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A podcast focused on the non-technical side of being a developer, because your career is about more than the code you write.

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  • More Career Advice

    More Career Advice

    11/02/2020 Duração: 17min

    In the season two finale we take a listen back to all of the advice shared by our guests. While each piece of advice focuses on a different non-technical aspect of a career in development, they all share a commonality. Each one is a result of mistakes made, lessons learned and the experiences of each guest. Offering valuable insights that you can use to reflect and grow in your own development career. Also, bloopers!Guests from this SeasonKelly WaltonJames HickeyDouglas Bryant JrKarl HughesAli SpittelGus ChildsAngie JonesAndy HuntDave ThomasBen OrensteinTracy Lee

  • Process, Abstraction  Mentorship

    Process, Abstraction & Mentorship

    14/01/2020 Duração: 17min

    There are any number of ways development teams can work together to make sure they are improving as a group and as individuals. In this episode we talk with Tracy Lee (@ladyleet), JavaScript developer and CEO of ThisDotLabs, about the benefits of process, abstraction and mentorship. Tracy talks about how her team uses the "P.A.M stack" to support growth and improvements for all developers. We discuss how a team can setup a process that works for them, how to abstract out and share domain knowledge between developers and what a supportive mentorship culture can do for individuals and teams. When you and your team have a process that works for you, are able to share knowledge and provide a learning based culture, everyone will have an environment to grow in their development careers.Links from this EpisodeTracy LeeThisDotLabsP.A.M StackPrevious Episodes MentionedUsing D.U.M.B goals and S.M.A.R.T goals to grow your development career.Have an idea for a future episode?Tweet Us: @devuppodcastEmail Us: [email protected]

  • Pair Programming

    Pair Programming

    10/12/2019 Duração: 17min

    Development is not a individual activity, it is a team activity. To grow your development skills and knowledge you need to be able to work collaboratively with other developers. In this episode we talk with Ben Orenstein (@r00k), co-host of The Art of Product Podcast and co-founder and CEO of Tuple about pair programming. Ben talks about how pairing with other developers early in his career helped him grow. We discuss methods developers can use for implementing pairing and the benefits it has for individuals and teams. When you are able to learn from and teach other developers, you'll find that your own development capabilities grow in new ways.Links from this EpisodeBen OrensteinThe Art of Product PodcastTupleLearn to Pair guideHave an idea for a future episode?Tweet Us: @devuppodcastEmail Us: [email protected]

  • Pragmatism

    Pragmatism

    12/11/2019 Duração: 24min

    Progressing in every aspect in a development career requires being pragmatic. It means to be engaged in what you do and approach things in a sensible and realistic way. In this episode we talk with David Thomas (@pragdave) and Andrew Hunt (@PragmaticAndy), two people who have literally written the book on being a pragmatic programmer. Dave and Andy share why they went back and revised their pivotal book The Pragmatic Programmer and what has changed in the world of development in the 20 years since its initial release. We discuss what it takes to be an engaged developer and why it is important to do so. Dave and Andy provide their insights on the responsibilities developers have to their work and how to grow from it. Being engaged and growing as a developer requires approaching your career in a pragmatic way. Listeners of this episode receive a 35% discount when purchasing The Pragmatic Programmer* by using the discount code "DEVELOPINGUP" at checkout.Links from this EpisodeDavid ThomasAndrew HuntThe Pragmatic

  • Code Reviews

    Code Reviews

    08/10/2019 Duração: 23min

    The core of having a career in development is focused on writing code. To grow and improve in your career, means improving on the code that you write. To do so, requires insights and feedback from those you work with. In this episode we talk with Angie Jones (@techgirl1908), a developer advocate, about the benefits of code reviews. Angie provides her insights into what developers and teams can do to have meaningful code reviews that look beyond just syntax issues. Our conversation focuses on helpful mindsets to take when participating in a code reviews, roles developers of all levels can take on and how ultimately reviews help developers improve. Growth in your development career requires improving your technical capabilities and code reviews are one tool to do so.Links from this EpisodeAngie Jonesangiejones.tech10 Commandments of Code ReviewsPrevious Episodes MentionedThe Art of the Code ReviewHave an idea for a future episode?Tweet Us: @devuppodcastEmail Us: [email protected]

