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DOS Won't Hunt: Mailchimp’s Eric Muntz on Engineering Leadership

Technology advocate for the email marketing and automation platform talks about steering engineering teams to deliver on projects in short order.

Joao-Pierre S. Ruth

February 6, 2023

1 Min Read
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Is it more effective to “move fast and break stuff” to accelerate a project or to find ways to communicate changes with engineering teams with a more methodical approach?

Coming up on his 13th anniversary with Mailchimp, Eric Muntz recently shifted from serving as CTO for the company to his current role as technology advocate for the company. During his tenure with Mailchimp, he has led engineering teams through "project sprints" where they move at an accelerated pace while incorporating customer feedback.

This is particularly important in a market that expects continuous delivery and nimble response time, if not AI-backed automation to development. So before the likes of ChatGPT further infiltrate the engineering scene, Muntz spoke on the podcast about finding ways to deliver fast, learn from hiccups, and balance development while being mindful of crunch and grind.

Listen to the full episode of "DOS Won't Hunt" for more:

About the Author(s)

Joao-Pierre S. Ruth

Senior Editor

Joao-Pierre S. Ruth covers tech policy, including ethics, privacy, legislation, and risk; fintech; code strategy; and cloud & edge computing for InformationWeek. He has been a journalist for more than 25 years, reporting on business and technology first in New Jersey, then covering the New York tech startup community, and later as a freelancer for such outlets as TheStreet, Investopedia, and Street Fight. Follow him on Twitter: @jpruth.


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