Amy Unger, our guest on today’s show, is passionate about providing a high-quality service to the customers who use the products she is working on. Amy has a diverse skill set and an equally diverse set of tasks that she undertakes weekly for GitHub, and at the core of everything she does is her drive to provide value. Amy came into the for-profit space from the academic programming space, and she explains the different experiences she has had in these realms. We discuss what a tech lead role consists of, in comparison to the deep diver role that Amy currently holds, the responsibilities that come with it, and why she loves what she does. Amy also shares her thoughts about trade-offs, and the considerations that all engineers should be making before they embark upon certain projects.