Software Developer's Journey

Software Developer's Journey

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! Subscribe on the major platforms or via the podcasting App of your choice: Itunes - https://apple.co/2DWk5CW Stitcher - http://bit.ly/2U7G931 GoogleMusic - http://bit.ly/2ALx8E0 Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2BLtV9p TuneIn - http://bit.ly/2DXzpiS ... or listen to the episodes directly here below! And if you like what you hear, please leave us a review on those platforms! You can also join the discussion on LinkedIn and on twitter via @DevJourneyFM Do you want to help me grow the podcast? Here's a list of our potential guests, here's a form to suggest guests to interview and another one to suggest a question to ask. Finally, if you want to help produce the podcast, support me on Patreon. Every cent you pledge will help pay the hosting bills! "Software Developer‘s Journey" is hosted and produced by me, Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, a crazy frenchman living in Germany who dedicated his life to helping others learn & grow. More about me at timbourguignon.fr or on Twitter @Timothep!... Show More

Episodes

September 15, 2020 53 min

Erik took us through his first steps with 5" floppy disks and code lines. We talked about the usefulness of CS degrees, his first jobs, side projects, and open-source libraries. We connected the dots between them all, all the way to the forms libraries he is now most well known for.

Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/erikras
  • https://github.com/erikras
  • Erik's Projects

  • Redux Form – https://redux-form.com
  • Final ...
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    We talked about his first steps with computers and his first hackathon in high-school. We talked about his internship at @Google, his job at @twitter, and going back to @google afterward. We discussed management, working for a startup, and moving laterally inside a company to maximize fun and learning.

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/roopakv
  • https://roopakv.com
  • https://www.bolt.com/careers
  • https://doc...
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    Scott took us from his music background, all the way to his video-course business, leaving little details aside. We spoke about his learning phases. We discussed the importance of focus. Scott told us the birth story of his youtube channel. We finally touched on partnership and mastermind groups.

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/stolinski
  • https://www.scotttolinski.com
  • https://syntax.fm
  • https://www.youtube.com/user...
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    Aimee first told us about her past as a figure skater. She then explained how her marrying into the military forced us to change careers and learn how to code. She described how she became a successful developer and how she eased into DevOps and architecture. We finally talked about her work as an architect and her coming close to a burnout.

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/aimee_knight
  • http://www.aimeemarieknig...
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    Jamon first told us about his first experience with the C64 command prompt, and then with a 286, and finally a 486 computer. He told us how a math teacher had an impromptu but forming role in his life. We then talked about learning to create websites and create a business. We talked about coding alone, and learning to accept other ideas. Jamon finally told us the story of his new business, how networking played a BIG role into it, ...

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    We first talked about theater lights, and how this was Brendan's first programming task. We then discussed business, healthcare, and loving the "WHY" of your job. We talked about quality, accessibility, and UX. We veered toward Gitlab and storytelling and finally spoke about OpenSource in the workplace.

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/olearycrew
  • https://about.gitlab.com/handbook
  • https://about.gitlab....
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    August 3, 2020 52 min

    Dan first told us about his (almost) passionate love for MailMerge. We then talked about his studies and how he took every detour he could until finally landing a developer job. We then talked about networking, applying, and job interviews and we finally discussed Dan's upcoming book "Letters to a new developer".

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/mooreds
  • https://letterstoanewdeveloper.com
  • https://rands...
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    We talked about liberal arts and being a self-taught programmer. We discussed second careers, mentoring and being mentored. We spoke about technical writing, developer relations and working for a 100% remote company.

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/samjulien
  • https://samjulien.com
  • https://thinkster.io
  • https://egghead.io/search?query=sam%20julien
  • https://bigmachine.io/products/the-imposters-handbook 
  • Credits

  • Music...
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    Jerome first took us through his first years after military, learning SQL and getting into tech. We then discussed the non-profit organization VetsWhoCode he accidentally created, how he selects veterans and what the focus on. We finally touched upon his work as a developer advocate and how happy it makes him.

