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The PyBites Podcast is a podcast about Python Development, Career and Mindset skills. Hosted by the Co-Founders of PyBites, Bob Belderbos and Julian Sequeira, this podcast is for anyone interested in Python and looking for tips, tricks and concepts related to Career and Mindset. For more information on PyBites and Python, visit us at https://pybit.es and hit us up on social media!

PyBites Podcast Julian Sequeira & Bob Belderbos

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The PyBites Podcast is a podcast about Python Development, Career and Mindset skills. Hosted by the Co-Founders of PyBites, Bob Belderbos and Julian Sequeira, this podcast is for anyone interested in Python and looking for tips, tricks and concepts related to Career and Mindset. For more information on PyBites and Python, visit us at https://pybit.es and hit us up on social media!

    #076 - Data engineering involves more Python than you might think!

    #076 - Data engineering involves more Python than you might think!

    This week we have Christo back on the show to talk about his experience in the data engineering field.

    He shares some valuable tips how to become a more effective data engineer which, surprisingly or not, increasingly requires a well-rounded Python developer skill set.

    Enjoy and feel free to reach out to Christo below ...

    Christo's website:
    https://www.christoolivier.com

    Christo is a PDM coach now, check it out:
    https://pybit.es/catalogue/the-pdm-program/

    Previous episode Christo was on:
    https://www.pybitespodcast.com/1501156/8005574-013-the-mindset-of-a-developer

    He is also in our Slack community:
    http://pybit.es/community/

    • 29 min
    #075 - Common Python developer pitfalls and the 80/20 that really matters

    #075 - Common Python developer pitfalls and the 80/20 that really matters

    Welcome back to another Pybites podcast episode. In this episode we talk about common pitfalls you want to avoid when becoming a Python developer:

    Pitfall #1: Tutorial paralysis
    Pitfall #2: Improper sequencing
    Pitfall #3: Obsessing over Pythonic code
    Pitfall #4: Going on your own for too long

    ... after that we look at the 80/20 (aka "Pareto") to focus on  to become a well-rounded Python developer:

    80/20 Rule #1: Work on bigger projects
    80/20 Rule #2: Build a portfolio
    80/20 Rule #3: Work with experienced developers
    80/20 Rule #4: Become a content provider

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    If this resonates with you and you want to better your career as a Pythonista, book us in for a career chat: https://go.oncehub.com/pybites

    Thanks for listening,  Any feedback, write us an email to info@pybit.es

    We'll be back next week!

    • 10 min
    #074 - How to stop wasting hours of coding ... step back and look at the greater design!

    #074 - How to stop wasting hours of coding ... step back and look at the greater design!

    **The  official Pybites T-Shirt**

    This week we talk about an important topic: how to prevent yourself as a programmer from getting into tunnel vision when coding.

    We have a nice practical example we'll share how we hit this last week (and many times more for that matter) in one of our solutions and also relate it to similar experience people go through when working with us.

    You have to take a step back from time to time ("creating space") to think about the bigger picture design.

    We hope it helps you and prepares you better when you hit this issue which (as we like to say) can be insidious.

    Pybites merch store (t-shirts, mugs and stickers):
    https://pybit.es/shop/

    PDM (Pybites Developer Mindset) program:
    https://pybit.es/catalogue/the-pdm-program/

    Related episodes:
    - Getting unstuck with your code
    - Sunk cost bias

    Books we're reading:
    - Fluent Python 2nd ed
    - The Secret Commonwealth
    - All books mentioned on our podcast

    Thanks for listening, for any feedback hit us up via email: info@pybit.es

    • 26 min
    #073 - The gift of time

    #073 - The gift of time

    In this episode we talk about the gift of time.

    Are you intentional in how you spend time with people?

    We talk about several advantages, why it's so important for your career, personal growth and life / well being.

    And the best thing: it takes relatively little effort and time if you know how to manage it well productivity wise.

    Enjoy and ping us if you have preferred topics you want to hear us discuss on our podcast - thanks!

    Books mentioned:
    Made to Stick
    Test-Driven Development with Python

    Pybites Podcast reading list:
    https://pybitesbooks.com/lists/pybites-podcast

    Join our Slack here:
    https://pybit.es/community/

    Dedicated podcast channel:
    https://pybites.slack.com/archives/CMQ796HQQ

    More information about our PDM program:
    https://pybit.es/catalogue/the-pdm-program/

    • 25 min
    #072 - How to stay motivated and beat procrastination

    #072 - How to stay motivated and beat procrastination

    Whether you like it or not we are emotional species so you have to manage your motivation, it's not a given!
    In this week's podcast we feature two segments from our productivity course: motivation and procrastination.
    We teach you various techniques to keep your motivation high:
    - Desire breathes motivation.
    - Go back to your goals regularly.
    - Visualise your future self.
    - Get an accountability partner.
    - Respect your bio (sleep, diet, exercise).
    - Work with people that are one or two steps ahead of you.
    Then we talk about the Procrastination monster that ruins that good momentum you built up.
    In this section we see why procrastination happens:
    - We procrastinate on things that make us feel uncomfortable.
    - It will affect our long term success and you might not realise it instantly, e.g. eat unhealthily one day and nothing happens, do it for 10 years and it will cause disaster.
    - The good news though is that procrastination can be beaten:
    Focus on the longer term goals, remember why they’re important to you:
    - Every step you take now will pay dividends later (what’s the opportunity cost of not doing it?)
    - Build the habit of doing just a little bit of hard work before the pleasure (use the Pomodoro technique)
    - Eat the “ugliest frog” first (Brian Tracy) or do some “easy” work to gain momentum.
    - Control your environment and work / life balance (when at work, work, when at play, play)
    Enjoy and if you struggle with productivity yourself, check out our course which sole aim is to win you time back, every single day:
    http://pybit.es/productivity
    Here is what Rev. Kelly Smith has to say about the course:
    The productivity course is a great help because it focuses on cross-discipline skills. We all face the same struggles with distractions, motivation, procrastination, and wanting to get things just right, i.e. perfectionism. You have the opportunity to learn from Bob and Julian who have studied respected authors on productivity. What they do in the course is condense what they have learned and applied successfully to their own lives, and share it with you in a series of warm, friendly, and concise videos.
    I highly recommend the course. If you are looking to accomplish more, or perhaps aren’t sure what your next steps are in work, or you just want to be home with your wife and kids. Check it out, there is some wonderful and practical wisdom that benefits not just programmers, but people from all walks of life.

    Finally here is mentioned Pybites podcast reading list:  
    https://pybitesbooks.com/lists/pybites-podcast

    • 20 min
    #071 - The impact (hidden cost) of pursuing a higher salary

    #071 - The impact (hidden cost) of pursuing a higher salary

    This week we talk about a "taboo" topic: the pursuit of chasing the bigger paycheque. We reflect on the (hidden) cost of this and what to take into consideration. As usual, we also share some cool wins and books we're reading.

    Join our Facebook group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/pybites
    - Live training coming in a few weeks ...

    What we're reading:
    Create Space, Blockchain Revolution,  Refactoring 2nd ed, Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    (Here is a complete reading list of all books we've mentioned on the podcast)

    And a special shout-out to Brian Okken's Python Testing with pytest, Second Edition which we reviewed and thoroughly enjoyed. Great work Brian!

    Thanks for listening, for any feedback email us at info@pybit.es

    • 26 min

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