Developer On Fire

by Dave Rael

Developer On Fire with Dave Rael is an interview podcast with inspiring and successful software professionals telling personal stories about their experiences with delivering value. It is a chance for you to get to know your favorite geeks and learn more about who they are, how they deliver, and what makes them tick. Learn from and get to know special geeks like Matt Wynne, Rob Eisenberg, Udi Dahan, Ted Neward, John Sonmez, Phil Haack, and David Heinemeier Hansson.

  

Latest Episodes

Episode 436 | Amitai Schleier - Safe for Programmers and Non-programmers

Guest:

Amitai Schleier returns to Developer On Fire to talk with Dave Rael about inclusion, special abilities, coaching, perspectives, and safety

Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) is a software development coach, legacy code wrestler, non-award-winning musician, and award-winning bad poet. He publishes fixed-length micropodcasts at Agile in 3 Minutes, writes variable-length articles at schmonz.com, and contributes code and direction to notable open-source projects such as NetBSD, pkgsrc, and ikiwiki. Amitai’s ideas, prose, music, and puns have manifested at multiple conference including, the International Rachmaninoff Conference, and the Alfred Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest.

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Amitai's book recommendation:
    Amitai's top 3 tips for delivering more value:


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      Posted on 12 August 2019 | 12:00 am


      Episode 435 | Eric Brechner - Responding Honorably

      Guest:

      Eric Brechner talks with Dave Rael about software, management, relationships, family, boundaries, expectations, and responding honorably to mistakes

      Eric is a productivity software engineering manager for Azure Production Infrastructure Engineering. He is widely known within the engineering community as his alter ego, I.M. Wright. Prior to his current assignment, Eric managed development for Xbox and Windows engineering services and the Xbox.com web sites, was director of engineering learning and development for Microsoft Corporation, and managed development for a shared feature team in Microsoft Office. Before joining Microsoft in 1995, he was a Senior Principal Scientist at Boeing, and a developer for Silicon Graphics, GRAFTEK, JPL, and Bank Leumi. Eric has published two books on software best practices, holds eight patents, a BS and MS in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics. He is an Affiliate Professor evenings at the University of Washington's Bothell campus.

      Eric's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
      1. Love your customers and partners
      2. Focus on iteration and iterating quickly
      3. Respond honorably to mistakes


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      Posted on 5 August 2019 | 12:00 am


      Episode 434 | Enrique López Mañas - Tribe of Programming Titans

      Guest:

      Enrique López Mañas talks with Dave Rael about productivity, community, role models, learning, mobile development, and writing

      Enrique López Mañas is a Google Developer Expert, indie developer, and avid contributor to the open source community. He runs the Kotlin Weekly newsletter, bringing the latest news in the Kotlin world to thousands of developers every week. And he’s also a part of the global Google LaunchPad accelerator initiative, where he influences hundreds of the best startups from all around the world. He’s reached out far and wide and created a virtual group of tech mentors, who were more than happy to be in his book, Living by the Code, and share their hard-earned advice with the world.

      Enrique's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
      1. Focus on one thing at a time
      2. Spend time away from the computer
      3. Communicate


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      Posted on 29 July 2019 | 12:00 am


      Episode 433 | Elissa Shevinsky - Continuous Growth

      Guest:

      Elissa Shevinsky talks with Dave Rael about pushing hard, perspectives, lifestyle, static analysis, rewards, productivity, and being an entrepreneur

      Elissa Shevinsky is CEO at Faster Than Light, a company building lightning fast static analysis tools. She helped launch Geekcorps (acquired), Everyday Health (IPO) and Brave ($35M ICO.) Shevinsky is also the editor of the critically acclaimed book "Lean Out."

      Chapters:
      Elissa's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
      1. Listen
      2. Show up consistently
      3. Ship


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      Posted on 22 July 2019 | 12:00 am


      Episode 432 | Logan Dutkiewicz - The Joy of Building

      Guest:

      Logan and Sarah Dutkiewicz talk with Dave Rael about building, community, code, hardware, role models, mentoring, and family

      Logan Dutkiewicz is on the fun adventure of learning to code. He likes writing games in Scratch and programming robots with the LEGO WeDo 2.0. Logan loves showing others about code. He is a great problem solver who loves tearing things apart to see how they work and putting different things back together, as in like Makerspace adventures. Logan's mom is Sadukie, who also appeared on Developer on Fire.

      Logan's book recommendation:
        Logan's top 3 tips for delivering more value:


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          Posted on 15 July 2019 | 12:00 am


          Episode 431 | Jeremy Fairbank - Teaching Matters

          Guest:

          Full show notes are at https://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-431-jeremy-fairbank-teaching-matters


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          Posted on 8 July 2019 | 12:00 am


          Episode 430 | Sarah Dutkiewicz - Listening for the why

          Guest:

          Full show notes are at https://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-430-sarah-dutkiewicz-listening-for-the-why


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          Posted on 1 July 2019 | 12:00 am


          Episode 429 | Paul Dix - Solving For Real Needs

          Guest:

          Full show notes are at https://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-429-paul-dix-solving-for-real-needs


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          Posted on 24 June 2019 | 12:00 am


          Episode 428 | Zayne Turner - Joyful Perspectives

          Guest:

          Full show notes are at https://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-428-zayne-turner-joyful-perspectives


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          Posted on 17 June 2019 | 12:00 am