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Mentoring as an engineering manager

In this episode, I talk to Jess Rose, who specializes in community building, outreach, and developing better processes for talent in technology. We talk about: her process of mentoring other developers – from junior to senior – via online 1 on 1 how managers can and cannot advocate for their team how mobile devices are...

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What hinders your career as a developer? – Mindset.

In this episode, I talk to Dagna Bieda. Dagna is a software engineer turned career coach who has mentored 50+ clients, some of whom worked at big brand names (such as LinkedIn, Amazon, Google, Disney), as well as much smaller businesses. Whether it’s for promotion, salary increase, landing a new job, or becoming a CTO, she’s...

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Using WordPress to run a profitable developer training business

In this episode, my guest Avdi Grimm shares how he found his independence by running a training and consulting business for over ten years.  We talk about: the importance of time efficiency, task delegation, why you should remove yourself as a bottleneck from your business the work he does on Graceful.Dev and how he is...

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what the heck is data-oriented programming?

In this episode, I talk to Yehonathan Sharvit, author of the book Data-oriented programming. Yehonathan is a developer, author, and speaker. He has tons of experience in full-stack development using various languages such as Java, Javascript, and Ruby. But his favorite language is Clojure. He bundled all this experience and knowledge into his book which should be finished...

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Do not punish learning in software engineering teams

What does it take to foster a workplace culture where employees, specifically coders, have the liberty to learn without feeling punished for it by the system? Innovation is impossible without failure, but most work cultures suffocate creativity without realizing it. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Cat Hicks, a data scientist, a behavioral scientist, and a creative...

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Running a developer community

In this episode, I talk to Bekah Weigel, who runs the virtual coffee community about community building.  Bekah graduated from a Bootcamp in 2019 and quickly created a striving and very special developer community in just under two years.  We talk about: how she kick-started the developer community virtual coffee what it takes to run...

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Predictable profit through small bets

Daniel Vassallo left his cushy job at Amazon, where he made over half a million per year, to start his own business. We talk about: anxiety when start-up attempts do not work out as planned how he overcame failure his strategy of small bets to reduce uncertainty and all the little products that provide him...

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Make money with open source software

Alvaro Trigo is a web developer who could quit his full-time job due to his popular open source software FullPage.js. We talk about: how to use open source to make a living how long it took him to build software people want to buy what he does against fraud and his advice for developers that...

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Are happy developers more productive?

Are happy developers more productive? Let's look at some research together and explore whether happiness and satisfaction affect developer productivity.

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How to write tests that find bugs

Dr. Mauricio Aniche explains how developers can write tests that find bugs. Writing effective test cases that bring confidence is not that easy. Many developers are familiar with testing frameworks and regularly write automated software tests. Yet, often they don’t test systematically. That’s why Mauricio writes a book called “Effective Software Testing” which shows practical approaches to systematically...

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