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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 274 | Shawn Wildermuth - Professional Learner | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:50:36

Guest: Shawn Wildermuth @ShawnWildermuth Shawn Wildermuth talks with Dave Rael about learning, speaking, creating courses, finishing what you start, podcasting, and making a film Shawn Wildermuth has been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early ‘80s. As a Microsoft MVP since 2003, he’s also involved with Microsoft as an ASP.NET Insider and ClientDev Insider. He’s the author of over twenty Pluralsight courses, written eight books, an international conference speaker, and one of the Wilder Minds. You can reach him at his blog at And a longer one for the website: Shawn Wildermuth has been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early ‘80s. As a Microsoft MVP since 2003, he’s also involved with Microsoft as an ASP.NET Insider and ClientDev Insider. You may have taken one of his more than twenty courses on Pluralsight ( including his latest: “Implementing and Securing an API with ASP.NET Core”. He’s authored eight books and innumerable articles on software development. You can also see him at one of the local and international conferences he’s spoken at including TechEd, Oredev, SDC, NDC, VSLive, DevIntersection, MIX, Devteach, DevConnections and Dev Reach. He is one of the Wilder Minds. You can reach him at his blog at Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Shawn Wildermuth - Shawn's experience with Pluralsight - Shawn's approach to training and speaking with live coding and being willing to make mistakes in front of people - Shawn's experience with learning to write software and leaving school - Shawn's podcast - Hello World Podcast - Shawn's Hello World Road Trip - Shawn's story of failure - accidental overuse of resources and email, lack of willingness to admit a mistake and take a different direction - Shawn's success story - completion of a book - Shawn's approach to creating courses - How Shawn stays current with what he needs to know - The things that have Shawn most excited - Shawn's book recommendation - Shawn's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Shawn Resources: Shawn's Blog Hello World: The Film Shawn's Pluralsight Author Page J.K. Rowling on Word Count PubConf Todd Gardner on Developer On Fire Chris Sells Hello World Podcast - Shawn's Podcast Scott Guthrie on The Hello World Podcast Scott Hanselman on The Hello World Podcast Mary Jo Foley on The Hello World Podcast Richard Campbell on The Hello World Podcast Dave Rael as Guest on Developer On Fire Shawn's Hello World Road Trip The Denver Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event on Developer On Fire Pragmatic ADO.NET: Data Access for the Internet World - Shawn Wildermuth Jonathan Stark on Developer On Fire K. Scott Allen on Developer On Fire Rob Conery on Developer On Fire Shawn's book recommendation: The Imposter’s Handbook - Rob Conery Shawn's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Over-communicate Let fear be your guide Listen

 Episode 273 | Sara Ford - Human Connection | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:48:34

Guest: Sara Ford @saraford Sara Ford talks with Dave Rael about developer productivity, learning to use your tools, disappointment, and deep human connections Sara Ford is back at Microsoft on the Azure Identity team! Previously, she worked at GitHub and Microsoft... a couple of times. Sara started her career working on Microsoft's developer tools, including Visual Studio and CodePlex. She's authored a couple of books on Visual Studio with Microsoft Press. In 2015, Sara received her Masters degree in Human Factors (HCI / UX) at San Jose State University because she wants to make developer tools more usable. Sara's life-long dream is to be a 97-year-old weightlifter so she can be featured on the local news. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Sara Ford - Sara on her focus on productivity with developer tools - Sara's interest in aviation and discovering computers and software - Confidence, assertion, and fear, asking for needed help, and the difference made by showing interest in people - Developing an interest in software and finding a great mentor and many motivations - The importance of people and relationships - Sara's success story - authoring a book and the deep significance of the experience in Sara's life - Sara's prediction for the future of software - Sara's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Sara Resources: Sara's Blog Sara's Old Blog on MSDN Blogs Sara on GitHub Microsoft Visual Studio Tips - Sara Ford Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software - Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides Sara's Git(Hub) Tip of the Day Blog Series Space Shuttle Challenger Challenger: President Reagan's Challenger Disaster Speech - 1/28/86 Early Decision Denise Jacobs on Developer On Fire Carin Meier on Developer On Fire "To try and fail is at least to learn; to fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been." - Chester Barnard Chester Barnard Sara's book recommendation: Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions - Brian Christian Sara's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Identify and take the next step Separate your inner product manager from you inner developer (and listen to the PM) Don't procrastinate

