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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 348 | Alfonso Garcia-Caro - Linguistic Discovery | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:52:20

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 languages to the computing world. He is the creator of Fable, a popular F# to JS compiler, and coauthor of the book "Mastering F#". He currently works as a freelancer specialized in Azure-based cloud and web applications using F# and Fable for highly productive and reliable software development. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Alfonso Garcia-Caro - Alfonso, the linguist - Connecting natural languages to programming languages - Origins of Fable and Alfonso's path to a software development career - Functional Programming Communities - Alfonso's thoughts on WebAssembly - Providing some useful via open source - Where Fable is useful - Alfonso's story of failure - falling short of acquiring the skills for video game development - Alfonso's book (and website) recommendations - Alfonso's experience with writing a book - The things that have Alfonso most excited - Alfonso on testing - Alfonso's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Alfonso Resources: Fable Fable on Twitter Abstract Syntax Trees Babel Tower of Babel Don Syme on Developer On Fire Sergey Tihon Blazor - .NET to WebAssembly FableConf Eugene Tolmachev Zaid Ajaj Introducing Fable.Remoting: Automated Type-Safe Client-Server Communication for Fable Apps - Zaid Ajaj Maxime Mangel Scott Wlaschin on Developer On Fire Shawn Wildermuth on Developer On Fire Cameron Taggart Alfonso's book recommendation: Domain Modeling Made Functional: Tackle Software Complexity with Domain-Driven Design and F# - Scott Wlaschin F# for fun and profit - Scott Wlachin's website Mastering F# - Alfonso Garcia-Caro Nunez The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease - Daniel Lieberman Alfonso's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Take care of yourself, but be OK with making some sacrifices some of the time as long as it's not the norm Have fun Use good online collaboration tools

 Episode 347 | Gwen Faraday - Confident Growth | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:39:25

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 cross-platform mobile technologies, React, and Node on AWS. For fun, she loves dabbling in other languages, working on new IoT projects, and making apps that help people learn or build good habits through gamification. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Gwen Faraday - Gwen, the user group organizer - Self-teaching and helping people learn - Gwen's career history before professional software development - Getting more comfortable with people - Gwen, the conference speaker - Gwen's interest in blockchain - Gwen's many technical interests and priorities - Gwen's story of failure - getting fired because of being too quiet for customer-facing jobs - Gwen's experiences with breaking into professional software development - Gwen's book recommendations and productivity recommendations - What Gwen is working on - The things the have Gwen most excited - Gwen's top 3 tips for delivering more value Resources: Free Code Camp Indy Indianapolis Blockchain Developers Gwen on GitHub Gwen on GitLab Free Code Camp Quincy Larson on Developer On Fire How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie Dave Fancher on Developer On Fire Indy.Code() Ted Neward on Developer On Fire Running into the Storm No Degree, No Problem - Josh Kemp Nirvana (Task Management Application Focused on the Getting Things Done Methodology) Gwen's book recommendation: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity - David Allen Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality - Scott Belsky Gwen's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Communication - ask the right questions Ask those right questions up front Resist the temptation to jump into code right away before the necessary communication

 Episode 346 | GeePaw Hill - How You Love It | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:52:35

