Episode 364 | Andy Frievalt - You Don't Need Permission

Developer On Fire show

Summary: <div> <div>Guest:</div> <div> <div><a target="_blank" href=""></a></div> <div><a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/">@</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="podcast-episode"> <div class="subtitle"> Andy Frievalt talks with Dave Rael about career, JavaScript, open source, asking for permission, speaking, and delivering </div> <div class="podcast-summary"> <p>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. </p> </div> <div class="podcast-chapters"> <h6>Chapters:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="#!"> - Dave introduces the show and Andy Frievalt</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - How Andy got started with software</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The course of Andy's career and his comfort with discomfort</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Andy's interest in self-improvement</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The things that light Andy up and the phenomenon of not asking for permission</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Democratized media</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Andy's history with and affection for JavaScript</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Hobbies and family</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Andy's story of failure - building a business without generating a lot of revenue</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Finding fulfillment</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Andy's experience with speaking at user groups</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Advice for developers to make a mark and market themselves</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Andy's book recommendations</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - What Andy is working with currently</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Andy's success story - Delivering enormous value and cost savings</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Andy's top 3 tips for delivering more value</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Andy's thoughts on what it means to be a mentor</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Keeping up with Andy</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-resources"> <h6>Resources:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.northwesternmutual.com/" target="_blank">Northwestern Mutual</a></li> <li><a href="https://jobs.northwesternmutual.com/go/Technology-Jobs/1097100/" target="_blank">Northwestern Mutual Technology Jobs</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/afrievalt/firefight" target="_blank">Firefight JS</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logo_(programming_language)" target="_blank">Logo</a></li> <li><a href="https://tim.blog/" target="_blank">Tim Ferriss</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.ziglar.com/" target="_blank">Zig Ziglar</a></li> <li><a href="https://antonopoulos.com/" target="_blank">Andreas Antonopoulos</a></li> <li><a href="https://pluralsight.pxf.io/c/1197682/424552/7490?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pluralsight.com" target="_blank">Pluralsight</a></li> <li><a href="https://dotnetrocks.com/" target="_blank">.NET Rocks!</a></li> <li><a href="http://herdingcode.com/" target="_blank">Herding Code</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-115-k.-scott-allen-two-lives" target="_blank">Scott Allen on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.grubhub.com/" target="_blank">GrubHub</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-083-scott-hanselman-learn-balance" target="_blank">Scott Hanselman on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0596517742/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">JavaScript: The Good Parts - Douglas Crockford</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfEm0g-bMPc" target="_blank">Douglas Crockford on "Discovering JSON"</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/developer-on-fire-098-kevlin-henney-applied-philosophy" target="_blank">Kevlin Henney on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://dotnetrocks.com/?show=1542" target="_blank">Constraints Liberate - Mark Seemann on .NET Rocks!</a></li> <li><a href="https://jordanbpeterson.com/" target="_blank">Dr. Jordan Peterson</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-book-recommendation"> <h6>Andy's book recommendation:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1491954388/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain - Andreas M. Antonopoulos</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1400066948/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America - Julia Angwin</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0321965515/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter) - Steve Krug</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0321749855/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web &amp; Mobile Application Design (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) - Robert Hoekman Jr.</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AKKS278/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) - Hal Elrod</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWCJCWOxBYSi5DhCieLOLQ" target="_blank">Andreas Antonopoulos on YouTube</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=doc+norton" target="_blank">Doc Norton Search Results on YouTube</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rich+hickey" target="_blank">Rich Hickey Search Results on YouTube</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=douglas+crockford" target="_blank">Douglas Crockford Search Results on YouTube</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-tips"> <h6>Andy's top 3 tips for delivering more value:</h6> <ol> <li>If something is difficult, schedule it early</li> <li>Say "I don't know" a lot more</li> <li>Be a mentor</li> </ol> </div> </div>