A podcast about career in coding where I (Aderson Oliveira) interview coders, programmers, developers about where they are in their careers and how they got there. If you are a coder and want to start, change or boost your career, this is the place you will learn from other fellow coders.
David Poindexter - The Business and Code Combo
I have spoken with my good friend David Poindexter. David is the founder of nvisionative, a digital agency located in Mooresville, North Carolina.
David has been involved in many aspects of open source, from code contribution to conference organization. We spoke about being part of a community and how awesome it is to be in the flow with them.
David shared the growing pains of moving from a solo coder business to an agency, where he had to hire people to help him out.
Andy Hunt - The Pragmatic Programmer
I spoke with Andy Hunt. Andy is one of the 17 authors who wrote the Agile Manifesto back in 2001. 2 years earlier he wrote one of the most seminal programming books called "The Pragmatic Programmer".
Andy spoke about the challenges that new people coming to the tech industry must face, which is: where do I start?
We discussed about what is at the code of being a pragmatic programmer, which according to Andy is the thirst for knowledge and the curiosity.
Juri Strumpflohner - Coding and Martial Arts
Beyond that, Juri is a Google Developer Expert and an Instructor at Egghead, having created multiple courses not only about Angular, his forte, but also React and Git.
Juri loves writing for his blog. He shared with me that at peak, his blog was getting 100K readers a month. Quite a feat!
I will leave you with the polyglot and martial arts teacher and student, Juri Strumpflohner.
Hemil Patel - Being Shy, Private and YouTuber?!
Hemil is shy, but it made him want to be in front of people. His desire to be famous is coming to fruition via his YouTube channel, with over 120K subscribers!
In the long run Hemil wants to transition to a teaching role. He finds it very fulfilling to be in class face to face with students.
Taylor Desseyn - Recruiter Against Recruiters
I spoke with Taylor Desseyn. Taylor is a Sr. Recruiter at Vaco. He has been working specifically with software engineers and developers for the past 6 years.
Taylor was very comprehensive with his answers about recruiting, job search, LinkedIn, the use of video and even TikTok when applying for jobs.
Taylor was also very open about the problems within the recruiting industry and why recruiters get a bad reputation.
This is a must listen episode if you are looking for a job.
Monarch Wadia - Hackathons And Mintbean
I spoke with Monarch Wadia. Monarch is the founder of Mintbean, an organization based here in Toronto. They focus on helping developers getting experience by taking part in Hackathons, Webinars and Workshops.
The idea behind Mintbean is very much aligned with my personal goal of helping dev students to get real life experience and to find jobs.
We went deep into the weeds about hackathons and how they can be used to help coders learn new technologies and sharpen their skills.