28. The transformative power of Deep Work

What is Deep Work and what are its benefits? How can modern software companies organize themselves to enable employees to work in such a mode? And how does a culture of written communication fit into this?​


Swanand Pagnis, CTO of CoLearn, explores different facets of this topic in a wide ranging conversation. Swanand has put Cal Newport's principles of deep work into practice over his many years of technical work. Swanand has worked as a Director of Engineering at Deserve and as a Principal Engineer at First.io. He conducts a workshop on PostgreSQL and runs the Ruby on Rails and PapersWeLove meetup groups in Bangalore.​


Episode length: 35 min | Listen on: Spotify | Google | Apple | More options

Mentioned in this episode

1. CoLearn - https://colearn.id/

2. Deep Work by Cal Newport - https://www.calnewport.com/books/deep-work/

3. Tiny Habits - https://tinyhabits.com/

4. Atomic Habits - https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits

5. Getting Things Done - https://gettingthingsdone.com

6. Loom: Video messaging for Work - https://www.loom.com/

7. Tuple: Pair programming app - https://tuple.app/

8. Rescue Time - https://www.rescuetime.com/

9. Papers We Love Blr - https://twitter.com/papersweloveblr

10. Bangalore Ruby Users Group - https://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-Ruby-Users-Group/

11. Swanand's LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pagnis/

12. Swanand's website - https://info.pagnis.in/

13. Swanand's Twitter - https://twitter.com/_swanand

14. Swanand's PostgreSQL Workshop - https://postgres-workshop.com/

15. Swanand's SQL Workshop - https://queries.fun/



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