 Episode 272 | Marc Grabanski - Teaching Impact | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:51:07

Guest: Marc Grabanski @1marc Marc Grabanski talks with Dave Rael about impact via software, impact via teaching, and impact via business Marc is the CEO and creator of Frontend Masters, dedicated to teaching advanced web development skills. Before that he was heavily involved in open source and created one of the most popular UI elements on the web, the jQuery UI Datepicker. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Marc Grabanski - The origin of and motivation for Frontend Masters - Bringing together great people to teach - Marc business experiences and building the business of Frontend Masters - The responsibility of providing a living for the team and the enormous stress of hardware failure in a big moment for the business - The intent of Frontend Masters and what it has to offer - Marc's opportunities to write code in the face of business needs - How Marc got started in software - Marc's history with speaking at conferences and the realization that teaching mattered to him - Creating widely used software with the jQuery Datepicker and the evolution of open source - How Marc stays current with what he needs to know - Marc's book recommendations - Marc's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Marc Resources: Frontend Masters jQuery UI DatePicker Kyle Simpson on Developer On Fire Estelle Weyl Brian Holt Marc's book recommendation: Holy Bible: New Living Translation - null Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja - John Resig Marc's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Attract haters Release something to the public Solve problems identified from the negative feedback

 Episode 271 | Saron Yitbarek - High Riser | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:53:01

Guest: Saron Yitbarek @saronyitbarek Saron Yitbarek talks with Dave Rael about support, podcasting, learning, and taking care of yourself Saron Yitbarek is a developer and founder of CodeNewbie, the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code. Most recently, she worked at Microsoft managing a new tech training program called Tech Jobs Academy. You can catch her interviewing incredible people in tech on the CodeNewbie Podcast (new episodes every Monday. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app). She's a frequent speaker, and if you wanna talk code, story-telling, or community-building, please feel free to holler. She also sends out a personal newsletter with updates on projects, mostly speaking and CodeNewbie related. You can subscribe here. Till then, happy coding y'all. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Saron Yitbarek - The reasons Code Newbie exists - Expectations regarding learning to code - Saron's quick rise to significance in developer communities - Saron's motivations for learning how to code - Options and support - Advice for someone interested in getting more technical - How Saron got involved as a panelist on Ruby Rogues - Starting the CodeNewbie Podcast and lessons learned - Saron's story of failure - panic on accidental sharing of passwords - Saron's success story - taking on an ambitious project and delivering - Saron's book recommendation - The things that have Saron most excited - Saron's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Saron Resources: Saron's Site CodeNewbie CodeNewbie on Twitter The CodeNewbie Podcast CodeNewbie Twitter Chat Saron on Instagram Greg Shackles on Developer On Fire Scott Hanselman on Developer On Fire "Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth."- Mike Tyson Ruby Rogues Saron's appearances on Ruby Rogues Code Adademy CodePen Saron as Guest on Ruby Rogues - 159 RR Hacking Education David Brady Ira Glass Jad Abumrad To Acheive a Big Goal, Look at Your Feet "Stop aborting ideas that you haven't been consistent enough with to see growth." Saron's book recommendation: I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons - Kevin Hart Saron's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Pay attention to self-care Focus on days and weeks rather than years Stick with it

 Episode 270 | Mike Cohn - Agile Growth | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:48:03

Guest: Mike Cohn @mikewcohn Mike Cohn talks with Dave Rael about solving problems, programming and management, writing, orchestration, and economics Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. Mike is a co-founder of the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. Through his company, Mountain Goat Software, Mike Cohn specializes in helping companies adopt and improve their use of agile processes and techniques to build extremely high-performance teams. Mike is also the author of the popular and well-regarded course, Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Mike Cohn - Solving problems by orchestration rather than contributing a part - Developers as managers and getting better at management - Mike, the author - Being rewarded for helpfulness - The reasons for the name of Mountain Goat Software - The content Mike is creating - How Mike got started in software - The utility of Mike's economics background - Quality and the Test Pyramid - Mike's story of failure - project failure due to falling short on inspiring application of effort in the right roles - Mikes success story - an incredible growth experience and applying agile techniques with excellent results - Mike's book recommendation - The things that have Mike most excited - Mike's causes of pain and suffering - Mike's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Mike Resources: Mountain Goat Software Mike's Better User Stories Course Amazon's Mike Cohn Page Ted Neward on Developer On Fire John 13:1-17 - Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet Servant Leadership - Greenleaf User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development - Mike Cohn Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software - Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides Tom Petty Principles Of Software Engineering Management - Tom Gilb Tom Gilb on Developer On Fire The Test Pyramid Josh Doody on Developer On Fire Mike's book recommendation: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It - Chris Voss Mike's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Ask questions Think not about what to build, but what to build next Stop when you're on a roll