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 Extreme Programming (XP). He fell deeply under the influence of ne’er-do-wells like Kent Beck, Ron Jeffries, Bob Martin, and joined that early movement with great energy and fervor. He also became a software development coach. He works with software organizations all over the world, down on the floor and up in the penthouse, helping them find and implement solutions to the vexing difficulties of shipping software value for a living. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and GeePaw Hill - GeePaw's thinking on the made, the making, and the makers - "The Whole Geek" - How GeePaw got started in software - GeePaw on mentors, being mentored, and mentoring - The incubation of the ideas that have become the most productive ways to do software development - The nature of coaching - Employing ideas with vs without explicitly naming them - The exponential growth curve in the number of working software geeks - Shipping more valuable software faster - GeePaw's story of failure - wiping the hard drives of users - The importance of making mistakes in learning - GeePaw's book recommendations - GeePaw's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with GeePaw Resources: GeePaw's Site with His Blog and Videos Portland Pattern Repository Ward Cunningham on Developer On Fire Kent Beck on Developer On Fire Uncle Bob Martin on Developer On Fire Michael Feathers on Developer On Fire Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software - Eric Evans How Henry Ford Revolutionized the Car Industry Edgar Dijkstra: Go To Statement Considered Harmful Kevlin Henney on Developer On Fire Hofstadter's Law Amitai Schleier on Developer On Fire GeePaw's book recommendation: Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns - Kent Beck Implementation Patterns - Kent Beck A Room with a View (Dover Thrift Editions) - E. M. Forster Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid - Douglas R. Hofstadter GeePaw's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Create a safe place to listen and a safe place for the minorities in our trade to speak - and just listen Notice what you're doing every day Stop buying brands, methods, and labels (regarding how to practice agile software development) - be skeptical of anyone trying to sell you something with a name that is supposed to be agile

 Episode 345 | Karoline Klever - Saving Lives | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:44:53

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. She is passionate about how organizations can improve their software development processes through automation and shorter feedback loops, and she is fascinated by how developers work, the tools they use and why they make the choices they do. She continuously challenges herself and shares her knowledge by blogging, speaking at user groups and conferences and contributing to non-profit open source projects. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Karoline Klever - Karoline, the conference speaker - Karoline's positions at Microsoft - Karoline on being a woman in software development - Karoline's intense excitement and involvement with an open source project for the benefit of the Red Cross - Karoline on architecture - Karoline's story of failure - a workshop without attendees - Karoline's success story - being involved with open source that saves lives - Karoline's book recommendation - Karoline's productivity and accepting limitations - Karoline's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Karoline Resources: Linda Rising on Developer On Fire Kevin O'Shaughnessy on Developer On Fire Sandi Metz on Developer On Fire The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel - Deborah Hopkinson John Snow Cholera Red Cross: Community Based Surveillance (CBS) International Federation of Red Cross on GitHub Karoline's Blog Post about a Workshop Without attendees Karoline's book recommendation: The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win - Gene Kim Karoline's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Do what drives your passion Get enough time to upscale yourself Get comfortable being uncomfortable

 Episode 344 | Jeff Fritz - Boosting Career Experiences | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:51:21

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 technologies by leading the ASP.NET Web Forms Team. As a long time web developer and application architect with experience in large and small applications across a variety of verticals, he knows how to build for performance and practicality. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays you can catch Jeff hosting a live video stream called 'Fritz and Friends' at You can also learn from Jeff on Microsoft Virtual Academy and WintellectNow, follow him on twitter @csharpfritz, and read his blogs at and Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Jeff Fritz - Changes in perception regarding Microsoft due to the big changes in the nature of Microsoft - Old and new versions of platforms, tools, frameworks, and foundations - Challenges of needing backward compatibility and supporting the broadly installed base of ASP.NET applications - Jeff's life at Microsoft - Jeff's productivity tips - The ability to create content with amazing developers - The rewards of helping people with their careers - Jeff's story of failure - too much work and a deficiency of setting expectations with a gruesomely painful outcome - Jeff's book recommendations - Putting coding out in front of real people - Jeff's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Jeff Resources: Jeff's Live Streaming Page Fritz and Friends Live Steams on Twitch Fritz and Friends Blog Posts Jeff's YouTube Playlist with all the broadcasts The ASP.NET Blog Visual Studio Code Microsoft Fortifies Commitment to Open Source, Becomes Linux Foundation Platinum Member (from 2016) Microsoft on GitHub .NET Core command-line interface (CLI) tools Rider Who contributed the most to open source in 2017? Let’s analyze GitHub’s data and find out.Who contributed the most to open source in 2017? Let’s analyze GitHub’s data and find out. - Felipe Hoffa Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional Program Jeff Pair-programming with Jon Skeet, Handling Dates and Times Jon Skeet on Developer On Fire Matt Johnson on Developer On Fire Jeff's First Full-Day Streamed Workshop Jeff with Mads Torgersen: Latest C# Language Features Jeff with Mads Torgersen - Learning the latest features of C# Suz Hinton Jeff's book recommendation: XML in a Nutshell, Third Edition - Elliotte Rusty Harold The Imagineering Workout: Exercises to Shape Your Creative Muscles - The Disney Imagineers Jeff's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Underpromise and overdeliver Never stop learning Be a team player

