In Season 2, Episode 7 of Lead Time Chats, Jean Hsu, VP of Engineering at Range, chats with Lynne Tye, about how the engineering hiring landscape has changed over the past year and predictions for the months to come.Lynne is the founder of Key Values, a company that helps engineers find new roles on teams that are aligned with their own values.Lynne and Jean discuss: The different phases of engineering hiring over the past year, from sheer survival to the Great ResignationHow the pandemic has helped people clarify what’s truly important to them, both in work and their personal livesThe current confusion around remote work - where are teams actually hiring, and will what hiring managers are saying now still be true in a few months?Just how hot the hiring market is right now for engineers!
Key Values is a platform where companies are profiled with descriptions of their company values. These profiles describe features such as work-life balance, company culture, daily routines, and strategy.Lynne Tye created Key Values with the goal of building a small business that would make money through connecting job seekers to companies with a culture that matched their own personal values system. Key Values has become highly successful, and Lynne is making enough money from the business to live comfortably.In a previous episode, Lynne and I discussed her founding story and the engineering of Key Values. Today’s episode picks up a few years later, with Lynne having found significant success with her own company.Lynne’s software business is an example of a growing trend: “Indie Hackers”. This trend was identified by Courtland Allen, founder of the Indie Hackers platform. Courtland is close friends with Lynne, and Lynne’s desire to start her own software company was influenced by her conversations with Courtland.At a certain point, Lynne was considering raising money and growing Key Values. She was accepted into Y-Combinator. But she decided to stick with the Indie Hackers route, and grow the business independently. Lynne joins the show to talk about the process of starting a software business, and the pivotal decisions she has made around financing, growth, and her own psychology.
Key Values is a platform where companies are profiled with descriptions of their company values. These profiles describe features such as work-life balance, company culture, daily routines, and strategy. Lynne Tye created Key Values with the goal of building a small business that would make money through connecting job seekers to companies with a culture that matched their own personal values system. Key Values has become highly successful, and Lynne is making enough money from the business to live comfortably. In a previous episode, Lynne and I discussed her founding story and the engineering of Key Values. Today’s episode picks up a few years later, with Lynne having found significant success with her own company. Lynne’s software business is an example of a growing trend: “Indie Hackers”. This trend was identified by Courtland Allen, founder of the Indie Hackers platform. Courtland is close friends with Lynne, and Lynne’s desire to start her own software company was influenced by her conversations with Courtland. At a certain point, Lynne was considering raising money and growing Key Values. She was accepted into Y-Combinator. But she decided to stick with the Indie Hackers route, and grow the business independently. Lynne joins the show to talk about the process of starting a software business, and the pivotal decisions she has made around financing, growth, and her own psychology. Sponsorship inquiries: email@example.com Announcements We are hiring a content writer and also an operations lead. Both of these are part-time positions working closely with Jeff and Erika. If you are interested in working with us, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be at KubeCon San Diego 2019, and AWS re:Invent Las Vegas. We are planning a meetup at re:Invent on Wednesday December 4. The post Indie Hack or Venture Back with Lynne Tye appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.
Lynne Tye, founder of Key Values, has lived many different lives before. Today, she helps engineering teams tell the world about their culture and how their values translate into daily practices. Key Values is a profitable solo business. Listen to her conversation with Anne-Laure Le Cunff, founder of Maker Mag, and see all previous episodes on Maker Mag. Sponsored by Blockstack. See Blockstack's page on Key Values.
