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Episode 15: How to Succeed in Building Developer Tooling with Peter Pezaris

In this episode, I talk to Peter Pezaris. Peter is the CEO and co-founder of a start-up called CodeStream. What’s interesting about Peter’s story is that CodeStream isn’t his first startup. CodeStream is one of the many companies Peter built. So, in this interview, we talk about his 25 years-long journey building tech startups and...

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Episode 14: What developers should know about security with Troy Hunt

In this episode, I talk to Troy Hunt, a leading security expert. Troy is a successful Pluralsight author and runs security workshops all around the world. He also is person behind the popular web haveIbeenPwned, which allows everybody to check whether their data has been exposed in a data breach. In this episode, we talk...

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Episode 13: Bad Tests Are Worse Than Product Issues with Dan Abramov

In this episode, I talk to Dan Abramov. Dan is a developer at Facebook, working on the popular JavaScript framework React. Dan is also one of the most well-known person in the whole front-end developer scene and recently started working on his new side-project JustJavaScript. We talk about: how he got a job at Facebook,...

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Episode 12: Starting a Profitable Business in Six Weeks with Courtland Allen

In this episode, I talk to Courtland Allen, the founder, and chief-indie hacker of the Indie Hacker community. After many years of trial and error, Courtland launched the widely successful indie hacker community and the indie hacker podcast. We talk about: how he managed to build a lively community from the scratch his tips for...

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Episode 11: Making Gatsby easy to understand with Laurie Barth

In this episode, I talk to Laurie Barth, a staff software engineer at Gatsby. Laurie is also a vivid conference speaker, tech blogger, and egghead instructor. We talk about: how she got this awesome position at Gatsby her work as an open-source maintainer code reviews and making sure to give valuable feedback and growing a...

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Episode 10: Done playing Microsoft’s corporate game with Suz Hinton

In this episode, I talk to Suz Hinton, about her transition from Microsoft to Stripe, mentoring and advancing one’s career and live coding. We talk about: her role and responsibilities at Stripe,  how to understand what customers and users want, why she left Microsoft, how she now ensures the job and company culture matches her...

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Episode 9: From Consultancy To Product Company Charlie Gerard

Charlie Gerard is a career changer, that recently started working at Atlassian after working at ThoughWorks as a software consultant. In this episode, she talks with me about her hiring experience, the software engineering practices at this large tech company, and brain-controlled interfaces.

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Episode 8: Parent Driven Development at Github with Allison McMillan

In this episode, Allison McMillan, a software engineering manager at Github joins me to talk about how she broke into tech from a non-traditional background, how she overcame obstacles and problems as a new mother in tech and how she builds herself a striving career. As always, we also talk about software development methodologies such...

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Episode 7: Troubleshooting systems through Observability with Charity Majors

In this episode, I talk to Charity Majors, founder, and CTO of honeycomb. Honeycomb is a tool for introspecting and interrogating your production systems. It represents the new generation of monitoring systems that can handle highly distributed and complex systems. Charity shares with me what observability means and how we can make systems more reliable and maintainable....

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Episode 6: Making Git faster with Derrick Stolee

In this episode, I talk to Derrick Stolee, a principal software engineer at Microsoft who makes sure the Git version control system is lightning fast. We talk about: his career switch from being a professor to become a software engineer at Microsoft,  what it means to contribute to open-source during your worktime for Microsoft, how...

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Episode 5: Being the first engineer at a startup with Alper Kemal Koç

In this episode, I talk to Alper Kemal Koç, who was the first engineer building a low code platform called Kuika, that helps users develop mobile applications. Alper shares with me how he build this startup from idea to serving over 15 customers, and which cultural differences he observed when building software in Turkey, the...

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Episode 4: Getting a remote job at Auttomatic with Leif Singer

In this episode, I talk to Leif Singer, an engineer at the fully remote company Automattic. Automattic is the company behind WordPress, a famous and powerful content management system with an estimated 75 Million user base.  We talk about: why he switched from academia to industry, how he got hired without knowing the company’s tech...

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