 Episode 343 | Christina Kjær Seime - Adventure | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:49:33

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 Norway and enjoys giving workshops on different Agile topics. She is devoted to get teams and organisations to collaborate and work efficiently, creating the best products possible, using principles from Agile and Lean. Since she graduated in 2004 she has been working in numerous development projects in telecommunications, energy, media and the public sector. The first years as a developer and later on as team lead, project manager and now coach. She is passionate and interested in all things related to creating great products, convinced that this relies as much on inter-human aspects and communication as it does on technology. She is curious by nature and right now she is on a one year sabbatical with her husband and two girls. A great opportunity to experience new places, cultures, people and to learn! Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Christina Kjær Seime - Christina's sabbatical and travel with her family - Christina's experiences with speaking at and organizing conferences - How Christina got started in software - Christina's many roles in software and the nature of coaching - Christina's story of failure - losing information archives and not telling anyone - Christina on being a woman in tech - Christina's book recommendations - Safety and speaking the truth - Tactfully addressing problems - Christina's hopes and expectations for returning from her sabbatical - Christina's opportunities to continue coding - The things that have Christina most excited - Christina's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Christina Resources: Miles Smidigkonferansen Doc Norton on Developer On Fire Visual Management Henrik Kniberg Christina's book recommendation: The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win - Gene Kim Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman Christina's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Look at the whole value chain to see where you can improve Work together Have fun

 Episode 342 | Fernando Cardenas - Listen to Understand | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:53:48

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 and APIs for internal and external users of the Faction Cloud. He has over 20 years of experience as an individual contributor and technology leader. Fernando has built high-performing teams and critically acclaimed software products that have been featured in the Wall St. Journal, Bloomberg, and other major media outlets. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Fernando Cardenas - Fernando's life at Faction - The things that "light Fernando up" - Developing people in addition to developing software and Fernando's desire and reality to be a teacher - How Fernando got started in software - Fernando's path into organizational leadership and the value of being a practitioner before being a leader - Fernando on starting and running businesses and aligning incentives - Liberty via constraints and the appeal of the technical - Fernando's story of failure - the hubris of thinking what users want is understood - Fernando's book recommendation - Aligning incentives, human nature, relationships, honest conversations, and making it OK to change one's mind - Fernando's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Fernando Resources: Faction Darth Vader - "Now I am the master." Commodore 64 "The wand chooses the wizard" Mark Seemann on .NET Rocks! - Constraints Liberate Mark Seemann on Developer On Fire The Power of ‘And’ Versus The Tyranny of ‘Or’ That Every Leader Faces Henry Ford, Innovation, and That “Faster Horse” Quote - Patrick Vlaskovits The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses - Eric Ries Fernando's book recommendation: Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works (Lean Series) - Ash Maurya Fernando's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Really listen so that you can understand Learn how to say "no" Give people the right level of information at the right time for their level of need-to-know

 Episode 341 | Sam Gavis-Hughson | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:51:54