 Episode 269 | Joe Audette - Modular Success | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:43:38

Guest: Joe Audette @joeaudette Joe Audette talks with Dave Rael about broad interests, success and failure, business and software, and working on something you love Joe Audette is a Micorosft MVP and a prolific open source developer. He started out working with MS Access and VB6 back in 1996. He has been doing web development since the beginning with Classic ASP and then ASP.NET when it first came out. Over the years, he has done quite a bit of work in content management and ecommerce. He wrote the blog module for a thing called Rainbow Portal back in 2003 and founded the mojoPortal project in 2004. He actively developed mojoPortal and commercial add on features until late 2014. He began working on a new set of web components in late 2014 with MVC 5 and moved to ASP.NET Core in June of 2015. Now he has a number of related open source projects and components branded as "cloudscribe". The main projects are cloudscribe.Core which is a multi-tenant web application foundation for managing sites, users and roles, and cloudscribe.SimpleContent which is a blog and content engine that can be used with Open Live Writer and can work with or without a database. He is currently trying to bootstrap his own business again building commercial components that can integrate with ASP.NET Core apps. You can read his blog at (powered by cloudscribe) and follow him on Twitter at @joeaudette and at @cloudscribeweb. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Joe Audette - How Joe got started in software - How Joe stays current with what he needs to know - Joe's history with using Microsoft tooling and stack and experimenting with other environments - The things that "light Joe up" - Joe's passion project - cloudscribe - Joe's story of failure - falling short of creating the job he wanted for himself - Looking for business success with cloudscribe and the flexibility of cloudscribe - Joe's success story - broad use of software he has written - Joe's book recommendation - The things that have Joe most excited and hist prediction for the future of software - Joe's causes of pain and suffering - Joe's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Joe Resources: cloudscribe cloudscribe on Twitter mojoPortal Will Gant on Developer On Fire David Neal on Developer On Fire Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software - Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides Eric Lawrence on Developer On Fire ASP.NET Community Standup WebAssembly Blazor - Steve Sanderson Steve Sanderson's Talk at NDC Oslo -Web Apps can’t really do *that*, can they? Steve Sanderson on .NET Rocks! - WebAssembly and Blazor Joe's book recommendation: Dependency Injection in .NET - Mark Seemann Joe's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Love your work of find a way to work on something you do love Remember that you don't know everything and there is always more to leave - be humble and open to learning Be nice, kind, and calm

 Episode 268 | Jonathan Tower - Family, Community, Business | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:48:19

Guest: Jonathan Tower @JTowerMI J. Tower talks with Dave Rael about business, family, taking an extended trip, and the rewards of contributing Jonathan "J." Tower is a Microsoft MVP, Telerik Developer Expert, and business owner with over eighteen years of software industry experience. He loves solving problems and the creative aspects of software development, as well as sharing what he’s learned and helping building the technology community. His current technology interests include .NET Core, Mobile, and JavaScript development. J. lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife and children, where he uses his passion for the tech community to help run a user group and several annual conferences. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and J. Tower - J's software interests - J. and his conference speaking - J's family and travel - exploring the USA and their National Parks for over a year while working remotely - Working remotely, including both from home and with a home moving around the USA - Preferred sites seen in the extended travel by J's family - How J. got started in software - J's story of failure - surprising a client with new and shiny (and unfamiliar) platform and language features - The origin of J's consulting focus - Advice for would-be consultants - The downsides of consulting - The establishment of the Trailhead business and an excellent team - J's success story - family and business, recognition for community contributions, and conference organizing - The Trailhead partners - How J. says current with what he needs to know - The things that have J. most excited - J's book recommendation - J's causes of pain and suffering - The things about which J. likes to geek out - J's top 3 tips for delivering more value Resources: J's Website Trailhead Technology Partners - J's Business Microsoft Most Valuable Professional program Developer Experts (Recognition by Progress Telerik Glacier National Park Texas Instruments’ Personal Computers Nik Molnar on Developer On Fire "The wand chooses the wizard" Principle of Least Surprise Beer City Code Grand Rapids is "Beer City" Xamarin Xamarin Forms OWIN Kyle Scarmardo on Developer On Fire Jonathan's book recommendation: The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers - Ben Horowitz Jonathan's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Don't forget to take care of yourself Communicate Always be learning

