Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.
With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: email@example.com
Why It's Hard to Do Nothing
Doing nothing seems like it would be easy... But it seems that action is often easier than doing nothing.
Sometimes, perhaps often, action is the right choice. However, if there is no reason to believe one action over another would be better, or action over inaction for that matter - why are we taking action at all?
If we think about our efforts as spending time and energy, we can more adequately understand that inaction may be a valuable skill, rather than a risk.
Demystifying Decision-Making - Success is Not Just About Making Good Decisions
You are not the sum of your decisions. Making better decisions often relies on having a long list of mistakes to learn from.
What You Have In Common With the Smartest Person In the World
How does the smartest person in the world solve the most complex problems that most mathemeticians can't even understand?
The same way you write code and build features at your job. The principles always apply.
A Way Out of Overwhelm
Choose one thing. Only one important thing. Do that over and over. That's your way out of overwhelm.
Understand Position and Interest To Make Better Collaborative Decisions
What people ask for is not the same as why they ask for it. What people want isn't as simple as what they say they want.
Understanding the *why* is critical - the interest is just as important as the position.
Future Thinking Is Not Planning For A Single Course of Events
People often erroneously plan for specific futures. This leads down a pathway to failure most times.
This is because the future is rarely what we expect it to be. We can think in terms of multiple possible futures, and prepare for most of them. This leads us towards flexibility and adaptabiity.
Every episode gives you something to think about
Jonathan always chooses topics that leave me with something to take away and think about. Taking into account the topics he brings up has helped me see my development approach from different perspectives and I think made me better for it.
Makes you think
This podcast is unlike any other I’ve listened to. I’m a new software developer and these short, digestible episodes are excellent for helping me think more deeply about my career. I’m intrigued by how each episode is geared towards helping developers navigate the world of software developing in a novel way-by serving the mindset of anyone who wants to be a more aware developer. So glad I found this!