Developer On Fire

Developer On Fire

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Developer On Fire with Dave Rael is an interview podcast with inspiring and successful software professionals telling personal stories about their experiences with delivering value. It is a chance for you to get to know your favorite geeks and learn more about who they are, how they deliver, and what makes them tick. Learn from and get to know special geeks like Matt Wynne, Rob Eisenberg, Udi Dahan, Ted Neward, John Sonmez, Phil Haack, and David Heinemeier Hansson.
384 | Maxime Rouiller - Productive Time
Oct 21 • 48 min
Guest: @ Maxime Rouiller talks with Dave Rael about priorities, working for MIcrosoft, making great experiences, and that relationships matter Maxime Rouiller has been in the tech industry since the 2000s. He’s always been working with .NET for as far as…
383 | Cameron Presley - The Meaning of Professional
Oct 17 • 46 min
Guest: @ Cameron Presley talks with Dave Rael about having mentors, being a mentor, being a professional, leading, organizing user groups and conferences, and multiplying the impact of teams Cameron Presley is a software engineer, avid boardgamer, and…
382 | Christina Aldan - Fiercely Grateful
Oct 14 • 49 min
Guest: @ Christina Aldan talks with Dave Rael about branding, confidence, understanding why, lifestyle, and controlling what you can control Christina Aldan is a TEDx speaker, trainer, and digital advertising consultant whose boutique agency, LG Designs,…
381 | Abhinav Asthana - Big Impact
Oct 10 • 46 min
Guest: @ Abhinav Asthana talks with Dave Rael about vision, leading, value, patience, and using empathy to make something great As a developer on a mission to simplify API development, Abhinav and his partners started Postman as a side-project in 2012. It…
380 | David DeWolf - Humble Confidence
Oct 7 • 51 min
Guest: @ David DeWolf talks with Dave Rael about technology, family, leadership, mentoring, business, responsibility, and understanding context David DeWolf is the founder and CEO of 3Pillar Global, a leading digital product development firm and an active…
379 | Richard Rodger - Conscious Decisions
Oct 3 • 50 min
Guest: @ Richard Rodger talks with Dave Rael about the maturing of the web, decisions, the human element in software and business, bitterness, microservices, and choosing wisely Richard was co-founder and CEO of his previous company, nearForm, where he…
378 | Simon Harrer - Writing Priorities
Sep 30 • 45 min
Guest: @ Simon Harrer talks with Dave Rael about teaching and being a student, the importance of writing, family, and solving real problems Dr. Simon Harrer is a senior consultant at INNOQ. In his daily business, he fights for simple solutions with…
377 | Michael Dowden - Autonomy and People
Sep 26 • 53 min
Guest: @ Michael Dowden talks with Dave Rael about business, people, writing, speaking, and lifestyle design Michael is a Co Founder and Product Architect for startups Andromeda, FlexePark, and M2D2. For more than 20 years he has been writing code and…
376 | Michael Eaton - Connected Independence
Sep 23 • 51 min
Guest: @ Michael Eaton talks with Dave Rael about soft skills, writing, friends, conference speaking, and valuable life experiences Michael Eaton is a speaker, leader, developer. Voracious reader. Lover of heavy metal. He also blogs at…
375 | Miriam Aguirre - Stability to Thriving
Sep 19 • 45 min
Guest: @ Miriam Aguirre talks with Dave Rael about eSports, accessibility, leadership, and humble beginnings Miriam Aguirre is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, which was recently named the…
374 | Tom Elliott - The Right Guidance at the Right Times
Sep 16 • 49 min
Guest: @ Tom Elliott talks with Dave Rael about performing, speaking, leadership, user experience, and the joys of the human side of software development Tom Elliott is an Engineer and Team Lead at Yext, provider of the leading Digital Knowledge…
373 | Thorsten Ball - Interpreters, Compilers, and Writing
Sep 12 • 56 min
Guest: @ Thorsten Ball talks with Dave Rael about writing code and writing books, diving deep, failure, persistence, and languages Thorsten Ball is a software developer and writer. He works at ioki, where he helps to build and scale the web application…
372 | Tricia Broderick - Meaningful Leadership
Sep 9 • 51 min
Guest: @ Tricia Broderick talks with Dave Rael about the technical and the human, leadership, lifestyle, mistakes, and understanding that you’re probably wrong Passionately focused on leading high-performance teams, Tricia Broderick has more than twenty…
371 | Eric Brandes - Boring Tech Fun Business
Sep 5 • 52 min
Guest: @ Eric Brandes talks with Dave Rael about about community, culture, impact, enigeering, and making a successful business Eric is one of the founders and current CTO of TrackJS, a growing boostrapped business focusing on JavaScript error monitoring.…
370 | John Wright - Getting Involved
Sep 2 • 47 min
Guest: @ John Wright talks with Dave Rael about remote work, working at Stack Overflow, speaking at conferences, and making an impact John M. Wright has been a professional software developer for about 18 years, gaining experience ranging from…
369 | Jay Harris - User First
Aug 29 • 55 min
Guest: @ Jay Harris talks with Dave Rael about being delivering for users, the value of community, limitations, and giving an honest try Jay is a code wrangler, software consultant, and owner of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since…
368 | Kristoffer Rolf Deinoff - Understanding People
Aug 26 • 52 min
Guest: @ Kristoffer Rolf Deinoff talks with Dave Rael about community involvement, speaking and teaching, life sciences, coaching, and social psychology Kristoffer is a self-employed software architect, programmer, speaker, general enthusiast and devoted…
367 | Gaines Kergosien - Surrounded by Excellence
Aug 22 • 41 min
Guest: @ Gaines Kergosien talks with Dave Rael about organizing events, rewarding interactions, community, and getting involved Gaines Kergosien is an associate director at UBS, organizer of Music City Code conference, Microsoft MVP, and serves as board…
366 | Heather Wilde - Natural Leader
Aug 19 • 48 min
Guest: @ Heather Wilde talks with Dave Rael about values, culture, leadership, speaking in front of crowds, and building great products Heather Wilde is CTO of ROCeteer, and is also known as the “Unicorn Whisperer” due to her special focus on…
365 | Mitch Liu - Seamless Sharing Economy
Aug 15 • 46 min
Guest: @ Mitch Liu talks with Dave Rael about user experience, blockchain, media delivery, business, and building cultures that deliver Mitch Liu is the co-founder and CEO of Theta Labs and SLIVER.tv. In 2010, Mr. Liu co-founded Gameview Studios best…
364 | Andy Frievalt - You Don’t Need Permission
Aug 12 • 45 min
Guest: @ Andy Frievalt talks with Dave Rael about career, JavaScript, open source, asking for permission, speaking, and delivering Andy Frievalt is a senior software engineer at Northwestern Mutual, a fortune 100 financial services company in Milwaukee…
363 | Ed Charbeneau - Community Powerhouse
Aug 8 • 48 min
Guest: @ Ed Charbeneau talks with Dave Rael about innovation, community, extra effort, and making good happen Ed is a Microsoft MVP and an international speaker, writer, online influencer, a Developer Advocate for Progress, and expert on all things web…
362 | Billy Korando - Automating Gratitude
Aug 5 • 51 min
Guest: @ Billy Korando talks with Dave Rael about being a speaker, the benefits of user groups, automated testing and delivery, and gratitude Billy Korando works as a software consultant with Keyhole Software in Kansas City Missouri. Billy has been a…
361 | Jakob Heuser - Optimized for the Learner
Aug 1 • 48 min
Guest: @ Jakob Heuser talks with Dave Rael about the human side of engineering, training focused on learners, formative experiences, and making an impact Jakob Heuser (HEW-zer) has taken up the mantle of Evangelist for human-centered instruction to help…
360 | Guy Royse - Generalized Excellence
Jul 29 • 56 min
Guest: @ Guy Royse talks with Dave Rael about impact, conference speaking, curiosity, and going deep on understanding what lies beneath Guy works for DataRobot in Columbus, Ohio as a Developer Evangelist. Combining his decades of experience in building…
359 | John Rouda - Leading Wisely
Jul 25 • 53 min
Guest: @ John Rouda talks with Dave Rael about family, leadership, education, learning, and the value in books and talks John Rouda is an IT Leader and Computer Science Professor. Currently, he is an IT Director and he teaches as an adjunct professor at…
358 | Zach Supalla - Internet of Awesome
Jul 22 • 58 min
Guest: @ Zach Supalla talks with Dave Rael about starting a business, making bets, hard, software, manufacturing, caring, and the Internet of Things Zach Supalla is the founder and CEO of Particle, an IoT startup that’s making it easier to build, connect…
357 | Bryan Colligan - Dragon Slayer
Jul 18 • 47 min
Guest: @ Bryan Colligan talks with Dave Rael about dragons, software, business, audio, and growth Bryan Colligan is a 3 time founder and developer with over 15 years experience and 10 years of startup experience. Bryan loves building channels of growth…
356 | Chris Buecheler - Rampant Creation
Jul 15 • 58 min
Guest: @ Chris Buecheler talks with Dave Rael about being creative, teaching, writing, marketing, and making an impact Christopher Buecheler’s a self-taught developer who’s been working on the web full-time since 1997. He’s spent almost all of his time…
355 | Jamon Holmgren - Context, Effort, Feedback
Jul 11 • 48 min
Guest: @ Jamon Holmgren talks with Dave Rael about the joys of software, early exposure to business, figuring things out, open source, and the importance of context Jamon (pronounced JAY-mun) is one of the founders and Chief Operating Officer of Infinite…
354 | Sirar Salih - Lit Up on Community
Jul 8 • 50 min
Guest: @ Sirar Salih talks with Dave Rael about burnout, human connection, community involvement, and caring about good software that serves people Sirar Salih is a solution architect working at Making Waves. He is the creator and maintainer of the…
353 | Kevin Grossnicklaus - Sustained Impact
Jul 4 • 53 min
Guest: @ Kevin Grossnicklaus talks with Dave Rael about passion, software, business, learning, and mid-life crises At one point in his career Kevin was the youngster on most development teams. He got his start developing with Visual Studio and managed…
352 | Chase Aucoin - Looking and Leaping
Jul 1 • 51 min
Guest: @ Chase Aucoin talks with Dave Rael about his unique medical history, business, sales, data science, microservices, and delivering Chase Aucoin is a passionate technologist. He has been fortunate to work with some of the best minds in…
351 | Laura Elizabeth - Designing Life
Jun 27 • 46 min
Guest: @ Laura Elizabeth talks with Dave Rael about lifestyle, passion, learning, designing software and websites, and teaching Laura Elizabeth is a designer with a hankering for cross stitch and rockets. She runs Design Academy which aims to help…
350 | Jhonny Edelist - Action
Jun 24 • 49 min
Guest: @ Jhonny Edelist talks with Dave Rael about culture, taking action, delivering value, human interaction, and punching fear in the face Born and raised in a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel, Jhonny acquired his degree in software engineering from the…
349 | Eric Potter - Harness Your Enthusiasm
Jun 20 • 49 min
Guest: @ Eric Potter talks with Dave Rael about being a leader, speaking at conferences, the relationship of life to software, and relationships between experienced and inexperienced developers Eric is a Software Architect for Aptera Software and a…
348 | Alfonso Garcia-Caro - Linguistic Discovery
Jun 17 • 52 min
Guest: @ Alfonso Garcia-Caro talks with Dave Rael about natural languages, programming languages, community, testing, open source, and positive experiences A linguist by heart and a programmer by choice, Alfonso has brought his passion for natural…
347 | Gwen Faraday - Confident Growth
Jun 13 • 39 min
Guest: @ Gwen Faraday talks to Dave Rael about becoming a professional developer, organizing user groups, helping people, and doing uncomfortable things Gwendolyn Faraday is a software developer from Indianapolis, IN. Professionally, she works mostly with…
346 | GeePaw Hill - How You Love It
Jun 10 • 52 min
Guest: @ GeePaw Hill talks with Dave Rael about shipping more valuable software faster, hippy communities, enabling the best in people, and being a “whole geek” About 20 years ago, Geepaw Hill became an avid early-adopter of a programming method called…
345 | Karoline Klever - Saving Lives
Jun 6 • 44 min
Guest: @ Karoline Klever talks with Dave Rael about careers, family, open source, perspectives, and meaningful open source work that saves lives Karoline is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, focusing on application development in Azure and DevOps.…
344 | Jeff Fritz - Boosting Career Experiences
Jun 3 • 51 min
Guest: @ Jeff Fritz talks with Dave Rael about humanity, Microsoft, live coding in front of people, expectations, and helping people advance careers Jeff Fritz is a senior program manager in Microsoft’s Developer Division working on some of the latest web…
343 | Christina Kjær Seime - Adventure
May 30 • 49 min
Guest: @ Christina Kjær Seime talks with Dave Rael about family, coaching, travel, culture, agility, creating, and technology Christina works as a Lean/Agile Coach at Miles - a Norwegian consultancy company. She is an active speaker at conferences in…
342 | Fernando Cardenas - Listen to Understand
May 27 • 53 min
Guest: @ Fernando Cardenas talks with Dave Rael about teaching, aspirations, relationships, software, technology, business, and being an influencer Fernando is the VP of Software and Platform at Faction in Denver, and is responsible building the software…
341 | Sam Gavis-Hughson
May 23 • 51 min
Guest: @ Sam Gavis-Hughson talks with Dave Rael about the joy of writing software, family influences, making mistakes, learning, and software interviews Sam is the founder of Byte by Byte, a company dedicated to helping software engineers interview for…
340 | Kurt Mackey - Improvising Opportunity
May 20 • 46 min
Guest: @ Kurt Mackey talks with Dave Rael about Fly, family, software, business, and improv Kurt Mackey ran tech for Ars Technica, then left to build compose.io (prev. MongoHQ, YC S11), which was sold to IBM. Now, he’s a cofounder of Fly.io. He also does…
339 | Allen Holub - Ask If It’s Useful
May 16 • 49 min
Guest: @ Allen Holub talks with Dave Rael about eclectic interests, microservices, agility, fiction, and value Allen Holub (http://holub.com, @allenholub, allen@holub.com) is an internationally recognized software architect and Agile-transformation…
338 | Jonah Myerberg - Engineering Excellence
May 13 • 45 min
Guest: @ Jonah Myerberg talks with Dave Rael about engineering, metal, software, leadership, and understanding value Jonah is a co-founder of Desktop Metal and serves as its chief technology officer where he is responsible for leading the technical…
337 | Doc Norton - Builders and Problem Solvers
May 9 • 47 min
