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Developer On Fire

Summary: 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.

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 Episode 378 | Simon Harrer - Writing Priorities | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:45:21

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 domain-driven design, fitting architectures such as microservices or monoliths, and clean code in Java, Ruby or even JavaScript. Most recently, he wrote the book Java by Comparison that helps Java beginners to write cleaner code through before/after comparisons. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Simon Harrer - Learning by failing - Simon's experience with writing a book and the approach of Java By Comparison - Simon's position at INNOQ and his interest in teaching - Reasons for choosing programming languages - Simon's story of failure - burnout leading to physical manifestations of stress - Priorities and family - Years of being a student, teaching in school, and learning to write, especially in English - Collaborating on writing a book - Simon's book recommendations - The things that have Simon most excited - How Simon stays current with what he needs to know - Learning patience - Simon's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Simon Resources: Java By Comparison: Become a Java Craftsman in 70 Examples - Simon Harrer, Jörg Lenhard, Linus Dietz Jörg Lenhard Linus Dietz Tinnitus Sunk-Cost Fallacy Gerald Weinberg on Developer On Fire Woody Zuill on Developer On Fire Pareto principle Simon's book recommendation: Java By Comparison: Become a Java Craftsman in 70 Examples - Simon Harrer, Jörg Lenhard, Linus Dietz The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win - Gene Kim The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully - Gerald M. Weinberg Simon's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Don't just just to a solution - try to spend time with the problem try pair programming and especially mob programming In comparison to people, tech is trivial

 Episode 377 | Michael Dowden - Autonomy and People | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:53:27

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 geeking out over cool technology. He is passionate about keeping things simple and focusing on what provides real value to the end user. Michael enjoys helping other developers grow in their career, speaking at conferences, user groups, and coding academies. In 2015 he wrote Programming Languages ABC++ to share programming languages with children. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Michael Dowden - A changing and changed focus from technology to people - How Michael got started in software - The value of degrees - Multiple foci and staying Michael on staying in programming - Michael, the conference speaker - Michael's experience with being an author - Michael's lifestyle and businesses - The joy of board games and prioritizing activities you enjoy - Michael's story of failure - a filed startup and the emotional explosion of not communicating a valuing of opinions - Michael's book recommendations - Prioritizing lifestyle over tasks and achievements - Michael's success story - finishing a book, autonomy of time, and shifting from things to people - Achieving autonomous liberty - Michael's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Michael Resources: Programming Languanges ABC++ - Michael Dowden Andromeda FlexePark Doc Norton on Developer On Fire TRS-80 TrackJS Michael's Blog Post on Installing TrackJS in Angular 5+ Todd Gardner on Developer On Fire Eric Brandes on Developer On Fire Alex Papadimoulis on Developer On Fire Chad Green Code PaLOUsa Martine Dowden - Michael's Wife Shawn Wildermuth on Developer On Fire Ted Neward on Developer On Fire Isildur Michael's book recommendation: The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less - Greg McKeown Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition) - Tom DeMarco The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master - Andrew Hunt The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich - Timothy Ferriss The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It - Michael E. Gerber Michael's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Listen - check your ego at the door and be willing to accept that you may be wrong Practice compassion All other things being equal, simpler is always better

 Episode 376 | Michael Eaton - Connected Independence | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:51:42

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 You can read more about him there. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Michael Eaton - Mike's writing practice, the content of his book on going independent, and the talk that started the inspiration - The story and origin of KalamzaooX - Building a network and deep human connections - Mike, the speaker - How Mike got started in software - Remote work - Mike's story of failure - gong over budget without communicating - Mike's book recommendations - Mike's top 3 tips for delivering more value Resources: Same Stuff Different Day - Mike's Blog Thoughts On Writing Jim Holmes on Developer On Fire John Grisham and writing one page every day Jeff Strauss Jay Harris on Developer On Fire Josh Holmes Kalamzaoo X Elizabeth Barron Sarah Dutkiewicz on Developer On Fire Mike Wood Jay Wren Spencer Schneidenbach on Developer On Fire Computer Shopper CompuServe Dustin Campbell Michael's book recommendation: How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles - Steven Pressfield Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World - Cal Newport Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life - Francesca Gino Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values - Robert M Pirsig Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae - Steven Pressfield Michael's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Work on emotional intelligence Communication is key - talk Don't be afraid to ask questions

 Episode 375 | Miriam Aguirre - Stability to Thriving | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:45:07

