Code Your Way Up

Rise to the Challenge of Software Leadership

Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas has seen (and done) it all—writing code, leading projects, breaking builds, and developing and launching products—all while amassing an impressive wealth of experience as a team leader.

In Code Your Way Up, Thomas asks and answers the important questions facing leaders in the software industry that don’t get asked enough, identifies what it takes to be a great software leader, and advises what to do when things go sideways.

If you’re new to software leadership or it’s something you aspire to, Code Your Way Up breaks it all down for you, points out the pitfalls and the joys, and provides you with a blueprint for excellence and success. It’s the perfect balance of information and inspiration, imparted with humor, empathy, and clarity, and it starts with taking the same approach to leading as you do to coding—jumping in.


“There’s insight and inspiration on every page. A really useful book for any software leader in a hurry to make a difference.”

Greg Thomas has been a developer, technical lead, architect, product manager, project lead, program manager, and vice president. He has worked with software and teams for the last nine years and continues to ship code as often as he can. Keep in touch and read more of Thomas’s work at

ISBN 978-1-7770765-0-4
$19.95 CAD $16.95 USD
Published March 6, 2020
5.5 × 8.5 224 Pages
Paperback, ebook