Growing Pains

Steven Bandola: The Engineer's Perspective on Outsourcing

January 19, 2024 Sean Languedoc Season 1 Episode 2
Growing Pains
Steven Bandola: The Engineer's Perspective on Outsourcing
Show Notes

The episode of the Growing Pains Podcast features Yoli Chisholm, chief marketing officer at Outforce, and Steven Bandola, our lead product engineer. This week we focus on the challenges of building engineering teams and companies. Steven shares his 20-year journey in software development, starting from creating websites as a teenager to becoming an expert in various technologies, ultimately leading to his current role at Outforce, and how the practice of outsourcing has evolved alongside his journey.

The conversation also delves into Steven's insights about the changing perception, benefits, and challenges of IT outsourcing. He emphasizes the importance of quality, maintainability, and best practices in outsourcing, noting how the industry has become more viable and attractive in recent years.

Take a listen for a comprehensive view of Steven's journey in software development, the evolution of web development and outsourcing, and emerging trends in the industry, particularly the role of AI.