Guest: @ Doc Norton talks with Dave Rael about writing, business, incentives, and developer motivations Michael Norton (Doc) is a software delivery professional working to make the world of software development a better place. His experience covers a wide…
336 | Poornima Vijayashanker - Maker In Service
May 6 • 68 min
Guest: @ Poornima Vijayashanker talks with Dave Rael about trust, business, relationships, being a maker, design, marketing, and public speaking Poornima Vijayashanker is an entrepreneur, engineer, author, and speaker who has made her mark on the tech…
335 | Neeraj Murarka - Better Ways
May 2 • 50 min
Guest: @ Neeraj Murarka talks with Dave Rael about trustless computing, game development, business, individualism, and accessibility of technology Neeraj Murarka is the CTO of Bluzelle Networks. They are building a decentralized database and have had a…
334 | Kyle Shevlin - True Self
Apr 29 • 52 min
Guest: @ Kyle Shevlin talks with Dave Rael about integrity, careers, lessons from philosophy, software engineering, and telling stories Kyle is a Senior Software Engineer at Formidable Labs, a conference speaker, an egghead.io instructor, a Twitch…
333 | Dave Isbitski - Human Voice
Apr 25 • 61 min
Guest: @ Dave Isbitski talks with Dave Rael about career fulfillment, voice-enabled, user experiences, being your best, and Dave has been a professional speaker, trainer and evangelist for over a decade. He has taught full-day courses on many topics…
332 | David McCarter
Apr 22 • 50 min
Guest: @ David McCarter talks with Dave Rael about creativity, code quality, the challenge of tact, and getting involved David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), C# Corner MVP, solutions architect, speaker, consultant, professional…
331 | John Callaway and Clayton Hunt - Professional Craftsmen
Apr 18 • 43 min
Guest: @ Clayton Hunt and John Callaway talk with Dave Rael about testing, Test-Driven Development, influences, influencers, teaching, writing, and soft skills Clayton has been programming professionally since 2005 doing mostly web development with an…
330 | Stephane Maarek - Push the Edge
Apr 15 • 39 min
Guest: @ Stephane Maarek talks with Dave Rael about educational impact, lifestyle, making a difference, pushing progress, and constant learning Stephane is a solutions architect, consultant and software developer that has a particular interest in all…
329 | James Long - Seeking Deep Knowledge
Apr 11 • 53 min
Guest: @ James Long talks with Dave Rael about working at Mozilla, building products, making it harder to make costly mistakes, and understanding why something works James Long worked for Mozilla for 6 years on various projects ranging from Firefox OS to…
328 | Ben Clinkinbeard - More than Minimum
Apr 8 • 55 min
Guest: @ Ben Clinkinbeard talks with Dave Rael about being misled, data visualization, JavaScript, caring about the domain, and being a self-taught programmer Ben Clinkinbeard is a consultant, trainer, and the author of D3 + SVG: How to Create Flawless…
327 | Andrew Cook - Create Projects
Apr 4 • 48 min
Guest: @ Andrew Cook talks with Dave Rael about being a paramedic, becoming a software developer, community engagement, and learning Andrew Cook is a software developer and Paramedic with years of experience in the Microsoft Stack including ASP.Net, MVC…
326 | Alex Balazs - Find Your Voice
Apr 1 • 49 min
Guest: @ Alex Balazs talks with Dave Rael about his role at Intuit, diversity, listening, impact, and finding your voice Alex Balazs is Chief Architect for Intuit. He leads business and technical architecture, drives product and engineering excellence,…
325 | Trae Robrock - Automate Everything
Mar 28 • 43 min
Guest: @ Trae Robrock talks with Dave Rael about opportunity, efficiency, delivering, giving, values, and dealing with friction Trae Robrock is the CTO and Co-founder of Green Bits, where they build a retail platform for the cannabis industry. He has been…
324 | Obie Fernandez - Timing Opportunity
Mar 25 • 58 min
Guest: @ Obie Fernandez talks with Dave Rael about attention, connecting varied interests, lifestyle, timing, and meaningful impact Obie Fernandez resides in Mexico City and runs a boutique tech consultancy. He makes his living as an author and by helping…
323 | Don Syme - Languages and Stories
Mar 21 • 61 min
Guest: @ Don Syme about Microsoft Research, languages, F#, exposure to software development for children, and deconstruction of ideas Don Syme is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Mobile Tools and Microsoft Research, Cambridge. He works with…
322 | Ken Versaw and Dave Fancher - Software Trends
Mar 18 • 48 min
Guest: @ Ken Versaw and Dave Fancher talk with Dave Rael about software trends, what to expect in the future of software, and the Indy Code conference coming in April 2018 Ken Versaw is a co-founder and CEO of Amegala, an organization dedicated to…
321 | Craig Sproule - Better Experiences
Mar 14 • 41 min
Guest: Craig Sproule @Crowd_Machine Craig Sproule talks with Dave Rael about building distributed systems, Crowd Machine, business, quality of life in building software, and planning for change Craig Sproule, CEO of Crowd Machine…
320 | Scott Drake - Future Proof
Mar 11 • 51 min
Guest: Scott Drake @tscottdrake Scott Drake talks with Dave Rael about building, learning, education, and becoming a genius maker rather than an genius Scott Drake is the Vice President of Technology for medical education company ScholarRx in his hometown…
319 | John Best - How You Respond
Mar 7 • 44 min
Guest: John Best @wintermute21 John Best talks with Dave Rael about limitations, philosophy, DevOps, empathy, and choosing your responses John Best is a .NET Framework specialist for TrackOFF inc, in Baltimore,MD. Prior to TrackOFF, he was a web developer…
318 | Sean Casto - Attention for Your Apps
Mar 4 • 47 min
Guest: Sean Casto @seancasto Sean Casto talks with Dave Rael about motivation, marketing, making great things, and the impact of a marketing strategy for application developers Sean Casto is the Founder of the premier app marketing agency, PreApps, where…
317 | Steven Hicks - Scary Things
Feb 28 • 46 min
Guest: Steven Hicks @pepopowitz Steven Hicks talks with Dave Rael about conference speaking, solving problems, JavaScript, and Steven Hicks is a full-stack web developer with nearly 20 years experience. He believes in clean, readable, and maintainable…
316 | Chris Ferdinandi - Idea to Living Thing
Feb 25 • 48 min
Guest: Chris Ferdinandi @ChrisFerdinandi Chris Ferdinandi talks with Dave Rael about teaching and learning, self-discovery, JavaScript, and delivering value Chris Ferdinandi helps people learn vanilla JavaScript. His JavaScript plugins are used by…
315 | David Hussman - From Success to Fulfillment
Feb 21 • 51 min
Guest: David Hussman @davidhussman David Hussman talks with Dave Rael about why and how, health and motivation, cancer treatments, and significance David teaches and coaches the adoption and improvement of agility as a delivery tool. His work includes…
314 | Jim Holmes - Breaking Bad Dynamics
Feb 18 • 52 min
Guest: Jim Holmes @aJimHolmes Jim Holmes talks with Dave Rael about the nature of leadership, the leadership journey, applying lessons from athletics to professional teams, resetting negative dynamics, and delivering value Jim is an Executive Consultant…
313 | Joel Beasley - Incremental Improvement
Feb 14 • 48 min
Guest: Joel Beasley @moderncto_io Joel Beasley talks with Dave Rael about Modern CTO, his ambitious history in software and business, code quality, and the human elements of great software products and businesses Joel is an MIT Educated, family first…
312 | Chris DeMars - Doing Something with His Life
Feb 11 • 45 min
Guest: Chris DeMars @saltnburnem Chris DeMars talks with Dave Rael about community involvement, JavaScript pain, creating awesome user experiences, and overcoming obstacles Chris DeMars is a UI developer first, UX architect always, working out of Detroit,…
311 | Jason Swett - Growing Socially
Feb 7 • 51 min
Guest: Jason Swett @JasonSwett Jason Swett talks with Dave Rael about job search skills, growing socially, the nature of software careers, and the rewards of creating useful stuff Jason Swett has been building websites for over 20 years, working for…
310 | Sonia Gupta - Figuring It Out
Feb 4 • 41 min
Guest: Sonia Gupta @soniagupta504 Sonia Gupta talks with Dave Rael about moving from law into software development, gaining self-awareness, and the powerful draw and potential for good of technologists Sonia Gupta is currently a software developer at…
309 | Rob Richardson - Force Multiplier
Jan 31 • 46 min
Guest: Rob Richardson @rob_rich Rob Richardson talks with Dave Rael about passion for software development, scaling impact, community, teaching, and taking action Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, Angular…
308 | Jose Gonzalez - Mind, Body, Soul
Jan 28 • 63 min
Guest: Jose Gonzalez @JoseGonz321 Jose Gonzalez talks with Dave Rael about humble beginnings, fortuitous turns, dark times, receiving by giving, and self-acceptance Jose Gonzalez is a husband, dad, blogger, runner and sometimes a software developer. He…
307 | Jeff Casimir - Favor Decades Over Years
Jan 24 • 50 min
Guest: Jeff Casimir @j3 Jeff Casimir talks with Dave Rael about education, feedback, software and people, and fortunate circumstances Stretching back to 2005, Jeff has more experience teaching Ruby and Rails than anyone in the world. Starting his…
306 | Phil Japikse - Creating Co-Conspirators
Jan 21 • 48 min
Guest: Phil Japikse @skimedic Phil Japikse talks with Dave Rael about creating content, saving lives, learning from experts, community involvement, and getting useful engagement from actual users An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD,…
305 | David Pine - Positive Brand
Jan 17 • 44 min
Guest: David Pine @davidpine7 David Pine talks with Dave Rael about building a brand for software developers, being a source of positivity, and the importance of mentors David Pine is a Technical Evangelist and Microsoft MVP working at Centare in…
304 | Nate Walkingshaw - Human-Centered
Jan 14 • 50 min
Guest: Nate Walkingshaw @nwalkingshaw Nate Walkingshaw talks with Dave Rael about user experience, leadership, perspectives, types of users, Pluralsight, and hard lessons Nate Walkingshaw started his first company in 2004 where he revolutionized medical…
Bonus Episode - Remote Conference With Jeremy Clark
Jan 11 • 10 min
Guest: Jeremy Clark @jeremybytes Jeremy Clark and Dave Rael chat about the Developer On Fire Remote Conference The Developer On Fire Remote Conference is January 22-24, 2018. It’s an opportunity to interact with amazing geeks like Jeremy. You’ll get to…
303 | Kyle Prinsloo - Business and Freelancing
Jan 10 • 50 min
Guest: Kyle Prinsloo @study_web_dev Kyle Prinsloo talks with Dave Rael about education, schooling, business, marketing, freelancing, and exchange of value Kyle Prinsloo is the creator of studywebdevelopment.com where he helps web developers advance their…
302 | Kent Beck - Primary and Secondary Emotions
Jan 7 • 51 min
Guest: Kent Beck @KentBeck Kent Beck talks with Dave Rael about his experiences with understanding, embracing, and managing his emotions Kent Beck is an American software engineer and the creator of extreme programming, a software development methodology…
301 | Marco Pivetta - Worth Doing
Jan 3 • 49 min
Guest: Marco Pivetta @ocramius Marco Pivetta talks with Dave Rael about life as a consultant, lessons learned from experience, open source involvement, and Marco “Ocramius” Pivetta is a software consultant at Roave. He is an experienced PHP developer, and…
300 | Richard Taylor - Full Throttle
Dec 31, 2017 • 47 min
Guest: Richard Taylor @rightincode Richard Taylor talks with Dave Rael about community involvement, leading teams, influencing teams in better directions, and managing time to live and deliver Richard L. Taylor Jr. is a 25 year software development and…
299 | Bill Sourour - Paying It Forward
Dec 27, 2017 • 41 min
Guest: Bill Sourour @BillSourour Bill Sourour talks with Dave Rael about lessons learned the hard way, making lessons accessible, software consulting, different types of organizations, and making the world a better place Bill is the founder of…
298 | Melinda Thielbar - Understanding In Depth
Dec 24, 2017 • 41 min
Guest: Melinda Thielbar @mthielbar Melinda Thielbar talks with Dave Rael about software, deep knowledge, data science, organizing communities, and empathy As a Ph.D. statistician with 15 years of experience in the software industry, Melinda Thielbar uses…
297 | Howie Ross - Unlocking Potential
Dec 20, 2017 • 42 min
Guest: Howie Ross @howdiz Howie Ross talks with Dave Rael Howie Ross has been taking things apart and putting them back together for over 30 years. He has been building software, primarily for the web, for over 12 years and leading and building teams for…
296 | Tiffany White - Shared Learning
Dec 17, 2017 • 36 min
Guest: Tiffany White @TiffanyW_412 Tiffany White talks with Dave Rael about community, writing, emotional darkness, the appeal of software, supportive organizations, and being lit up Tiffany White is an apprentice software developer at The Practical Dev.…
295 | Matt Watson - Cloud, DevOps, and NoOps
Dec 13, 2017 • 42 min
Guest: Matt Watson @mattwatson81 Matt Watson talks with Dave Rael about Stackify, business and development, DevOps, NoOps, and content creation Stackify was founded in January 2012 by Matt Watson. Before Stackify he was the CTO of a rapidly growing…
294 | Reid Evans - Connected Mindset
Dec 10, 2017 • 48 min
Guest: Reid Evans @ReidNEvans Reid Evans talks with Dave Rael about conference speaking and organizing, balancing priorities, functional programming, habits, encouragement, accountability, and mindset Reid Evans is a functional programming advocate,…
293 | Debo Olaosebikan - Serving Billions
Dec 6, 2017 • 49 min
Guest: Debo Olaosebikan @dolaoseb Debo Olaosebikan talks with Dave Rael about shooting for the stars, lessons from physics, learning from mistakes, thinking positively, and delivering solutions Debo Olaosebikan is the CTO and co-founder of Gigster. He…
292 | Amir Fassihi - Study Love
Dec 3, 2017 • 60 min
Guest: Amir Fassihi @ahfassihi Amir Fassihi talks with Dave Rael about game development, learning, teams, mythology, psychology, love, and self-awareness Amir Fassihi fell in love with videogames while living in Japan in the 80’s and experiencing the…
291 | Daniel Rice - Winning Horses
Nov 29, 2017 • 54 min
Guest: Daniel Rice @thedrbits Daniel Rice talks with Dave Rael about deep interests, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, the importance of demand for what you offer, and niches Daniel Rice is a veteran software engineer, leader, speaker, and writer with…
290 | Eric Evans - Tackling Complexity
Nov 26, 2017 • 53 min
Guest: Eric Evans @ericevans0 Eric Evans talks with Dave Rael about useful models, science as a way of life and source of modeling examples, relative benefits and costs of choices, and using design to deliver Eric Evans is the author of “Domain-Driven…
289 | Bryan Liles - Leading By Example
Nov 21, 2017 • 49 min
Guest: Bryan Liles @bryanl Bryan Liles talks with Dave Rael about the power of computing, relationships, and expanding the toolbelt Bryan Liles loves computers and computing. When not learning a new language or tool, he gets to speak at conferences on…
