Guest Guide

On this page, you can learn more about what it means to be a guest on my show. The total time investment for a guest to record an episode of the Software Engineering Unlocked is ~2 hours.

Step 1: Ice Breaker chat 👋

Choose a slot on the Ice Breaker calendar.

This will give us a chance to get to know each other without the stress of recording anything. We will discuss which topics and questions would make a great episode. If we both think there is a match, then we will schedule another time slot to record an episode!

Step 2: Prep for the recording 📝

Choose a slot on the Podcast Episode calendar for us to record our episode!

I will do some additional research, including reading through my notes from our Ice Breaker chat and related articles/blog posts/talks/etc. Feel free to send me links to particular resources.

A few days before we record, I will email you a bulleted list outline of the story that I think we can tell in our episode. However, we should absolutely chase interesting tangents and side stories during the actual recording. The outline is more a guideline than actual rules!

Step 3: Record the episode! 🎙

I will send you a custom link to a Zencastr.com or SquadCast.com session, which we will use to record the episode. All you need is a modern browser; no accounts to create or software to install!

Plan to spend a max of 90 minutes for the recording; I anticipate episodes being ~60 minutes, so we have some buffer for technical snafus, chatting before we hit record, etc.

During the recording, all you have to do is talk! It is my job to set you up for success, keep us on track, and watch the time.

Step 4: After the recording 😎

I will edit the episode and write the show notes. After the episode goes live, we high five each other for a job well done and promote the episode on social media!