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 jobs. Through his emphasis on developing strong fundamentals and systems for mastering coding interviews, he has helped many programmers land their dream jobs. Byte by Byte students have landed jobs at companies like Amazon, Uber, Bloomberg, eBay, and more. Sam is also the author of "Dynamic Programming for Interviews", a free ebook to help anyone master dynamic programming. Chapters: - Dave intrduces the show and Sam Gavis-Hughson - Speed reading - How Sam got into writing software - Sam's parents and their influence on Sam's choices - Sam on building his business and the experiences that led to identifying something he had to offer - The software hiring process - broken? misunderstood? - The importance of soft skills in interviews - Honesty and objectives - Sam's stories of failure - getting in over his head in interviews, breaking a website by changing CSS without due dilligence - Dealing with things you don't know in interviews - Sam's book recommendations - Sam's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Sam Resources: Sam's website and business: Byte by Byte Sam's Dynamic Programming Breakthrough Rapid Reading - Peter Kump TI-BASIC Nucleic Acid Sequence The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich - Timothy Ferriss F*** You, I Quit — Hiring Is Broken - Sahat Yalkabov - A Blog Post that Set Off Much of the Interview Process Attention Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual - John Sonmez John Sonmez on Developer On Fire Joshua Foer - Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do Jim Kwik The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change - Stephen R. Covey Sam's book recommendation: House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything - Joshua Foer Sam's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Wake up early Customize your approach to learning based on what you want from what you are learning - Do you want be an expert or to have fun? Invest in Yourself

 Episode 340 | Kurt Mackey - Improvising Opportunity | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:46:32

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 (prev. MongoHQ, YC S11), which was sold to IBM. Now, he's a cofounder of He also does a little improv at Second City in Chicago to keep things interesting. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Kurt Mackey - The context, history, opportunity, and status of - Surprising user behavior - The reasons for open sourcing - Kurt's experiences with Ars Technica - The similarities and differences between building systems and building teams - Humility, business, improv, and technical talks - The tendencies of developers to undervalue themselves and Fly's equity grants to open source developers - Kurt's story of failure - family difficulties with Kurt's travel, spending time and money of distractions - Kurt's book recommendation - Kurt's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Kurt Resources: Fly Second City Diminishing marginal utility Content Delivery Network Kurt on Ars Technica Obie Fernandez on Developer On Fire Kurt's book recommendation: How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie Kurt's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Get over your pride and get something out there Optimize for success, don't try to prevent failure Build real friendships with people who have common interests

 Episode 339 | Allen Holub - Ask If It's Useful | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:49:44

Guest: @ Allen Holub talks with Dave Rael about eclectic interests, microservices, agility, fiction, and value Allen Holub (, @allenholub, is an internationally recognized software architect and Agile-transformation consultant. He speaks internationally about these topics and agile-friendly implementation technology (like microservices) and architecture. He provides in-house training and consulting in those areas. He excels at building highly functional Lean/Agile organizations and designing and building robust, highly scalable software suitable for agile environments. He's worn every hat from CTO to grunt programmer, and is an expert-level programmer in many languages and platforms. Allen is widely published. His works include 10 books, hundreds of articles in publications (ranging from Dr. Dobb’s Journal to IBM DeveloperWorks), and video classes for (Agility with Allen) and Pluralsight (Swift in Depth, Picturing Architecture, Object-Oriented Design) and O’Reilly (Design Patterns in the Real World). Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Allen Holub - Allen on Agile - Allen on Microservices - Agility and cross-functional teams - Allen's thoughts on getting interested in software, the nature of software development, the relevance of math, and programming in differing domains - The societal impacts of increasing automation - Allen on teaching - The problems with academics - Allen's stories of failure - a deficiency of "pushiness", causing trouble and job losses - Software engineering as a social practice - Allen's book recommendations - The things that have Allen most excited - Allen's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Allen Resources: Allen's Website Allen's Pluralsigh Author Page Agility with Allen - Agilitry John Chowning Andy Hunt on Developer On Fire Agile and Lean Software Development Group on LinkedIn Design Patterns in the Real World - Allen's O'Reilly Course "All models are wrong" - George Box (not Don Box) Keith Jarrett Allen's book recommendation: Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen Jane Austen's Books Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, 2nd Edition (The XP Series) - Kent Beck The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - Eliyahu M. Goldratt Terra Ignota (3 Book Series) - Ada Palmer Allen's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Think about value - focus on making lives better, not process Deliver as fast as you can and ask people if it's useful Don't worry about sunk costs - move forward with the best way of providing utility

 Episode 338 | Jonah Myerberg - Engineering Excellence | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:45:55

