The PIT Show: Reflections and Interviews in the Tech World

The PIT Show: Reflections and Interviews in the Tech World
This is the show where I sit down with people in the tech space and talk about what they are doing and how they get it all done.

What Does Content Look Like in 2020 and Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously!
Sep 15 • 39 min
This week, Jay talks about where content creators are going and what that means for the state of tech content in 2020. Also Part 2 of Zac Braddy’s Interview.
Your First Remote First Day and And Stop Arguing About Preferences!
Sep 8 • 28 min
It’s Jay’s first day at his new job! This is the first time he’s had a remote first day. He got some tips from the community to share with y’all. Also Zac Braddy talks about his career journey and why he doesn’t argue about code semantics anymore.
Wayne Jones - Let’s Learn Together - The PIT Show Preseason
Sep 1 • 26 min
This is the PIT Show, a new format combining reflections and interviews with people working in technology. We’re in the preseason so expect some changes, but we kick this off with an explainer, an interview with Wayne Jones and a tribute to Chadwick…
Creating the Art No One Asked For (So you don’t have to) with Scott Johnson
Aug 25 • 40 min
Ever wondered how a conversation between a man and a sentient can of expired cream corn would go? Yeah me neither, but now every week, I look forward to Scott’s Next Comic to hit the web. Scott is someone that I’ve listened to multiple times a week!
PIT Reflections: The Spiral to Free Content
Aug 18 • 23 min
Your Boy got a JOB! Next month begins my career as a developer advocate, but we don’t talk about that too much. I had a conversation with a friend where we talked about the race to the bottom with content creation becoming more and more free. I talk about…
How Developer Advocacy is Changing with Joe Karlsson
Aug 11 • 38 min
The world of Developer Advocacy has been changing and Joe Karlsson is at the front of that movement. Moving discussions from the hallway track to Twitter, Twitch, and Tik Tok, hear how this Developer 🥑 is connecting with developers.
PIT Reflections: A Million Childrens Recitals and Helping Making Transcriptions Accessible
Aug 4 • 36 min
I’ve been doing a lot in public, from talks and livestreams to appearances on other podcasts and taking interviews.
Better than Fixing Computers with Cecil Phillip
Jul 28 • 48 min
Young Cecil leaving Antigua for the US thought working in tech meant only fixing people’s computers. Today, he’s a Senior Cloud Adovcate at one of the most important companies of the century. For him, once he saw there wasn’t a limit, He decided to not…
The Importance of Design in Your Projects - PIT Reflection
Jul 21 • 23 min
Have you ever been coding in circles wondering how you got there? That was me last week. In this reflection episode, we break down how I could have avoided it.
Effectively Doing a Lot with Tom Merritt
Jul 14 • 32 min
Tom does a lot. I’ve been following Tom’s work for years even before I started podcasting. This episode is all about HOW he’s been able to do so much and some of the secrets of his success.
PIT Reflection: Github Sponsors, Talking to Mentors, and Writing Docs
Jul 7 • 19 min
This week, I talk about what I’ve been up to at the start of July. I also look at what’s coming up next on the show!
A Surplus of Happy from Melanie Crutchfield
Jun 30 • 57 min
Melanie is one of my longest friends in the Python space. In fact I met her at the first python meetup I ever attended. She’s always been a mega source of realism and encouragement and even presents that in her work.
Don’t be Silent - PIT Reflections
Jun 18 • 20 min
Another Reflection this one regarding my thoughts and feelings towards companies not speaking up and people just letting it happen.
Getting Real and Narrowing The Scope
Jun 10 • 29 min
This is an important PIT Reflection. In it I do share a little productivity, but more importantly, I talk about some code decisions and ultimately what the future looks like for this podcast.
2 Devs Don’t Talk About Tech with InfoSteph
Jun 2 • 38 min
Stephanie (aka InfoSteph) bring real talk to the PIT Podcast. Not much tech talk in this one. So refreshing.