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/JeromeHardaway
  • https://vetswhocode.io
  • https://developer.mozilla.org
  • http...
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    Coraline first told us about how she nearly didn't work into tech. We then discussed her values, ethic in our industry and how she deliberately stands in the front-lines to make the world a better place!

    Here are the links of the show:

  • Coraline on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CoralineAda
  • Contributor Covenant: https://www.contributor-covenant.org
  • Hippocratic License: https://firstdonoharm.dev
  • Ethical Source: https://ethicalsource...
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    Cassidy first told us about how she came to web development in high school, discovered it could be a job and ended up studying computer sciences. We then discussed how she chose her first job to use her creative & people skills, not just coding. We talked about burnout, before diving deeper into developer experience. Cassidy gave us her definition of a good developer relations engineer, how developer relations impact companies ...

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    Josh first told us about his love for coding, how he worked from startup to startup, learning a lot, but not having fun. And then he told us how his participation to the open-source framework Spring allowed him to enter the Spring team and have the time of his life... for 10 years. We finally spoke about developer relations and how Josh build his role over time.

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/starbuxman
  • http:/...
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    Kyle first told us about his past as a musician and a pastor, and how he came to web development. We then discussed changing careers, learning, mentoring and leadership. Finally, we talked about the Second Career Devs Podcast.

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/yleshevlin
  • https://kyleshevlin.com
  • https://kyleshevlin.com/from-pastor-to-programmer
  • The two organisations Kyle suggested donating to:

  • NAACP Defense Fund: htt...
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    Sara first told us how she came to learn to code to prove her dad wrong. We then discussed her internships, fast paced environments, shame, learning new domains and doing what you love. We also discussed about React, Angular, Vue and her "Opinionated Guide to React" book. We finally talked about failing and Sara's dream of traveling through Europe (the world?) to teach coding!

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.t...
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    Jason first took us to his past as the lead singer of a band. There he did the marketing for the band on the side. That was his introduction to web-development. He explained how he slowly but surely made his side hustle his main job, and described the thinking process between "playing safe" or "betting on himself". Jason described his success... and how close he came to burning out. And we talked about "failure&...

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    Carolyn took us to the start of her career, as a journalist searching for a job in a foreign country. She told us how she found her first job writing tech documentation, and how this gave her the wish to learn to code. We talked about finding your path where you don't even know what to search for, tiptoeing in dev and becoming a technical writer. We talked about public speaking and how Carolyn found a sweet spot that makes use ...

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    Jen took us to the beginning of her STEM journey, with the goal to walk the footsteps of Ayanna Howard, but life wanted otherwise. Nevertheless, she found her way to coding. We nostalgically talked about dev-jobs in the 90s and early 2000s. We spoke about web development, accessibility and advocacy.

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/knitcodemonkey
  • https://www.deque.com/axe/axe-for-web
  • Talk from Marcy Sutton - Wher...
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    Jeff first told us how he went from coding games for fun, to selling software as a teenager, to solving problems on the deck of an aircraft carrier. We then talked about contracting and running a contracting business, and drifted toward entrepreneurship. Jeff finally told us the birth story of Titanium in 2006 and his new  startup pinpoint.

    Here are the links of the show:

  • https://www.twitter.com/jhaynie
  • https://github.com/pinpt
  • https:/...
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    We first started talking about how I dabbled into the world of computers, mostly through gaming and tinkering. We then talked about my studdies and my wish to go into (buildings) architecture and keen interest into leadership. We discussed the origin of the show and what I learned from it. We discussed my superpower(s) and what use I make of them. We went over the effects of hosting the podcast in everyday life and how I am able to...

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    Anjana started by clarifying what Computational Linguistics is, and the research she did in this field. We then talked about idiomatic programming and echo-chambers, which led us to talking about communities. Anjana then described the coding retreat she did in 2015 and how it was a forming experience in her life. We finished the interview by talking about Developer Advocacy and Public Speaking.

    Anjana suffers from a debilitating cas...

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