288 | Rachel Smith - Connecting and Delivering
Nov 19, 2017 • 48 min
Guest: Rachel Smith @rachsmithtweets Rachel Smith talks with Dave Rael about working remotely, speaking at conferences, connecting with people, and delivering in multiple ways Rachel is a Software Engineer at CodePen. Her interest in web animation led her…
287 | Jason Huggins - Robotic Aspirations
Nov 15, 2017 • 55 min
Guest: Jason Huggins @hugs Jason Huggins talks with Dave Rael about fortuitous circumstances, integrity, creating tools, and fulfilling desires Jason Huggins is the founder of Tapster Robotics and is also the creator of popular open-source…
286 | Pablo Rivera - Grateful Underdog
Nov 12, 2017 • 54 min
Guest: Pablo Rivera @pryelluw Pablo Rivera talks with Dave Rael about lessons learned from experiences with mortality, making the most of your situation, technology and business, and gratitude Pablo Rivera is an accomplished software engineer,…
285 | Damarius Hayes - Supporting Impact
Nov 8, 2017 • 46 min
Guest: Damarius Hayes @damariushayes Damarius Hayes talks with Dave Rael about innovation, learning, helping young people grow, and applying lessons Damarius Hayes is a L2 Support Software Engineer for IBM Support. Where he specialized in technical…
284 | Heather Downing - Positive Leadership
Nov 5, 2017 • 57 min
Guest: Heather Downing @quorralyne Heather Downing talks with Dave Rael about becoming an organizational leader, international speaking experiences, visual learning, and sharing content Climbing the technology mountain and halfway up the side. Experience…
283 | Duane Newman - Socially Engaged
Nov 1, 2017 • 52 min
Guest: Duane Newman @duanenewman Duane Newman talks with Dave Rael about exciting hobbies, conference speaking, career growth, and the joy of automation Duane is Co-Founder of Alien Arc Technologies, LLC where he focuses on creating apps targeting mobile…
282 | Standa Novak - Extreme Productivity
Oct 29, 2017 • 54 min
Guest: Standa Novák @StandNov Standa Novak - Extreme Productivity Standa Novák is a software engineer with 5 years of commercial experience, currently working at NetSuite/Oracle. He has also had an almost year-long career as a videogames programmer. He is…
281 | Rick Pack - Cool Scholar
Oct 25, 2017 • 52 min
Guest: Rick Pack @rick_pack2 Rick Pack talks with Dave Rael about using data to inform decisions, learning from mistakes, broad interests, and applying lessons Rick Pack is a data scientist who enjoys running in master’s track meets and volunteering…
280 | Rehema Wachira
Oct 22, 2017 • 47 min
Guest: Rehema Wachira @remy_stack Rehema Wachira talks with Dave Rael about career rewards, learning to code, new experiences, and being a role model Rehema Wachira is a software developer with Andela, living and working in Nairobi, Kenya. Rehema studied…
279 | Fred George - Making Sure the Right Decisions Are Made
Oct 18, 2017 • 55 min
Guest: Fred George @fgeorge52 Fred George talks with Dave Rael about writing software, programmer anarchy, cyclical change, and leadership Fred George is a consultant with many decades experience in the industry including over twenty years doing object…
278 | Thomas Henson
Oct 15, 2017 • 49 min
Guest: Thomas Henson @henson_tm Thomas Henson talks with Dave Rael about broad interests, data science, data engineering, career progression, listening to users, and being a good teammate Thomas Henson is a known Hadoop Guru who is known for helping teams…
277 | Justin James - Impactful Activities
Oct 11, 2017 • 47 min
Guest: Justin James @digitaldrummerj Justin James talks with Dave Rael about involvement, speaking, volunteering, mentors, and making a difference in a large organization and communities Justin is a Microsoft MVP, DevOps Evangelist, Web developer and…
276 | Arthur Doler - Empowering Mental Health Consumers
Oct 8, 2017 • 55 min
Guest: Arthur Doler @arthurdoler Arthur Doler talks with Dave Rael about consuming mental health, caring about the people around you, psychology, and making an impact Arthur (or Art, take your pick) has been a software engineer for 13 years and has worked…
275 | Ken Versaw - Doing What Is Needed
Oct 4, 2017 • 45 min
Guest: Ken Versaw @kversaw1 Ken Versaw talks with Dave Rael about life-improving experiences at conferences, automation, solving problems, and taking action Ken Versaw is a co-founder and CEO of Amegala, an organization dedicated to creating high-quality,…
274 | Shawn Wildermuth - Professional Learner
Oct 1, 2017 • 50 min
Guest: Shawn Wildermuth @ShawnWildermuth Shawn Wildermuth talks with Dave Rael about learning, speaking, creating courses, finishing what you start, podcasting, and making a film Shawn Wildermuth has been tinkering with computers and software since he got…
273 | Sara Ford - Human Connection
Sep 27, 2017 • 48 min
Guest: Sara Ford @saraford Sara Ford talks with Dave Rael about developer productivity, learning to use your tools, disappointment, and deep human connections Sara Ford is back at Microsoft on the Azure Identity team! Previously, she worked at GitHub and…
272 | Marc Grabanski - Teaching Impact
Sep 24, 2017 • 51 min
Guest: Marc Grabanski @1marc Marc Grabanski talks with Dave Rael about impact via software, impact via teaching, and impact via business Marc is the CEO and creator of Frontend Masters, dedicated to teaching advanced web development skills. Before that he…
271 | Saron Yitbarek - High Riser
Sep 20, 2017 • 53 min
Guest: Saron Yitbarek @saronyitbarek Saron Yitbarek talks with Dave Rael about support, podcasting, learning, and taking care of yourself Saron Yitbarek is a developer and founder of CodeNewbie, the most supportive community of programmers and people…
270 | Mike Cohn - Agile Growth
Sep 17, 2017 • 48 min
Guest: Mike Cohn @mikewcohn Mike Cohn talks with Dave Rael about solving problems, programming and management, writing, orchestration, and economics Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and…
269 | Joe Audette - Modular Success
Sep 13, 2017 • 43 min
Guest: Joe Audette @joeaudette Joe Audette talks with Dave Rael about broad interests, success and failure, business and software, and working on something you love Joe Audette is a Micorosft MVP and a prolific open source developer. He started out…
268 | Jonathan Tower - Family, Community, Business
Sep 10, 2017 • 48 min
Guest: Jonathan Tower @JTowerMI J. Tower talks with Dave Rael about business, family, taking an extended trip, and the rewards of contributing Jonathan “J.” Tower is a Microsoft MVP, Telerik Developer Expert, and business owner with over eighteen years of…
267 | Lyndsey Padget - Cultivating Confidence
Sep 6, 2017 • 53 min
Guest: Lyndsey Padget @lyndseypadget Lyndsey Padget talks with Dave Rael about confidence, introversion, conference speaking, fighting the right battles, and being a badass Lyndsey Padget is a Senior Software Engineer at Freightview in Kansas City,…
266 | Dustin Ewers - Spreading Ideas
Sep 3, 2017 • 38 min
Guest: Dustin Ewers @DustinJEwers Dustin Ewers speaks with Dave Rael about sharing ideas, speaking at conferences, empathetic user experiences, taking care of yourself, and building systems Dustin Ewers is a consultant at Centare, where he works to help…
265 | Indi Young - Empathy In the Problem Space
Aug 30, 2017 • 56 min
Guest: Indi Young @indiyoung Indi Young talks with Dave Rael about complexity, design, empathy, interaction, and the human condition Indi Young has written two books, which are loved by thousands of practitioners and referenced by many curriculums. She…
264 | David Giard - Positive Gratitude
Aug 27, 2017 • 44 min
Guest: David Giard @DavidGiard David Giard talks with Dave Rael about broad interests and background, community involvement, family, travel, and positive gratitude David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing…
263 | Ody Mbegbu - Shipping Value
Aug 23, 2017 • 56 min
Guest: Ody Mbegbu @odytrice Ody Mbegbu talks with Dave Rael about functional programming, experiencing software development in Nigeria, user experience, and delivering Ody is a software developer based in Lagos, Nigeria. He’s been coding for 14 years with…
262 | Kelli Shaver - Opportunities to Grow
Aug 20, 2017 • 36 min
Guest: Kelli Shaver @kellishaver Kelli Shaver talks with Dave Rael about being a geek, software development and web design, limitations, and opportunities to grow Kelli is the lead developer at StickyAlbums and loves helping media companies wrangle…
261 | M. Scott Ford - Fix It
Aug 16, 2017 • 44 min
Guest: Scott Ford @mscottford M. Scott Ford talks with Dave Rael about making something better, the toll of harsh criticism, technical focus, and identifying needs Leading the Corgibytes technical team is Scott, who has been called the “Bob Vila of the…
260 | Matthew Renze - Voice For Data Science
Aug 13, 2017 • 43 min
Guest: @ Matthew Renze speaks with Dave Rael in person at the 2017 Kansas City Developer Conference about updates on his activities, interests, and multiple talents Matthew Renze is an independent software and data science consultant with over 16 years of…
259 | Terence McGhee - Visible Leadership
Aug 9, 2017 • 55 min
Guest: Terence McGhee @TerenceMcGhee Terence McGhee talks with Dave Rael about culture, inclusion, exclusion, taking a stand, gaining trust, and doing your business the right way Terence McGhee well versed in many branches of software development and…
258 | Jeff Atwood - Sharing the House
Aug 6, 2017 • 65 min
Guest: Jeff Atwood @codinghorror Jeff Atwood talks with Dave Rael about the human side of software development, blogging, connections, tackling problems, empathy, and shared experience Jeff Atwood is an Indoor enthusiast. He’s a legendary blogger and…
257 | The Hidden Genius Project - Whole Humans
Aug 2, 2017 • 50 min
Guest: Hidden Genius @HiddenGeniusPro Sean Valentine and Landon Miller talk with Dave Rael about the Hidden Genius Project, mentoring and growing young black men, male role models, and human connections The Hidden Genius Project was founded in 2012 by…
256 | Episode 0x100
Jul 30, 2017 • 12 min
Guest: Developer On Fire @raelyard Dave Rael reflects on 0x100 (256) episodes of Developer On Fire It has been quite a ride to get Developer On Fire to 0x100 episodes! Thank you for all the joy and memories. This episode is a celebration of journey and a…
255 | Aja Hammerly - Fun Pink Dinosaur
Jul 26, 2017 • 53 min
Guest: Aja Hammerly @the_thagomizer Aja Hammerly talks with Dave Rael about having a sense of humor, working for Google, mental health, productive environments, and taking care of yourself Aja lives in Seattle where she is a Developer Advocate at Google…
254 | Paul Rayner - Explore DDD
Jul 23, 2017 • 44 min
Guest: Paul Rayner @thepaulrayner Paul Rayner talks with Dave Rael about refactoring, learning a domain, Domain-Driven Design, and his Explore DDD Conference in Denver, Colorado USA in September 2017 Paul Rayner is one of the world’s leading Domain-Driven…
253 | Kyle Scarmardo - Motivation Matters
Jul 19, 2017 • 58 min
Guest: Kyle Scarmardo @growthapex Kyle Scarmardo talks with Dave Rael about being deliberate with your time, the importance of self-awareness, coaching and mentoring, and taking action Kyle spent sixteen years in the Information Technology space for a…
252 | Felienne - It Doesn’t Have to be Painful
Jul 16, 2017 • 51 min
Guest: Felienne @felienne Felienne talks with Dave Rael about teaching kids, teaching adults, the nature of programming, and gratitude Felienne is assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, where she researches programming for everyone, from…
251 | James Stone - Bridging the Gap
Jul 12, 2017 • 50 min
Guest: James Stone @jamesstoneco James Stone talks with Dave Rael about diverse backgrounds, school and education, compensation, and the differences and similarities between design and engineering James Stone is a Design Systems Engineer and a top…
250 | Steve Elliott - The Right People
Jul 9, 2017 • 50 min
Guest: Steve Elliott @stevejelliott Steve Elliott talks with Dave Rael about gratitude, the rewards of leading an organization, loving technology, and hiring excellent people Steve founded AgileCraft in 2013 to help leaders excel in their management…
249 | Douglas Hirsh - Democratization of the Art
Jul 5, 2017 • 46 min
Guest: Douglas Hirsh @dhirshjr Douglas Hirsh talks with Dave Rael about software careers, learning and teaching, business, and the accessibility of software development Douglas has 16 years of professional back-end and front-end software development…
248 | Andrea Goulet - Square Zero
Jul 2, 2017 • 62 min
Guest: Andrea Goulet @andreagoulet Andrea Goulet talks with Dave Rael about becoming technical, feeling like an impostor, confidence, taking risks, and practicing empathy Andrea Goulet is the CEO of Corgibytes, a software development shop dedicated to…
247 | Kelsey Hightower - Depth and Dedication
Jun 28, 2017 • 50 min
Guest: Kelsey Hightower @kelseyhightower Kelsey Hightower talks with Dave Rael about minimalism, work ethic, life at Google, going deep, and helping other be better Kelsey Hightower currently works as a Developer Advocate at Google and enjoys finding…
246 | Jared Smith - Research and Development
Jun 25, 2017 • 46 min
Guest: @ Jared Smith talks with Dave Rael about passion for what he does, security, extroversion, and building your brand Jared is a Computer Security researcher at the US’s largest national laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN, where he works on projects ranging…
245 | BJ Burns - Lead To Learn
Jun 21, 2017 • 50 min
Guest: BJ Burns @BowtieBeej BJ Burns talks with Dave Rael about learning to write software, mentors, teaching, podcasting, and helping others BJ Burns is a full-stack developer with the State of Tennessee building API’s in .NET and doing some work on the…
244 | Ed Finkler - Things That Matter
Jun 18, 2017 • 56 min
Guest: Ed Finkler @funkatron Ed Finkler talks with Dave Rael about running a nonprofit organization, mental illness, speaking openly, and making better environments for humans Ed Finkler, also known as Funkatron, started making web sites before browsers…
243 | Joe Colantonio - Creating Options
Jun 14, 2017 • 38 min
Guest: Joe Colantonio @jcolantonio Joe Colantonio talks with Dave Rael about remote work, podcasting, building an audience, income, motivation, and reward Joe Colantonio a test automation architect for a large Fortune 100 company. He’m able work 100%…
242 | Alex Papadimoulis - Inventions And Products
Jun 11, 2017 • 58 min
Guest: Alex Papadimoulis @apapadimoulis Alex Papadimoulis talks to Dave Rael about inventions and products, making a mark, DevOps, engineering and marketing, and scaling an organization Alex is a speaker and writer who is passionate about looking beyond…
241 | Tom Gilb - Impactful Value
Jun 7, 2017 • 53 min
Guest: Tom Gilb @imtomgilb Tom Gilb speaks with Dave Rael about values, engineering, quantification, measurement, impact, and rewards Tom Gilb is the author of 10 books, and hundreds of papers, on requirements, design, project management and related…
240 | John Cutler - Making Value
Jun 3, 2017 • 51 min
Guest: John Cutler @johncutlefish John Cutler talks with Dave Rael about enabling builders and teams, order takers vs value makers, the role of product management, and rewards of building John Cutler is keenly focused on user experience and…
