Episode 374 | Tom Elliott - The Right Guidance at the Right Times

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"> Tom Elliott talks with Dave Rael about performing, speaking, leadership, user experience, and the joys of the human side of software development </div> <div class="podcast-summary"> <p>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. </p> </div> <div class="podcast-chapters"> <h6>Chapters:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="#!"> - Dave introduces the show and Tom Elliott</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - What technical speakers can learn from other types of performing</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Preparation for speaking</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Tom's side projects and coding hobby</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - How Tom got started in software</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Solving a problem and sharing the solution</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Tom's story of failure - falling short on thinking through user experience</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Learning, doing, and the Pareto Principle</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Mixed-stack environments and tools that work for you</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Tom's book recommendation</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - How Tom wound up trying life and work in New York</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - How Tom stays current with what he needs to know</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Tom on leadership and management</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Tom's top 3 tips for delivering more value</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Keeping up with Tom</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-resources"> <h6>Resources:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://github.com/theothertomelliott" target="_blank">Tom on GitHub</a></li> <li><a href="https://medium.com/average-coder" target="_blank">Tom's Blog on Medium</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.yext.com/" target="_blank">Yext</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/yext/edward" target="_blank">Edward</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.toastmasters.org/" target="_blank">Toastmasters International</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-309-rob-richardson-force-multiplier" target="_blank">Rob Richardson on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.sourcetreeapp.com/" target="_blank">Sourcetree</a></li> <li><a href="https://tim.blog/" target="_blank">Tim Ferriss</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-258-jeff-atwood-sharing-the-house" target="_blank">Jeff Atwood on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-359-john-rouda-leading-wisely" target="_blank">John Rouda on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-372-tricia-broderick-meaningful-leadership" target="_blank">Tricia Broderick on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect" target="_blank">The Dunning–Kruger Effect</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-book-recommendation"> <h6>Tom's book recommendation:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1942788290/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win - Gene Kim</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-tips"> <h6>Tom's top 3 tips for delivering more value:</h6> <ol> <li>Put people first</li> <li>Prepare for everything you do</li> <li>If you are good at something, you probably won't realize your'e good at it</li> </ol> </div> </div>