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 direction of Desktop Metal’s 3D printing solutions. Prior to joining Desktop Metal in 2015, Jonah held senior positions with a variety of organizations focused on high performance battery development, including Renovo Auto and A123Systems. Jonah also founded Boston Impact, a contract engineering consulting firm, in 2013. During his time with A123Systems, Jonah led the motorsports business unit which focused on the development of high performance batteries. These products were adopted by the majority of Formula One teams, including McLaren, Force India, Mercedes Benz and Red Bull. Jonah was also a race engineer for Porsche on the 919 team and for Mahindra Racing on their Formula E team. Jonah holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and manufacturing from Johns Hopkins University. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Jonah Myerberg - The many disciplines coming together to make useful products - The differences between 3D printing with plastics and metals - The nature of engineering, the question of whether software development qualifies, and the ubiquity of software - Desktop Metal's products - Origins of Desktop Metal and the problems that needed to be solved - The appeal of metal 3D printing - The difficulties in the story of Desktop Metal - Jonah's story of failure - trial and lots of error in figuring out how to do metal 3D printing economically - Shortening feedback cycles in the physical, as opposed, to soft, world - Lessons learned from having engineers from many disciplines working together - Having technically capable users and impact on design - Johan's exposure to different parts of the business at Desktop Metal - Software engineers among natural sciences engineers and the contributions of software engineers at Desktop Metal - How Jonah stays current with what he needs to know - Jonah's book recommendation - The things that Have Jonah most excited - Jonah's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with with Jonah and Desktop Metal Resources: Desktop Metal Desktop Metal's Studio System Desktop Metal's Production Machine Jonah's book recommendation: The Way Things Work - David Macaulay The Way Things Work Now - David Macaulay Jonah's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Really understand your customer really understand who your stakeholders are and make sure they have input into what you are developing - have a lot of input channels Make sure you are constantly balancing and rebalancing your design so that it stays relevant

 Episode 337 | Doc Norton - Builders and Problem Solvers | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:47:24

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 range of development topics. Doc declares expertise in no single language or methodology and is immediately suspicious of anyone who declares such expertise. A frequent and well rated international speaker, Doc is passionate about helping others become better developers, working with teams to improve delivery, and building great organizations. In his role at CTO2, Doc is provided opportunities to realize his passion every day. Chapters: - Doc and Dave catching up - Doc's book: Escape Velocity - The value of estimation (or lack thereof), metrics, Goodhart's Law, and incentives - Assessing performance of software developers - Taking care of yourself and balancing care for self with family needs - Doc's opportunities for getting into code and Doc's views on developer archetypes - builders and problems solvers - Doc's motivations for writing the Escape Velocity book and publishing decisions - Doc on writing - Keeping up with Doc Resources: CTO2 Escape Velocity: Better Metrics for Agile Teams - Doc Norton Doc's First Appearance on Developer On Fire Doc's Talk - Agile Metrics - Velocity is NOT the Goal Goodhart's Law Perverse Incentives "If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain." - (Apparently not Stated by )Winston Churchill Gmail's Lengthy Beta Johanna Rothman Obie Fernandez on Developer On Fire Doc's book recommendation: On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft - Stephen King Doc's top 3 tips for delivering more value:

 Episode 336 | Poornima Vijayashanker - Maker In Service | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 01:08:18