 Episode 267 | Lyndsey Padget - Cultivating Confidence | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:53:20

Guest: Lyndsey Padget @lyndseypadget Lyndsey Padget talks with Dave Rael about confidence, introversion, conference speaking, fighting the right battles, and being a badass Lyndsey Padget is a Senior Software Engineer at Freightview in Kansas City, working primarily in NodeJS + ES6. With over a dozen years of software and web development experience at both mega-corporations and startups, she specializes in designing maintainable and intuitive RESTful APIs. She speaks about - and offers organizational training/consulting on - microservices, git concepts & workflow, and various soft skills (such as public speaking, teamwork, and the pursuit of badassery). Trained in agile methodologies, she has been known to stunt-double as a project manager (and also, because she is bossy). Lyndsey is involved in local organizations that encourage women, young and old, to explore careers in math and science. She believes that the difference between a decent software engineer and a great one often has little to do with code. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Lyndsey Padget - Lyndsey's trend toward working with smaller companies - Lyndsey's experiences with increases confidence - Tips for acquiring confidence - Lyndsey's views on badassery - The things that "light Lyndsey up" - How Lyndsey got started in software - Well-roundedness for developers and skills beyong coding - Lyndsey's story of failure - a poor fit of approach with the culture and needs of a small organization - Lyndsey's success story - finding the right focus to drive a turnaround of a project in trouble - Lyndsey's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Lyndsey Resources: Lyndsey's Website Lyndsey on LinkedIn Cory House on Developer On Fire Kansas City Developer Conference Lyndsey Giving the Badass 101 Talk at NDC Oslo 2017 Barack Obama and Decision Fatigue Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) - J. K. Rowling Explorer Posts Google Keep Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future - Ashlee Vance Lyndsey's book recommendation: No One Understands You and What to Do About It - Heidi Grant Halvorson Lyndsey's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Timebox social media and other interactive sources of distraction and make sure you pull and don't get information pushed to you Prepare your own in batches to save time and money Listen more - listen actively and not only passively

 Episode 266 | Dustin Ewers - Spreading Ideas | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:38:15

Guest: Dustin Ewers @DustinJEwers Dustin Ewers speaks with Dave Rael about sharing ideas, speaking at conferences, empathetic user experiences, taking care of yourself, and building systems Dustin Ewers is a consultant at Centare, where he works to help businesses build better software. Dustin has been building software for over 10 years, specializing in Microsoft technologies. He is an active member of the technical community, speaking at user groups and conferences in and around Wisconsin. While not building the software of the future, Dustin likes a mix of low tech and high tech hobbies, including reading, cooking, hiking, and fishing. He writes about technology at Follow him on Twitter at @DustinJEwers Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Dustin Ewers - Dustin and the ketogenic diet - Dustin, the conference speaker - The things that "light Dustin up" - How Dustin got started in software - Dustin's story of failure - Converting to a new system in an upgrade that downgraded user experience - Dustin's success story - blogging and speaking - connection with excellent people - How Dustin stays current with what he needs to know - Dustin's book recommendations - The things that have Dustin most excited - Dustin's causes of pain and suffering - Dustin's schedule and work lifestyle - Dustin's cooking hobby - Dustin's prediction for the future of software - Decoding empathy and how it relates to creating quality software - Dustin's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Dustin Resources: Dustin's Blog Ketogenic diet 2 Keto Dudes Podcast - Carl Franklin and Richard Morris Kassie and Dustin Ewers on the 2 Keto Dudes Podcast Enterprise resource planning The Six Million Dollar Man 900 (skateboarding) The Hidden Genius Project on Developer On Fire Isaiah Rider's "East Bay Funk Dunk" Roger Bannister Safari Books Online Pluralsight Stoicism T-Shaped Skills Sous-vide Frankenstein - Mary Shelley Indi Young on Developer On Fire Dustin's book recommendation: Dustin's Recommended Reading Page on His Blog The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion - Jonathan Haidt Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World - Cal Newport Dustin's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Try to get a deep understanding of your customers and your users Prioritize concentration Invest in communication skills