239 | Kent C. Dodds - Nice and Inclusive
May 31, 2017 • 45 min
Guest: Kent Dodds @kentcdodds Kent C. Dodds talks with Dave Rael about teaching and learning, being lit up, podcasting, and optimizing your efforts Kent C. Dodds works at PayPal as a full stack JavaScript engineer. He represents PayPal on the TC39. He’s…
238 | Gerald Weinberg - Human Tools
May 28, 2017 • 65 min
Guest: @ Jerry Weinberg talks with Dave Rael about historical computing, humans as tools, transition, and understanding people Gerald M. Weinberg (Jerry) has always been interested in helping smart people be happy and productive. To that end, he has…
237 | Seb Rose - Experiences
May 24, 2017 • 47 min
Guest: Seb Rose @sebrose Seb Rose talks with Dave Rael about work experiences outside software, getting involved, and understanding what you are trying to achieve Consultant, coach, designer, analyst and developer for over 30 years. Seb has been involved…
236 | Eric Normand - Real World Examples
May 21, 2017 • 51 min
Guest: Eric Normand @ericnormand Eric Normand talks with Dave Rael about running and education service, the appeal of functional programming, the lessons of computer science applied to life, and really listening Eric Normand is a long time functional…
235 | J.B. Rainsberger - Unintended Consequences
May 17, 2017 • 45 min
Guest: J.B. Rainsberger @jbrains J.B. Rainsberger talks with Dave Rael about the human condition, dissatisfaction, gratitude, and finding happiness J. B. (Joe) Rainsberger /Canada/ helps software organizations better satisfy their customers and the…
234 | ZimboPy - Empowering Girls in Zimbabwe
May 14, 2017 • 35 min
Guest: ZimboPy @zimbopy Marlene Mhangami, Ron Maravanyika, and Mike Place talk with Dave Rael about this mission, history, and outlook of ZimboPy and their efforts to advance the cause of women in Tech in Zimbabwe ZimboPy is an organic, on-the-ground…
233 | Ted Neward - Philosophy for Programmers
May 10, 2017 • 69 min
Guest: Ted Neward @tedneward Ted Neward talks with Dave Rael about the nature of philosophy, values, and why programmers should care Ted Neward is an independent consultant specializing in high-scale enterprise systems, working with clients ranging in…
232 | Matt Watson - Leveraging Domain Knowledge
May 7, 2017 • 41 min
Guest: Matt Watson @mattwatson81 Matt Watson talks with Dave Rael about running a business, creating valuable software, and making a culture Stackify was founded in January 2012 by Matt Watson. Before Stackify he was the CTO of a rapidly growing…
231 | Damian Brady - Automation And Impact
May 3, 2017 • 41 min
Guest: Damian Brady @damovisa Damian Brady talks with Dave Rael about family influences, speaking at conferences, DevOps, and working for a great organization Damian Brady is a Brisbane-based developer, speaker, and author specialising in DevOps,…
230 | John Sonmez - Bold Truth
Apr 30, 2017 • 47 min
Guest: @ John Sonmez talks Dave Rael about speaking boldly, relatively valuing freedom and security, teaching and learning, and being lit up John is the founder of Simple Programmer at simpleprogrammer.com, where he tirelessly pursues his vision of…
229 | John Le Drew - Stimulus and Response
Apr 26, 2017 • 78 min
Guest: John Le Drew @antz29 John Le Drew talks with Dave Rael about limitations, responding to criticism, approaching heroes, and safe environments John has over 17 years of experience working in software engineering as a system administrator, software…
228 | Erik Dietrich - Developer Hegemony
Apr 23, 2017 • 39 min
Guest: Erik Dietrich @daedtech Erik Dietrich talks with Dave Rael about his imminent book launch, future plans, and the nature of organizations and the role of the software developer Erik Dietrich is an experienced programmer, software architect, team…
227 | Robert Blumen - Content Creation Mentor
Apr 19, 2017 • 46 min
Guest: Robert Blumen @RobertBlumen Robert Blumen talks with Dave Rael about creating audio content, career transitions, and understanding the context of failures Robert Blumen is a DevOps engineer at Salesforce Desk.com with over 25 years of experience in…
226 | Will Gant - Rewards of Mentoring
Apr 16, 2017 • 46 min
Guest: Will Gant @gantsoftsys Will Gant talks with Dave Rael about being a seasoned software professional, the value of mentors, proteges, and peers, podcasting, being a leader Will Gant is a full-stack C#, Javascript, and Delphi developer living in…
225 | Olve Maudal - Trust Yields Performance
Apr 12, 2017 • 50 min
Guest: Olve Maudal @olvemaudal Olve Maudal speaks with Dave Rael about empowering the best 80% of developers, trust in organizations and interactions, growing better software in large systems and large organizations, and focusing on quality Olve Maudal…
224 | Mads Torgersen - Speaking My Language
Apr 9, 2017 • 48 min
Guest: Mads Torgersen @madstorgersen Mads Torgersen talks with Dave Rael about geeking out on natural and programming languages, life at Microsoft, beneficial relationships, and C# Mads is the language lead for C#, and a program manager on the .NET team…
223 | Andy Beier - Useful Integration
Apr 5, 2017 • 42 min
Guest: Andy Beier @andybeier Andy Beier talks with Dave Rael about gratitude, making useful things, mentoring, and growth Andy Beier is a Director of Software Engineering at Domo where his main area of focus lies in connectors (3rd party integrations) and…
222 | Ben Hood - Gratefully Geeking Out
Apr 2, 2017 • 41 min
Guest: Ben Hood @benhood Ben Hood talks with Dave Rael about multiplying impact, product management, outsourcing, and gratitude Ben Hood has been an entrepreneur and digital product manager for the last decade, working mainly on web and mobile…
221 | Denver Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event
Mar 29, 2017 • 63 min
Guest: Denver Visual Studio Launch @CWDenver Dave Rael speaks in-person with the presenters and in-the-know thought-leaders at one of the satellite Visual Studio 2017 launch events at the Microsoft office in Denver, Colorado, United States of America.…
220 | John Baluka - Fully Engaged
Mar 26, 2017 • 46 min
Guest: John Baluka @johnbaluka John Baluka talks with Dave Rael about business and software, presence in daily activity, the power of mastermind groups, and creating useful content John has been developing software with the Microsoft stack for 20+ years.…
219 | Lawrence Sowell and Ben Meyer - Making Cool Stuff
Mar 22, 2017 • 42 min
Guest: @ Lawrence Sowell and Ben Meyer talk with Dave Rael about life at Codera, passion for projects, solving your own problem, business, and productivity As a Serial Entrepreneur, Lawrence has built businesses in the entertainment, real estate, sports,…
218 | John-Daniel Trask - Provide More
Mar 19, 2017 • 50 min
Guest: John-Daniel Trask @traskjd John-Daniel Trask talks with Dave Rael about business, creating, providing value, and being lit up John-Daniel Trask is the CEO and co-founder of Raygun.com, a software intelligence platform that monitors how your…
217 | Josh Doody - Fearless
Mar 15, 2017 • 55 min
Guest: Josh Doody @JoshDoody Josh Doody talks with Dave Rael about becoming an author, becoming an entrepreneur, business and software, negotiation as collaboration, and how to be successful Josh Doody is an author and entrepreneur who helps software…
216 | Wes Higbee - Powerful Mindset
Mar 12, 2017 • 52 min
Guest: Wes Higbee @g0t4 Wes Higbee talks with Dave Rael about mindsets, confidence, blind spots, and focusing the the things that matter As a consultant, Wes helps people eradicate emotional blind spots with technology and produce rapid results. Along the…
215 | Chaim Sajnovsky - Developer Pools
Mar 8, 2017 • 48 min
Guest: Chaim Sajnovsky @ Chaim Sajnovsky talks with Dave Rael about communication, the need for software developers, business success, and openness Chaim Sajnovsky worked for 12 years in the TV broadcast industry and was deeply immersed in the birth of…
214 | Angie Jones - Extreme Involvement
Mar 5, 2017 • 49 min
Guest: Angie Jones @techgirl1908 Angie Jones talks with Dave Rael about inspiration, mentoring, experiences, and diversity in tech Angie Jones is a Consulting Automation Engineer at LexisNexis who advises several scrum teams on automation strategies and…
213 | Victor Ricci - Relationships
Mar 1, 2017 • 40 min
Guest: Victor Ricci @victorjricci Victor Ricci talks with Dave Rael about building a team, taking action, and marketing for app developers Victor Ricci is a college student, former Vine celebrity, and founder of Trend Pie, an influencer marketing platform…
212 | Zack Burt - Human Needs
Feb 26, 2017 • 50 min
Guest: Zack Burt @codeforcashbook Zack Burt talks with Dave Rael about software consulting, becoming an author, testing markets, and serving needs Zack Burt is a developer and an entrepreneur. He’s been programming for 20 years and consulting for 10 years…
211 | Jeff Meyerson - Software and Business For Humans
Feb 22, 2017 • 51 min
Guest: Jeff Meyerson @the_prion Jeff Meyerson talks with Dave Rael about podcasting, learning and listening, gratitude, and mentors Jeff Meyerson is the host of Software Engineering Daily, a podcast about the world through the lens of software. He is also…
210 | Kirsten Greed - Motivation, Steps, Sharing
Feb 19, 2017 • 48 min
Guest: Kirsten Greed @kirstengreed Kirsten Greed talks with Dave Rael about punching fear in the face, incremental improvement, family, business, and having a story to share Kirsten Greed writes software to solve problems in small business. Her business,…
209 | Kenneth Kinyanjui - Realizing Dreams
Feb 15, 2017 • 75 min
Guest: Kenneth Kinyanjui @kenju254 Kenneth Kinyanjui talks with Dave Rael about inspiration, passion, software, success, mentoring, and seeking out the desires of the heart Kenneth is a Software Engineer, Mentor and Entrepreneur. He is CTO and Co-founder…
208 | Jo Overline - Choose Impact
Feb 12, 2017 • 41 min
Guest: Jo Overline @eoverline Jo Overline talks with Dave Rael about success in business, the joy of code, gaining attention, and the nature of people in the spotlight Jo Overline has been a successful iOS app creator for over ten years. He’s built over…
207 | Gurpreet Sachdeva - Providing
Feb 8, 2017 • 53 min
Guest: Gurpreet Sachdeva @gssachdeva Gurpreet Sachdeva talks with Dave Rael about becoming an author, software architecture, Microservices in the cloud, and providing valuable service Gurpreet S. Sachdeva is a Technology Leader with 20 years of experience…
206 | David Bernstein - Beyond Legacy Code
Feb 5, 2017 • 49 min
Guest: David Bernstein @ToBeAgile David Bernstein talks with Dave Rael about writing a book, writing software, untangling legacy code, and rewards David Scott Bernstein is the author of the new book Beyond Legacy Code: Nine Practices to Extend the Life…
205 | Alena Hall - Prepared Mind
Feb 1, 2017 • 47 min
Guest: Alena Hall @lenadroid Alena Hall talks with Dave Rael about achievement, science, functional programming languages, preparation, and taking action Alena Hall is a professional in cloud, distributed systems, real-time data programming, big data…
204 | Abel Wang - Intensity
Jan 29, 2017 • 49 min
Guest: Abel Wang @AbelSquidHead Abel Wang talks with Dave Rael about background expectations, outlets to maintain sanity, growth, and working hard Meet #TheRockstar. Abel Wang is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for .NET and Mobile at Microsoft.…
203 | Sarah Dutkiewicz - Master And Apprentice
Jan 25, 2017 • 55 min
Guest: Sarah Dutkiewicz @sadukie Sarah Dutkiewicz talks with Dave Rael about leading and learning, engaging with the community, and choosing the right priorities Sarah has been in the technical realm since the late 90s. She has served in many roles –…
202 | Clarice Bouwer - Leaving Comfort Behind
Jan 22, 2017 • 45 min
Guest: Clarice Bouwer @cbillowes Clarice Bouwer talks with Dave Rael about collboration, empathy, fear, and being an impostor Clarice Bouwer makes software for people. Living outside her comfort zone keeps her challenged and continuously learning. She…
201 | Janet Gregory - Inspired Question Asker
Jan 18, 2017 • 51 min
Guest: Janet Gregory @janetgregoryca Janet Gregory talks with Dave Rael about the wonder and joy of the attitudes of children, the roles of a tester, and happiness in life and career Janet Gregory is a Calgary-based consultant, specializing building…
200 | Austin Bingham - Paying Dues And Acquiring Space
Jan 15, 2017 • 45 min
Guest: Austin Bingham @austin_bingham Austin Bingham talks with Dave Rael about growing as a professional and software developer, listening to understand the needs of clients, and exciting new projects Austin is a founding director of Sixty North, a…
199 | James Sturtevant - Masterminding Engagment
Jan 11, 2017 • 47 min
Guest: James Sturtevant @aspenwilder James Sturtevant talks with Dave Rael about a unique career path, working with troubled kids, and the power of mastermind groups to help one another achieve James (@aspenwilder) works for Microsoft where he partners…
198 | Bryan Cantrill - Persistence and Action
Jan 8, 2017 • 62 min
Guest: Bryan Cantrill @bcantrill Bryan Cantrill talks with Dave Rael about public clouds, Bryan Cantrill is the CTO at Joyent Chapters: 1:45 - Dave introduces the show and Bryan Cantrill3:33 - Bryan’s opinion of formal computer science education and the…
197 | Neal Ford - Architecting Appreciation
Jan 4, 2017 • 54 min
Guest: Neal Ford @neal4d Neal Ford talks with Dave Rael about architecture, creativity, feasibility, and great writing Neal Ford is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with a focus on end-to-end…
196 | Rob Conery - Keep Your Ignorance Close
Jan 1, 2017 • 59 min
Guest: Rob Conery @robconery Rob Conery talks with Dave Rael about dumb courage, family, dishonesty, hype, and the trap of mediocrity Rob Conery helps developers of all sorts learn what’s new with technology. He has been working in the technology field…
195 | Prosper Otemuyiwa - Creating Masters
Dec 28, 2016 • 56 min
Guest: Prosper Otemuyiwa @unicodeveloper Prosper Otemuyiwa talks with Dave Rael about inspiring and being inspired, positive outlook and great role models, and being lit up on software Prosper is a full stack software engineer and writer who’s worked on…
194 | Paul Merrill - Shared Reflection
Dec 25, 2016 • 50 min
Guest: Paul Merrill @dpaulmerrill Paul Merrill talks with Dave Rael about testing and automation, podcasting, business, and communication Paul Merrill is principal software engineer in test and founder of Beaufort Fairmont Automated Testing Services. Paul…
193 | Gregory Brown - A Perspective of Going Beyond
Dec 21, 2016 • 64 min
Guest: Gregory Brown @practicingdev Gregory Brown talks with Dave Rael about unorthodox approaches, views about business and life, long and short term optimism, and going beyond the practices that color our daily lives Gregory Brown is a business…
192 | Rebecca Wirfs-Brock - Understanding Perception
Dec 18, 2016 • 56 min
Guest: Rebecca Wirfs-Brock @https://twitter.com/rebeccawb Rebecca Wirfs-Brock talks with Dave Rael about design, influence, patterns, personal skills, and having an influence on progress Rebecca is an object design pioneer who invented the set of design…
191 | Aaron Olson - Tracking and Automation
Dec 14, 2016 • 44 min