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 fastest-growing company in America by Inc. Magazine. As a vital member of the Skillz leadership team, she has seen the importance of fostering a strong, diverse engineering team firsthand. Prior to this, she worked as a software engineer and architect for companies including HubAnalytics, Krush Inc., Financial Engines and Hewlett-Packard. An avid gaming enthusiast, she has been featured in VentureBeat and CIO Magazine for her passion and efforts to bring diversity to the technology and gaming industries. Miriam grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating from MIT. Today, she can be found leading the Skillz engineering team and working to advance diversity in the eSports industry. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Miriam Aguirre - Miriam's interest in diversity - Miriam's story of getting involved in gaming and eSports and the importance of financial security - Gaming, Skillz, and Miriam's leadership role - Skillz and eSports - Accessibility for gaming and careers - How Miriam got started in software - Miriam's story of failure - deficiency of risk - Culture at Skillz - Miriam's book recommendation - The things that have Miriam most excited and the potential of technology - Miriam's worries about software and technology - Miriam's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Miriam Resources: Skillz Miriam on LinkedIn Indi Young on Developer On Fire FICO Miriam's book recommendation: Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson Miriam's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Try to understand the problem before jumping to solutions Work on things you care about (if you can) Most of the time, problems are people problems

 Episode 374 | Tom Elliott - The Right Guidance at the Right Times | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:49:11

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 Management platform. Tom is a lover of side projects, some of which include Edward, a command-line tool for managing local instances of microservices and Speaker Alert, a mobile app for timing speeches. Outside of technical pursuits, Tom is an avid public speaker, and posts far too many puns on social media. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Tom Elliott - What technical speakers can learn from other types of performing - Preparation for speaking - Tom's side projects and coding hobby - How Tom got started in software - Solving a problem and sharing the solution - Tom's story of failure - falling short on thinking through user experience - Learning, doing, and the Pareto Principle - Mixed-stack environments and tools that work for you - Tom's book recommendation - How Tom wound up trying life and work in New York - How Tom stays current with what he needs to know - Tom on leadership and management - Tom's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Tom Resources: Tom on GitHub Tom's Blog on Medium Yext Edward Toastmasters International Rob Richardson on Developer On Fire Sourcetree Tim Ferriss Jeff Atwood on Developer On Fire John Rouda on Developer On Fire Tricia Broderick on Developer On Fire The Dunning–Kruger Effect Tom's book recommendation: The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win - Gene Kim Tom's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Put people first Prepare for everything you do If you are good at something, you probably won't realize your'e good at it

 Episode 373 | Thorsten Ball - Interpreters, Compilers, and Writing | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:56:32

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 that powers the mobility platform. He wrote two books: "Writing An Interpreter in Go" and its sequel, "Writing A Compiler In Go". Both books are a result of his love for doing what he calls "recreational programming", where he digs deep into various topics, hoping to come out the other end with a better understanding of what it is that we do when we program. For the last few years, the two topics that kept his attention the most are systems programming and programming languages. He's also interested in the other side of doing professional software development: software engineering in a team, communicating through code, team and company culture and how to write good code together. This fascination with programming and what it means to develop software, turned into his two books and various blog posts, podcast appearances and talks. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Thorsten Ball - How Thorsten got started in software - Thorsten on writing books - Understanding why things are the way they are - Similarities between writing books and software projects and other creative endeavors - Persistence vs failing fast, conflicting advice, best practices, and "it depends" - Writing in English for a German programmer - Thorsten's choice of Golang for his books - Thorsten's story of failure - bugs, overlooking missing elements, rejection - Thorsten's book recommendations - Thorsten's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Thorsten Resources: Thorsten's Blog, Including Signup for His Newsletter Writing An Interpreter In Go - Thorsten Ball Writing A Compiler In Go Kevlin Henney on Developer On Fire Ted Neward on Developer On Fire Nand to Tetris The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles - Noam Nisan Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools (2nd Edition) - Alfred V. Aho Udi Dahan on Developer On Fire The Go Format Tool Uncle Bob Martin on Developer On Fire Sandi Metz on Developer On Fire Thorsten's book recommendation: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master - Andrew Hunt Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship - Robert C. Martin Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) - Sandi Metz Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (The Mit Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Series) - Harold Abelson The Soul of A New Machine - Tracy Kidder On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction - William Zinsser Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman Thinking Forth - Leo Brodie Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software - Charles Petzold Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming - Peter Seibel Thorsten's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Learn to write well because communication is important Know one level of abstraction beneath you Write code to be changed and/or deleted

 Episode 372 | Tricia Broderick - Meaningful Leadership | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:51:46