Seeing the Need and Taking Action with Christina Morrillo
May 6 • 56 min
This episode has been years in the making. I finally get to sit down with Christina Morrillo to talk about #wocintechchat, her work with WISP, and more!
Being the Coolest Nerd in the Room
Apr 23 • 56 min
A few months back I reached out to podcaster and new friend in the industry Reggie Davis. We had such a blast on a private call, we decided to get one on tape.
All the Noise is Making Me Tired
Mar 16 • 15 min
I just finished recording another show and there was a part where I got into my feelings.
Been Building Things and Having a Great Time!
Mar 12 • 24 min
A look back at the month of February for Me and PIT.
New Season Who Dis? Productivity Woes and New Projects
Feb 18 • 17 min
Welcome back to the new season. We’re getting personal.
Jeff Triplett Tells Us a Story of Django and Community!
Oct 2, 2019 • 40 min
Jeff Triplett is a veteran in the Django space. In fact he has done so much for the Python and Django communities and helps to organize Django Con). We recorded this before I went on Vacation but there is still a lot to pull from this episode!
The Lies in Finding Your Target Product/Market Fit - PIT Reflections
Sep 17, 2019 • 11 min
A 2-fer. This week I had a lot on my mind and really needed to get it out. So you get two Reflections dropping. Will there be more this week. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Weird Purchase Justifications - PIT Reflections
Sep 17, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode I share my philosophy on making purchases for PIT. 🤑
Launching your “Learning Tool” App with Dark Noise Creator Charlie Chapman
Sep 9, 2019 • 47 min
Charlie Chapman just released his first app Dark Noise.
PIT Reflections 03 Sep 2019 - Allstars and TrashBirds (Be something in between!)
Sep 3, 2019 • 33 min
Charging What You Believe Is Right - PIT Reflections 27 Aug 2019
Aug 27, 2019 • 23 min
This episode I reveal my prices and why I charge them. I also encourage you to not undersell your value or the amount of effort that you put into what you’re doing!
I Need to Know How I Can Help - Pit Reflections 26 Aug 2019
Aug 27, 2019 • 19 min
A shorter episode with just me. I need your help to determine what’s next for PIT.
Paying for Positivity w/ Andrew Brown.
Aug 21, 2019 • 42 min
Andrew Brown was charged to continue the legacy of the longest running Hearthstone podcast. I sit down with Andrew and break down his infectious positivity and passion which is a refreshing outlook in a predominantly negative space.
Creating a “Vetted” Community for Developers w/ Ledge from
Aug 13, 2019 • 36 min
David “Ledge” Ledgerwood is the full time podcast host for’s “Frontier Podcast”. In this conversation we talk about developer communities of all skill levels and learn some podcasting insight from someone who gets paid to podcast regularly.
Finding a “Pool” of Folks to Inspire you to Ship! with Paul Seal
Aug 6, 2019 • 38 min
Paul loves pool. But the European pool industry didn’t have the best way of tracking your favorite players or watching the latest matches. That’s why Paul with the support, from folks that loved pool just as much as him, decided to do something about it.
Thinking about the move from Side Quest to Main Quest with Al Rodriguez
Jul 30, 2019 • 37 min
Al has been working on his side hustle on and off for the last 6 years. I sit down with Al and try to dissect some of the things keeping him at his 9-5 and what we can do to transform our side quest into a main quest.
Change how we think about the “Junior” Role w/ Lee Warrick
Jul 23, 2019 • 49 min
Automation for Yourself and Others with Jonathan Magen
Jul 16, 2019 • 39 min
John Svazic Helps Keep Orcs Out of the Server Room
Jul 9, 2019 • 39 min
John is an information security expert. He leads Purple Teams (A combination of Red and Blue Teams) to make sure that companies are prepared for security attacks. John was recently showcased for adding a little variance to the Tabletop (security) world by…
[REPOST] - Kyle’s IOS Dev Strategy
Jun 29, 2019 • 52 min
Well I made a mess of things with the last upload. There were issues all over the place. That’s what new software will do to you! This is a re-release of the last episode. (Just so you get the notice) The original audio will be updated as well. No Show…
Kyle Cronin’s iOS Dev Strategy
Jun 26, 2019 • 52 min
NOTE: The audio was replaced with a better copy as 28 Jun 2019 around 9:30PM (PST). Kyle is hoping to build his skillset in a way that terrifies some people. SHIPPING!