Guest: Aaron Olson @aarondolson Aaron Olson talks with Dave Rael about using automation to make life better, being an entrepreneur, pillars to hold up your life in tough times, and becoming a team player Aaron Olson is an Operations Manager who has been…
190 | Maggie Pint - Enjoying Extroversion
Dec 11, 2016 • 50 min
Guest: Maggie Pint @maggiepint Maggie Pint talks with Dave Rael about diverse personalities, understanding the perspectives of others, taking action, and the uncelebrated amazing people around us Maggie works in the Open Source Programs office at…
189 | Steve Smith - Appreciating Perspectives
Dec 7, 2016 • 41 min
Guest: Steve Smith @ardalis Steve Smith talks with Dave Rael about the intersections of entrepreneurship and software development, mentoring, education, and social rewards Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for…
188 | Eric Lippert - Programming Languages and Impact
Dec 4, 2016 • 52 min
Guest: Eric Lippert @ericlippert Eric Lippert talks with Dave Rael about leverage, building tools, impact, and solving interesting problems Eric Lippert designs programming languages and other tools at Facebook. Other notable work includes designing C#…
187 | Matthew Renze - Minimalism and Mindfulness, Teaching and Learning
Nov 30, 2016 • 45 min
Guest: @ Matthew Renze talks with Dave Rael about scientific approaches, educating and learning, science and software, experimenting, and fulfilling life choices Matthew Renze is an independent software and data science consultant with over 16 years of…
186 | Gayle Laakman McDowell - Creating Authority
Nov 27, 2016 • 55 min
Guest: Gayle Laakman McDowell @gayle Gayle Laakman McDowell talks with Dave Rael about technical interviewing, business and entrepreneurship, humility, and impostor syndrome Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder/CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of…
185 | Heather Downing - Finding The Joy
Nov 22, 2016 • 57 min
Guest: Heather Downing @quorralyne Heather Downing talks with Dave Rael about being lit up, changing careers, human connections in software and elsewhere, and making an impact. Climbing the technology mountain and halfway up the side. Experience in .Net,…
184 | Matt Johnson - Time For Impact
Nov 20, 2016 • 49 min
Guest: Matt Johnson @mj1856 Matt Johnson talks with Dave Rael about being a date and time geek, contributing and connecting, being a Site Reliability Engineer, and delivering Matt Johnson specializes in the subject of dates and times in computing,…
183 | Mark Seemann - Value and Quality
Nov 16, 2016 • 52 min
Guest: @ Mark Seemann talks with Dave Rael about value, software quality, and the potential pitfalls of too much focus on one axis Mark Seemann helps programmers make code easier to maintain. He’s a Danish freelance programmer, author, conference speaker,…
182 | Spencer Schneidenbach - Lit Up on Speaking
Nov 13, 2016 • 47 min
Guest: Spencer Schneidenbach @schneidenbach Spencer Schneidenbach talks with Dave Rael about getting involved, happy circumstances, the joy of speaking, and delivering value Spencer Schneidenbach is a web developer, Microsoft MVP, speaker, consultant, and…
181 | Tatu Tamminen - Making A Mark
Nov 9, 2016 • 59 min
Guest: Tatu Tamminen @_Tx3 Tatu Tamminen talks with Dave Rael about working intelligently, getting large benefits from small changes, sharing what you have to offer, and the life of a freelancer Tatu Tamminen is an independent software developer based in…
180 | Linda Lawton - Inspired Turnaround
Nov 6, 2016 • 54 min
Guest: Linda Lawton @LindaLawtonDK Linda Lawton talks with Dave Rael about engaging with great people, turning around bad situations, new beginnings, and helping developers Linda Lawton is a business intelligence application developer at TARGIT A/S in…
179 | Eric Torreborre - Effects, Specs
Nov 2, 2016 • 43 min
Guest: Eric Torreborre @etorreborre Eric Torreborre talks with Dave Rael about the world, family, functional programming, and understanding Eric Torreborre is a backend Scala developer working for Zalando, in Germany. After having been a long-time…
178 | Donovan Brown - DevOps Joy And Human Rewards
Oct 30, 2016 • 50 min
Guest: Donovan Brown @DonovanBrown Donovan Brown talks with Dave Rael about growth, perspective, competition, DevOps, working for Microsoft, and speaking in front of audiences of all sizes Meet The Man in the Black Shirt. Donovan Brown is a Senior DevOps…
177 | Lee Brandt - Community Rewards
Oct 26, 2016 • 52 min
Guest: Lee Brandt @leebrandt Lee Brandt talks with Dave Rael about the rewards of being engaged in the community, building cathedrals, and knowing the reasons for the things you do Lee is a Developer Evangelist at Stormpath, Founder and Director of the…
176 | Linda Rising and Kendall Rael - Learning and Mindset
Oct 23, 2016 • 48 min
Guest: @ Linda Rising, Kendall Rael, and Dave Rael have a conversation about the pitfalls of talent and the importance of effort and share an empowering message Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives near Nashville, Tennessee. Linda has a…
175 | Jeremy Clark - Not Who I Am But How I Behave
Oct 19, 2016 • 47 min
Guest: @ Jeremy Clark talks with Dave Rael about becoming a social developer, the rewards of engagement, and stories of connection Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application development, he helps…
174 | Lisa Crispin - Just Try Stuff
Oct 16, 2016 • 55 min
Guest: Lisa Crispin @lisacrispin Lisa Crispin talks with Dave Rael about teams, donkeys, experimenting, and impostor syndrome Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (2014), Agile…
173 | Jon Jagger - Know Why
Oct 12, 2016 • 47 min
Guest: Jon Jagger @JonJagger Jon Jagger talks with Dave Rael about options, purpose, priorities, and making useful things Jon Jagger is a software consultant specializing in practice, process, test driven development, and complex-adaptive…
172 | Jeff Sussna - Mindful Empathy and Service
Oct 9, 2016 • 48 min
Guest: Jeff Sussna @jeffsussna Jeff Sussna talks with Dave Rael about design thinking, the importance and meaning of empathy, and seeing what is important Jeff Sussna is an internationally recognized IT consultant and design thinking practitioner. He is…
171 | Scott Nimrod - Lonely Climb
Oct 5, 2016 • 48 min
Guest: @ Scott Nimrod talks with Dave Rael about dedication to quality and its consequences, challenges in finding a good fit with a team, and the ongoing search for fulfillment Scott Nimrod is fascinated with software craftsmanship. He has been…
170 | Jon Skeet - Awesome, Humble, and Human
Oct 2, 2016 • 61 min
Guest: Jon Skeet @jonskeet Jon Skeet talks with Dave Rael about community involvement, family and perspective, having outlandish things said about him and the joy of relationships Jon Skeet is a software engineer at Google, working in their London…
169 | Daniel Moore - Go For It
Sep 28, 2016 • 57 min
Guest: Daniel Moore @STRd6 Daniel Moore talks with Dave Rael about the joy that is HyperDev, life at Fog Creek Software, knowing your own motivation, doing unexpected and awesome things with the browser, and the importance of taking action Daniel X Moore…
168 | Diana Larsen - Living In Inquiry
Sep 25, 2016 • 50 min
Guest: Diana Larsen @dianaofportland Diana Larsen talks with Dave Rael about heroines and heroes and heroic learners, learning as a lifestyle, family and joy, and resilience Diana Larsen consults with leaders and their teams to create work environments…
167 | Anthony Shaw - Innovation and Inspiration
Sep 21, 2016 • 52 min
Guest: Anthony Shaw @anthonypjshaw Anthony Shaw talks with Dave Rael about thinking before coding, being lit up on innovation, inspiration, and mental health Anthony Shaw is an open-source junkie, public speaker and technology enthusiast from Sydney,…
166 | Jonathan Mills - You Are Not Alone
Sep 18, 2016 • 55 min
Guest: Jon Mills @jonathanfmills Jon Mills talks with Dave Rael about building communities and events, chance encounters, making connections, being social, and focusing on strengths Jonathan Mills is a JavaScript and Node.js expert working in the mean…
165 | Jed Reynolds - Space To Achieve
Sep 14, 2016 • 56 min
Guest: Jed Reynolds @jed_reynolds Jed Reynolds talks with Dave Rael about broad interests, having many roles in an organization, death marches, and finding space Jed Reynolds has been programming professionally since 1996, and currently is a programmer,…
164 | Sandi Metz - Grounded Leadership
Sep 11, 2016 • 51 min
Guest: Sandi Metz @sandimetz Sandi Metz talks with Dave Rael about the serenity achieved with experience and age, the joys and perils of being a known leader, providing value, and the importance of grounding Sandi Metz, author of Practical Object-Oriented…
163 | Eric Elliott - Purpose And Impact
Sep 7, 2016 • 47 min
Guest: Eric Elliott @_ericelliott Eric Elliott talks with Dave Rael about having a purpose, career transitions, coding, and caring Eric Elliott is the author of “Programming JavaScript Applications” (O’Reilly). He has contributed to software experiences…
162 | Sue Black - Resilience Through Adversity
Sep 4, 2016 • 53 min
Guest: Sue Black @dr_black Dr Sue Black talks with Dave Rael about being lit up on software and technology, helping women to have better lives and businesses, saving Bletchley Park, and a winning formula of courage with persistence Dr Sue Black left home…
161 | James Grenning - Right Place and Time
Aug 31, 2016 • 58 min
Guest: James Grenning @jwgrenning James Grenning talks with Dave Rael about getting to the heart of the problem, forging important relationships, humility, and providing training James Grenning is an engineer. He likes solving problems: in code, in…
160 | Todd Gardner - Tracking Success
Aug 28, 2016 • 58 min
Guest: Todd Gardner @toddhgardner Todd Gardner talks with Dave Rael about JavaScript errors, social lubrication, a business that supports itself and its partners, and the web Todd H. Gardner is the president and bootstrapped co-founder of TrackJS…
159 | Glyph Lefkowitz - People-Focused Software
Aug 24, 2016 • 60 min
Guest: Glyph Lefkowitz @glyph Glyph Lefkowitz talks with Dave Rael about empathy in software development, the importance of a focus on people, and big social problems Glyph Lefkowitz is a human being who writes computer programs. The thing he’s most…
158 | Carin Meier - Biogeekery and Identity
Aug 21, 2016 • 31 min
Guest: Carin Meier @gigasquid Carin Meier talks with Dave Rael about priorities, learning new things, and the importance of having an identity outside what you do for a living Carin started off as a professional ballet dancer, studied Physics in college,…
157 | Tom Prior - Inspired
Aug 17, 2016 • 47 min
Guest: Tom Prior @priortd Tom Prior talks with Dave Rael about reach, making connections, functional programming, mindfulness, and balance A husband to his beautiful wife and father to a wonderful son and daughter, Tom is also a software geek who loves…
156 | David Neal - Bacon Driven Drawing
Aug 14, 2016 • 50 min
Guest: David Neal @reverentgeek David Neal talks with Dave Rael about passionate interests, speaking at conferences, the appeal of drawing, and career path joys and woes David is a family man, geek, musician, motorcyclist, speaker, and software developer…
155 | Ben Balter - Moving the World Forward at GitHub
Aug 10, 2016 • 49 min
Guest: Ben Balter @benbalter Ben Balter talks with Dave Rael about progress in making government work better with technology, big benefits from GitHub teams, and loving software and openness Over his career, Ben has been named one of the top 25 most…
154 | Cory House - Life, the Universe, and Everything
Aug 7, 2016 • 56 min
Guest: @ Cory House talks with Dave Rael about productivity, decision fatigue, speaking, biting off more than you can chew, and general shop talk Cory is an independent consultant specializing in front-end development and clean coding practices. He is a…
153 | Billy Hollis - User Focus
Aug 3, 2016 • 60 min
Guest: Billy Hollis @billyhollis Billy Hollis talks with Dave Rael about relationships with technology, focusing on users, user experience design, and escaping invisible cages Billy Hollis is a software designer, developer, author, and trainer. He and his…
152 | Jonathan Stark - Destroy Hours
Jul 31, 2016 • 46 min
Guest: Jonathan Stark @jonathanstark Jonathan Stark talks with Dave Rael about climbing the chain of value, embracing humanity, and the problems inherent in hourly billing Jonathan helps consumer brands thrive in the post-PC era. Jonathan is the author of…
151 | Sam Nasr - The Joy of User Groups
Jul 27, 2016 • 39 min
Guest: Sam Nasr @SamNasr Sam Nasr talks with Dave Rael about positively working with clients, the benefits of running user groups, pitfalls of dealing with humans, and spaced repetition to overcome fear Sam Nasr has been a software developer since 1995,…
150 | John A. De Goes - Openly Facing Fears
Jul 24, 2016 • 48 min
Guest: John De Goes @jdegoes John De Goes talks with Dave Rael about exploring approaches to programming, being open to new ideas, and the importance of empathetic communication John A De Goes is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and long-time software…
149 | Nick Gauthier - Evidence-Based Features
Jul 20, 2016 • 53 min
Guest: Nick Gauthier @ngauthier Nick Gauthier talks with Dave Rael about determining why you’re doing something, focusing on users and customers, and getting joy from what you build Nick Gauthier is a web developer who started in Rails, dabbled in…
148 | Josh Earl - Programmer Perspective
Jul 17, 2016 • 53 min
Guest: Josh Earl @josh_earl Josh Earl talks with Dave Rael about diverse interests, programming and marketing, why email courses are awesome, and a bumpy and circuitous path Josh Earl is a copywriter, email marketer and programmer. He currently…
147 | Reid Evans - Functionally Engaged
Jul 13, 2016 • 51 min
Guest: Reid Evans @ReidNEvans Reid Evans talks with Dave Rael about balancing family and work, finding joy in functional programming, recognizing function in object-oriented approaches, and delivering on the right problem Reid Evans is a functional…
146 | Basarat Ali Syed - Niche and Fire
Jul 10, 2016 • 37 min
Guest: Basarat Ali Syed @basarat Basarat Ali Syed talks with Dave Rael about motivations for diving deep on a language, the rewards of open source software, and exciting experiences Basarat (@basarat) is a highly active member of the TypeScript community.…
145 | Kestrel Blackmore - Force Multiplier
Jul 6, 2016 • 49 min
Guest: Kestrel Blackmore @kestrelblackmor Kestrel Blackmore talks with Dave Rael about priorities, family, impact, humanity, and leading teams Kestrel Blackmore is the founder of ManagingSmartly.com where he helps software developers become managers. He…
144 | James Edward Gray II - Play and People
Jul 3, 2016 • 54 min
Guest: James Edward Gray @JEG2 James Edward Gray talks with Dave Rael about constraints, automation, family, teaching, and people James Edward Gray II just loves to program. He has spent years contributing to the Ruby community in various ways, is…
143 | Nik Molnar - Positive Impact
Jun 29, 2016 • 56 min
Guest: Nik Molnar @nikmd23 Nik Molnar talks with Dave Rael about enjoying life outside software, big impacts from projects, and a nonstandard path to becoming a developer Nik Molnar is a New Yorker, Microsoft MVP, ASP Insider and co-founder of Glimpse, an…