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 world. A graduate of Duke University, Poornima was the founding engineer at Mint where she helped build, launch, and scale the product until it was acquired by Intuit. Following the acquisition, Poornima went on to launch Femgineer, an education company for tech professionals and entrepreneurs who want to learn how to build software products and companies. Poornima speaks at industry events around the world and has authored the book, "How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products", and "Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking" with Karen Catlin. Having served as the EIR at 500 Startups, Poornima has also lectured at her alma mater’s Pratt School of Engineering. She hosts a weekly web show called Build, sponsored by Pivotal Tracker. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Poornima Vijayashanker - Poornima's emphasis on focusing on both technical concerns and human interactoins - Poornima, the entrepreneur - Poornima's fascination with public speaking - Accessibility of talks and creating messages that can be received - Poornima, the author - The necessity of marketing - The story of Poornima's involvement with Mint - The importance of trust - Poornima's story of failure - financial crisis related to fraudulent use of her product - The origin story of Femgineer, inclusion, the meaning of the name, and what the business has to offer and to whom - Poornima's book recommendation - Poornima's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Poornima Resources: Femgineer - Poornima's Site, Education Service, and Blog Present! A Techie's Guide to Public Speaking - Poornima Vijayashanker, Karen Katlin - Generously Shared With Developer On Fire Listeners Present! A Techie's Guide to Public Speaking - Poornima Vijayashanker - If You Want to Buy In a Different Form or to Support Poornima How to Transform Your Ideas Into Software Products: A step-by-step guide for validating your ideas and bringing them to life! - Poornima Vijayashanker Mint Build - Poornima's Web Video Show Karen Catlin Andrea Goulet on Developer On Fire Kent Beck on Developer On Fire Poornima's book recommendation: Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well - Douglas Stone Poornima's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Put aside what you think you need to be doing - find the intersection of what you want and enjoy with fulfilling your needs and favor those over "should" Think about how you interact with other people, especially whether you enjoy broad interactions with multiple people or an intimate inner circle Only after taking care of yourself, turn your attention to deciding who you want to serve

 Episode 335 | Neeraj Murarka - Better Ways | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:50:01

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 lot of success as a multinational company in Canada and Singapore. He loves trustless computing as it furthers his strong personal beliefs on Libertarianism and the fundamental rights of the individual. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Neeraj Murarka - How Neeraj views the world and relevance to crypto-technology - What Bluzelle is doing and the meaning of trustless technology - Open source software is usually used in a centralized paradigm and not in an open source way, including privacy and security concerns - The nature of Bluzelle - Legal concerns in an international context - Bluzelle and global accessibility - How Neeraj got started in software - Neeraj's history with game programming - Neeraj's transition to being a CTO - Life for Neeraj in the CTO role - Differences between Bluzelle's swarming technology and a blockchain - The finite and significant time for technology to mature - Neeraj's story of failure - technical success that didn't appeal to the market due to not considering the entire picture - Neeraj's book recommendation - Neeraj's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Neearj and Bluzelle Resources: The Bluzelle Blog Bluezelle Bluzelle on Telegram Bluzelle on Reddit Libertarian Party of British Columbia Bluzelle Lovelace Release Counter-Strike Civilization Mindscape Entertainment Chessmaster Sierra On-Line Half-Life Neeraj's book recommendation: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, Complete and Unabridged - Lew Wallace Neeraj's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Communicate effectively and regularly Surround yourself with smart people Be able to adapt

 Episode 334 | Kyle Shevlin - True Self | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:52:44

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 instructor, a Twitch streamer, and host of the Second Career Devs podcast. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Kyle Shevlin - Broad interests and seasons of life - Kyle's athleticism and interest in sports - Kyle, the former pastor - philosophy, theology, social interest, and integrity - Kyle's views on principle and compromise - The accessibility of software development and the draw of it to many types of people - Kyle's move into learning to create software - The distinction between software development and software engineering - Kyle, the podcaster - School, education, and studying philosophy - Kyle's story of failure - falling short of a professional golfing career - Listening and asking the right questions - philosophy and empathy for the software developer - Kyle's book recommendation - Kyle's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Kyle Resources: Kyle on Twitch Kyle on Medium Kyle on Kyle on Spotify The Tim Ferriss Show The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich - Timothy Ferriss Christian Agnosticism Christian Humanism Codecademy Jeff Atwood on Developer On Fire The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development (Pragmatic Life) - Chad Fowler Chad Fowler on Developer On Fire Ted Neward on Developer On Fire Talking Philosophy Andrew Cook on Developer On Fire Kyle's book recommendation: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink Kyle's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Invest in people Invest in your own health Learn to recognize those areas where you bring value that are not in the job description


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