect and started to advocate good developer experience as a means of improving product teams well-being and productivity. He tries to build Applifting as a so-called teal organization, where everyone feels a strong sense of purpose and meaning in their work-life.
CTO at Livesport
Marek is a personal coach, lecturer and methodology instructor. He has many years of managerial experience in human resources and career counseling. As a trainer, he has been focusing on courses on soft skills, business skills and human resources, which not only offers clients his expertise in adult education, but also his practical experience.
Mike is tech enthusiast with a strong background in cartography, linguistics and education. Originally from Canada, Mike has spent the past 20 years spreading his expertise and know-how within every continent except Australia. This experience has led him to be a jack of all trades in the corporate and academic world, namely as a professional translator, a trained voice-over
actor and an accomplished seminar presenter, just to mention a few.
Co-founder EP agency
Petr has a long history of producing content. He worked as a radio host, content manager and producer of various online shows in the Czech Republic. Afterwards, he started his own company, EP. His mantra is “content is always king“, so nowadays, he’s helping hundreds of small businesses with producing quality content. Petr loves podcasting and even has his own podcast show for Czech entrepreneurs called “Buduj značku”. See you on the other side of your headphones.