142 | Philip Morgan - Sharing Hard-Learned Lessons
Jun 26, 2016 • 55 min
Guest: Philip Morgan @Philip_Morgan Philip Morgan talks with Dave Rael about the importance of positioning, the value and perception of marketing, delivering value, and specialization Philip Morgan helps software development shops generate more leads.…
141 | John Papa - Family And Foresight
Jun 22, 2016 • 54 min
Guest: John Papa @John_Papa John Papa talks with Dave Rael about values and priorities, rewards and joy, and making your own judgements John Papa is a Google Developer Expert and Microsoft Regional Director specializing in Web technologies. You can often…
140 | Haseeb Qureshi - Virtue and Hustle
Jun 19, 2016 • 66 min
Guest: Haseeb Qureshi @hosseeb Haseeb Qureshi talks with Dave Rael about motivations, earning to give, history, hustle, and fearlessness in doing something new Haseeb has recently gained national media attention after sharing his story, from attending a…
139 | Amitai Schlair - Making Lives Better
Jun 15, 2016 • 55 min
Guest: Amitai Schlair @schmonz Amitai Schlair talks with Dave Rael about bringing out the best in people, expectations, relationships, simplicity, and that it’s never too late Amitai Schlair (@schmonz) is a software development coach, legacy code…
138 | Federico Tomassetti - Languages And Humility
Jun 12, 2016 • 38 min
Guest: Federico Tomassetti @ftomasse Federico Tomassetti talks with Dave Rael about education, humilty, domain-specific languages, and natural languages Federico Tomassetti is a Consultant Software Engineer. He is always looking for new things to learn…
137 | J.B. Rainsberger - Feedback and Personal Wins
Jun 8, 2016 • 74 min
Guest: J.B. Rainsberger @jbrains J.B. Rainsberger talks with Dave Rael about training, value, performance, feedback, retirement, and personal wins J. B. (Joe) Rainsberger /Canada/ helps software organizations better satisfy their customers and the…
136 | Chris Winfield - Incremental Improvement
Jun 5, 2016 • 41 min
Guest: Chris Winfield @chriswinfield Chris Winfield talks with Dave Rael about perceiving your own limitations, choosing the right priorities, and making incremental improvements Chris Winfield is an entrepreneur and success coach in New York City. With…
135 | Jamie Romanowski - Leading Leaders
Jun 1, 2016 • 41 min
Guest: @ Jamie Romanowski talks with Dave Rael about life as a leader rather than a developer, renewing excitement and skills with a side project, hiring and firing, and the importance of priorities Jamie is a long term software professional, father, and…
134 | Justin Searls - Hip To Be Slow
May 29, 2016 • 52 min
Guest: Justin Searls @searls Justin Searls talks with Dave Rael about choosing the most difficult path, heightened insight from challenge, and the pitfalls of local optimization Justin Searls has two professional passions: writing great software and…
133 | Laurence Bradford - Shared Journey
May 25, 2016 • 47 min
Guest: Laurence Bradford @learncodewithme Laurence Bradford talks with Dave Rael about taking action, sharing the learning experience, humility, and growth Laurence Bradford is a digital entrepreneur specializing in front-end development and website…
132 | Erik Trautman - Quest For Meaning
May 22, 2016 • 51 min
Guest: Erik Trautman @ErikTrautman Erik Trautman talks with Dave Rael about education and learning, finding depth and meaning in life and work, and delivering on something that matters Erik Trautman is an entrepreneur, developer, dreamer, marketer,…
131 | Rob Reynolds - Automate Everything
May 18, 2016 • 51 min
Guest: Rob Reynolds @ferventcoder Rob Reynolds talks with Dave Rael about experiences with open source, automating Windows software installation, and the joys of family Rob is a Senior Software Engineer on the Windows Team at Puppet, where we make Windows…
130 | Jeff Dalton - Critically Thinking
May 15, 2016 • 39 min
Guest: Jeff Dalton @jefferydalton Jeff Dalton talks with Dave Rael about enterprise architecture, thinking through consequences of choices, and the joy of delivering Jeff is an Enterprise Architect working in the Automotive Industry. Jeff has over 25…
129 | Nate Taylor - Professional and Broad
May 11, 2016 • 50 min
Guest: Nate Taylor @taylonr Nate Taylor talks with Dave Rael about being a professional in software, learning experiences, broadening knowledge, and contentment Nate Taylor is a husband, father, software developer, speaker and Pluralsight author. He’s…
128 | Kevin O’Shaughnessy - Dedicated to Learning
May 8, 2016 • 42 min
Guest: Kevin O’Shaughnessy @ZombieCodeKill Kevin O’Shaughnessy talks with Dave Rael about insights from a career in programming, getting involved in communities, and continuous learning A senior Web developer based in the UK, Kevin runs a blog at…
127 | Erik Dietrich - Options
May 4, 2016 • 38 min
Guest: Erik Dietrich @daedtech Erik Dietrich talks with Dave Rael about experiences in software and teaching, software careers, and achieving a career with options Erik Dietrich is an experienced programmer, software architect, team leader, coach, and…
126 | Jason Lowenthal - Learning, Principles, and Fun
May 1, 2016 • 40 min
Guest: Jason Lowenthal @lowenthal_jason Jason Lowenthal talks with Dave Rael about building architecture and software architecture, broad interests, and making sure to have fun Jason Lowenthal is an Architectural Software Engineer based in Springfield,…
125 | José Valim - Peaks and Valleys
Apr 27, 2016 • 52 min
Guest: José Valim @josevalim José Valim talks with Dave Rael about the painful and exhilarating journey of language creation, difficult times and despair, and the rewards and difficulties of human interactions José Valim is the creator of the Elixir…
124 | James Ladd - Frank Rocks!
Apr 24, 2016 • 55 min
Guest: James Ladd @jamesladd James Ladd talks with Dave Rael about freedom and purpose, exciting and challenging problem, and the joys of being a programmer and more James Ladd a software developer with over 26 years of experience. He’s currently doing…
123 | James Coplien - Concern for the Human Being
Apr 20, 2016 • 53 min
Guest: Jim Coplien @jcoplien Jim Coplien talks with Dave Rael about software and humans, multidisciplinary insight, Orwellian tendencies, and rethinking everything Jim “Cope” Coplien has enjoyed mastering several careers starting as a computer operator…
122 | Adam Tornhill - Learn to Learn
Apr 17, 2016 • 39 min
Guest: Adam Tornhill @adamtornhill Adam Tornhill talks with Dave Rael about broad interests, applying psychology to software, learning and growing, and analysis Adam Tornhill is a programmer that combines degrees in engineering and psychology. He’s the…
121 | TJ VanToll - Community Engagement
Apr 13, 2016 • 52 min
Guest: TJ VanToll @tjvantoll TJ VanToll talks with Dave Rael about web and mobile, getting involved in open source, and encouraging community members to get more involved TJ VanToll is a front-end developer, author, and a senior developer advocate for…
120 | Quincy Larson - Teacher With Enough
Apr 10, 2016 • 57 min
Guest: Quincy Larson @ossia Quincy Larson talks with Dave Rael about listening to users, family, building a community, the importance of teaching, and fulfillment Quincy Larson is a teacher at Free Code Camp, an open source community where you learn to…
119 | Pinal Dave - Serving a Benevolent Master
Apr 6, 2016 • 59 min
Guest: Pinal Dave @pinaldave Pinal Dave talks with Dave Rael about blogging, serving your master, interacting with people, impact, and improving his health Pinal has been a part of the industry for more than eleven years. During his career he has worked…
118 | Adam Stacoviak - Constant Gentle Pressure
Apr 3, 2016 • 48 min
Guest: Adam Stacoviak @adamstac Adam Stacoviak talks with Dave Rael about human relationships, being a leader, and being a servant Adam Stacoviak is the Founder and Chief Editor at The Changelog. He’s just trying to keep up. He fights for the users.…
117 | Joyce Akiko - Life On Your Terms
Mar 30, 2016 • 32 min
Guest: Joyce Akiko @joyceakiko Joyce Akiko talks with Dave Rael about communication, introversion, comfort, growth, and living life on your own terms Joyce Akiko is a passionate and dedicated former freelance web developer. Today, her #1 goal is to help…
116 | Maaret Pyhäjärvi - Enabling Voices
Mar 27, 2016 • 46 min
Guest: Maaret Pyhäjärvi @maaretp Maaret Pyhäjärvi talks with Dave Rael about coding and testing, self-focus and other-focus, empowering and enabling speakers, safety, and community Maaret Pyhäjärvi is a tester extraordinaire specializing in breaking…
115 | K. Scott Allen - Two Lives
Mar 24, 2016 • 37 min
Guest: K. Scott Allen @OdeToCode K. Scott Allen talks with Dave Rael about software and education, the joys of technology, learning and teaching, and finding balance Scott Allen has worked on everything from 8-bit embedded devices to large scale web sites…
114 | Robert Martin - Master Craftsman
Mar 22, 2016 • 56 min
Guest: Robert Martin @unclebobmartin Robert C. Martin - “Uncle Bob” - talks with Dave Rael about professionalism, experiences over a decades-long career, family, and caring about what you do Robert Martin (Uncle Bob) (@unclebobmartin) has been a…
113 | Jeffrey Richter - Software Business Family
Mar 20, 2016 • 45 min
Guest: Jeffrey Richter @JeffRichter Jeffrey Richter talks with Dave Rael about priorities, fulfillment, family devotion to software and business, a remarkable career, and impact Jeffrey Richter is a co-founder of Wintellect and the author of several…
112 | Michael Kennedy - The Geek’s Geek
Mar 17, 2016 • 50 min
Guest: Michael Kennedy @mkennedy Michael Kennedy talks with Dave Rael about podcasting, teaching, learning, math, and rewards Michael Kennedy is the creator and host of the Talk Python To Me podcast and founder of Talk Python Training an online training…
111 | Thomas Betts - Delighting Customers
Mar 15, 2016 • 30 min
Guest: Thomas Betts @ThomasBetts Thomas Betts talks with Dave Rael about working for an organization focused on customer service, delivering delight to customers, viewing failure as opportunity, and embracing new ways of working and thinking Thomas Betts…
110 | Rachel Reese - Community, Motherhood, and Functional
Mar 13, 2016 • 36 min
Guest: Rachel Reese @rachelreese Rachel Reese talks with Dave Rael about the ups and downs of career, parenthood, and community involvement and growth as a software professional and as a person Rachel Reese is a long-time software engineer and math geek…
109 | Darren Cauthon - Confident and Comfortable Programmer
Mar 10, 2016 • 52 min
Guest: Darren Cauthon @darrencauthon Darren Cauthon talks with Dave Rael about confident Test-Driven Development, dark matter developers, Uncle Bob and virtue, and being lit up for software and the coding lifestyle Darren Cauthon is a programmer who has…
108 | Avdi Grimm - Your Passion Is Yours and Yours Alone
Mar 8, 2016 • 42 min
Guest: Avdi Grimm @avdi Avdi Grimm talks with Dave Rael about the true nature of passion, manipulative organizations, diversity, rationality, and local maxima Avdi Grimm is a husband, father, and software creator living in Eastern Tennessee in the…
107 | Pamela Gay - Joy of Science
Mar 6, 2016 • 46 min
Guest: Pamela Gay @starstryder Pamela Gay talks with Dave Rael about citizen science, the painful journey of women in science, and finding the things that provide joy A lifetime stargazer, Dr. Pamela L. Gay has followed her obsession to a profession.…
106 | Gary Stonerock - Finding the Underlying Problem
Mar 3, 2016 • 49 min
Guest: Gary Stonerock @garystonerockii Gary Stonerock II talks with Dave Rael about passionate dedication, options, teaching, and improving organizations Gary is a passionate software architect who strives to make business analysis the focus throughout…
105 | Gerald Weinberg - Quality
Mar 1, 2016 • 74 min
Guest: @ Jerry Weinberg talks with Dave Rael about family, quality and value, teaching and learning and the futility of lecture, and Jerry shares amazing stories Gerald M. Weinberg (Jerry) has always been interested in helping smart people be happy and…
104 | Jeremy Skinner - Making Good Things Happen with Software
Feb 28, 2016 • 29 min
Guest: Jeremy Skinner @JeremySkinner Jeremy Skinner talks with Dave Rael about working for and with nonprofits, the draw and rewards of open source, and broad interests Jeremy Skinner works as an independent contractor in UK as IT Systems Manager,…
103 | Viktor Schepik - Leverage in Building Software
Feb 25, 2016 • 37 min
Guest: Viktor Schepik @ViktorSchepik Viktor Schepik talks with Dave Rael about the joys and pains of building embedded software in the automotive industry, rewards of building platforms, and the importance of family Viktor Schepik loves to build things,…
102 | Michael Feathers - Providing Options
Feb 23, 2016 • 42 min
Guest: Michael Feathers @mfeathers Michael Feathers - talks with Dave Rael about legacy code, testing, improving happiness, and the importance of options Michael Feathers is the Founder and Director of R7K Research & Conveyance, a company specializing in…
101 | Christin Gorman - Making the World a Better Place
Feb 21, 2016 • 45 min
Guest: Christin Gorman @ChristinGorman Christin Gorman talks with Dave Rael about robots, including girls and women, and creating software consistent with conscience Christin got her first job as a programmer back in the fall of 2000 while still studying…
100 | Dave Rael - Podcast Host On Fire
Feb 18, 2016 • 70 min
Guest: Dave Rael @raelyard In a role reversal, Dave Rael sits in the guest seat and talks with guest host, Scott Nimrod, about improving quality of life, mutual benefit, podcasting, family, and rewards Dave Rael is a dedicated father and husband and a…
099 | Andrea Magnorsky - Relentless Curiosity
Feb 16, 2016 • 44 min
Guest: Andrea Magnorsky @silverspoon Andrea Magnorsky talks with Dave Rael about curiosity, conferences and meetups, fun, and success with games Andrea ended up as a Software Developer, she’s pretty sure there was no other viable option. Her current…
098 | Kevlin Henney - Applied Philosophy
Feb 14, 2016 • 57 min
Guest: Kevlin Henney @KevlinHenney Kevlin Henney talks with Dave Rael about the reasons for being independent, making observations about software development, sharing insight, and team experiences Kevlin is an independent consultant and trainer based in…
097 | Bryan Hunter - Reducing Fear
Feb 11, 2016 • 60 min
Guest: Bryan Hunter @bryan_hunter Bryan Hunter talk with Dave Rael about safety Bryan Hunter is an independent technical advisor with over two decades of consulting experience in complex business domains. He is also a Microsoft MVP in F#, the founder of…
096 | Chad Fowler - Being Deliberate
Feb 9, 2016 • 51 min
Guest: Chad Fowler @chadfowler Chad Fowler talks with Dave Rael about being mindful, working at Microsoft, fear of letting people down, and being deliberate Chad Fowler is an internationally known software developer, trainer, manager, speaker, and…
095 | Cindy Potvin - Deep Immersion
Feb 7, 2016 • 32 min
Guest: Cindy Potvin @CindyPtn Cindy Potvin talks with Dave Rael about deep immersion in the problem domain, being a product owner, speaking up, solving problems with software, and communication Cindy is a web developer and product owner at GIRO inc in…
