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Engineer and CTO Charity Majors
Oct 11 • 44 min
Charity Majors is the CTO of Honeycomb.io, and has spent a career deep in tech. We talked at length about her struggles and strategies for growth and the challenging transition from individual contributor to manager and leader. Charity is an incredibly…
Developer Advocate Jason Lengstorf
Sep 20 • 51 min
Jason Lengstorf is a Developer Advocate, and at the time of this recording, he was heading up the learning team for Gatsby. During this interview, Jason and I cover his background and his experiences learning to lead. Near the end of the conversation,…
DEV Webmaster and Founder Ben Halpern
Sep 13 • 51 min
Ben Halpern is best known for building the DEV community, centered around https://dev.to. During our conversation, we talked about his journey from marketer to developer and from developer to founder. Ben shared with me why he uses the title Webmaster and…
Speaker and Software Engineer Laurie Barth
Sep 6 • 42 min
Laurie Barth is a mathematician turned Software Engineer. She is known for giving a ton of excellent talks and sharing her opinions about software development online. We got the change to talk about her start in tech, her transition from a tangential…
Creator of Laravel Taylor Otwell
Aug 30 • 46 min
Taylor Otwell is the creator and maintainer of Laravel, a PHP framework for modern web applications. Taylor’s also a fellow Arkansan! We talked a ton about running an Open Source project and the successful career Taylor has built around the Laravel…
Lead Site Reliability Engineer Molly Struve
Aug 23 • 43 min
Molly Struve is a Lead Site Reliability Engineer, blogger, and speaker who I’ve been following on Twitter for quite a while. In our conversation we cover her experience transitioning into the software industry, dealing with imposter syndrome, and the…
GoRails Creator and Consultant Chris Oliver
Aug 16 • 57 min
Chris is the creator and CEO of GoRails, a site that hosts his Ruby and Ruby on Rails screencasts. Chris is also an Open Source developer and a well-known content creator. He co-hosts the Remote Ruby podcast. In our conversation we talk about Chris’ start…
Conference Speaker and Lead Engineer Jessica Kerr
Jul 19 • 48 min
Jessica is a Lead Engineer at Atomist, she is also a well-known conference speaker and writer. Jessica shared some of her strengths and taught me about thinking in systems. We also touched on some of the unique experiences Jessica has witnessed as a woman…
Pragmatic Programmers Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas
Jul 12 • 61 min
Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas are the authors of The Pragmatic Programmers, one of the most influential software engineering books of all time. Andy and Dave are also original members of the agile movement and have been writing code for several decades. They…
Senior Software Engineer Cassidy Williams
Jul 5 • 36 min
Cassidy Williams is a Senior Software Engineer at CodePen. Before joining CodePen, Cassidy worked at a ton of different companies ranging from startups to Amazon. During the interview, we talk about her journey from beginner to senior and Cassidy shares…
AWS Consultant and Open Source Engineer Tung Nguyen
Jun 28 • 44 min
Tung Nguyen runs BoltOps, an AWS consultancy, and is the former VP of Engineering for Bleacher Report. Tung grew with Bleacher Report from the first hire to leading the engineering team, during our conversation we talk about that journey and about the…
Engineering VP and Mentor Justin Hennessy
Jun 21 • 37 min
Justin Hennessy is a Vice President of Engineering at Neto E-Commerce Solutions in Australia. Justin has been an engineering doer and facilitator for two decades and has developed expertise in mentoring other engineers. During this interview, Justin and I…
Staff Software Engineer and Teacher Vaidehi Joshi
May 24 • 42 min
Vaidehi is a Staff Software Engineer at Tilde and creator of content series like BaseCS and BaseDS. She has built a career around educating others while building software. Vadehi and I discuss her experiences transitioning from a writing career, stepping…
Entrepreneur and Freelance Engineer Jason Swett
Mar 1 • 31 min
Jason is a freelance software engineer and an expert on Ruby testing. He hosts the Ruby Testing podcast, writes technical books, teaches other developers, and is on a mission to build businesses with his technical skillset. During our talk, Jason shared…
Open Source Maintainer Steve Klabnik
Feb 22 • 40 min
Steve Klabnik is an accomplished open source maintainer having worked on a huge number of projects. He is most well known for his work on Ruby, Rails, and Rust. During our interview, we talk about Steve’s journey as a developer and the how open source has…
Teacher and Developer Advocate Ali Spittel
Feb 15 • 34 min
Ali Spittel is a Developer Advocate at Dev.to and spent a portion of her career teaching new web developers at General Assembly. She has a ton of valuable experience when it comes to teaching others and getting involved in the community. Ali shares a lot…
International Software Engineer and Blogger Geshan Manandhar
Feb 8 • 33 min
Geshan Manandhar is a Senior Software Engineer with experience working in a number of different countries including Nepal, U.A.E., and Australia. He has been blogging and sharing his expertise for over a decade. Our conversation covers the usual subjects…
Gourmet Ruby Chef Avdi Grimm
Feb 1 • 32 min
Avdi is a prolific Ruby developer with deep ties to the community. A well-known speaker and educator, he created Ruby Tapas and has led a successful career as a consultant. Avdi shared his experiences with imposter syndrome and talked about the importance…
UX Engineer and Coding Coach Founder Emma Wedekind
Jan 25 • 35 min
Emma is an engineer at LogMeIn, the founder of Coding Coach, and a writer. She’s currently living in Germany and sharing tons of great content on Twitter. Our conversation focuses on her early career and her foray into writing for an audience. Emma’s…
Docker Captain and Freelance Developer Nick Janetakis
Jan 18 • 26 min
Nick Janetakis is an educator and developer in the DevOps space. He creates extremely high-quality content and courses that have enabled significant growth in his freelance career. Our discussion covers building confidence and the truth about being an…
Principal Frontend Engineer Ben Ilegbodu
Jan 11 • 44 min
Ben Ilegbodu is a principal engineer at Eventbrite, a Microsoft MVP, and a speaker in the JavaScript community. During our conversation Ben shares his unconventional experience with imposter syndrome and his thoughts on becoming a senior developer. Ben’s…
Technical Writer and Freelancer Sophia Shoemaker
Dec 30, 2018 • 29 min
Sophia is an author and freelance web developer. Our conversation hones in on the concept of teaching others to build your own skills and career. Sophia’s internet home: https://twitter.com/wisecobbler
Public Speaker and React Native Developer Erin Fox
Dec 30, 2018 • 28 min
Erin Fox is a React Native developer at Major League Soccer. Despite joining the software engineering industry recently she has spoken at a number of conferences and meetups. We talk about building confidence and the benefits of getting involved in the…
Professional Mentor Ryan Bigg
Dec 30, 2018 • 36 min
Ryan Bigg is a well-known open source developer. Now he mentors junior developers fulltime at Culture Amp. Ryan shared his struggles as a beginner and some of the challenges he faces now that he is over a decade into his career. Ryan’s internet home:…
Accessibility Guru and Engineering Manager Jen Luker
Dec 30, 2018 • 35 min
Jen Luker is a JavaScript developer turned manager. She is an expert on tech accessibility. During our talk, we touch on topics ranging from semantic HTML to sexism, Jen has had an incredible journey and I’m humbled to have had the opportunity to record…
JavaScript Expert and Content Creator Kent C. Dodds
Dec 30, 2018 • 42 min
Kent C. Dodds is known for the huge amount of content he has produced, his open source work, and his high level of productivity. During our conversation, we talk about his humble beginnings and how he built a career on sharing his knowledge. Kent’s…