Chris Simon - From Electrical Engineer to CTO Coach

Personal journey as an engineer from electrical engineering, to software, to technical leadership, to coaching others.


Have you ever wondered about the journey of a software developer from the early days of coding to launching successful startups? We delve into this intriguing topic with our guest, Chris Simon, a startup CTO coach who shares his rich and varied experiences in the tech industry. From his early days of coding on an Apple Fat Mac, Chris has always had a passion for programming. His deep understanding of technology, sharpened by scholarship in electrical engineering and years of working with complex systems, offers fascinating insights into the evolution of software development.

We move beyond the technical aspect to delve into the human side of coding. Chris stresses the importance of writing code that is not just functional, but also comprehensible to others. As we navigate the complex landscape of modern technology, Chris's insights into the younger generation's potential lack of deeper understanding of the technology they use daily are both thought-provoking and relevant.

But it's not all technical talk! We also discuss Chris's entrepreneurial journey. From launching two startups to dealing with the challenges of scaling up, Chris pulls back the curtain on what it's like to be a CTO. Balancing personal needs with business demands is a challenge that many face, and hearing Chris's experiences is both comforting and illuminating. Be sure to check out Chris's website for a deeper dive into his work. So, whether you're a software developer at any stage of your career, or simply interested in the behind-the-scenes workings of the tech industry, this episode is a treasure trove of practical advice and inspiring stories.

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