 Episode 265 | Indi Young - Empathy In the Problem Space | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:56:40

Guest: Indi Young @indiyoung Indi Young talks with Dave Rael about complexity, design, empathy, interaction, and the human condition Indi Young has written two books, which are loved by thousands of practitioners and referenced by many curriculums. She has presented at 40+ conferences globally. In 2001, she was a founder of the UX agency Adaptive Path. She got her start as a software engineer, with a Computer Science B.S. from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1987. In her early projects, she realized that there was a gap between what her team knew, as engineers and creators, and what people were trying to ultimately accomplish. Her career has been dedicated to closing this gap. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Indi Young - Dark patterns - Complexity in systems, humanity, reciprocation, and meritocracy - Non-neutrality of software, realities of humanity and limitations of algorithms - Problem-space research - Problem-space research in agile environments - Defining empathy, the types of empathy, and criticisms of empathy applicable only to the emotional contagion type - Distinguishing affective empathy and emotional contagion - "Emotions are like the weather - you can't make them go away. You can't blow at the cloud and make it go away, but you can bring an umbrella and protect yourself." -Indi's neighbor - Empathy and compassion and getting in touch with "what makes someone tick" - building trust - Ways Indi teaches - Advice for developers isolated and lacking access to the problem space - Indi's book recommendation - Quick wins for moving in the direction of problem-space focus - Worthiness of empathy, the person and the conviction, and good energy - Indi's top 3 tips for delivering more value - keeping up with Indi Resources: Indi's Website Indi's Resources Page With Links to Mental Model Generators Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior - Indi Young Practical Empathy: For Collaboration and Creativity in Your Work - Indi Young Autopoiesis Marc Rettig Cyclomatic Complexity Design for Real Life - Sara Wachter-Boettcher Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty - Eric Meyer Introduction to Problem Space Research - A Course Taught by Indi Philip Morgan on Developer On Fire Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion - Paul Bloom Inside Out (2015 film) Inside Out Sadness comforts Bing Bong Andrea Goulet on Developer On Fire The Developer On Fire Community on Facebook White Men Can't Jump White Men Can't Jump - Glass of Water Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, 2nd Edition (The XP Series) - Kent Beck Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ - Daniel Goleman 5 Questions with Dave Gray: Liminal Thinking, Doom Loops, Attention, Beliefs, Filter Bubbles & More Courage is not the Absence of Fear - Michael Hyatt Indi's book recommendation: Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think - Dave Gray Indi's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Build relationships Listen first Algorithms are not neutral

 Episode 264 | David Giard - Positive Gratitude | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:44:05

Guest: David Giard @DavidGiard David Giard talks with Dave Rael about broad interests and background, community involvement, family, travel, and positive gratitude David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over 2 decades. Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups around the world; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at His hobbies include video, photography, sports, and embarrassing his sons. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and David Giard - The story of Technology and Friends - David's "mildly popular" internet TV show - Working for Microsoft and how it happened - Community involvement leads to opportunities - The role of an evangelist - David, the user group organizer - How David moved into software as a career - The things that "light David up" - David's stories of failure - shortage of ability to prioritize, negative first impressions due to communication gaps - David's success story - raising sons - How David stays current with what he needs to know - David's book recommendations - The things that have David most excited - Traveling to conferences - David's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with David Resources: David's Blog Technology and Friends - David's "mildly popular" internet TV show Channel 9 Linda Rising on Developer On Fire Hanselminutes .NET Rocks! CodeMash Kansas City Developer Conference The Hello World Show Heather Downing on Developer On Fire Spencer Schneidenbach on Developer On Fire Josh Holmes Jennifer Marsman Brian Prince Jerry Nixon James Sturtevant on Developer On Fire Great Lakes Area .Net User Group (GANG) Richard Campbell on Developer On Fire Gael Fraiteur Gary Short Kathleen Dollard on Developer On Fire Jimmy Bogard on Developer On Fire Jon Skeet on Developer On Fire Aslak Hellesøy on Developer On Fire Tom Izzo Draymond Green Eric Lawrence on Developer On Fire Pluralsight NPR - Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books Microsoft Cognitive Services Telerik Dracula - Bram Stoker Fred Rogers: Look for the Helpers David's book recommendation: The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle The Leadership Journey - Jim Holmes Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms Preview Edition 2 (Developer Reference) - Charles Petzold David's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Learn to listen Focus on the success of your teams and giving credit to the team Stay positive and look for the helpers

