Hi, my name is Vidal Graupera. I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area aka “Silicon Valley” as a software engineering manager.
Engineering management can be a lonely place. As I’ve talked with fellow managers, I’ve understood that most managers struggle with a lot of the same issues. And even in the same company sometimes information is not shared as managers can be competitive with each other or too busy. The impact of a good manager is tremendous as they act as a force multiplier across the team. This is super rewarding. A bad manager, on the other hand, can suck time, energy, and resources from the team. It’s been said employees leave managers and not companies.
I created MANAGERSCLUB to help share resources and experiences with the intent of inspiring and helping managers learn and improve. As much as possible, I collected interviews from a diverse set of leaders including women and underrepresented minorities. That in and of itself was not easy. I also collected interviews from managers with many years of experience and also those with only a few years in the field.
The information you will find here is not from a textbook but 100% based real-life experience from people who have lived the job. If you are looking someday to become an engineering manager, this site should give you ideas about what it is like.
I hope these accounts are valuable to you. I learned a lot from collecting them. Malcolm Gladwell coined what’s called the “10,000 Hour Rule” that says it takes roughly 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. May you will benefit from the collective experience of these engineering leaders and shave some time off your journey to mastery.
Feel free to get in touch with me for ANYTHING including a call to discuss any questions or feedback you have.
The goal of this site is not commercial but some of the links on this site are links to Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.