DOP 171: How Many Hours Do You Code per Day?

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022

Show Notes

#171: How many hours a day do you think you code? 5? 4? Maybe 3?

What if I told you that you were only averaging 52 minutes each day?

In this episode, we talk with Mason McLead, CTO at Software, about the Code Time Report they released. In this report, you may discover that a few key secrets to help you increase your time in front of your IDE and less time in meetings.

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Mason McLead

Mason McLead

Mason McLead is the CTO of, a DevOps metrics platform that helps teams measure and improve their organization’s DevOps performance. He leads the design and development of the company’s technology, platforms, and products, which collect data across the stack, analyze over 20 million daily events from its community of over 250,000 developers, and create valuable metrics and insights for engineering teams. Previously, he was the VP of Engineering at Fair where he designed and built novel systems that enabled a new category of Car Subscriptions powered by a fully digital checkout process. He scaled the company’s systems to handle millions of users, manage over $800 million in debt facilities, and process hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions—all while ensuring compliance with dozens of regulatory environments. Prior to that, he led the development of a bank partnership product at Avant that provides cutting-edge loan origination software to national banks. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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