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 years of experience. Her leadership, training and coaching at all levels of an organization, helped lay the groundwork to shift teams from one-year product cycles to feasible daily delivery of high-quality software and services. With this first-hand experience, she openly shares stories and examples to inspire people to reach new heights through continuous reflection and growth. Tricia is an exceptional leader, coach, mentor, facilitator, trainer, and popular speaker at national conferences. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Tricia Broderick - Problems in software development leadership and dysfunction in career paths - The appeal of the technical - How Tricia moved into leadership - The reasons for leaders to refrain from doing individual contribution - The meaning of leadership - "User Acceptance" - Management and parenting - Tricia's story of failure - sending mixed messages, an experiment at recognition that didn't do what was intended - Tricia's advice to young leaders - Understanding perspectives in conflict and drama - Deciding what things are better left unsaid - Tricia's book recommendations - Tricia's designed lifestyle - Tricia's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Tricia Resources: Agile For All Lead to the Edge Llewellyn Falco on Developer On Fire BEA Systems Jake Calabrese TechSmith The Agile Retrospective Prime Directive Tricia's book recommendation: Training From the Back of the Room!: 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn - Sharon L. Bowman How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable - Patrick Lencioni The Human Side of Agile - How to Help Your Team Deliver - Gil Broza Tricia's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Understand that you're probably wrong about what value is Be OK with it never possibly being done It's about people

 Episode 371 | Eric Brandes - Boring Tech Fun Business | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:52:40

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. Prior to founding TrackJS he spent over a decade consulting at Fortune 500's on large web projects. From building MVPs to overseeing development on billion dollar web properties, he has strong opinions about building software and delivering value. Sometime he gives talks and writes about it. When he's not writing code, he's making bad 80's music and rap beats. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Eric Brandes - Eric on speaking at and sponsoring conferences - PubConf - Building a positive culture - TrackJs and cloud computing - Minnesota developer communities and the passing of a great in David Hussman - Eric's thoughts on becoming a business owner and operator - Eric's story of failure - slow (rather than fast) business growth, failure to to convince project teams that big integration at the end was a bad idea - Origins of TrackJs - Eric on travel and social interaction as an introvert - Roles at TrackJs and the sometimes butting of heads of running a business together - Eric's book recommendations - Eric's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Eric Resources: TrackJs The TrackJs Blog Todd Gardner on Developer On Fire Let It Be - The Beatles PubConf Erik Dietrich Bryan Cantrill on Developer On Fire David Hussman on Developer On Fire A Protocol For Dying - Pieter Hintjens on The Changelog YAGNI Manifesto for Agile Software Development Eric's book recommendation: Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition - Steve McConnell The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win - Gene Kim Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand Eric's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Use boring technoolgy ("There's no place in software for optimism") Do the hardest thing first Keep it simple (and really think about what you mean by "simple" and if it really is)

 Episode 370 | John Wright - Getting Involved | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:47:53

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 “shrink-wrapped” software to large, distributed networks using multiple platforms and technologies. His experience spans the entire software lifecycle, from customer-facing requirements gathering, through development and release, and continued maintenance. Though he has experience in a management role, his passion lives in writing high-quality, clean code while providing leadership through technical direction and mentorship. He enjoys sharing his experiences with automated testing, mocking frameworks, and static analysis tools, or guiding other developers through the darker crevices of the .NET framework, while also learning from his peers’ experiences -- helping everyone "level up" as a team. He has a pragmatic approach to and a heavy interest in continuous improvement of people, process, and product. He's currently applying that experience as a Full-Stack Web Developer at Stack Overflow on the Internal Development team. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and John Wright - John on getting involved in being a conference speaker - Expectations for being a speaker vs reality - John working at Stack Overflow - The broader Stack Exchange network - Stack Overflow and .NET Core - John's story of failure - exposing a bug that gave away free service - John's book recommendations - John's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with John Resources: John's Blog THAT Conference Steven Hicks on Developer On Fire David Neal on Developer On Fire KCDC - Kansas City Developer Conference Jay Harris on Developer On Fire Christina Aldan Chad Green Joel Spolsky The Joel Test Nick Craver Marc Gravell The Story of Thomas Watson mistakes, firing, and education Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software - Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides Rob Conery on Developer On Fire The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich - Timothy Ferriss John's book recommendation: John's Full List of Book Recommendations Design Patterns For Dummies - Steve Holzner The Art of Unit Testing: with examples in C# - Roy Osherove The Imposter’s Handbook - Rob Conery John's top 3 tips for delivering more value: It's OK to fail Be aware of burnout - don't suffer in silence Understand the business and how people are using your software

 Episode 369 | Jay Harris - User First | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:55:00

