The Crazy Engineers web site has a section entitled "Small Talk," where they post interviews with engineers of all flavors: software engineers, structural engineers, car designers, aircraft designers, etc.
Here are some interesting talks with software engineers:
- Paul Buchheit, who worked on Gmail, Adsense, FriendFeed, and invented Google's "Don't be evil" motto
- Mahesh Murthy, who dropped out of engineering school and did early site design work for Yahoo! and Amazon.com
- Clayton Stark, VP of Engineering at Flock, a company building a "social web browser."
- Florian von Kurnatowski, Director of Product Management at Scalix, an e-mail/calendar app based on HP's old OpenMail product.
- Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++