  • Career Transitions

    Career Transitions

    10/09/2019 Duração: 17min

    For a majority of developers your career is not going to take place at a single location. In how markets and technologies change it is likely that at some point in your career you will need to be prepared to make a change. In this episode we talk with Gus Childs (@guschilds), a Front-End developer, about navigating career transitions. Gus provides insights from his own experiences on how developers can prepare for making a job change. During our conversation we talk about important steps to evaluate your current work environment, how to prepare for a transition and what to look for in new opportunities. You have one career and many jobs will be stepping stones in that career, so make sure you are taking the right steps. Links from this Episode Gus Childs guschilds.com Have an idea for a future episode? Tweet Us: @devuppodcast Email Us: [email protected]

  • Building Trust

    Building Trust

    13/08/2019 Duração: 17min

    To be able to take risks, learn and grow in your development career you need to have trust. Trust in your co-workers, teams but most importantly trust in yourself and your capabilities. In this episode we talk with Ali Spittel (@aspittel), Software Engineer and co-host of the Ladybug Podcast about building trust. Ali shares her thoughts and experiences from being a developer and teacher about how to establish and grow trust in yourself and others. During our conversation we talk about ways to over come imposter syndrome, keeping track of accomplishments and how groups of developers can build trust together. Trusting yourself and your peers is the only way to be able to confidently take risks and challenge yourself to grow. Links from this Episode Ali Spittel Ladybug Podcast Have an idea for a future episode? Tweet Us: @devuppodcast Email Us: [email protected]

  • Public Speaking

    Public Speaking

    09/07/2019 Duração: 29min

    An important aspect to growing a career in development is the ability to communicate technical details to less technical audiences. Improving your ability to communicate clearly is hard to do if you only practice in high-pressure situations. In this episode we talk with Karl Hughes (@karllhughes) CTO at The Graide Network and founder of CFPLand about the value becoming a public speaker has on a developers career. Karl shares insights he has learned from interviewing dozens of technical speakers and his own personal path in public speaking. During our conversation we talk about how to get into public speaking as a developer, how to figure and plan a talk and how to apply the skills gained from it into your everyday development career. Being able to clearly communicate is a mandatory skill to progress in your development career and public speaking is an effective way to get better at it. Links from this Episode Karl Hughes karllhughes.com CFPLand Have an idea for a future episode? Tweet Us: @devuppodcast Ema

  • Security

    Security

    11/06/2019 Duração: 15min

    As a developer you are responsible for all of the code you and your team write and implement. If that code is not secure it can cause problems for your projects, your company and your career. In this episode we talk with Doug Bryant Jr (@cybergent_101) an IT security Analyst and host of the Intrusion Diversity System Podcast about the role security plays in a developers career. Doug shares his experience workin in cyber security and with developers. In our conversation we discuss what can happen when developers are not security minded, how to keep security in mind during development and what to pay attention to before writing secure code. Links from this Episode Doug Bryant Jr Intrusion Diversity System Podcast OWASP Vulnerability DB JScrambler Security Weekly Have an idea for a future episode? Tweet Us: @devuppodcast Email Us: [email protected]

  • Career Ownership

    Career Ownership

    14/05/2019 Duração: 19min

    You are the only person who can take control of your career in development and make it what you want. In this episode we talk with James Hickey (@jamesmh_dev), a .NET developer about the concept of career ownership. James shares his journey into a career in development and what he needed to do to shape his career direction and opportunities. During our conversation we talk about why taking control of your career is imperative to grow as a developer, methods you can use to find a direction in your career and ways you can set yourself up for career success. Links from this Episode James Hickey Career Ownership Newsletter Have an idea for a future episode? Tweet Us: @devuppodcast Email Us: [email protected]