Bootstrapping to a 6-figure business by aligning yourself with the customer - with Lynne Tye of Key:Values
Sales For Founders
Lynne Tye, founder of KeyValues.com shares how she learned sales on the job - and grew her project into a profitable 6-figure business helping developers find engineering teams that share their values. You can find Lynne on Twitter (@lynnetye) or search for her recent episode of the Indie Hackers podcast, where she talks more about the non-sales side of Key:Values.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sales-for-founders/message
#086 – How to Build a Life You Love by Quitting Everything Else with Lynne Tye of Key Values
After spending years pursuing a career in science, Lynne Tye (@lynnetye) shocked her family and colleagues by dropping out of grad school. Thus began a months-long journey of discovery and experimentation that eventually saw her managing 150 people at a high-profile tech startup. But when Lynne realized the fast-paced startup lifestyle was not for her, she quit that, too, and began her search all over again. In this episode, Lynne shares the story behind how she took her career into her own hands, learned to code, and started a business doing what she loves.Transcript, speaker information, and more: https://www.indiehackers.com/podcast/086-lynne-tye-of-key-values
Finding Engineering teams that share your Key Values with Lynne Tye
Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman
How do you find the perfect questions to ask in your job interview? How do you know if this is the right company for you? Do they share your values? Interviews are a two way street. This week Scott talks to Lynne Tye about what she created KeyValues.com and how it might help you find your next work home. https://www.keyvalues.com/culture-queries
On this episode, I get the chance to speak with Lynne Tye, the creator of Key Values, a place for Software Developers to find a company that fits their values beyond just what tech stack they use or salary they provide.Lynn has had a diverse career and only started coding in 2015. Once she cut her teeth freelancing, she realized it was hard to find the right company to work with. When job listings and recruiters proved unhelpful, the idea for Key Values was born.Tune in to hear us talk about finding the right company culture, work/life balance and why it doesn't mean the same thing to everyone, and the value of hands-on involvement.Transcript"Lynne Tye, founder of keyvalues.com" TranscriptTopics:Weighing the importance of your timeWhat does work/life balance mean to youWhat it takes to launch your projectWhy loving what you do is so importantTaking investment moneyAmbition and expectations with yourselfLynne’s previous career path vs. her current oneFiguring out what works for you in your educationStarting a business when you just started to programResources:Key ValuesIndie HackersApprenticeship PatternsHackers and PaintersfreeCodeCampNathan Barry - Authority30x500Lynne TyePersonal TwitterKey Values TwitterJoel Hooks:TwitterWebsite
Podcast RSSShow Notes:Lynne Tye created key : values to help match software developers with companies which hold similar values. She might make you rethink how you find your next job or your next employees.“Looking for a job was so painful.”The creator shares why she created key : values and:How she was able to go full timeThe role of mini launchesWhat to do after launchHow to keep driving trafficHow she dealt with perfectionismWhy she wished she launched sooner.Show Links: key : valuesFrom indie lurker to indie hackerIndie HackersHow to launch on Product HuntThe lesson Lynne learned about Product Hunt launchesWhat to read: My three biggest career mistakes
The values system of a company guides the actions of the engineers who work at that company. Some companies value open communication and a flat organization where anybody can talk to anyone else. Other companies encourage hierarchy and secrecy, so that employees are focused on their specific section of the company. Some companies take themselves seriously, and have a work environment that is as stoic as the military. Other companies pride themselves on having good beer and a friendly, laid back atmosphere. When company values are properly defined, the values can be used as reference points when making decisions. At Amazon, one of the core company values is “bias for action.” As an engineer, you are often in a situation where you can wait for more information, or you can start a project with an incomplete picture for how you will finish it. The “bias for action” lets you know that you should usually start the project despite having an incomplete picture. Another use of a company values system is for hiring. When a company publishes their values, prospective employees can use those stated values as a way to know if they would be a good cultural fit. For example “move fast and break things” was a value that allowed Facebook to ship new products faster than any other company before it. But the speed of movement is not for everyone. Some engineers like to have their code unit tested, and free of all bugs before shipping to production. Every company has values that define their company. And every engineer has values that define how they want to work. Lynne Tye started her company Key Values as a platform to index companies by their values systems. This allows engineers to find companies that are a good cultural fit for their values system. Lynne joins the show today to explain how engineers and companies define their values systems, and how that affects the outcomes of engineering organizations. Lynne also talks about her time at HomeJoy, one of the first companies in the “gig economy”. HomeJoy was an on-demand house cleaning service that grew extremely fast, but ultimately went under due to lawsuits. The challenges of HomeJoy were a predictor of the challenges later faced by Uber and Airbnb, and it was fascinating to hear Lynne reflect on her time spent managing operations at HomeJoy–which was about as operationally intensive a company as you can imagine! Thanks to Courtland Allen for the intro to Lynne, and if you haven’t checked out the Indie Hackers podcast, which is hosted by Courtland, you should subscribe to it. Indie Hackers breaks down the engineering and business models behind small software companies–it’s one of my favorite shows. Transcript Transcript provided by We Edit Podcasts. Software Engineering Daily listeners can go to weeditpodcasts.com/sed to get 20% off the first two months of audio editing and transcription services. 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