Episode 388 | Kyle Welch - Embrace Opportunity

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"> Kyle Welch talks with Dave Rael about saying yes, community involvement, prioritizing family, and work culture </div> <div class="podcast-summary"> <p>Kyle is a frontend platform engineer at Eventbrite. He is tasked with providing a consistent and efficient developer experience by building a stable and robust ecosystem while maintaining their innovative nature. Prior to his current position, Kyle held various engineering roles for companies ranging from credit unions to video platforms which provided him the opportunity to learn from various technical setups and fueled his passion for Node and Javascript. In addition to coding and building, Kyle is passionate about the community and helps organize Nodevember, a Node/JavaScript conference in Nashville–a fully volunteer run event. Kyle frequently talks about JavaScript, ReactJS, and other programming adventures at various conferences to share his expertise and knowledge with those learning to grow in the field.</p> </div> <div class="podcast-chapters"> <h6>Chapters:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="#!"> - Dave introduces the show and Kyle Welch</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Kyle's history with languages and platforms</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Kyle on DevOps</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Kyle, the conference speaker</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - How Kyle got started in software</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Organizing conferences and the good and bad of saying yes to opportunities</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Working at Eventbrite</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Kyle's story of failure - the pain of nondeterministic build failures</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Kyle success story - working toward team autonomy</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Kyle's book recommendation</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The things that cause Kyle both excitement and stress</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The growing popularity of conference speaking</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Kyle's top 3 tips for delivering more value</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Keeping up with Kyle</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-resources"> <h6>Resources:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/" target="_blank">Eventbrite</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/CoryHouse" target="_blank">Cory House on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://pluralsight.pxf.io/c/1197682/424552/7490?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pluralsight.com%2Fauthors%2Fcory-house" target="_blank">Cory House's Course on Pluralsight</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-156-david-neal-bacon-driven-drawing" target="_blank">David Neal on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=public+speaking+without+barfing+on+your+shoes&amp;view=detail&amp;mid=A629989178B7F9506607A629989178B7F9506607&amp;FORM=VIRE" target="_blank">David Neal - Public Speaking without Barfing on Your Shoes</a></li> <li><a href="https://members.developeronfire.com/" target="_blank">Developer On Fire Membership</a></li> <li><a href="http://nodevember.org/" target="_blank">Nodevember</a></li> <li><a href="https://remoteconference.developeronfire.com/developer-on-fire-remote-conference-winter-2018/day-2/rob-richardson-docker-is-more-than-kernel-virtualization/" target="_blank">Rob Richardson in the Develop Yourself Package</a></li> <li><a href="https://members.developeronfire.com/develop-yourself/" target="_blank">Rob Richardson on Developer On Fire</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-book-recommendation"> <h6>Kyle's book recommendation:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0749475757/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Improve Your Communication Skills (Creating Success) - Alan Barker</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-tips"> <h6>Kyle's top 3 tips for delivering more value:</h6> <ol> <li>Find something you're good at, specialize in it, and commit to it really hard</li> <li>Use a support system and don't be afraid to ask for help</li> <li>Don't shy away from opportunity, Embrace it</li> </ol> </div> </div>