094 | Hadi Hariri - Leading By Example
Feb 4, 2016 • 42 min
Guest: Hadi Hariri @hhariri Hadi Hariri talks with Dave Rael about life at JetBrains, perspective, education and fundamentals, setting targets, and working with teams Hadi Hariri is a developer and creator of many things OSS, his passions includes Web…
093 | Patrick Kua - Leading Leaders
Feb 2, 2016 • 38 min
Guest: Patrick Kua @patkua Pat Kua talks with Dave Rael about the characteristics of leadership, embodying leadership, motivation, and challenges Patrick Kua is a Principal Technical Consultant for ThoughtWorks in London, and is the author of two books,…
092 | Eileen Uchitelle - Facing Fear
Jan 31, 2016 • 44 min
Guest: Eileen Uchitelle @eileencodes Eileen Uchitelle talks with Dave Rael about working on performance and security, balance in life shared experiences, and facing fears Eileen M. Uchitelle spends her days working on performance and security at Basecamp;…
091 | Basel Farag - Persistent Fire
Jan 28, 2016 • 46 min
Guest: Basel Farag @baselnotbasil Basel Farag talks with Dave Rael about learning to code, sharing with communities, passoin, and getting help along the way Basel Farag is a software developer and data geek with proven experience in web/mobile development…
090 | Jamie Dixon - Consistently Virtuous
Jan 26, 2016 • 43 min
Guest: Jamie Dixon @jamie_dixon Jamie Dixon talks with Dave Rael about consistency, sensitivity, data, passion, and standing for something Jamie Dixon has been writing code for as long as he can remember and has been getting paid to do it since 1995. He…
089 | Denise Jacobs - Becoming Self-Referential
Jan 24, 2016 • 47 min
Guest: Denise Jacobs @denisejacobs Denise Jacobs speaks with Dave Rael about creativity, authenticity, disappointment, and learning to value oneself for intrinsic worth Denise Jacobs is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences…
088 | Michael Bolton - Focus on Problems
Jan 21, 2016 • 52 min
Guest: Michael Bolton @michaelbolton Michael Bolton talks with Dave Rael about testing, roles, philosophy, and the ways technology shapes society Michael Bolton has over 20 years of experience in the computer industry testing, developing, managing, and…
087 | Zach Lieberman - Tech and Expression
Jan 19, 2016 • 52 min
Guest: Zach Lieberman @zachlieberman Zach Lieberman talks with Dave Rael about awe, community, open source, arts and expression, curiosity, teaching and learning, and enormous impact Zach Lieberman is an artist with a simple goal: he wants you surprised.…
086 | Tomas Petricek - Remember Curiosity
Jan 17, 2016 • 43 min
Guest: Tomas Petricek @tomaspetricek Tomas Petricek talks with Dave Rael about a playful outlook, studying and learning, open source experiences, and philosophy of science. Tomas Petricek is a computer scientist, book author and open-source developer. He…
085 | Vaughn Vernon - Scaling Learning
Jan 14, 2016 • 48 min
Guest: Vaughn Vernon @VaughnVernon Vaughn Vernon talks with Dave Rael about understanding problem domains, humble beginnings, teaching and learning, and being your best Vaughn Vernon is the author of the books Implementing Domain-Driven Design and…
084 | Bruce Tate - About the Journey
Jan 11, 2016 • 44 min
Guest: Bruce Tate @redrapids Bruce Tate talks with Dave Rael about exposure to different languages and paradigms, eye-popping scale and throughput, writing, and taking readers on a journey Bruce Tate is an author and CTO from Austin, Texas. As the Chief…
083 | Scott Hanselman - Learn Balance
Jan 10, 2016 • 45 min
Guest: Scott Hanselman @shanselman Scott Hanselman talks with Dave Rael about the benefits of getting involved, bringing balance to all things, family, and empowering individuals Scott Hanselman is a web developer who has been blogging at…
082 | Erik Hatcher - Principled Priorities
Jan 7, 2016 • 36 min
Guest: Erik Hatcher @erikhatcher Erik Hatcher talks with Dave Rael about changes in software development, abusive environments, and facilitating learning and growth Erik Hatcher is the co-author of “Lucene in Action” as well as co-author of “Java…
081 | Esther Derby - Making More Humane Workplaces
Jan 5, 2016 • 30 min
Guest: Esther Derby @estherderby Esther Derby talks with Dave Rael about changes in software development, abusive environments, and facilitating learning and growth Esther Derby started her career as a programmer, and over the years she’s worn many hats,…
080 | Jared Smith - Check Your Fear At the Door
Jan 3, 2016 • 48 min
Guest: @ Jared Smith talks with Dave Rael about being motivated by solving real problems, the importance of education, seeking feedback, and the benefits of letting go of fear Jared Smith is a Software Engineer for YCombinator backed One Month, inc. He is…
079 | Greg Shackles - Not Just Mobile
Dec 31, 2015 • 47 min
Guest: Greg Shackles @gshackles Greg Shackles talks with Dave Rael about valuable user experiences, the art of unit testing, and understanding users Greg Shackles is a Principal Engineer at Olo. He is a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP, host of the Gone Mobile…
078 | Jezen Thomas - Simplicity Master
Dec 30, 2015 • 39 min
Guest: Jezen Thomas @jezenthomas Jezen Thomas talks with Dave Rael about great tools, mastering the command line, the primacy of simplicity, and geeking out about the rotation axes of the arms Jezen Thomas is a freelance software developer from London…
077 | Daniel Marbach - Geeking Out
Dec 27, 2015 • 40 min
Guest: Daniel Marbach @danielmarbach Daniel Marbach talks with Dave Rael about experiences in software, taking care of yourself, distributed systems and distributed teams, and being a geek. Daniel Marbach is a Solution Architect at Particular Software Ltd…
076 | Troy Hunt - Planting Seeds
Dec 22, 2015 • 45 min
Guest: Troy Hunt @troyhunt Troy Hunt talks with Dave Rael about the pet projects, success, lifestyle design, and the joys and pains of the ease of creating in the digital world Troy Hunt is a security expert and a course author at Pluralsight. Beyond his…
075 | Pavneet Singh Saund - Pushing Boundaries
Dec 20, 2015 • 38 min
Guest: Pavneet Singh Saund @pavsaund Pavneet Singh Saund talks with Dave Rael about the importance of family, business focus, crafstmanship, burnout, and expanding boundaries Pavneet is a web developer and team lead, currently working for Scandinavia’s…
074 | Evelina Gabasova - Love of Data
Dec 17, 2015 • 36 min
Guest: Evelina Gabasova @evelgab Evelina Gabasova talks with Dave Rael about data science, making progress to find motivation, and the enormous rewards and benefits of teaching Evelina Gabasova is a machine learning researcher working in bioinformatics at…
073 | Arlo Belshee - Refactoring Humanity
Dec 15, 2015 • 58 min
Guest: Arlo Belshee @arlobelshee Arlo Belshee talks with Dave Rael about human relationships, the value of emotion, software and sociology, the power of refactoring, and letting go of judgment of emotions REFACTOR ALL THE THINGS!!!! Arlo executes…
072 | John Robbins - Debugging Master
Dec 13, 2015 • 57 min
Guest: John Robbins @JohnWintellect John Robbins talks with Dave Rael about debugging, taking bold action, being a business man, and the rewards of helping people John Robbins is a cofounder of Wintellect, where he heads up the consulting and debugging…
071 | Tim Berglund - Emphasis on Service
Dec 8, 2015 • 42 min
Guest: Tim Berglund @tlberglund Tim Berglund talks with Dave Rael about being a geek, forms of value, creative expression, and buliding a platform for tech education Tim Berglund is a teacher, author, and technology leader with DataStax, where he serves…
070 | Eric Lawrence - Fiddler on the HTTP Port
Dec 8, 2015 • 61 min
Guest: Eric Lawrence @ericlaw Eric Lawrence talks with Dave Rael about making tools, turning Fiddler into a career, methods of development, learning, and making the right move Eric Lawrence (@ericlaw) is best known as the developer of the Fiddler web…
069 | Ari Meisel - Do Less to Get More Done
Dec 4, 2015 • 24 min
Guest: Ari Meisel @arimeisel Ari Meisel talks with Dave Rael about productivity, sickness and health, maximizing your potential, and the importance of managing your inbox and making decisions Ari Meisel is the founder of getleverage.com. In 2006, he…
068 | Gary Wisniewski - Fundamentals Matter
Dec 3, 2015 • 49 min
Guest: Gary Wisniewski @garywiz Gary Wisniewski talks with Dave Rael about changes in software development over time, writing that resonates with people, business and software, and the importance of computer science Gary Wisniewski is a software engineer…
067 | Llewellyn Falco - Must Ship It
Dec 2, 2015 • 59 min
Guest: Llewellyn Falco @LlewellynFalco Llewellyn Falco talks with Dave Rael about teaching and learning, life with intellectual parents, pair programming, a scientific mind, and shipping software Llewellyn Falco is an Agile Technical Coach specializing in…
066 | Rachel Appel - Broad Interests
Nov 28, 2015 • 44 min
Guest: Rachel Appel @RachelAppel Rachel Appel talks with Dave Rael about passionate interest in science and technology, educating, and returning to Microsoft Rachel is a 20+ year software engineer, author, mentor, and speaker. During her career, she has…
065 | Kathleen Dollard - Relentless Dedication
Nov 26, 2015 • 52 min
Guest: Kathleen Dollard @kathleendollard Kathleen Dollard talks with Dave Rael about being a leader, rewards of educating, and passionate dedication Kathleen Dollard wants to teach you to code better. She wants to teach you more about the tools you use…
064 | Jonathan Cutrell - Firm Commitment
Nov 23, 2015 • 59 min
Guest: Jonathan Cutrell @jcutrell Jonathan Cutrell talks with Dave Rael about big ideas in software, agency work, creating content, podcasting, and delivering on commitments Jonathan Cutrell is the Director of Tech and developer at WhiteBoard, the host of…
063 | Scott Nimrod - Craftsman or Prima Donna?
Nov 22, 2015 • 52 min
Guest: @ Scott Nimrod talks with Dave Rael about motivations in software, taking bold action and eschewing comfort, racial and cultural limitations and obligations, and the distinction between a craftsman and a prima donna Scott Nimrod is fascinated with…
062 | Maya Posch - Courageous Presence
Nov 19, 2015 • 33 min
Guest: Maya Posch @MayaPosch Maya Posch talks with Dave Rael about being driven to tinker, difficulties with being different, broad interests, and kindness in life and software Maya Posch is a software engineer by trade and self-professed electronics,…
061 | Josh Varty - Coming Alive
Nov 17, 2015 • 35 min
Guest: Josh Varty @ThisIsJoshVarty Josh Varty talks with Dave Rael about solving problems, dynamic analysis, content diversity, creation, and business Josh Varty is the CEO and co-founder of Code Connect, an Ontario-based developer tools startup whose…
060 | Sara Chipps - Getting Girls Involved
Nov 15, 2015 • 32 min
Guest: Sara Chipps @SaraJChipps Sara Chipps talks with Dave Rael about growing up with computers as a source of friends, being a founder, building things that matter, and women in technology Sara Chipps is a JavaScript developer based in NYC. She has been…
059 | Tim Ottinger - Otter Raised by Wolves
Nov 12, 2015 • 46 min
Guest: Tim Ottinger @tottinge Tim Ottinger talks with Dave Rael about the makings of great teams, living shamelessly and letting go of recreational anger, being non-threatening, social growth, and making better decisions Tim Ottinger is committed to…
058 | Richard Campbell - Breadth and Depth
Nov 10, 2015 • 51 min
Guest: Richard Campbell @richcampbell Richard Campbell talks with Dave Rael about understanding problems, software and charity, consuming and sharing information, and being a generalist Richard Campbell has an amazing array of expertise in all things…
057 | Ward Cunningham - Exceeding Expectations with Joy, Curiosity, and Discovery
Nov 8, 2015 • 57 min
Guest: Ward Cunningham @WardCunningham Ward Cunningham talks with Dave Rael about lasting impact, correlating with the history of computing and software, creating Wiki, and following your joy, curiosity, and discovery Ward Cunningham is the American…
056 | Jessica Kerr - Authentic Speaker
Nov 5, 2015 • 40 min
Guest: Jessica Kerr @jessitron Jessica Kerr talks with Dave Rael about a fitting with team and understanding domains, the power of speaking and sharing, and the importance of authenticity in and to yourself Jessica Kerr is incredibly excited to be a…
055 | Nathan Carroll - Family and Fitness
Nov 3, 2015 • 44 min
Guest: Nathan Carroll @DNCarroll Nathan Carroll talks with Dave Rael about a priority for family, dedication to physical condition, rewards of software, and learning from Budhism Nathan Carroll has been developing software in .NET since 1.0. He is the…
054 | Woody Zuill - Turn Up The Good
Nov 1, 2015 • 51 min
Guest: Woody Zuill @WoodyZuill Woody Zuill talks with Dave Rael about big impacts from small changes, mob programming, #NoEstimates, Agility, and lessons from Extreme Programming Woody Zuill has been programming computers for 30+ years, and works as an…
053 | Derick Bailey - On Fire for Software and LIfe
Oct 29, 2015 • 53 min
Guest: Derick Bailey @derickbailey Derick Bailey talks with Dave Rael about solving problems with software, growth experiences, the challenges of business, and the importance of interests outside software Derick Bailey is an developer, entrepreneur,…
052 | Alex Gwartney - Learning and Sharing
Oct 27, 2015 • 38 min
Guest: Alex Gwartney @AlexGwartney Alex Gwartney talks with Dave Rael about sharing knowledge and making the path easier than it was before and the challenges of looking to start a career in software Alex Gwartney is a Javascript MEAN stack developer who…
051 | Wendy Closson - Whole Person
Oct 25, 2015 • 42 min
Guest: Wendy Closson @wendypclosson Wendy Closson talks with Dave Rael about adversity bringing out the best in people, objectivity and spirituality, extreme experiences and the value of the whole person, and authenticity Wendy Closson is an expert…
050 | Cory House - Out of His Shell
Oct 22, 2015 • 39 min
Guest: @ Cory House talks with Dave Rael about self-mastery and being an outlier, breaking out of one’s shell, and the pleasures of teaching and learning Cory is an independent consultant specializing in front-end development and clean coding practices.…
049 | Dave Thomas - Programmer First
Oct 20, 2015 • 54 min
Guest: Dave Thomas @pragdave Dave Thomas talks with Dave Rael about new ways of thinking that shake things up, a history of delivery, balance in doing vs delegating, and escaping local maxima Dave Thomas is recognized internationally as an expert who…
048 | Kyle Simpson - Deeper Understanding
Oct 18, 2015 • 52 min
Guest: Kyle Simpson @getify Kyle Simpson talks with Dave Rael about learning vs deep learning, teaching development and JavaScript and creating relationships, and code as communication Kyle Simpson is Head of Curriculum for MakerSquare and an evangelist…
047 | Amy Palamountain - Enhancing Communication
Oct 13, 2015 • 45 min
Guest: Amy Palamountain @ammeep Amy Palamountain talks with Dave Rael about listening and understanding, delivering enhanced communication, and exciting big changes Amy Palamountain is from New Zealand and really likes programming, skiing and is a bit of…
046 | Pam Selle - Living Life
Oct 13, 2015 • 51 min
