Monthly Archives: November 2013

Episode 000 – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

In this inaugural episode, I interview Jackson Gabbard, a software engineer at Facebook, about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a psychometric assessment that measures how people perceive the world and make decisions.  The understanding of MBTI has many applications, including helping you understand yourself and others better, leading to smoother interactions in your professional and personal lives.  Jackson explains the MBTI with simple language, and gives real-world examples of how people with differing types interact.

Please let me know what you like and don’t about this episode, and also leave suggestions for future topics!

Welcome to Philip’s Polymathic Podcart

I’m Philip Su, site director of the Facebook engineering office in London.  I’ve worked as a professional software engineer for fifteen years, both as a coder and as a manager of many software teams.

My goal is for this podcast to earn its “polymathic” title by covering a broad range of topics relevant to software engineers, with a focus on design and careers, as well as a healthy helping of life stories as told by engineers I know.

“Podcart” is an homage to Bryan Cranston, the lead actor in Breaking Bad, who coined the term in jest during an interview on Adam Carolla’s podcast.  I use it as a way to keep things in this podcast grounded and lighthearted.