Building a career as a Software Engineer is hard.
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 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:
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…