 Episode 263 | Ody Mbegbu - Shipping Value | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:56:44

Guest: Ody Mbegbu @odytrice Ody Mbegbu talks with Dave Rael about functional programming, experiencing software development in Nigeria, user experience, and delivering Ody is a software developer based in Lagos, Nigeria. He's been coding for 14 years with a Primary Focus on Web Development, .NET and Android. Ody is also an F# Enthusiast with a deep love for the language and the community. You can find him blogging about it on Medium at "Real-World-Fsharp" or his youtube channel called "Let's Code .NET". Ody is also a member of the Lambda Cartel, a group of functional programmer building real-world software. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Ody Mbegbu - Ody's path through programming langues, tools, and platforms - Acquiring a mentor and progressing in Ody's career - Losing the joy of programming and rekindling it with functional programming - Ody's long job tenures - Ody's experience with diving into Android - The Lambda Cartel - Ody's story of failure - underestimating the scope of a problem, dealing with scale increasing by orders of magnitude - Ody's success story - delivering on working platforms handling real problems - How Ody stays current with what he needs to know - Ody's book recommendation - Ody's emphasis on design and user experience - The things that have Ody most excited - Ody's causes of pain and suffering - Ody's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Ody Resources: Real World F# Let's Code .NET on YouTube Ody on Medium Prosper Otemuyiwa on Developer On Fire Microsoft Open Door C# 6.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference - Joseph Albahari C# 7.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference - Joseph Albahari Dave Thomas on Developer On Fire Scott Wlaschin on Developer On Fire Scott Hanselman on Developer On Fire Kotlin and Android Hadi Hariri on Developer On Fire The Lambda Cartel YouTube Channel The Lambda Cartel on Twitter Scott Nimrod on Developer On Fire Akka.NET .NET Rocks! Bryan Hunter on Developer On Fire NDC Conferences 2 unit tests. 0 integration tests Ody's book recommendation: Expert F# 4.0 - Don Syme Ody's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Deploy often Test, especially integration tets Continuously improve and just ship projects

 Episode 262 | Kelli Shaver - Opportunities to Grow | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:36:56

Guest: Kelli Shaver @kellishaver Kelli Shaver talks with Dave Rael about being a geek, software development and web design, limitations, and opportunities to grow Kelli is the lead developer at StickyAlbums and loves helping media companies wrangle millions of photos and videos and the people who make them. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Kelli Shaver - StickyAlbums - A platform for professional photographers - - Kelli's podcast with Jonathan Stark - Terrifying Robot Dog - The things that "light Kelli up" - Kelli's views on social technology - How Kelli got started in software - Kelli and web design - Kelli's story of failure - letting personal stress, anxiety, and difficulty build up to a breaking point - Kelli's success story - domain insight leading to successful modeling and delivery - Enjoying things you're not necessarily good at doing - How Kelli stays current with what she needs to know - Kelli's book recommendation - The things that have Kelli most excited - Kelli's prediction for the future of software - Benefits of podcasting and motivations for creating audio content - Kelli's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Kelli Resources: Kelli's Site With Links to Her Content Kelli's Blog StickyAlbums Jonathan Stark on Developer On Fire Terrifying Robot Dog - Kelli's Technology Podcast with Jonathan Stark Ed Finkler on Developer On Fire StickyFolios SquareSpace Kansas City Developer Conference Kelli on Instagram Kelli's book recommendation: The Expanse (7 Book Series) - James S. A. Corey Kelli's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Really listen to users Take pride in your work Don't be afraid to take risks

 Episode 261 | M. Scott Ford - Fix It | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:44:20

