Natalia has a very unconventional journey into tech, beginning her working life as a teenager running her own fashion design business in Canada, before moving to the UK and managing a boutique clothing shop in Shoreditch. The transition into tech came from learning how to code on her own and helping to create a coding Bootcamp – founders and coders, a free code camp based in London.
We spoke about how to create an autonomous engineering culture, and why you’d want one. The difficulties of running a team remotely, managing communication and remote collaboration.
0:55 – The background of Lantum
2:28 – Natalias unconventional pathway into tech
4:35 – The correlation between making software and making clothing
6:04 – The motivation behind starting Lantum
10:15 – Managing a team remotely
14:25 – The remote hiring strategy at Lantum
22:00 – Ensuring the team are mindful of a work / life balance during remote working
22:30 – Why an autonomous engineering culture is a good thing
28:40 – Screening for curiosity when taking on new hires