  • Working Remotely

    Working Remotely

    09/04/2019 Duração: 18min

    When a majority of your day is spent on a computer where you work does not matter as much as how you work and how you communicate. In this episode we talk with Kellie Walton(@roundoctagon), Director of Client Services & Strategy at Isovera about working Remotely. Kellie outlines the benefits and challenges she's experienced working with remotes team. During our conversation we talk about tools and methods that are helpful for maintaining communication, support and camaraderie amongst remote team members. We also discuss different forms of remote work and how developers can start to introduce the practice at their company. Which in turn, Build up the behaviors that will grow your communication abilities that will aid in your long term career growth. Links from this Episode Kellie Walton Isovera Remote Work: How to be the team MVP, without ever setting foot in the office Have an idea for a future episode? Tweet Us: @devuppodcast Email Us: [email protected]

  • Career Advice

    Career Advice

    11/12/2018 Duração: 22min

    In the season two finale we take a listen back to all of the advice shared by our guests. While each piece of advice focuses on a different non-technical aspect of a career in development, they all share a commonality. Each one is a result of mistakes made, lessons learned and the experiences of each guest. Offering valuable insights that you can use to reflect and grow in your own development career. Also, bloopers! Links from this Episode Listener Survey Guests from this Season Jim Fisk Stephanie Luz Colby Cook Tom Feeley Jonathan Solórzano-Hamilton Carie Fisher Aubrey Sambor Adam Bergstein Chris Albrecht Mark Henderson Dwayne McDaniel Chris Free Brian Perry Nathan Dentzau Heather Staudt

  • Communication Tactics

    Communication Tactics

    13/11/2018 Duração: 21min

    Central to being a successful developer is establishing tactics for communicating ideas, needs and tasks with other people. In this episode we talk with Heather Staudt, UX Product Manager at BioRAFT about communication. Heather outlines the importance communication plays on her team to correctly understand and explain development tasks and needs. We discuss why communication is an imperative part of any team, methods for to how to best communicate with others and things to remember when attempting to communicate technical details to less technical people. Having your code communicate with computers is important to your day to day success, but being able to communicate to the people you interact with is imperative to your long term career success. Key Takeaways Ninety percent of developer communication, it explaining technical topics to less technical people. Learn what communication method or medium works for the person you want to communicate with and use that method. Communication is not limited to the wor

  • Staying Motivated

    Staying Motivated

    09/10/2018 Duração: 17min

    To progress in a development career requires motivation. An underlying personal need and goal to push your self to improve and grow. In this episode we talk with Nathan Dentzau (@nathandentzau), senior developer at Oomph Inc about being motivated. Nathan shares how he's motivated himself to grow in his career as a developer. We discuss where to find personal motivation and how to look to others for support. You have one career in development and its up to you to make it what you want. Key Takeaways Beyond the code, self assess what drives you to improve and grow. Set goals to work towards, use those to inspire your career direction. When you are not growing in the way you want, ask Why. Links from this Episode Nathan Dentzau Oomph Inc Motivation and Inspiration Listener survey Previous Episodes Mentioned Using D.U.M.B goals and S.M.A.R.T goals to grow your development career. Have an idea for a future episode? Tweet Us: @devuppodcast Email Us: [email protected]

  • Learning How to Adapt

    Learning How to Adapt

    11/09/2018 Duração: 21min

    Being able to adapt and alter approach due to changing requirements, technologies and methods is an important part of growing and thriving as a developer. With out doing so, there is risk of getting stuck or bottlenecked in your career. In this episode we talk with Brian Perry (@bricomedy), Senior Front End developer at HS2Solutions about learning how to adapt as a developer. Brian shares the methods he's learned from being an improv comic and former projet manager and how they have helped him be able to changes and grow in development. We discuss methods developers can use to adapt to changing project requirements, teams and technologies. Explaining how doing so will grow your career in ways you cant foresee. Key Takeaways The benefit of being adaptable is that you can adjust your approach and do not get stuck in a single path. Use tools such as User Stories to define requirements, leaving the technical approach open to different options. Keep a mindset of contsant learning to keep yourself open to new meth