Heidi Helen is a Designer/Developer/Business Owner
Jun 18, 2019 • 36 min
When the project isn’t hers she treats it like it is. Now that Heidi Helen Pilypas has a new app out we will see if how it feels when all the responsibility falls on her!
How Will Gant Gets Things Done (But Not That Way)
Jun 11, 2019 • 41 min
This is a continuation of last weeks conversation.
Will Gant’s Power of Pace with your Project to Do More than Most (Part 1)
Jun 4, 2019 • 40 min
Will is one busy guy! This week we talk with the author, podcaster, and software engineer. About what has
Ish Shabazz and the Peppery Culmination of his iOS Development
May 21, 2019 • 34 min
The Benefits of Listening to Others - Dave Rael
May 14, 2019 • 46 min
Driven To Help Others With Career Design Patterns - Chad Bostick
May 7, 2019 • 36 min
The Extra Effort That Sets You Apart - Ridiculous Hat
Apr 30, 2019 • 47 min
Running A Grocery Store In The Modern Era - Ronnie Lutes
Apr 22, 2019 • 52 min
Daryl Baxter teaches us about going Freelance
Apr 15, 2019 • 56 min
How to run 2 (TWO) Empires - Clay Russell
Apr 8, 2019 • 30 min
Finding Balance Between Planning and Creativity with James Dempsey
Apr 1, 2019 • 35 min
Being the Face behind the Face of great companies with Jean MacDonald (@macgenie)
Mar 25, 2019 • 37 min
Creating and Speaking about the Things that Interest You - Irma Mesa
Mar 18, 2019 • 43 min
App Camp 4 Girls and App Launch Map (with a move in the middle) w/ Aleen Simms
Mar 11, 2019 • 39 min
Aleen is one of my favorite people to talk to on the internet! She’s doing some amazing things to help build a new generation of app developers!
Travel, Parenting, and ADHD with Heidi Waterhouse
Mar 4, 2019 • 33 min
Hedei Waterhouse is always somewhere different. Which isn’t the easiest thing in the world to handle. She somehow manages to make it look easy though!
An Analytical Breakdown of Video Games, Connection, and Content Creation - Steve Lubitz
Feb 25, 2019 • 41 min
My guest this week is someone I’ve followed regularly for years until he disappeared. Then I found him!
Mike Schmitz is (NOT) a Poser - How a Father of FIVE Built a Productivity Empire
Feb 18, 2019 • 38 min
It’s Easy When You’re Customer Number One
Feb 11, 2019 • 27 min
Justin Duke loves making things almost as much as he loves emailing people. That is why he built Button-down, a developer-friendly email newsletter service that scratches all of his emailing itches.
What Companies AND Candidates can do Better in the Hiring Process with John Knox
Feb 4, 2019 • 47 min
This week, John Knox talks about his transition from a tech hub to Minneapolis Minnesota and what it was like for him going through the hiring process.
A Native Indi Creating an Indie Shop In Indi(ana)
Jan 28, 2019 • 30 min
This one goes out to all the small town folks!
Creating People to Look Up To - Maira Benjamin
Jan 21, 2019 • 32 min
What’s it like progressing in the tech space with no one at your level that looks like you?
Podcast Ground Surfing with Brett Terpstra
Jan 14, 2019 • 31 min
The “Mad Scientist of the Internet” is back! Brett Terpstra jumps on the podcast to tell us about a new hobby that he’s picked up, away from the computer screen.
A Chokehold on your Career with Tre Island
Jan 7, 2019 • 44 min
This week’s guest is long time PIT community member, my former conference roommate and FREAKIN’ PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER! Tre Island.