Guest: Pam Selle @pamasaur Pam Selle talks with Dave Rael about teaching and learning, having the right priorities, living life, and getting stuff done Pam Selle is a software engineer, published author, and public speaker. She’s co-author of Choosing a…
045 | Max McCarty - Locked Down and Lit Up
Oct 11, 2015 • 48 min
Guest: Max McCarty @maxrmccarty Max McCarty talks with Dave Rael about loving what you do, executing on your plan, giving and teaching, focusing on others, and the importance of security Max is a full stack developer with a love for all things…
044 | Carl Quinn - Automation Machine
Oct 7, 2015 • 36 min
Guest: Carl Quinn @cquinn Carl Quinn talks with Dave Rael about seeing computing and programming evolve, development tools, taking care of yourself, and automating everything Carl Quinn has been developing software professionally for 35 years, starting…
043 | Greger Wikstrand - Specializing in Generalizing
Oct 5, 2015 • 34 min
Guest: Greger Wikstrand @GregerWikstrand Greger Wikstrand talks with Dave Rael about coaching and teaching, delivering, the value of well-rounded professionals, and the necessity of agreeing on what is of value Greger Wikstrand has worked as a project…
042 | /\ndy Hunt - Pragmatic and Awesome
Oct 1, 2015 • 68 min
Guest: Andy Hunt @PragmaticAndy Andy Hunt talks with Dave Rael about the futility of long-range plans, learning on the fly, going with the flow, agility, and experimentation Andy Hunt is an author and publisher, avid musician, and sometimes woodworker.…
041 | Dan Dalrymple - The History Coder
Sep 29, 2015 • 45 min
Guest: Dan Dalrymple @dalrymp6@gmail.com Dan Dalrymple talks with Dave Rael about motivation, learning to write software, teaching and learning, and leaving fear behind When he is not busy coding, Dan Dalrymple is a history professor at Bethel University,…
040 | Yves Goeleven - Look at Users
Sep 27, 2015 • 29 min
Guest: Yves Goeleven @YvesGoeleven Yves Goeleven talks with Dave Rael about software in the cloud, learning from users, and making promise reality Yves has been shipping enterprise and cloud software since 2001. He is specialized in the design of…
039 | Linda Rising - Lit Up On Life and Still Rocking
Sep 24, 2015 • 68 min
Guest: Linda Rising @RisingLinda Linda Rising talks with Dave Rael about beating the limitations of age, understanding the mind, the virtue of a growth mindset, and doing things that matter to you Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives near…
038 | Alan Cooper - Sustainable Innovation
Sep 22, 2015 • 70 min
Guest: Alan Cooper @MrAlanCooper Alan Cooper talks with Dave Rael about interaction design, collaboration, sustainable business success, reading and books, and innovation Alan Cooper is an American software designer and programmer. Widely recognized as…
037 | Mads Kristensen - Just Ship
Sep 20, 2015 • 55 min
Guest: Mads Kristensen @mkristensen Mads Kristensen talks with Dave Rael about just-in-time learning, writing open source software, discovering and seizing opportunity, and spending time away from a problem Mads Kristensen is a Sr. Program Manager on the…
036 | Reuven Lerner - Sharing Insight
Sep 17, 2015 • 39 min
Guest: Reuven M. Lerner @reuvenmlerner Reuven Lerner talks with Dave Rael about the joys of training and sharing knowledge and life as an independent consultant, trainer, entrepreneur, and world traveller Reuven Lerner has been applying his technical…
035 | Aral Balkan - Building the World You Want to Experience
Sep 15, 2015 • 48 min
Guest: Aral Balkan @aral Aral Balkan talks with Dave Rael about the motivation, “Spyware 2.0”, altruism, selfishness, and building a better world for a better experience Aral Balkan is the founder and lead designer of Ind.ie, a social enterprise creating…
034 | Michael Crump - Family First With Passion for Tech
Sep 13, 2015 • 48 min
Guest: Michael Crump @mbcrump Michael Crump talks with Dave Rael about the joy of family, getting out of the office, and geeking out about technology, wearables, and Internet of Things Michael Crump works at Telerik and is a Microsoft MVP, coder, blogger…
033 | Michael “Doc” Norton - Customer Value and Great Organizations
Sep 10, 2015 • 45 min
Guest: Doc Norton @docondev Doc Norton talks with Dave Rael about the the rewards of delivering useful content, the power of excellent mentors, and the challenges of creating lasting change that outlives the presence of a coach. Founder and CEO of CTO2, a…
032 | Ted Neward - Presence and Values
Sep 8, 2015 • 88 min
Guest: Ted Neward @tedneward Ted Neward talks with Dave Rael about teaching and learning, values and presence, and tempering enthusiasm for technology Ted Neward is an independent consultant specializing in high-scale enterprise systems, working with…
031 | Scott Wlaschin - Learn from Diverse Sources
Sep 6, 2015 • 45 min
Guest: Scott Wlaschin @ScottWlaschin Scott Wlaschin talks with Dave Rael about the value of sharing your knowledge, the need for broad expertise, and that all problems are about people and never technical in nature. Scott Wlaschin is a .NET developer,…
030 | David Heinemeier Hansson - The Pareto Principle and Stoic Philosophy
Sep 3, 2015 • 56 min
Guest: David Heinemeier Hansson @dhh David Heinemeier Hansson talks with Dave Rael about business and software, maximizing benefit while minimizing effort, philosophy on success and failure, and how to understand the quality of software David Heinemeier…
029 | Josh Nielsen - Using Customer Feedback to Create a Great Product
Sep 1, 2015 • 50 min
Guest: Josh Nielsen @joshontheweb Josh Nielsen talks with Dave Rael about building products people use, caring about users, and using customer feedback to inform product development Josh Nielsen started programming when he got a job as a webmaster for a…
028 | Shawn Rakowski - My Life for the Code
Aug 30, 2015 • 51 min
Guest: Shawn Rakowski @shwany Shawn Rakowski talks with Dave Rael about finding inspiration, creating content, and being lit up for software and human interaction Shawn Rakowski is a father, husband, software developer, wantrepreneur, and the host of the…
027 | Jason Resnick - The Right Priorities
Aug 27, 2015 • 46 min
Guest: Jason Resnick @rezzz Jason Resnick talks with Dave Rael about the joys of software, finding the right niche, and having the right priorities Jason Resnick is a WordPress developer and has been focused only on WordPress for several years now. He…
026 | Dave Fancher - Communication First
Aug 25, 2015 • 38 min
Guest: Dave Fancher @davefancher Dave Fancher talks with Dave Rael about delivering value via software and presentation, and writing and maintaining focus on the really important things in life Dave Fancher is the owner of Achiiv Solutions, LLC in Carmel,…
025 | Derek Comartin - Have a Voice
Aug 23, 2015 • 44 min
Guest: Derek Comartin @derek_comartin Derek Comartin talks with Dave Rael about understanding business domains, access to domain experts, and finding your voice Derek Comartin is software developer with over 16 years of experience that span product…
024 | Mark Seemann - Abstract Value
Aug 20, 2015 • 57 min
Guest: @ Mark Seemann talks with Dave Rael about the rewards of writing software and educating, a functional mindset, and helping teams Mark Seemann helps programmers make code easier to maintain. He’s a Danish freelance programmer, author, conference…
023 | Mark Heath - Blending Software with Passion
Aug 18, 2015 • 30 min
Guest: Mark Heath @mark_heath Mark Heath talks with Dave Rael about audio software, working with legacy code, and sharing lessons with others Mark Heath is a software developer with a passion for improving his skills and sharing what he’s learned with…
022 | Aslak Hellesøy - Testing Your Understanding
Aug 14, 2015 • 46 min
Guest: Aslak Hellesøy @aslak_hellesoy Aslak Hellesøy talks with Dave Rael about open source software, tools and frameworks, and testing understanding with communications protocols as an example Aslak Hellesøy is the creator of Cucumber (10M downloads) and…
021 | Sally Lehman - Developers as Customers, Finding Opportunity
Aug 13, 2015 • 30 min
Guest: Sally Lehman @sllylhmn Sally Lehman talks with Dave Rael about turning disappointment into opportunity, teaching and learning, and delivering for teammates Sally Lehman is an email geek. She grew up in various small towns in Oregon and Washington,…
020 | Gary Pendergast - Making and Breaking Things, Great Power and Responsibility
Aug 10, 2015 • 42 min
Guest: Gary Pendergast @GaryPendergast Gary Pendergast talks with Dave Rael about working something as widely used as WordPress and the responsibility that comes with it Gary Pendergast works for Automattic, is a WordPress core contributor, and a member…
019 | Gojko Adzic - Software as Magic and Impact Mapping to Avoid the Underpants Gnomes
Aug 9, 2015 • 53 min
Guest: Gojko Adzic @gojkoadzic Gojko Adzic talks with Dave Rael about building software for fun, the boredom of web forms to database, challenging requirements, impact mapping, and understanding a clear path to delivering what is needed Gojko Adzic is a…
018 | Phil Haack - Dealing with People, Especially with Like Interests
Aug 5, 2015 • 46 min
Guest: Phil Haack @haacked Phil Haack talks with Dave Rael about his focus on people, open source software, and delivering value to users Phil Haack works at GitHub working to make it better for .NET and Windows developers everywhere. Prior to GitHub,…
017 | Charles Max Wood - Get Involved and Try New Things
Aug 2, 2015 • 49 min
Guest: Charles Max Wood @cmaxw Summary: Charles Max Wood talks with Dave Rael about producing content for developers, freelancing success, communication, and getting involved Charles Max Wood is an avid podcaster and creator of content - the host of the…
016 | Matt Wynne - Strong Communication and Passionate Dedication
Jul 29, 2015 • 44 min
Guest: Matt Wynne @mattwynne Matt Wynne talks with Dave Rael about communicating with programmers and business experts, working on things that really matter, and building something worthy of the effort Matt Wynne is the lead developer for Cucumber, the…
015 | Joe Colantonio - Delivering Automation Awesomeness
Jul 26, 2015 • 30 min
Guest: Joe Colantonio @jcolantonio Joe Colantonio talks with Dave Rael about automating testing, creating useful content, and understanding the intent of users and businesses Joe Colantonio a test automation architect for a large Fortune 100 company. He’m…
014 | Paul Rayner - Facilitating Learning and Growth
Jul 22, 2015 • 45 min
Guest: Paul Rayner @thepaulrayner Paul Rayner talks with Dave Rael about imparting knowledge and wisdom, improving clients rather than just helping, and understanding the domain Paul Rayner is a seasoned design coach and leadership mentor, helping teams…
013 | Carl Franklin - Just Be Awesome
Jul 20, 2015 • 40 min
Guest: Carl Franklin @carlfranklin Carl Franklin talks with Dave Rael about doing what you do best, being prepared for opportunity, and being bold and awesome when executingCarl Franklin is Executive Vice President of App vNext (appvnext.com), a software…
012 | Jeremy Clark - Understanding Users and Making Developers Better
Jul 16, 2015 • 47 min
Guest: @ Jeremy Clark talks with Dave Rael about understanding users, providing value and reaping the rewards, and making developers better Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application development, he…
011 | Gabe Hesse - Listen and Be Not Afraid
Jul 13, 2015 • 26 min
Guest: Gabe Hesse @gabehesse Gabe Hesse talks with Dave Rael about building great teams, being a geek, eradicating the fear of failure,listening, and changing your mind Gabe Hesse is a life-long nerd with a bunch of interesting professional and…
010 | Kevin Krueger - Finding The Root of the Problem
Jul 9, 2015 • 27 min
Guest: Kevin Krueger @kevinkrueger Kevin Krueger talks with Dave Rael about identifying what will really help clients and delivering solutions Kevin Krueger is Founder and Principal Consultant at SolutionWave, a small software development consulting firm…
009 | Udi Dahan - Understanding and Communication
Jul 6, 2015 • 48 min
Guest: Udi Dahan @UdiDahan Udi Dahan talks with Dave Rael about delivering software, scaling organizations, and optimizing output. Udi Dahan, “The Software Simplist,” is one of the world’s foremost experts on Service-Oriented Architecture and…
008 | Trevor Page - Teaching and Learning, Always and Everywhere
Jul 2, 2015 • 38 min
Guest: Trevor Page @programwithjava Trevor Page talks with Dave Rael about learning and teaching to code, inspiration, and passion. Trevor is a programmer who started down a very typical path in life. He went to school got good grades, was accepted into…
007 | Jimmy Bogard - The Primacy of Simplicity
Jun 29, 2015 • 42 min
Guest: Jimmy Bogard @jbogard Jimmy Bogard talks with Dave Rael about building systems at scale, simplicity, and focusing on the problem before concocting a solution. Jimmy Bogard is the chief architect at HeadSpring, a member of the ASPInsiders group, the…
006 | Oren Eini - Succeeding against Adversity, Projects and Products
Jun 25, 2015 • 55 min
Guest: Oren Eini @ayende Oren Eini talks with Dave Rael about army experiences, expectations while building software systems and products, and the differences between projects and products Oren Eini has over 15 years of experience in the development world…
005 | Chris Eidhof - Just Have to Code, Initiative, and Complimentary Skills and Personality
Jun 22, 2015 • 34 min
Guest: Chris Eidhof @chriseidhof Chris Eidhof talks with Dave Rael about developing applications for iOS, possessing the personality that requires writing software to thrive and working with teams that compliment on another. Chris Eidhof is an iOS…
004 | Rob Eisenberg - Social Rewards and Doing Your Best
Jun 17, 2015 • 37 min
Guest: Rob Eisenberg @eisenbergeffect Rob Eisenberg talks with Dave Rael about delivering value, creativity, modern Javascript development, and the rewards of making useful things. Rob Eisenberg is a widely recognized UI development expert. He is the…
003 | Harry Brumleve - Speaking the Truth
Jun 14, 2015 • 0 min
Guest: Harry Brumleve @hbrumleve Harry Brumleve talks with Dave Rael about architecting highly available and highly scalable systems and speaking the truth to power. Harry Brumleve has been practicing software development for over fifteen years and has…
002 | Kijana Woodard: Focus on the Business
Jun 12, 2015 • 40 min
Guest: Kijana Woodard @kijanawoodard Kijana Woodard talks with Dave Rael about delivering value and shares insightful experiences about technology and user focus. Kijana Woodard is a highly experienced software developer based in the Dallas/Fort Worth…
000 | Dave Rael: Developer On Fire Introduction
Jun 12, 2015 • 8 min
Guest: Dave Rael @raelyard Get ready to be lit up, geeks! In this, the first episode, Dave Rael introduces the Developer On Fire podcast show and gives some idea of what to expect. The zero-based index numbering should be found to be consistent with the…
001 | John Sonmez: Simple Programmer
Jun 12, 2015 • 40 min
Guest: @ John Sonmez talks with Dave Rael about delivering value and his experiences as a software developer, a life coach, and an entrepreneur. John is the founder of Simple Programmer at simpleprogrammer.com, where he tirelessly pursues his vision of…