Guest: Scott Ford @mscottford M. Scott Ford talks with Dave Rael about making something better, the toll of harsh criticism, technical focus, and identifying needs Leading the Corgibytes technical team is Scott, who has been called the “Bob Vila of the internet.” Scott is a polyglot developer who, at last count, is fluent in over twenty programming languages. Scott’s love of software restoration and remodeling began in college where he and his team were responsible for retrofitting the testing tools for the X-31 jet fighter. Since then, Scott has maintained a test-focused approach to his work and found the most joy in projects where an existing codebase needed to be improved. Scott is currently working on his first book Software Remodeling: A DIY Approach to Transforming Your Legacy Code. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Scott Ford - The nature of CorgiBytes and reasons for the focus on legacy code - Multiple roles in a relationship - both business partners and a wife/husband team - The appeal of starting with something undesirable and making it better - Being a business owner in addition to a technical wizard - An organization of "code whisperers," identifying what a project needs and driving improvement - Both technical and nontechnical - good with machines, not with humans - Scott's approach to social interactions and becoming a conference speaker - How Scott got started in software - Scott, the polyglot - why and how - Choosing new tools, even on legacy projects - Scott's story of failure - realizing completion of a project would not be worth the time and effort - Scott's story of success - continual, incremental improvement - How Scott stays current with what he needs to know - Scott's book recommendation - The things about which Scott likes to geek out - Scott's top 3 tips for delivering more value - Keeping up with Scott Resources: CorgiBytes - Scott's Business Legacy Code Rocks! Andrea Goulet on Developer On Fire Eric Lawrence on Developer On Fire Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software - Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides Becoming Technical - Andrea Goulet, Jocelyne Morin-Nurse Code Climate Scott's book recommendation: Refactoring to Patterns - Joshua Kerievsky Scott's top 3 tips for delivering more value: Commit to get better at something - be honest about where you are, then measure where you are and measure as you improve Experiment more Try to stay positive

 Episode 260 | Matthew Renze - Voice For Data Science | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:43:11

Guest: @ Matthew Renze speaks with Dave Rael in person at the 2017 Kansas City Developer Conference about updates on his activities, interests, and multiple talents Matthew Renze is an independent software and data science consultant with over 16 years of professional experience building large-scale data-driven desktop, server, and cloud-based applications. He is an author for Pluralsight, a Microsoft MVP, an ASPInsider, an international public speaker, and an open-source software contributor. His interests include data analytics, data visualization, and machine learning. Chapters: - Dave introduces the show and Matthew Renze - The Kansas City Developer Conference (KCDC) - Data science and software development - Matthew, the voice talent and musician - Matthew's Pluralsight courses, data science, and machine learning - Talks Matthew has been giving at KCDC and other events - Seeking out feedback and using it to improve output - Ethical and practical concerns and questions in data science - Matthew's band - For Love and Money - Speaking into a void and eventually gaining some notoriety - The things on which Matthew is working - Matthew's location, travel, flexibility, and lifestyle - Biofeedback, mindfulness, stress, and a pragmatic approach to self-care - Biofeedback principles, metrics, and devices - The limitations of the machines that are our bodies, designed by evolution, in a modern context Resources: Matthew's First Appearance on Developer On Fire Matthew's Pluralsight Author Page The Kansas City Developer Conference (KCDC) Jon Mills on Developer On Fire Lee Brandt on Developer On Fire For Love and Money (Album) For Love and Money (Fan Page) TensorFlow Matthew's "The Mindful Developer" Presentation Matthew's "Data Science: The Big Picture" Presentation Matthew's "Machine Learning with R" Presentation Cory House on Developer On Fire ull (2016 TV series) Galen Erso Elon Musk's secret fear: Artificial Intelligence will turn deadly in 5 years Yogi Berra on Predictions (Quote) Definition of Insanity (Quote) Dino Esposito Rocky Lhotka RAGBRAI (Bike Ride) Heather Wilde Vipassana Meditation Course Muse (Neurofeedback device) IOM Pro (Biofeedback device) Galvanic Skin Response Heart rate variability Sympathetic nervous system Parasympathetic nervous system Ed Finkler on Developer On Fire Matthew's book recommendation: Matthew's top 3 tips for delivering more value:


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