Software Developer's Journey

Software Developer's Journey

<p>A podcast to celebrate the diversity of profiles and journeys of our fellow software devs. Get inside the head of amazing coders, speakers, architects, thought leaders, agilists and much more, and listen to the fascinating stories of their journeys!</p> <p>Subscribe on the major platforms or via the podcasting App of your choice: <ul> <li><a href="https://apple.co/2DWk5CW">Itunes - https://apple.co/2DWk5CW</a></li> <li><a href="http://bit.ly/2U7G931">Stitcher - http://bit.ly/2U7G931</li> <li><a href="http://bit.ly/2ALx8E0">GoogleMusic - http://bit.ly/2ALx8E0</li> <li><a href="https://spoti.fi/2BLtV9p">Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2BLtV9p</a></li> <li><a href="https://tunein.com/podcasts/Technology-Podcasts/Developers-Journey-p1142071">TuneIn - http://bit.ly/2DXzpiS</a></li> </ul> ... or listen to the episodes directly here below! And if you like what you hear, <b>please leave us a review</b> on those platforms!</p> <p>You can also join the discussion on <a href="https... Show More

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September 9, 2019 48 min

Rob first told us about his first jobs on the hardware side of IT and described how he slowly transitioned into software. Fast forward a few years, he told us about applying for a new job and discovering teamwork, tight feedback loops and direct contact with the clients. Rob then told us about moving toward front-end development and embracing HTML5. We talked about Javascript, ES6 & Typescript and finding a tool that works f... Read more

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Woody took us all the way back to the 70s, when he started learning programming as a side activity. He described how he learned to scratch his own itch for almost 15 years before finally making the jump to become a "professional developer". We talked about the jump itself, the imposter syndrome attached and how he overcame it. We talked about how he discovered pair-programming and eXtreme Programming. We finally devised ... Read more

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Guillermo first took us through his very early steps in the software world... as a child. He then explained how he discovered he could make a living out of it, and how it shaped his perception. We then discussed how he grew learning and teaching in online communities and how he finally decided to move to the Silicon Valley. We finally touched on moving away and stepping into a new life.

Guillermo is a serial entrepreneur. ... Read more

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Stephanie first told us about the detours that led her from math, art and political science to computer science. We then discussed her first jobs and her first mentor. We then touched on how she joined Oculus and Unity and their respective interview processes before switching gears and talking about entrepreneurship and her creating her own business. Stephanie was then very open about her technical burn out and explained how she... Read more

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Llevellyn took us way back to the point where he discovered his first computer and FORTRAN. We brushed over his studies and drifted toward MobProgramming after talking about dancing. Llewellyn told us about how he discovered "strong style pair programming" and how it brought the joy of programming back in his life.

Llewellyn Falco is an independent agile coach who spends most of his time programming in Java and C# ... Read more

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Elissa first spoke about her political sciences, activism background and then her love for IT. We then discussed getting into Security, Mentoring, people surrounding you and creating a business. We finally delved on failures, growth and being a role model. 

Elissa Shevinsky is CEO at Faster Than Light, where she is building super fast tools for static analysis testing. She previously helped launch Geekcorps, Everyday Healt... Read more

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July 29, 2019 45 min

Trisha took us from her first years at school, being an outsider, all the way to taking advantage of it as a developer advocate for JetBrains. During this fantastic discussion, we brushed over the people that helped and even pushed her. We spoke about being comfortable with being uncomfortable. We discussed taking a leap of faith, not burning bridges, taking control of your career, working on your brand, important developer skil... Read more

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Julie first told us how she met Christopher Allen, the co-author of her Book "Haskell programming from first principles", why learning in general is hard and why they wanted to approach learning Haskell from a different angle. We then drifted into Julie's own learning of Haskell and how she came into the programming world. We then digged further into the Haskell echosystem and the world of academia. And finally, we t... Read more

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Robby first told us how the selfless scratching of his own itch lead to the success of his tool "Oh my Zsh". We then backtracked to his early years and how he got into development. Step by step, Robby took us through the creation and growth of his consultancy ; which is deeply intertwined with Ruby on Rails, scratching his own itch(es) again, and helping others along the way.

