6 episodes

Conversations in Software Development is a podcast intended primarily for students (at any level) who want to learn more about software development, especially if they intend to pursue a career in that field. More specifically, the goal of the podcast is to expose students to topics and ideas that they don't usually get to see or practice in a classroom setting, including many aspects of software development that are not related to coding. In each episode, we have a conversation with someone who is involved in developing software in some capacity (such as software engineers, product managers, CTOs, etc.), and who share their insights and thoughts on a specific topic.

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Conversations in Software Development is a podcast intended primarily for students (at any level) who want to learn more about software development, especially if they intend to pursue a career in that field. More specifically, the goal of the podcast is to expose students to topics and ideas that they don't usually get to see or practice in a classroom setting, including many aspects of software development that are not related to coding. In each episode, we have a conversation with someone who is involved in developing software in some capacity (such as software engineers, product managers, CTOs, etc.), and who share their insights and thoughts on a specific topic.

    Extras 003.2: "Early career lessons"

    Extras 003.2: "Early career lessons"

    In this bonus content from Episode 003: "The Business of Software Development" with Q McCallum, Q shares some of the lessons he learned early in his career and, indeed, how his early years in tech shaped many aspects of his career later on. 

    • 5 min
    Extras 003.1: "Do you need a CS degree to succeed in tech?"

    Extras 003.1: "Do you need a CS degree to succeed in tech?"

    In this bonus content from Episode 003: "The Business of Software Development" with Q McCallum, Q tells us about what he did (and didn't) learn in college, and whether you necessarily need a Computer Science degree to succeed in the tech industry.

    • 8 min
    Episode 003: "The Business of Software Development" with Q McCallum

    Episode 003: "The Business of Software Development" with Q McCallum

    In this episode, we will be discussing the business of software development. Writing software doesn’t happen in a vacuum, it often happens in the context of a business, and it can be useful to understand exactly where software fits in a business.To...

    • 24 min
    Episode 002: "Giving and Receiving Feedback" with Chelsea Troy

    Episode 002: "Giving and Receiving Feedback" with Chelsea Troy

    In this episode, I sit down with Chelsea Troy, a Chicago-based software engineer, to talk about giving and receiving feedback, something you have to do quite often when working on software, but which you don’t always get to do as a student. Besides...

    • 21 min
    Extras 001.1: "Working in Teams... Remotely"

    Extras 001.1: "Working in Teams... Remotely"

    In this bonus content from Episode 001: "Working in Teams" with Ben Collins-Sussman and Brian Fitzpatrick, Ben and Fitz tell us about the challenges of working remotely in a software team, especially in the context of a global crisis that is forcing...

    • 8 min
    Episode 001: "Working in Teams" with Ben Collins-Sussman and Brian Fitzpatrick

    Episode 001: "Working in Teams" with Ben Collins-Sussman and Brian Fitzpatrick

    Software development is a team sport and, for this inaugural episode of "Conversations in Software Development", we are very lucky to have a conversation on this subject with Ben Collins-Sussman and Brian "Fitz" Fitzpatrick.Besides being accomplished...

    • 29 min

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