  • Values of Networking

    Values of Networking

    14/08/2018 Duração: 20min

    Networking plays an important part in a career in development. Connecting with other people can provide opportunities for personal and career growth. In this episode we talk with Chris Free (@chrisfree), Partner and Creative Director of Chromatic, about the value of being able to network with other people. Chris shares how his career is partly the result of the people he has surronded himself with and how it has benefited his own growth. We discuss why networking with others is vital, the values and opportunities it provides, and go over a few methods for building those personal connections. Key Takeaways Careers are not built in a vacuum, they rely on other people. Attend conferences, meetups and development events to find others who share your passion. Talking with others can be challenging, start by emulating someone you know who is good at it. Links from this Episode Chris Free Chromatichq.com So You Want To Start Your Own Digital Agency? Previous Episodes Mentioned Building Your Developer Network H

  • Developing The Why

    Developing The Why

    10/07/2018 Duração: 19min

    As a developer it is common to focused on only the What and How of what you are developing. Those helps you plan a solution, but they do not allow you to understand if you are delivering the correct value. In this episode we talk with Dwayne McDaniel (@McDwayne), developer advocate for Pantheon about the importance of understanding the Why of your development. We discuss why it is important to know the goals of your project. How doing so allows you to deliver the correct product and results. Further we talk about how that allows you to deliver value to your clients and your development career. Key Takeaways Always ask "what are we trying to accomplish, what is the end goal"? Build for the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that are relevant to your project. Present your solutions/products in terms of how they drive the expected results/goals. Links from this Episode Dwayne McDaniel Nobody Wants a Website They Want Results Previous Episodes Mentioned Knowing What Not to Build Have an idea for a

  • Challenging Yourself

    Challenging Yourself

    12/06/2018 Duração: 24min

    A career in development is full of challenges. However it can be easy to slip into a cycle of development stagnation, approaching every problem the same way, with the same tools. In this episode we talk with Mark Robert Henderson (@hackforthesea), a lead developer at CUASHI and organizer of the Hack for the Sea hackathon about the values of finding ways to challenge yourself as a developer. We discuss how challenging yourself allows you to grow as a developer, as well as, some examples of ways to challenge yourself. Levels of "Developer Enlightenment" Not knowing things and knowing you dont know things. Not knowing things and thinking you know (all) things. Knowing things and thinking you know (all) things. Knowing things and knowing you still dont know things. Methods to Challenge Yourself Question your approach to solving a problem, and try a different method. Be open to feedback to your work in code reviews. Attend a Hackathon, use a new tool, language or framework. Links from this Episode H

  • Balance

    Balance

    08/05/2018 Duração: 27min

    Your development career is not an isolated part of your life. It affects and is effected by the other parts of your life. In this episode we talk with Chris Albrecht (@chrisalbrecht), Senior Developer at Lullabot (@lullabot) about why it is important to maintain balance in your life as a developer. In our discussion, Chris outlines three aspects of your life to balance beyond "work/life". We talk about how doing so allows you to maintain a "Happy place" that allows you to be the best developer and self that you can be. Chris shares his own personal journey to become balanced and share tips for how to do so yourself. Things to Balance Professional: The part of your life related to work. Personal: The part of your life out-side of work. Private: The part of your life, that is just for you. Links from this Episode Managing Your Most Important Resource: You Behind the Screens Podcast Previous Episodes Mentioned Why it is important that you maintain a healthy work/life balance. Have an id

  • Leadership Mindsets

    Leadership Mindsets

    10/04/2018 Duração: 21min

    Technical leadership is not a specific role, it is a mindset. In this episode we talk with Adam Bergstein (@n3rdstein), V.P. of Engineering at Hook42 (@hook42inc) about what it takes to be a technical leader. In our discussion we tak about behaviours and traits that technical leaders embody and exhibit. Adam shares his personal journey of becoming a technical leader. Explaining how developers of any level, from junior to senior, can become leaders themselves. You have the opportunity to embody these traits to grow your development career. Key Takeaways Technical Leadership is a state of mind, not a specific role. Leadership is not about being the smartest person in the room. Lead by example and empower others. Three Leadership traits Focuses on quality of their work. Constantly learns about business needs and team needs. Not afraid to fail and helps others when they fail. Links from this Episode nerdstein.net Understanding Technical Leadership The Pragmatic Programmer* Previous Episodes Mentioned Leadi

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