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 1995, when the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3, and has been awarded as a Microsoft Regional Director, ASPInsider, and Microsoft MVP. Recognizing that the greatest application performance bottleneck is a developer’s time, Jay’s continuing quest is for frameworks, modules, tools, and practices that make developers stronger, fitter, happier, and more productive. Jay resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Follow him on Twitter at @jayharris. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Jay Harris - Discovering web development - Jay on community involvement - Expert status, your unique experience, diversity, ego, and judgement in software development - Jay's story of failure - not connecting with a team - Balancing the virtue of failing fast and moving on with the value of persistence - Making an "honest try" and the forces of passion and conviction - Jay's business: Arana Software - User First - Jay's book recommendations - The things that have Jay most excited - Jay's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Jay Resources: Arana Software Jay Wren Gayle Laakman McDowell on Developer On Fire Binocular Vision Justin Searls on Developer On Fire Lineman Steven Hicks on Developer On Fire Kalamazoo X Jeff Atwood on Developer On Fire NHibernate Leon Gersing Christina Aldan Jay's book recommendation: The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition - William Strunk Jr. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values - Robert M Pirsig East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) - John Steinbeck Jay's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Be yourself unapologetically Use whatever tools make you efficient and get typing out of your way and get you focused identifying problems and delivering solutions Recognize that everyone can contribute because of their unique life experience and realize that you are an expert

 Episode 368 | Kristoffer Rolf Deinoff - Understanding People | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:52:53

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 geek. He started working with software development in the late 90's and never got tired. Focusing on making tailored business systems he has worked for several companies, in several countries in many different domains. He loves to learn and is always looking for new and better ways to solve problems and to spread that knowledge, through workshops, conference talks, teaching and everyday conversation. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Kristoffer Rolf Deinoff - How Kristoffer got started in software - The value of a formal education - The things that "light Kristoffer up" - Kristoffer's experience with speaking, workshops, teaching, and inspiring - Understanding the people around you - Kristoffer's story of failure - falling short on persuading a team to slow down, broad exposure of of documentation without context - Kristoffer's businesses and work life, and life/career experiences - Kristoffer's book recommendations - Kristoffer's enthusiasm for life sciences - How Kristoffer stays current with what he needs to know - Kristoffer's experiences with languages and platforms - Kristoffer's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Kristoffer Resources: Kristoffer on GitHub Aslak Hellesøy on Developer On Fire Inulin from Goats Cello A programming language for living cells Jurassic Park: A Novel - Michael Crichton CRISPR Kristoffer's book recommendation: Applying Domain-Driven Design and Patterns: With Examples in C# and .NET - Jimmy Nilsson Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler)) - Jez Humble Kristoffer's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Stop writing code Treat your code as you would treat of bonsai tree Consider the politics of code

 Episode 367 | Gaines Kergosien - Surrounded by Excellence | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:41:12

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 member for the Nashville Technology Council and Nashville .NET User Group. He also presents at software development conferences throughout the United States. With over 15 years in solutions development, his work includes consulting for such companies as Bridgestone, Deloitte, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), American General (AIG), Lexis Nexis, Gibson Guitars, and Cardinal Healthcare. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Gaines Kergosien - Origins and nature of Music City Tech - Mary and Gaines - sharing conference experiences - The rewards of speaking at conferences - Gaines and his passions - How Gaines got started in software - Gaines's story of failure - using a non-unique identifier and paying the price for the mistake - The things that have Gaines most excited - Gaines on tech leadership roles - Gaines's book recommendation - Gaines's sources of pain and suffering - The difficulty of human interaction relative to technical concerns - Gaines's prediction for the future of software - Gaines's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Gaines Resources: Music City Tech Paul Irwin Code on the Beach Mary Kergosien GeePaw Hill on Developer On Fire Spencer Schneidenbach on Developer On Fire John Callaway and Clayton Hunt on Developer On Fire The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - Charles Duhigg Gaines's book recommendation: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us - Seth Godin Gaines's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Listen Ask for assistance Measure the value you create

 Episode 366 | Heather Wilde - Natural Leader | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:48:04