Robby co-founded Planet Argon in 2... Read more

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Adam took us through his journey at Microsoft. From the first (failed) interviews, to his long career writing code, helping teams and teaching developers. We spoke about the key learnings that encouraged him to write two of his books and finished by talking about the state of software development and where our industry could grow in the future.

Adam Barr worked with and for Microsoft for more than two decades. There h... Read more

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Magnus started by telling us the story of his first steps, tinkering on a Commodore64 devising on what attracted him toward computers in the first place. Then we discussed his first apps using Borland TurboPascal and how this hobby evolved into a job. We talked polyglot-ism, craftsmanship, re-reading books, apprenticeship programs and code katas.

Forged of iron and walrus blood, Magnus Staahre comes from an ancient li... Read more

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After brushing over his "false starts" at being a developer, Yehuda slowly took us into a deep, deep dive. We talked about framework design, design philosophy, the importance of communities and being part of a core team.

Yehuda is one of the creators of Ember.js, and a retired member of the Rust, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams. His 9-to-5 home is at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc.. There he works on Sk... Read more

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After brushing over his "false starts" at being a developer, Yehuda slowly took us into a deep, deep dive. We talked about framework design, design philosophy, the importance of communities and being part of a core team.Yehuda is one of the creators of Ember.js, and a retired member of the Rust, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams. His 9-to-5 home is at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc.. There he works on Skylight, the smart profi... Read more

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Dave's first professional love was for teaching. He developed it while studying physics at university. But as the DotCom boom went by, he jumped on the coding bandwagon and was hooked. Dave took us through those first years, learning the ropes and climbing the ladder, going from one giant company to a small one where he could really have an impact. Finally, since Dave is the host of the "Developer on Fire" podcast, w... Read more

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Brian first told us about his very first Apple E computer and his journey up to college when he learned electrical engineering before switching major to computer science. He spoke about his first startup and his learnings, being a software engineer during the "DotCom Era". Brian then told us about the job where he learned most about teamwork and then about scaling applications. And we completed this very logical buildup ... Read more

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Charity first took us through the pain of being a CEO and explained us why she chose to focus on tech again after a while. She then explained how she felt into code instrumentalisation during her time at Parse and how this became her idea for Honeycomb.io. We then went back to her early years, how she felt into IT, SysAdministration and ended up working in the Silicon Valley. We talked about mentorship, learning and sharing. We ... Read more

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Ben Orenstein first talked about being able to create products. We spoke about Ben's early programs and his attempt at studying in college. We then spoke about his second attempt at entering the IT industry, through the backdoor this time. Ben told us about his discovery of Ruby and joining Thoughbot. He told us about why sharing knowledge is important to him. We then touched on public speaking and the two podcasts he hosted... Read more

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Saron took us from the early years of career as a journalist, to her first coding steps. She explained us in details how her bootcamp and apprenticeship programs took her from a code newbie to a solid developer and avid learner. Saron explained us why she created the CodeNewbie community and how it slowly but surely evolved into her current business. We devised on the many faces of the CodeNewbie community, podcasts and conferen... Read more

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Ali started by telling us how she got into software development, almost by accident, how she became an assistant professor and how she slowly but surely embraced this career. We talked about her time working for a startup and why her time there was invaluable. We talked at length about her move from develoment to teaching and what she learned along the way. We finally segwayed into her current role at the crossroads of developme... Read more

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Shawn took us through the early days of his career and quicky pivoted toward his first mentor "Ron". He told us how Ron managed to infect him with the willingness to write good code. We then brushed over learning and what it takes to become a lifelong learner. We touched on being a role model and how Chris Sells played a central role in his live. We finally discussed decision making strategies and the interviewing game.<... Read more

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