Veni Johanna is a Stanford alumni who now is working as an Engineering Manager in Quora. Apart from her role in Quora, she also co-founded a program called Indonesia Mengglobal whose mission is to increase Indonesian who study and excel globally. The program also provides mentorship for those want to study abroad.
What does an Engineer Manager do? In this episode, we talked with Veni Johanna, an Engineering Manager in Quora. We talked about her experience representing Indonesia on the International Olympiad in Informatics, her role in Quora, as well as how she developed her team. Apart from that, we also talked about a program that she co-founded, Indonesia Mengglobal as well as her experiences on mentoring.
- The First 90 Days by Michael D. Watkins (Book)
- Indonesia Mengglobal
- Mentorship program from Indonesia Mengglobal
01:12 - Veni’s introduction
02:46 - How Veni got interested in technology
05:58 - Veni’s experience in International Olympiad of Informatics
10:25 - What Veni studied in Stanford
12:00 - Veni’s experience interning at Facebook & Quora
14:20 - Why Veni joined Quora
16:06 - Internationalization Quora
18:00 - Veni’s role at her current job as an Engineering Manager
21:30 - Transitioning from IC to a managerial position
25:30 - Difference between managing ICs and other managers
28:30 - Hiring
29:55 - Developing the strengths of people in your team
33:20 - Good and constructive feedback
34:45 - Building culture in a team
36:56 - About Indonesia Mengglobal
41:30 - Indonesia Mengglobal’s mentorship program
42:08 - Why is mentoring important?
43:56 - Mentoring style
44:50 - Message for listeners