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 entrepreneurs. She is a personal and professional growth expert, executive coach, author, and speaker. As a founding employee of Evernote, she oversaw the company’s growth from thousands to 100,000,000 customers. Among her other awards, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid selected her for a commendation for her work in increasing STEM education. Wilde's writing as a columnist for Inc and Forbes spans social media, entrepreneurialism, startups, leadership, fundraising, and diversity issues. She currently lives in Las Vegas, NV. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Heather Wilde - Heather's work at Evernote - Heather, the conference speaker - Moving from being a developer into leadership - How Heather got started in software - The nature of the CTO role - Heather on culture - Heather's story of failure - building a game product without a significant total addressable audience - Heather on entrepreneurship and the viability of businesses - Heather's book recommendations - ROCeteer and Heather's experiences as a fractional CTO - The things that have Heather most excited - Heather's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Heather Resources: ROCeteer Evernote Chris O'Neill Ari Meisel on Developer On Fire The Peter Principle IBM PCjr Tony Hsieh Evernote Breach E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (video game) Segway Dean Kamen AntarctiConf Matthew Renze on Developer On Fire Heather's book recommendation: Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World - Steve Kemper Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't - Jim Collins Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us - Seth Godin Foundation - Isaac Asimov The Foundation Trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation), The Stars, Like Dust; The Naked Sun; I, Robot - Isaac Asimov Ray Bradbury Neil Gaiman H. G. Wells Ready Player One: A Novel - Ernest Cline The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories By Philip K. Dick - Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams - Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Wool - Hugh Howey Heather's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Always think from someone else's perspective Make sure what you do has benefit beyond the now Pay attention to the world around you

 Episode 365 | Mitch Liu - Seamless Sharing Economy | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:46:10

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 In 2010, Mr. Liu co-founded Gameview Studios best known for its mobile game franchise with nearly 100 Million downloads. The company was acquired by DeNA, a leading Japanese mobile gaming company within 6 months of launch. Prior to that, he co-founded Tapjoy in 2007, a pioneer of rewarded social and mobile video advertising, and grew that company to $100MM in revenues. He holds a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Mitch Liu - Mitch's interest in both tech and business - Distinguishing between when to fail fast and when to persevere - The many facets of what Mitch is working on - Interactivity and rewards for contribution - User experience - The nature and draw of eSports - Mitch's story of failure - a focus on virtual reality that didn't work out (yet) - Mitch's book recommendation - Applying the lessons of one discipline to another and building an innovative culture - What developers should know about blockchain - Mitch's top 3 tips for delivering more value Resources: Theta Labs Tapjoy WebRTC Smart Contract eSports The Death of 3D TV Mitch's book recommendation: Hacking Growth: How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success - Sean Ellis Mitch's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Stay true to your heart and listen to your intuition Don't give up too early Keep the big picture in mind

 Episode 364 | Andy Frievalt - You Don't Need Permission | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:45:47

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 WI. Andy is a customer focused enterprise developer with over 25 years of experience. Despite his years in the trenches, he is still passionate about his craft and loves improving himself and those around him. Andy created Firefight JS, a library that allows you to connect real-time data to HTML without any code. When not geeking out at work, he drives his non-geek wife, Farrah, nuts with his ever changing obsessions from bitcoin and the latest diet phenomenon, to self-improvement pursuits and gaming. As a bike riding enthusiast and devoted father to Luke (5) and Cora (2), he enjoys taking them for bike rides around the scenic city they call home. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Andy Frievalt - How Andy got started with software - The course of Andy's career and his comfort with discomfort - Andy's interest in self-improvement - The things that light Andy up and the phenomenon of not asking for permission - Democratized media - Andy's history with and affection for JavaScript - Hobbies and family - Andy's story of failure - building a business without generating a lot of revenue - Finding fulfillment - Andy's experience with speaking at user groups - Advice for developers to make a mark and market themselves - Andy's book recommendations - What Andy is working with currently - Andy's success story - Delivering enormous value and cost savings - Andy's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Andy's thoughts on what it means to be a mentor - Keeping up with Andy Resources: Northwestern Mutual Northwestern Mutual Technology Jobs Firefight JS Logo Tim Ferriss Zig Ziglar Andreas Antonopoulos Pluralsight .NET Rocks! Herding Code Scott Allen on Developer On Fire GrubHub Scott Hanselman on Developer On Fire JavaScript: The Good Parts - Douglas Crockford Douglas Crockford on "Discovering JSON" Kevlin Henney on Developer On Fire Constraints Liberate - Mark Seemann on .NET Rocks! Dr. Jordan Peterson Andy's book recommendation: Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain - Andreas M. Antonopoulos Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America - Julia Angwin Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter) - Steve Krug Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web & Mobile Application Design (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) - Robert Hoekman Jr. The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) - Hal Elrod Andreas Antonopoulos on YouTube Doc Norton Search Results on YouTube Rich Hickey Search Results on YouTube Douglas Crockford Search Results on YouTube Andy's top 3 tips for delivering more value: If something is difficult, schedule it early Say "I don't know" a lot more Be a mentor


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